English Composition I
September 8, 2012
Ever since I started kindergarten, education has been very important in my family. Although I was learning simple things, such as my numbers, letters, and learning how to read, it was still important. Now that I am older and am in college, I am realizing how important even the little things about education are. Without a foundation in education, I would not be where I am today. In order to be successful, education has to be very important in a person’s life.
Since the day that I was born, my family has been preaching to me how important an education is. I did not believe them at first, but now, I definitely believe them. First came elementary. Second came middle school. Finally, high school hit. High school was a lot tougher than elementary and middle school. Then, on the final day of high school, as I was walking across the stage to receive my diploma, it hit me “like a ton of bricks.” I would be starting college soon.
I did not know what to think. College seemed like a scary thing to me at that point. Here I was just graduating from high school and now I had to continue on to get more education? I thought that what I had already gone through for those previous fourteen years was enough, but apparently it was not.
My whole family then started preaching to me about going to college. They would say things like “getting a college education is very important” and “obtaining a college degree is a wonderfully fulfilling experience.” They would also say that “most jobs today require you to have a college degree” and “if you want to be successful in life, you need to have a college degree.” That got me to thinking more. I definitely wanted to be successful in my life. I did not want to be someone that did not have a college education and that could not find a job because I did not have an education. From that moment on, I decided that I wanted to go...
...Why CollegeEducation Is Important To Me
It has become more important over the years to have a collegeeducation as many of the jobs today require it. Collegeeducation is important to me because it will improve my marketable skills, improve my financial situation and make me more empowered. Although there are many more reasons, those stated are the driving force for my need for a collegeeducation.
Having marketable skills is crucial especially with a collegeeducation. Many opportunities are afforded to persons that otherwise may not be easily available. One’s marketability determines the type of job a person will have and the opportunities for upward mobility in their chosen field of study. Collegeeducations will also help if you decide to become an entrepreneur or promotion in the workplace.
It is not easy for High School graduates to deal with individual life situation like reading a legal document, being able to invest and save money or even planning for retirement. Usually, someone is paid to do these things for them. It is very empowering with a collegeeducation in being able to decipher most of the information yourself. 1William J Clinton says, ‘It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic...
Lesson 5 Writing Assignment
“Why collegeeducation is important to me”
Collegeeducation is important to me because it will create more opportunities with my employer as well as increase my salary. I know some employers put more emphasis on a collegeeducation than others. Unfortunately, collegeeducation isn’t an option for some individuals. I know many people around me that couldn’t go to college due to conflicting obligations or lack of financial support. I am thirty-eight years old and am just now starting college. While I do see an importance for collegeeducation on some career paths, I also see that not all career paths require it.
My current employer now requires a college degree for any of their professional positions. My employment relationship with my company began through a high school co-operative program and, at the time, there was no requirement to possess a degree. Today, my position has been grandfathered in through seniority, but I need a degree for advancement in my career path; therefore, a collegeeducation is very important for me and my family and the advancement of my career. My salary will have the potential to double with a degree.
With my current career, I was...
...“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”--Nelson Mandela, July 16 2003
An education is more than going to a college or university to receive a degree. It provides the opportunity to expand our minds to the fullest, to absorb what is around us. It allows us to experience the differences and similarities of our fellow men and women. To me, that is why a collegeeducation isimportant. It prepares you for the future world in which, at times, can change in an instant.
The quote by Nelson Mandela about education and the power it brings is very important. Education is one thing someone cannot take away. By advancing yourself and obtaining an education allows you not to be ignorant and be manipulated by wrongdoers of this world. In my family that statement is true. I have many family members who did not receive higher education once they graduated high school. Looking back as a child through the years I have witnessed them being taken advantage of due to the lack of education and knowledge of the situation they were in. I promised myself I was not going to be put in that situation of not knowing and being taken advantage of due to the lack of education.
A collegeeducation, in the world today, allows you to advance in society...
How Important is a CollegeEducation in Today's Economy
University of Memphis
Since the seventeenth century, people have understood that knowledge is power and obtaining knowledge should be available to those who want it. We as a race have developed tremendously since the seventeenth century when it comes to education. The development of this knowledge has extended to post-secondary school, as well. As a collegeeducation became more available to the public, so did the need for people with college degrees. A collegeeducation is important to the economy because college degrees help create jobs and train workers, work place and life skills are developed in college, and it helps our nation compete with the competitive global economy.
