Students are expected to write a five-paragraph essay utilizing quotations from the articles as evidence for EVERY example. Be sure to frame the quotations correctly – provide an idea of what is to be discussed before the quotation and then analyze the quotation in the following sentence. In addition, each quotation should be cited. Be sure not to simply summarize the articles. You need to create an effective argument.
ull Length Essay: Education – Why go to college?
Intro: Five sentences
Topic: Going to college
Subtopic 1: Financial success
Subtopic 2: Status
Subtopic 3: Life Experience
Body Paragraph (3x) (eight sentences each)
Topic: College contributes to long-term financial success and job security.
Example: Most jobs use the degree as a credential
Example: Return on Investment of 10% per year of college
Example: Person with an associate’s degree makes approximately $6000 more than a person with a high school diploma
Topic: College contributes to social status
Example: Electricians and maintenance workers are typically overlooked in favor of those with degrees
Example: Alumni culture – for example, Texas-Exes
Example: Doctors are well respected in society
Thesis (restated): why is this important?
Conclude Subtopic 1: Why are they important?
Conclude Subtopic 2: and how are they related?
Conclude Subtopic 3: how are they related??