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College education is one of the most important elements that people see on a resume. College was once seen as a place where people went to discover courses and majors before settling on a career. Recently, an article from a Washington Post states that “…college students have increasingly seen a bachelor’s degree as a means to an end: a job.” Also, in an annual UCLA survey of Freshmen, first-year students think that getting a better job is the most important reasons to go to college. This leads to students think that it is harder to get a good job opportunity unless they go to college. Most people assume that attending college is a way to earn how to make money in the future. So, the main reason why most people want to go to college is to have …show more content…
It is the students job to know their interests and not the teacher’s job to make a class interesting. An article called “What is College for?” Gutting explains, “Students, in turn, need to recognize that their college education is above all a matter of opening themselves up to new dimensions of knowledge and understanding.” (Gutting 5). This infers that as a student, it is our responsibility to broaden our knowledge. In order to broaden a students’ knowledge, they must look for new and varied opportunities and experiences. Students will never know if they like something until they try it for themselves. For example, high school is used as a playground to try new subjects, explore activities, and look to their community for different ways to get involved. They may not always be successful, but failure and disappointment are the building blocks of life. On the other hand, in the article “What is College for?” Gary Gutting argues that students are disengaged from the course they should be learning. He explains that “they see most of their courses as intrinsically ‘boring,’”. (Gutting 5). Therefore, students only study to get what they see as the passing grade. Since there is no engagement between teachers and students, students only care for the extrinsic value of getting a passing grade even if they do not really understand the material they are supposed to be learning. Again, Gutting says that students need to open up to new knowledge and understanding. It is important that students have the interest to learn and be open-minded because it will promote their intellectual

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