Unit 2 Discussion MARK EDMUNDSON p. 403 "Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here? A Word to the Incoming Class" Mark Edmundson, an award-winning professor of English at the University of Virginia, wrote an article called “Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here? A Word to the Incoming Class.” In the article Edmundson believes that obtaining an education in America today is based on the notion that going to college is only meant for finding a good job and society promotes this belief vice the notion that college should be meant to be an additional avenue of life long learning. Edmundson’s purpose of this article is to shed light on a broken system that places emphasis on things like education to gain more monetary value, employment stature, and the majority of undergrads predetermined future with them having little to no say in how to approach the college life because of family influence. One of Edmundson’s claims in the article was that college itself has
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