Essay about Graduation Speech : Graduation Rates

777 Words Nov 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Title: Graduation Rates
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Graduation Rates
Central Idea: Graduation Rates for students at a 4-year institution, Race/Ethnicity based on graduation rate, and College dropouts.

I. Attention Getter (Hook): What if I told you that only 5% of this class will graduate in 4 years.
II. Reveal Topic/Audience Connection: I have done extensive research and came up with the result that Graduation Rates are highly decreasing for the past few years in California.
III. Credibility: According to the National Center for Education Statistics here in California our Graduation Rate decreases and increases from 65% to 91%. Central Idea: As of right now we are in between 60-65% of Graduation level. Students who obtain a 4-year degree only 33.6% of all 85,949 Graduate. And 64% Graduate in 6 years. It’s ethnicity is either white or asian students, and we have have 20% of college dropouts.

Body I. Main Point: Graduation Rates for a Bachelor 's Degree. A. What are the graduation rates for students obtaining a Bachelor 's Degree in California.

1. Support material: In fall 2008 the graduation rate for first-time undergraduate students who were studying for a Bachelor 's degree only 60 percent graduated, and they took 6-years to obtain it according to the U.S Department of Education. Not to mention, the 6-year graduation rate was 57 percent for…

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