First of all the effort that professors put into teaching and studying is

First of all the effort that professors put into

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mistakes pointed out in college education system nowadays. First of all, the effort that professors put into teaching and studying is barely at lowest level. In their thoughts, college seems just a bridge leading to other more important goals in their lives. In addition, Edmundson also shows that people surrounding are making great impact on students. They must pay duty as “father’s son” or “mother’s daughter”; they are expected from colleges to be “well-rounded students, civic leaders, people who know what the system demands, how to keep matters light […]”. According to the author, being directed and oriented by others may be good in some ways, but partly, “ in the long run, [it] is killing.” Due to this notion, Edmundson encourages students “to be aggressive and assertive”, to “fight” and break these frames. Moreover, he wants to raise motivation among students to bravely pursuit their
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2 passions and find out the values of things they learn. In spite of some drawbacks in logos and expressions, personally, Edmundson has completely succeeded in appealing target audience with strong pathos and transmitting his message through the writing context. On the other hands, his style and tone also have made great contribution in the success of the article. A smooth and humorous tone that has been maintained throughout his writing keeps the article more attractive. Edmundson shows his sense of humor with a little sarcasm
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