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Ansleigh Dobbs Professor Ryan-Johnson English 1113 April 2, 2017 Essay 1 In the essay “Two Years Are Better Than Four” the author Liz Addison tells us her view on the meaning of community colleges. She etches in the reply to the absence of attention and reputation held on community colleges. In her judgement, community colleges don’t obtain the acknowledgement and gratitude that they deserve. Inside this article, Addison refers to Rick Perlstein numerous times and gives him recognition for his idea that college used to be a time of freedom and has come to an end. Addison combines the main idea of her essay into the first few sections and says “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American Community College” (Two Years Are Better Than Four, 2007). Joined with the script that originated earlier in this statement, this line sets up Addison’s essay and delivers to the reader her thesis. Addison affirms her statement within the sixth paragraph of her essay, “The community college system is America’s hidden public service gem” (Two Years Are Better Than Four, 2007). The writer made it crystal clear that the subject she was writing about community college was significant by maintaining many explanations as to why community college is an excellent option, therefore relating with an abundant amount of diverse people. Some of these include community colleges as being easy to get into with the application, have an astounding amount of options for people of all economical circumstances, and a location where education is in the process of rising up. The author has also made this subject seem significant by comprehending that attending and finishing college has been
the goal of many people, therefore stating a more accessible choice of reaching college added strength to her writing. The writer did change my perception of community college just by a hair. I have continually seen community college as an option for people that want or need to stay home or even those who did not have the grades necessary to get accepted into a university. Addison provided me with more of an eye opener as to why community college is the best option for one of the facts that it is much cheaper, they do not reject applicants, they also offer the same education that a university will offer, and they assist the students and even the teacher to grow and reach their full potential.

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