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Eng 303 Final - Brad Burcz Eng 303 April 7 2008 Final Exam...

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Brad Burcz Eng 303 April 7, 2008 Final Exam Essay As America and the rest of the developed world progress and continue in making advancements that benefit our society in ways never thought possible, education is becoming an absolute necessity. Only a few decades ago, college held no where near the importance it does today. In the 1950's, after graduating high school, which many people did not, a man could get a job working for one of the big three automotive companies, and earn enough money to own a home, a car, support a family, and rely on a comfortable pension to provide for him well into retirement. Today, the life of those who lived before us may seem like a fairytale. Millions of people with college degrees are unemployed; jobs in valuable fields such as teaching and engineering are becoming increasing difficult to maintain and people are suffering because of it. The world economy is shifting to one based upon knowledge, and the learning curve is steep. The concept of a knowledge based economy is in sharp contrast with the way of life depicted for the inhabitants of Cephalonia in Captain Corelli's Mandolin .
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