In the beginning of the movement for an emphasis on education, there were very few colleges that offered another degree beside ministry. The post-secondary school allowed young men to learn about the profession which they wanted to flourish in, the education to perform the job was only obtained through a collegeeducation. For example, without a collegeeducation, a neurosurgeon would not be able to perform the tasks that...
Why is collegeeducationimportant to me
“Knowledge Is Power” one of Sir Francis Bacon famous quotes, those three words says it all. I’ve been hungry and excited for an higher education, Education is very important to me and in order to move ahead in life, not just get by but to really succeed and prosper, I must get a college degree as it can openö up many close doors that a high school diploma couldn’t open for me.
College is very important to me because it can equip me with the tools and knowledge I need to do better in life and not just barely making it, also help me to have a more open mind set about life and knowledge. Now I understand I need a good collegeeducation and more knowledge to move ahead in life. Also college is important to me because it can help me land on my career path, get my goals, major in something I want to do and something I could be happy with at the end of the day, being in control of my destiny, college degree can even help me be a boss and I could even be able to travel more and also purchase the things I need or want.
There are additional reasons as to why it is important to go to college. When students experience a post secondary education, they have the opportunity to read books and listen...
Why CollegeEducation Is Important To Me
While growing up, as children, we have few worries. We grow up with no responsibilities, free spirited and carefree. By the time our teenage years approach, we are more mature and look at life in a different way. We are approaching young adulthood and have a sudden desire to have more. Well, as our parents would say, “Money does not grow on trees”(Godfrey, Edwards, page10) They literally mean just that. Suddenly we are not getting and many gifts and treats as we did when we were younger. That is when we feel the need to make our own money, and being able to provide for ourselves. We want to be able to support our wants and needs. The older we become, the more we want and need. This is where making more money comes to play. The higher the education, the more money there is to be made. More financial stability is established.
During my childhood, I grew up listening to my parents say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”(Godfrey, Edwards, page 10) As a youth, I didn’t understand exactly what that meant. Growing up in a two-parent household taught me some valuable morals. Both my parents worked extremely hard to make sure that myself and my siblings were taken care of. Our wants and needs were provided by our parents. My mom has a collegeeducation, but my dad, being the bread winner did not....
Is a CollegeEducationImportant?
Is a collegeeducationimportant, if so to what level? Should students be obligated to enroll in classes that have no direct link to their choice in a particular field of study and career path? Should having a bachelor’s degree in a particular field of study make one more qualified for a job not relating to that field?
In this critical thinking assignment these are the most important and intriguing questions I was faced with. In being asked the question “Is a CollegeEducationImportant” I examined three articles that dealt directly with this subject.
The first article I read was written by Patrick Allitt, “Should Undergraduates Specialize”? Allitt, a professor of American History at Emory University; also author of I’m a Teacher, You’re a Student: A Semester in the University Classroom (2005).
The second article I examined was written by Marty Nemko, “Americas Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor’s Degree”. Nemko a career counselor, columnist, and radio host based in Oakland, California, has been an education consultant to numerous college presidents. He is the author of four books, including The All-in-One College Guide: A Consumer Activist Guide to Choosing a College (2004).
Lastly my third article that was...
ENG 111 FON04
05 April 2015
Benefits of a CollegeEducation
Going to college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. College is where many people make the decisions that will mold them for the rest of their lives. In college you meet the people who will leave the biggest impressions on your future. Challenges in college will make a person question life. When will you graduate? How will you make more money than when you started? These challenges are what will shape and form students into the new working generation. So what exactly is a challenge?
A challenge is defined as something that by nature or character calls forth special effort. This is a reason why college is beneficial: it challenges you. It expands the normal range of thought. By influencing a person to think different thoughts. How does this pertain to higher educational learning? Say a student is taking a first level Spanish class, and they walk in to realize that the teacher speaks only in Spanish. What should they do? Or when a student is late for class but their teachers locks the door on late students. What should they do? These situations are common amongst college age student’s whether at work or in school. The way that these students handle these situations will determine how they deal with situation throughout the rest of their lives....