Analysis Of ' Two Years Better Than Four ' By Gerald Graff Essay

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In the words of Liz Addison essay, “Two Years Better Than Four”, she emphasizes the benefits of community college before attending a university. “The philosophy of the community college and I have been to two of them, is one that unconditionally allows its student to begin.” At the same time, “Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff, he argues that people that are labeled as “street smart” should receive an education because their abilities can be used to their advantage in the classroom. People who are considered to be street smart feel that they don’t have the proper abilities to go to college and acquire a college education but community college is always a beneficial option. Hardwork comes in many forms. Some we are born with and some we must learn. Each of these essays emphasize the importance of everyone receiving some form of education greater than high school. In Addison’s essay, she explains that community college is the better route to take than attending a four year university right away as many people do today right out of high school. Addison uses the memories and thoughts of “Mr. Perlstein from the University of Privilege” to justify her beliefs of community college. Community college gives the students a place to begin their educational journey. In Graff’s essay, he stresses that students with street smarts have the ability to use their knowledge to benefit them in the classroom. According to Graff, students should only be expected to put their effort…

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