English 1020 – 007
Pharinet, a graduate and daily contributor for Yahoo’s online network, expresses her view on the stance of college not being for everyone in her article, “Is College for Everyone?” The former college graduate uses her experiences in college to consider some of the pressures faced by individuals to attend college. She does so by explaining how it has now become a practice to
attend college solely “to get a good job, to please ones parents, or to find oneself.”
Pharinet’s purpose is to get the reader to be aware of the fact that there are too many students enrolled in school who simply don’t belong there. Pharinet’s audience is very broad, but it is mainly for future college students and their parents. She says, “not everyone is in need of higher education in order to be successful.” She hopes to get the readers to understand the fact that there is still a need for factory workers, mail carriers and construction workers, people that make a significant difference without a degree.
The topic that Pharinet writes about is well discussed because she uses few reasons as to why students decide to attend college. Even though there is a lot to what she explains in her article, yet none of her reasoning is concrete. She states that, “Students desire for learning is not what drives students to attend college. Factors that determine reasons for attending college vary from personal to professional.” She understanding by stating that, “There is no doubt that education is important. There is also no doubt that every person has the right to an education. However, not every person should attend college. There are too many students enrolled in school that simply don't belong there.” She uses logic by saying,
“Though drop-out rates vary, it is estimated that in the US, approximately 50% of students who begin college never graduate. There exist students who are not yet ready for the academic and financial challenges of...