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1 Why is college education important to me? Andorosie Battice AC1604572 EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence # 04 - Written Communication 6 th July, 2016
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2 Why is college education important to me? Before starting college, one has to weigh both the advantages and disadvantages of whether or not to attend. It is a proven fact that not everyone will attain a higher education for one reason or the other, however for those wanting to attend, the fundamental question one has to ask is, “Why?” and most important, “How is a college education important to me?” The obvious answers are for personal reasons, economic reasons and social reasons. “Among workers ages 30 to 45 with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 56% strongly agree that their jobs require them to keep learning new things. Among those with some college or an associate degree, 44% strongly agree with this statement, compared to just over 30% of those with a high school diploma”, (Baum, 2010). With a college education, a person becomes more informed on particular career paths and knowledgeable in many other fields as compared to when he/she was just a high school graduate. This career success increases one’s intrinsic
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