The first topic on college dropouts basically discusses that without a degree what will you be in life. After dropping out of college what you thought you wanted to do wont work out for a long term plan. For more and more young people today, college is being thought of as more of an option, rather than a necessity, sometimes its for a good reason. The character in this particular story dropped out or as he called it taking time off which most of the time turns out to be permanent. A lot of people think college is hard and then think about quitting and doing something else because they don’t think they can cut it. This is NOT a good reason to drop out. In many ways college life is representative of reality and all you’ll learn from leaving is that you quit when things got tough. At some point in your life you’ll have to learn to become self-reliant and survive in an environment like that. I believe If you are struggling through college and it’s making you a stressful mess, you’re doing something wrong. Think of it as a challenge, a system to break down to figure out and master it. There are millions that came before you and were able to get that degree, relax and understand how much of challenge that was yet many have manage to accomplish it. Then when you get bored or have a better opportunity and feel as though college isn’t really where you want to be, leave the first chance you get. If you’re in college and feel like you’re stuck and can’t find a way out, start looking for new and exciting experiences to participate in, and It doesn’t have to be studying abroad. These experiences will shape you into an interesting person and you’ll meet people that can give you an outlet for what you actually want to do with your life. Next, the second topic also explains why its good for you to go to college. In the article the author discusses how he wished he would have went because he didn’t realize after loosing his job how hard it would be to survive without a degree yet searching for a new job. When you don’t have a degree its twice as hard to get a good job than for someone who has one. The economy isn’t what it use to be, for example, his experience at the Kaiser plant and getting laid off from work. Then having nothing to fall back on. That's why its always good to have education on your side. Also, If you go to college, you'll gain information and skills that you'll use for the rest of your life. That's reason enough to pursue an education beyond high school, but here are more practical considerations. A college education can help increase your understanding of the community and the world as you explore interests, discover new areas of knowledge, and…
be a Successful College Dropout
Have you ever been sitting in class and all of a sudden you notice that one of your friends isn’t there? Now that you begin to think about it, you have not seen them going to any of their classes or around campus the past few weeks, so you go to the only reliable source known to man, Facebook. As you are scrolling down their page you see one their status says, “college dropout”? As you sit there in amazement, you start to wonder how did they dropout without you knowing…
English 2; M/W 12:30
During high school I had to make a choice whether I would apply to a two-year community college or a four-year University. I had to make a decision in order to select my high school courses and plan my future. A two-year college is also known as a community college; A place where one is able to get their general education done in order to transfer into a four-year college or University. Four-year Universities are generally…
We all know that a college degree is an American dream and a priceless memory if you can receive one. But that dream is only a “dream” in many low-income households, throughout the country. Upon reading this article I saw many things that shed light on my college experience and how I probably would have never gone had I not received a football scholarship from the University of Wisconsin. This article discussed the idea of “paying” for a college education and the barriers and solutions for students…
College – Is it worth it?
The cost of college is becoming an issue all across America. One of the major pieces to becoming successful business men/women is receiving a college education. Right now in our society a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a necessity. We are practically raised to believe that one needs higher education in order to succeed in life. With increasing tuition prices and job loss, the college dream is slowly and surely…
College has been a form of higher education that students can attend after high school. In today’s society, it is frowned upon not to go to college after high school and for the most part, it becomes very difficult to have people consider hiring someone who didn’t attend a college. Many higher paying jobs are requiring a degree from a college and look at your GPA (grade point average) to see how capable the person is. Society makes a degree almost essential to our American society…
College Education and Success
English C & L 1
The importance of college education gets wide acceptance from all over the world. Once President Barrack Obama itself in his in speech in Macomb Community College in Warren made clear that, "by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world." This trend again emphasizes the role of education, especially college education in the success of an…
Higher Education: My Journey to the American Dream
Whether the price of pursuing higher education is worth it or not has become one of the biggest debates for graduating Americans. There are two sides of the debate: One side favors the argument that a college degree will benefit an individual’s financial well-being. On the other end of the debate, the second side is the concern on the debt increase for college graduates. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, for example, states that the unemployment…
30 August 2012
Guy Dropouts in College
I feel like the statistics of more female graduates than the males is right on track. Just with the mindset you can already think of many reasons to which this is true. Not only can you see it in the past, but also you can see it on the present with a vast majority of people saying comments on their Facebook about how school is not worth it. When I see these comments it’s always a guy making them.
Is college really worth it?
College education has been a very controversial issue lately. Since the mid-20th century, college has been a goal that was chased by not so many.However more people were interested into gaining the benefits of college such as a bigger salary and ended up becoming the next big thing! But now, people have opened their eyes and questioned themselves; Is college really worth it?
College education is great for those who know how to benefit…