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In today’s society, the idea of receiving a college education has been pondered quite a bit as to whether or not it is actually worth it. According to Michelle Adam, many people “…today believe that getting a good education is key to success in our society, this revealed surprising issues that challenge the notion of higher education being worth its price tag” (59). Naturally, many high school graduates apply for college right before or after graduation. Others decide to go into the work force, armed forces, or simply remain unemployed. The question that many people debate about is, is a college education worth it in the long run? Though some people believe a college education will benefit...
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Kris, a wife and a mother, worries about the increasing cost of higher education. She and her husband have a two year old daughter whom they are determined to send to college. They want their daughter to succeed in life, but they have to weigh the complications of going to college as well. “I have always thought about college as a “catch 22”...You’re taught from a young age that in order to achieve the “American Dream” you must graduate high school and go to college,” Kris contemplates (Kris 5).Throughout Kris’s ten years of experience with college, she has seen the tuition increase to shocking heights. In fact, she claims that community colleges cost as much as state colleges did when she...
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Is College Worth The Effort?
"College has been a total waste of your time and money!"
Imagine telling that to a student who just finished four years of hard, grueling, expensive work; or, even worse, a parent who paid for their child to finish that same grueling work. But, in some ways, that statement can’t be any further from the truth. College can prepare a student for life in so many more ways than for a career. However, in the way that college is supposed to prepare soon-to-be-productive students, that statement could be right on. As a student myself, I’ve found college to be a little bit of both. I often find myself asking, "How will this help me later in life?" But, then...
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Preparing for College after graduating from high school is considered to be as one of the most thought by students. Even so, most students nowadays are uncertain whether attending college will be a good advantage for them. Some believe that it is a waste of time and money, but most people consider it as a reason to thrive in life. Unlike High school, College is certainly different because it determines your future and should be taken more earnestly by the students. College education is a worth of cost because it basically provides students with great benefits, which can be a good help in shaping their future goals.
First, college degree graduates have better opportunities in finding a...
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Is College Worth the Money?
Imagine telling a student who just graduated from college that you have wasted four years of hard, stressful and even worse, expensive work. Unfortunately, in this cynical society today, the world isn’t just full of competitors, but it’s full of greedy money-grabbing businesses. The worst businesses aren’t manufacturing or electric companies, but colleges and universities. In Caroline Bird’s essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money,” she examines how college has been viewed for so long as the best place to send high school grads no matter whether they actually want to go or not. She adds that students don’t realize how much college costs and are...
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Throughout the years, America has always debated whether education is needed- if it helps people succeed or not. The argument in the past was always over high school education, which is now mandatory. That decision has helped the US rise economically and industrially. Today, the US is in the middle of the same debate- this time, over college. Some, like David Leonhardt, a columnist for the business section of The New York Times, think a college education creates success in any job. Others, such as Christopher Beha, an author and assistant editor of Harper’s Magazine, believe that some college “education” (like that of for-profit schools) is a waste of time, and can even be harmful to...
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The analytical aspect of being defined by a social class sounds degrading. Being placed
in one group of social status can make a person feel self-conscious. But what if you a
combination of lower social class, a person of the earliest kind in your family, and being divided
even further based on your gender ? Furthermore, being a student who wishes to further their
education looks to our educational system without prejudice. Our educational system is to further
our knowledge and prepare us for our career choice. The definition of education,” is the act or
process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and
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Many people believe that a college education is a worthy investment. The ability to become a college graduate will result in making more money. There are more jobs in today’s society that require college degrees. College graduates develop more and better employment opportunities within earning a degree. Self-discipline is a major element in becoming a successful graduate. Also, college graduates are healthier and live longer. Adults-young and old, male and female-who have a bachelor’s degree or higher have twice the annual median income than someone with only a high school degree ("Do college graduates," 2014).
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What if I am too broke to afford to go to college? College is expensive and the costs are continuing to rise. I ask myself this question everyday and wonder is going to college actually worth it. The future of higher education is continuing to evolve and I believe that college is affordable to anyone who truly wants to go. The future of traditional college is in jeopardy. Sometimes going to college and spending the money is not always the best option.
To begin with, I believe that college is affordable. I believe that if a person really wants to go to college than that person will achieve that goal by any means. A person who is determined to achieve higher education will exhaust all...
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A college degree has become a must have in the current job market. With the high demand of educational success the hike of tuition has followed. Colleges across the United States have joined in and burned a hole in the students pockets. Cost of living, semester fees, and little help from financial aide are inflicting the average college student with years of debt that was otherwise unheard of 30 years ago.These hikes in tuition are causing more students to stay at home for a longer period of time. 30 years ago it was not unheard of for many 25 year olds to have a full time job, house, and family....
