The Art of Summarizing
For the first official discussion board post, I am asking you to write a 250 word summary of our first reading, “Why Go to College?” US News & World Reports June 17, 2019 By Emma Kerr. For your convenience, I am re-posting the link to the article that appears on the syllabus for our class here:
Before you post, you might want to watch the video about summarizing that is also available on the syllabus and, again, reposted here for your convenience:
In your 250 words, you want to make sure you:
1. Include details from the entire article, not just the beginning and end.
2. Make an effort to identify the main point--the thesis, the main argument of the essay--or, in other words, what you think the writer wants you to know from reading the article.
3. If there are parts of the article that confuse you, you can write about that.
4. Keep your post to 250 words. Anyone can summarize anything if you can use as many words as you want.
Click on the "comment" button in the top right. Fill out the few pieces of info the form asks for, cut and paste your 250 words into the dialogue box.
**You don't need to respond to your colleagues for this post.
***I will serve as the "respondent" for this post.
12/23/2021 08:56:00 pm
For most students, college is worth it, but there are many alternatives. University tuition is very expensive. Many families cannot pay for many children's tuition at the same time, but many people still choose to go to university because they can get better jobs. In fact, this is correct, because the job opportunities and salaries for a high school degree are far less than those of a bachelor degree. But more than 70% of people mentioned that this also depends on the quality of the university. Students must choose a good university to acquire knowledge and the ability to make money at the same time. This is an area that high school students will not involve at all.
12/23/2021 08:57:39 pm
There are many reasons for people to take 4 years of college. Making a better income is one of the important ones. According to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Attending college costs on average about $26,000 for undergraduates at a four-year institution, based on National Center for Education Statistics data for 2015-2016. It is about 100000 dollars for a four year degree and also the student has to value the opportunity cost while they are in college and not able to take a full time job. People who graduate from a college degree make about 30000 dollars more compared to those who only earn a high school diploma on average. It is worth it financially to go to a four year college since you could have a brighter future. However, it also depends on the college. According to research, for the bottom 25% college graduates are less than the median of the annual wages that a high school diploma person. In this case, it is not worth it to go to college in a financial sense.
12/23/2021 09:46:21 pm
For American students, going to college has many benefits. First of all, because going to college can help students improve their abilities, including the ability to make money, professional skills, independent thinking, and so on. Because the general education courses and professional courses that students can learn during the university can help them achieve these goals. In particular, some high-end and high-paying industries must be supported by professional knowledge learned in universities, such as aerospace, medicine, pharmacy, and law. The second advantage is that people with college diplomas generally earn higher wages than workers with only high school diplomas. Research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that the gap can reach more than $30,000. Many companies and employers prefer to recruit students with a four-year bachelor's degree because they are more diverse and more competitive than candidates who only study in a single specific field. Moreover, the economic benefits of going to university are greater than the investment in education. Although the cost of going to college has become higher now, in most cases, its return is still considerable. US News pointed out that the return on college investment in career is 14% (Emma, 2019). The third advantage is that the experience of going to college is a precious asset in life. Because in university, students can learn how to study, learn to think critically, learn to take social responsibility, etc., which will benefit people for life. In general, for American students, going to college is a good choice.
12/24/2021 08:06:24 pm
12/25/2021 08:25:58 am
This article mainly talks about why American students should go to college, and whether it is worth it. Because American university tuition fees are very expensive, many families cannot afford the tuition fees of their children and worry about whether this expenditure is necessary. But most people still choose to go to college because they will find better jobs. But this is correct, because college degrees will have more job opportunities, and the salary will be much higher than those with high school degrees. The article also said that compared with people who only got a high school diploma, college graduates earn an average of $30,000 more, so to a certain extent it is worth it because there will be more opportunities. But more than 70% of people mentioned that this also depends on the quality of the university. Students must choose a good university to get more professional knowledge and better educational resources. However, the cost of going to university is high. It may take them more than 20 years to repay the loan, but the salary after graduation can cover the university tuition. US News pointed out that the return on investment from colleges to careers is 14%, so in the long run, going to college is a better choice.
In the article, the author raised the question of whether it’s worth for students to go to a four-year college. Different scholars and experts hold different views about the question. The cross-nation survey in the US has shown that most students benefit and earn more money after college education. However, the data also suggests that 25% of students receive similar salary with the workers who have high school diploma.
1/4/2022 03:07:29 pm
High tuition fees often deter many students who want to go to college. Many may have to take out huge loans to go to school. However, good jobs and salaries depend more on working ability than educational level. But learning about higher education and the professional world is still a very important experience in life. On the whole, however, college is worth it. The combination of specific education and general education is far more important than general education. Therefore, it is very important to choose what major to study. Salaries vary widely from major to major. If you're saddled with years of crippling student debt, you need to choose a higher-paying major. Of course, going to college is not the only way. People have found alternatives to going to college. We can choose to transfer to an institutional university at a lower cost. Or through the examination of professional qualifications to prove their knowledge. However, there are many experiences in college that cannot be replaced. The wonderful college life, the social relationship between people, the trivial time of learning and entertainment. These lives and memories cannot be replaced. Therefore, choosing to go to college is not just about choosing a diploma, but a different life experience and future lifestyle. Of course, everyone has their own choice. Your life doesn't have to be less exciting just because you don't have college.
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