Should College Be Free? Essay

1208 Words Apr 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Should college be free?
General Purpose: To persuade the audience to not support the idea of free college
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to support the idea that college should cost money and there are resources to reduce or eliminate the cost of college.
A. Attention Gainer: Who here played or had a family member that played for the billion-dollar Powerball lottery? “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that 's the stuff life is made of.” -Benjamin Franklin
B. Reason to Listen: This presidential election in November is going to be a very important one where there are presidential candidates that are campaigning to pass laws over the United States that would raise taxes and other stipulations to give free education to those that can’t afford it without being responsible for the consequences. The passing of this law directly affects your college education and the future of your country.
C. Thesis statement: The people of the United States need to understand that the idea of free college is a bind to the broader welfare system. The mindset that anyone else is entitled to more of anything else is unequal and results ineffectively in the end.
D. Preview your Main Points: Millions of low-income Americans have this belief that they do not have access to higher education due to the cost, which is caused by the lack of opportunity awareness, and a misrepresentation of a “free” college experience. The solution to this problem is to expose our…

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