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What is an MBA worth? It depends. As you just might have realized, there is no one correct answer that applies to everyone. Career goals, personal circumstances, and occupational requirements are some of the major factors to take into consideration. And with so many different scenarios for each individual, you need to be in charge of your own reasoning.Deciding on getting an MBA is no easy task unless you have lots of extra time and no worries about money. You could consider it as a possible investment in a new business, the business of selling a commodity - you. Interested? Read on. There are several potential advantages in getting an MBA: Recognition as someone with the potential...
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When engaging in an affair with someone other than your partner, most people find in the end that the affair is not worth it. If a person is having an affair because they are no longer in love with their companion, it will be easier to break all ties with a loved one instead of being unfaithful. If the affair is out of lust, perhaps resisting the temptation and concentrating on trying to revive the romance at home is a solution.
Affairs are not worth the pain that they eventually cause all parties involved. If a person that is having an affair has any conscious at all, they will come to their senses and realize that not only does it hurt innocent people, it reduces the image of the two...
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In the late 1890's, a man by the name of Rudolph Diesel invented a new fuel for stronger vehicles with the environment in mind. This new fuel was diesel, and originally the engines were designed to run on refined vegetable oils such as soybean oil. Over three-hundred years have passed, and the use of soybean oil is still in use, only it is the kind of a sprouting breed. This new fuel emission is called biodiesel, composed of a 30% diesel to 70% biodiesel mixture.However, inexpensive petroleum based fuels prevented biodiesel fuels from receiving much consideration until the fuel shortages in the 1970's and again during the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s. Since these two...
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Drinking is one of the biggest problems among teens in the country today. Driving afterwards, is another. Most teens at one point in their high school days are pressured to drink. Most of which are also pressured to drive afterwards. Drinking after or while driving is a very serious and life- threatening chance to take. Yet many teens do it anyway. Why you may ask? Because they may think that it makes them look ?cool? or make them feel popular if they do. It happens everyday, in cities across the United States, teenagers get killed in car accidents influenced by alcohol and drugs. When teens go to parties where...
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Horse slaughter. Is it really worth it?
Horse slaughter has been going on for a long time now and humans have increased their horsemeat consumption because of the mad cow disease. Mad cow disease is issued from the fattening foods farmers give to their cattle. In the food are sheep’s’ bones grinded into tiny, tiny bits. Ignorant till the outburst, makers didn’t know that in sheep bones there is the virus of the dreaded disease. The disease doesn’t affect sheep as it is only in their bones but when the cows eat it, it gets into their systems and is passed on through their meat to humans.
Many people are going off cow meat and onto horsemeat. Countless numbers of them are oblivious to...
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The world needs to be powered. And the ever- present question in today’s world is how to get the power we need. There have been many solutions to this need for power. One of the most revolutionary was nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is created when In 2011, a tragedy struck. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck. Measuring at an 8.9 on the Richter scale, it was the largest earthquake in history. This earthquake was off the eastern shore of Japan, and caused a 15 meter tsunami to wash over the city of Fukushima, killing 19,000 people there. While the earthquake caused no serious damage on land, the tsunami created a terrible catastrophe. And this catastrophe had a lasting impact.
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Is It Worth It? Slavery is something that should never have been brought up in this world at any time or place. Do you think that it is worth it to tear apart a happy family and have them work on your property just so that you can make a profit of money? Do you think it is right to treat people like they are a piece of property or item rather than a human being or living soul? Why would somebody ever do that to a person? How could they manage thinking like that? This is a topic I feel very strongly about.In class at the moment we are reading Uncle Tom's Cabin which was written during the pre-civil war era when slavery was a big thing back then. It explains the hardships and...
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Airports have become an extremely controversial since the implementation of body scanners. They have caused people to choose to side for or against the use of these scanners as a safety measure at airports. Due to the attacks of 9/11, Lockerbie, the underwear bomber and others, airport security has become a growing issue. This advancement is necessary since it is a matter of public safety, it protects against terrorist attacks and it is not that much of a hassle.Despite the argument against body scanners in airports that say they waste valuable time and it is invasive, they are necessary due to terrorist attacks and threats to people’s safety.
Trading some time and privacy for the safety...
