Danielle Prior Essay

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Danielle Prior
Gevena Chao
English 1
Feb 26, 2015
A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely Summary/Response College graduates have been faced with a serious problem brought about by the constant borrowing of money to gain an education or a degree. The debt of loans varies from person to person but the extreme amounts graduates owe is something the media finds worth talking about. According to A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely by Robin Wilson, she attracts her targeted college audience by giving examples and delivering awareness that most individuals are paying back their students loans within a timely manner with just a few sacrifices.
Wilson highlights that the real reason individuals have an outstanding debt are because “they are determined to attend their dream college, no matter the cost” (257). There are numerous reasons why students take out loans and Wilson is determined to clear up the confusion of student debt. She encourages college students to take out loans even with media’s negativity, and lastly she tries to inform this targeted college group that debts are repayable with additional sacrifices but in the end, that debt was the best decision they have ever made.
Robin Wilson provides numerous examples of how this idea of student debt is not as bad as we think it is. This article was refreshing because like Wilson, I believe the world has brainwashed this fear in students that if they pursue their education, they will be paying for it the rest of their life. While this may be true to some because they went to the college of their dreams, it doesn't change the fact that going to college after all is a great investment. For example, you decide to buy the house of your dreams and you make monthly payments for many years but all the hard…