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In her article College Is a Waste of Time and Money Caroline Bird attempts to pursued her readers that colleges are overflowing with students who dont belong there Her article first appeared in Psychology Today May 1975 Since this material is outdated I find it hard to believe that most of the responses by students and parents quoted in the article still hold true The author has set out to pursue the readers that college is a bad and unnecessary choice for todays youth Yet the author holds a bachelors and a masters degree from two different universities I would think that if she thought college was really a bad choice and a waste of time and money she would not have gone back to get her masters degree I am a college student myself and there were only two things in the whole article that I was in agreement with One was that colleges try to market themselves The other was her paragraph on how Americans are looking less and less for great paying jobs and are looking more for job that they like doing This unfortunately is also a contradiction to her piece of writing because college prepares and helps you get a job that you will enjoy Furthermore the authors main ideas were not well thought out or well supported An example of this might be her money investment idea She implies that if an eighteen year old invested hishers college tuition money in a bank and kept it there till heshe was sixty-four they would be twice as rich as those who go to school graduate and work in their field of study What she fails to mention is that while their money is gathering interest it can not be touched till their sixty-four and in the mean time they have to be making a living in another job which they probably hate doing Overall Birds attempt to pursue her readers
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