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Did you know that 58% of Americans play video games? This leads to a lot of controversy between whether they are good or bad for kids and young adults. Why is it a controversy? Because there are a lot of people against video games because of the negative effects on kids and young adults, such as violent or aggressive behavior. However, a lot of people support video games because they think they are fun and have been proven to have good effects. An example of this is the fact that scientists have proven that video games can increase focus and attention capabilities. This fact, combined with the large number of gamers, can cause a lot of fights between the sides. I think they are good for...
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Your name10/1/2014Recitation day/time/TA nameCT #, Question #, ID ###-####-123Word Count: (25 + 417 + 43 + 15 + 25 + 21 = 547)Natural Gas Production: Is it Worth the Cost?Interpretation (25)Despite advancements in fracking technology lowering gas prices, its negative environmental and human externalities are too steep. Fracking is not a sustainable long-term energy option.Analysis (417)When burned, natural gas emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere despite its promotion as green. By 2035 shale gas is...
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Everyone at one point in time has complained they have had too much homework. Especially in High School. I was always told homework will help me because it is a way to practice and fully master the material I needed to learn. In high school students spend a few hours a night doing what they see as busy work, meaning they do not think homework is helpful, while some students do not mind the work load. The students may feel doing the problems,writing the short responses, and filling out packets helps them practice and remember the material. The reason why I believe the packet homework should be replaced is because students do not always retain the important information needed to pass tests...
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Space ExplorationThe limitless region of outer space lies before us, awaiting discovery and exploration, but there is concern about the cost of space exploration. Although it does cost a lot of money, the long-term advantages of space exploration and colonization can be quite effective and helpful. If we continue to use fossil fuels and minerals at the rate we're going we won't have much left for the future. Also, the population of the Earth is growing and overpopulating quickly. With further space exploration we may be able to find a way to
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Recently, the actions of the country of Iraq have caught the attention of politicians worldwide. Some feel that Saddam Hussein's refusal to allow United Nations weapons inspectors into his country is grounds for war. The possibility that Iraq has access to nuclear and biological weapons is enough of a threat for some to warrant attacks directed at the Iraqi government. Others believe that no good can come of...
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Is War Worth It?Every day, of every month, of every year, the media reiterates the fact that there is a war raging on in some forlorn country. The countless victims are but numbers to us. 151 people died in Afghanistan. 23 children shot in Nigeria. As a society, we have become desensitized to the effects of war. Nevertheless, movies, poems and novels constantly remind us of the horrors of battle. Gallipoli directed by
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One of the most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the United States, slammed into the city of New Orleans, on August 29, 2005. Katrina's deadly storm surge damaged the city's levees, the only thing that protected the city from flooding. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is unimaginable, with lives, jobs and homes lost to thousands of Americans. The problem that needs to be faced, is how to deal with this catastrophic natural disaster.New Orleans should not be rebuilt due to its ongoing health concerns, cost to the economy and its geological location. The...
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Like many other women, I was raised in a family that repetitively told me that I needed to finish school before thinking about getting married, and definitely before having kids. This made sense when I became an adult, why not put all my focus into my schooling. Yet, for me that would mean that I would be in my early thirties when I finished school. This has become the norm for women to marry and have children in there 30s, then in years past, where they were in their early to mid-twenties. After completing my first bachelor’s degree, I got engaged; I was in a perfect place, and I was not going to hold off just so I could finish school. Now that I have been married for two years,...
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The United States of America, a country that is a federal constitutional republic. A country where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people. These officials are elected in by the delegates whom they are elected by the people and this is Electoral College. Although Electoral College may be controversial, In the end it is the best system for the election process.Electoral College is the election of the president and vice president by electors. These electors are chosen by that elector's state. Each state differs in the way electors are chosen and each state has...
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ADD and ADHD are two very serious diseases that should be treated in order for a child to have a more normal life. The problem today is that more and more doctors are misdiagnosing children and prescribing them with Ritalin. As parents, you are allowing your children to be pumped full of amphetamines for simply not being paid enough attention to. I believe that children who truly have this disease should get the medication and care they need, but parents need to do a better job of screening the children for the ones who actually need it and the ones who simply have a lack of guidance in their...
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Do an English Paper on a Biology topic and hand it in to two classes. Or just use this one. -Imagine being frozen in time to escape a deadly illness, then getting warmedwhen a cure is found. There is question on whether cryogenic methods should beused. To fully understand cryogenics a knowledge of cold, background information onsome branches of cryogenics, some problems with cryopresevation, and differentpeoples views towards cryogenics is needed."Cold is usually considered hostile to mankind. Most people hate cold and withreasons." If not careful, cold can be deadly to animal and human life, but it can alsohelp cure, because cold...
