Week 15: Day 1
Find a research article or any scholarly source that becomes relevant to your topic for Essay 4 on university library page. Then read a couple of pages by selecting a section that you like better and quote an idea that supports your point by following APA text citation format. Also, create a References entry for the source.
Trade school vs. College. We live in a time where students are pushed to go to college straight out of high school and get their degree no matter what. Often leaving many students in insurmountable amounts of debt with the national average cost of attending a private university for the 2017-18 school year was $34,740, at a public school (as in-state), $9,970, and public school (as out-of-state), $25,620 according to College Data. With tuition costs this high, students have started looking into trade schools which offer a more focused course work in order to focus on one type of work. In an article from the Wall Street Journal, Douglas Belkin wrote about a girl named Raelee Nicholson who wishes to attend a two-year college to become certified to work as a diesel mechanic. According to Nicholson, many people have tried to dissuade her from doing so, claiming that, “with my potential I should really go to college” (Belkin). These words which many people use as a compliment while it’s nice to know that you have the potential to go to college, trade schools have often been correlated with not having another choice to continue your education. In short, trade schools are seen as less than college. That’s not true.
Belkin, D. (2018, March 05). Why an honors student wants to skip college and go to trade school. Retrieved April 30, 2018, from https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-or-trade-school-its-a-tough-call-for-many-teens-1520245800
What’s the price tag for a college education? (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2018, from https://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?articleId=10064