Is College Doomed By Graeme Wood Analysis

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You’ve just been accepted to a university and you can’t wait until school starts so you may begin your college experience. However, what would happen if the aspects of college that you pictured were just erased because they aren’t important in a college experience. In the article Is College Doomed the author Graeme Wood describes a school that is fully based online where the only thing that is considered crucial in their student’s college experience is how good their education. The parts that I consider crucial in a college experience is having all the resources on campus at your disposal, the opportunities to go to sports events, and making friendships with all the new faces you will meet when you arrive on campus. If these are the aspects …show more content…
This scene is always in these movies because it’s an unforgettable college experience. The games not only allow students and the community to gather together for a school event but they help raise money. The money gained could be used to build new school facilities and to hire more instructors. The games help students by paying for their college education when they receive scholarships. Sports even draw students to the university because people want to be involved with the school’s sports program and join the ride. When Florida State won the national championship in football the number of applications received increased by over five percent just because of the success of one sports team. When a sports team wins a major game it makes students want to join in and this means that more applications will be sent in which then allows the school a chance to improve their academic credentials. Students can even gain experience when comes to the medical and news part of sports. Many Universities recruit medical students and sports journalism students from its own school to access injuries and broadcast the games. This allows those students to gain experience in their field of study so major businesses can offer them a job straight out of college because they already have the …show more content…
This is a valuable aspect because most of my friends went to different universities so I may not see them as much as I used to. Making friends in college helped me adjust to FAU easier because they showed me better places to park, how to get to my classes faster, and my friends who were sophomores told me tips on how to improve my college experience. It’s even possible that friends that you make in college may be people you work with in the future. The best aspect of making friends in college if that you get invited to more events which lowers your stress. My friends that already graduated college told me that making friends helps improve your social life. Imagine going to a school for four years and not making a single friend or acquaintance. When Wood described his experience with Minerva as something different. He stated “the students felt oddly distant and when he had to talk to other students he mentioned it as a continuous period of forced engagement” (Wood 506). This experience in my eyes wouldn’t help in the aspect of the students making natural connections with one another. I could picture the students not even try to build these connections if they are forced to make them. The process of making friends in college is a huge part of going to college but to not even try to make friends in college could ruin the social aspect of going to college in the first

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