Don T Drop Out Analysis

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The article Don 't Drop Out by Kern discusses the topic of dropping out of college. According to this author, the main claim is to NOT quite college and to stay in school.
Kern has many pieces of evidence in his article that support this claim. He believes that you will have a harder time learning new things in an environment outside of college. He specifically states that "the most valuable courses don 't prescribe what to learn, but how to learn" Kern also states that most of the important lessons in college are not done in class but rather the things that happen outside of the classroom. He believes that the people and professors that you will share time with will help you and challenge you. He also says that college classes allow you more
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Kern disagrees with this argument because of multiple reasons. In his opinion, participating in both college and these programs require hard work after you receive an ending award or certificate. But, he thinks that college is better because it will “teach you your physical, emotional, and mental limits”. This means that college introduces several different lessons in class through learning material and also outside of class with the experiences that you encounter. Away from the classroom, you will have the ability to obtain new expertise from your peers. Kern also says that when he was in his first years of college, he has time to commit towards his start-up company and other related projects. This means that if you stay in college, you will be able to receive a full education while also improving your business rather than entering into an entrepreneur program that eliminates the choice of school and will only allow you to attempt your start-up …show more content…
These programs allow students to get a loan in order to pursue their dream of their own start-up company. During his own college career, Kern was tempted to drop out of school because the Y Combinator offered him a track to attempt his start-up company. He also describes how the Thiel Fellowship is persuading students that it is the social norm to drop out of college. Just as he describes, he was a person who desired immediate results and disagreed with the stereotypes that college allowed you to get your dream job and be successful. These companies have continuously been taking advantage of many students like Kern because they use “brilliant individuals… [that have] capitalized on this trend by encouraging the best and brightest to prematurely end their formal education”. This means that the programs are making it seem acceptable to drop out of school rather than get a degree.
Although Kern believes that there is some truth in it, he mostly disagrees with the statement that classes teach you tangible skills. He believes that classes teach you how to learn rather than just retaining the information presented in the course work. College’s role in teaching you how to learn is apparent in the multiple types of degree options that are offered for undergraduate

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