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Some conclude that college students should bear Idontknowl expenses for their higher learning on the generalization that college graduates usually receive higher salaries for similar jobs than those without a college degree. We can not deny that higher level of education, indeed, do associate with better income. Still, build on such fact alone, the conclusion remains questionable when more aspects are taken into consideration.The whole argument in question rests on an assumption that it is always the case that people with higher...
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States of America was attacked by one of the most violent acts of terrorism this country has ever seen. Nineteen terrorists affiliated with the Al-Queda Terrorist Organization hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The teams consisted of three to four hijackers including a trained pilot. Two of the airliners, United Flight 175 and American Flight 11 were used as missiles and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one plane hitting each tower. American Flight 77, also used as a missile, was used to crash into the...
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Preparing our Kids for the FutureU.S. high schools are not properly preparing kids for the college experience. The primary purpose of a high school in the United States is to get teenagers into college. The courses taught in U.S. high schools are way toolenient in their grading policies and offer students much leeway. High school courses are too lenient because high school teachers make them that way. One good example that proves just how much leeway secondary education offers students is that on average, professors at the high school level accept...
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The field of study that I'm going into is medicine. I would like to major in Pre-Med and then go on to a medical school or some other graduate program, like Tufts University. I've always wanted my career to be something that helps children in need. At first I just wanted to be a doctor. Then one day my little brother came home from school and told me that he doesn't like his teacher because she always yells at him. When he told me this I started to realize how much of an impact teachers have on kids. So I started to change my mind and was considering teaching as a possible career. Then it occurred to me, I wanted a job that benefits little children. As a teacher you do just that, but I...
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College Tuition: Are We Really Getting Our Money's Worth?Within the current economic position in which the United States resides, achieving a college degree is almost required in order to make a decent living nowadays. However, according to the Huffington Post, college tuition has suffered a whopping 16% increase in the past year in Washington State alone. This accelerated increase generates the idea that achieving a college degree might not, in fact, be worth it unless tuition starts decreasing sometime in the near future. College tuition should not continue to rise at the current rate it has been...
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Overview of AutismAutism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. The onset of the disorder is in infancy or early childhood, generally before the age of thirty months, and males are affected four times as often as females. Symptoms include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to communicate normally, and resistance to changes in daily routine (Anthes, 1997).Characteristics of AutismDiagnosing Autism is based on four characteristics: difficulty with language,...
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Educational FundingArgumentative on the Dispersal of Federal Educational Funds American founding father Benjamin Franklin states, "If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Influenced heavily by the ideals of the founding fathers, the United States continues in the pursuit of knowledge, and strives to provide a means to create an intelligent society. Since the birth of the American public school system in the late nineteenth century,...
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Roberto Clemente era una persona muy famosa porque era un buen jugador de béisbol. Roberto era un héroe de béisbol durante las décadas de los sesenta y setenta. Roberto hizo muchas cosas estupendas: bateó tres-mil veces, ganó dos Series Mundiales, y participó en 12 juegos All-Stars. (Wagenheim, 1) Roberto era el primer latino americano en el Salón de Fama de béisbol sin tener que esperar los 5 años para entrar. Pero muchas personas no saben que Roberto era un gran humanitario.Roberto Clemente nació en Carolina,...
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In previous times it has been thought, by some, that with a college degree a person could have any job and would be very successful. In Colonial America, colleges were mainly founded by the wealthy. The goal of college at this time was to “produce Christian gentlemen who would inherit their family business” (Thelin). After a “college boom” so many state colleges were built and some became co-ed, adding “special” courses for women. The goal of college attendance still was not completion of a bachelor’s degree. College during this time was mainly primary learning so students could eventually move onto college-level higher learning. “Students sometimes took two years of courses in order to earn...
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1Rhetorical AnalysisGenerally speaking, after you graduate from high school the next step is college. People say that if you don't go to college, then you will not be successful. Pharinet is an anonymous college professor, who wrote the essay Is College for Everyone? Her essay appeared in an AssociatedContent.com blog. She has a strong opinion when it comes to people thinking that college is a must.The purpose of her writing is to refute those who say college is needed to be successful. Also, she makes it very clear that college is not for everyone. Pharinet states in her...
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Differences Between High School & CollegeHigh school and college is two totally different things. Being a sophomore in college, I've noticed a lot of freshmen think since they eased their way through high school, they can do the same with college. I would have never thought college would be this stressful. Some of the differences between high school and college are the cost in which you pay to receive an education, colleges have the choice to kick you out for bad grades, and college is more complex than high school.Four year colleges are not cheap. Attending a college can and will...
