Archives for the month of: January, 2013

Topic: Earning a Bachelor’s degree is a worthwhile investment.

In today’s society eduaction is the key to success. I believe in this statement in its entirety. I also believe that earning a bachelor’s degree in college is a worthwhile investment. The “real world” is all about competition. Competing to be the BEST does not come easy, and having this degree puts you one step ahead of the competition.

Although, having a bachelor’s degree is a great accomplishment, I don’t believe that it should stop there. I think that the more education a person earns, the better job they will get. A bachelor’s degree is a great start, however earning a masters degree or a PH.D will get you the higher paying jobs. Statistics prove that a person with a higher education status will ultimately earn more money in their lifetime than a person with less education. There are a handful of people who have succeeded without these degrees but it is very rare.

In my personal life, I have been introduced to the importance of education early. My mother has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, and she is a high school English teacher. I watched her succeed in her life and I noticed that her education is what made heraccomplish her goals. Having a person in my life with higher education is what helps me know that education is the number one goal to success.

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Letter to the NYT Editor:

The article, “Poor Students Struggle”, really was very interesting to me and very intriguing. I’ve heard the saying “college is what you make it” so many times, but for some money holds a very important part in the  college experience. Many college students come from poor backgrounds and aren’t able to get access to money and things needed to excel in college classrooms. In fact, many college graduates end up in a lot of debt upon graduation. The hardships of balancing job after job just to pay the bills is alot to handle for a struggling college students.

I feel for Melissa. I believe that she is very smart and has the potential to be great but she does not have the right guidance and support to help her through it. This is the case of most poorer college students. Coming from poor backgrounds and unstable homes can sometimes get too much to handle and become overwhelming to some.

The amount of money a college student has and their home life is a huge factor to the way they excel in class and academics as a whole. Melissa and her friends, as well as many other college students need guidance to help them be great students. I know many other people who are in the same situations as Melissa, but success should be the higher purpose and students need to focus on that.

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