Research Paper On College Education
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Expectations of a College Education
A 3 page College Admissions Essay discussing what a student expects to receive from their college experience. Written from the perspective of one student, this paper outlines the major purposes of a college education. These purposes include the instillation of skills and knowledge, the transition from youth to adulthood, the enhancement of communication skills, and the provision of contacts that will be of value in the future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
College Education Financing
This 4 page paper provides an overview of the best approaches to financing a college education. This paper introduces some of the trappings of new college students, including issues of selecting a college, travel, the use of credit cards and financial aid. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Community College and Psychology Teaching
A 3 page essay supporting the choice to teach psychology at the community college level. The psychology instructor at a university enjoys full access to subscription-based literature databases as well as employer-paid conference attendance opportunities. Psychologists in private practice gain the satisfaction of being involved in improving the lives of individuals, and some achieve significant financial rewards. The community college can expect none of these financial supports or rewards. The rewards possible are significant and can be immense, however. As is the case when comparing community college education with university education, the end result is only different, certainly not inferior. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Opportunity Costs of College
A 3 page paper discussing the costs and benefits of taking the time to gain a college degree. Those with college degrees currently earn nearly twice over their entire working lives as those with only a high school education, but there is less opportunity now for high school graduates than in the past. In the future there will be decreasing demand for those without a college degree and the lifetime earning potential between those with and without college degrees is likely to become even more disparate. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Succeeding Without a College Education
5 pages in length. It is drilled into the minds of students since the beginning of their academic career: You will not amount to anything without a college degree. The writer discusses that while this age-old tradition may have previously measured an individual’s success, much of the contemporary working world relies quite heavily upon skills rather than a college degree. Bibliography lists 5 sources.