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Malcolm X once said, “without education, you are not going anywhere in this world” ("Malcolm X - Quotations"). He meant that African Americans need to graduate from high school and college to become successful. When students graduate from high school, they have a decision to make. The decision will determine the rest of their life. The decision is whether they will attend college or not. Some may say that is not a huge difference, but people with a degree can find a job easier. African Americans going to college can benefit themselves financially. College is not easy and will take a lot of time and dedication. Attending college is not cheap and African Americans have to look for...
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As we grow up, everyone asks us what we want to be when we grow up. Once we get a little older, they ask where we want to go to college. They ask every question imaginable, except how we are going handle the financial responsibility. The decision to attend college quite often results in major student debt. This debt often influences a person’s decisions on where to attend college or if they are able to attend college.
With attending college there ensues a large financial burden, but it is difficult to find a job without a degree. The need for a college degree is growing, as is the cost. The unemployment rate representing people who have not graduated college is currently 7.3%. ...
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Is College Worth It?
In Life today a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather it is a necessity. We are raised to believe that a person needs higher education in order to succeed in life. There is a saying, “if you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” You may ask is college necessary? There are people out in the real world that have never set a foot on a college campus before and they are doing better than others that have their master’s degree. There are many views from both sides that have a good argument.
The main reason people go to college is because they were always told you will have a better life if you go to college. Kids are pressured to...
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One’s Education advancements could probably be the most important decision in his or her life. One can safely assume that a person is not in the proper sense until he is properly educated. As said by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One may take this quote and interpret it as that Education is deadly and needs to be taken advantage of to the highest level. High School and College to common people seem to be the same. One must go to class and finish the work to accomplish High School and the same goes to College, this in fact is true but college is a completely different type of education, experience and what you get out of these...
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College is not for Everyone
One question that comes to mind when graduating high school is, “should I attend college?” For many graduates this question have a very obvious answer. A high school graduate may state that, “college is the best option if one is trying to get a higher level of education, and will help one compete for a higher paying job.” However, in my opinion most graduates do not consider the fact that going to college is a very big decision to make and that the schoolwork will not be easy. Going to college is not the best choice for every high school graduate because many students cannot handle college, colleges’ lower standards, and not all jobs require a college degree.
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Christopher WilsonProfessor BruckwickiENGL 1301November 10,2014Large LeapThe leap from high school to college is a large one. Many students enter post-secondary education expecting the experience to be the same as the one they had while at secondary school. These students are wrong to make this assumption, and they very quickly realize just how different college is. College costs more, presents more academic challenges, and offers a more social environment than high school.First, in terms of cost, college is more expensive than high school because of tuition, living expenses, and books. Anyone who wishes to attend college must pay fees, whereas it...
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As a recent high school graduate, I spent the last year of high school deciding what I want to do with my life. It was time to seriously answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child this question seems so broad and open. There are a million things to choose from. One day I could’ve been a teacher, and the next day a veterinarian. But one thing you don’t hear most kids say they dream about being is a college graduate. However, when the time comes to plan your life, suddenly the options diminish and you’re really left with only two; college, or a job. For a long period of time, the majority of high school graduates have chosen college, while the remaining...
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Should College Athletes be Paid?
! There are many fans of college sports in the United States. Many are die hard
fans of their team and would do anything to help their team out. One huge debate
between fans of college sports is whether or not college athletes should be paid to play
their sports. There are many different opinions out there, and very strong points for all of
them. Ask any fan of college sports, and they will have a very strong opinion whether it
is supporting them getting paid or not. College athletes should not get paid for many
reasons, such as lack of competition, payment issues, which sports will be paid, and...
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The term education has several definitions, it can be defined as, the act or process of educating or being educated or it refers to the one received from an educational institution, in other words a college. An individual's character and identity is separated from others around due to the foundation education forms. Education usually originates at home through parents and from the observation of people around. As a result, it plays an essential part in the formation of an individual's character. In this paper, I will discuss the values and benefits of obtaining a college education.A college education increases career opportunities and provides a better earning power. Obtaining a...
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What is the value of a college education? Many have asked that question over the years when they were considering pursuing their degree whether as a student leaving high school or the adult learner completing their degree. The question becomes even more prevalent as the cost of a college degree continues to increase. There are many reasons why people put value on a college education. John Immerwhar (2000) states, "Higher education is perceived as extremely important, and for most people a college education has become the necessary admission ticket to good jobs and a middle-class lifestyle. Parents of high school students place especially high importance on a college education..." The...