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Priscilla Lopez Ms. A RWS 280 – 1pm 1 Feb. 2012 A Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Murray’s “Are Too Many People Going to College?” Most high-schools provide counseling when you reach senior year. Students get called out of  class to talk to someone about their dreams and hopes in the near future. This person then, without  carefully considering their skills and specific situation, presents college as their first and best option.  Students shouldn’t be encouraged to pursue a college degree if it is not what is suitable for them just  because it’s seen as the next step achieve success in the society. The fact of the matter is that not all 
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Unformatted text preview: students have the skills necessary to keep up with college course. Students seen as average could be very much capable of keeping up, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s their best option, which is exactly what Charles Murray, an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit, argues in his essay, “Are Too Many People Going to College?.” Murray’s essay first appeared on Sept. 8, 2008, in The American , the journal of the American Enterprise Institute. Should we all try to engage in In Mu http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Too-Many-Students-Going-to/49039/...
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