College Life on Students

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Running Head: Effects of College Life on Students 1

Effects of College Life on Students
Jeremy Hammock
English 102
Nevada State College-related

Running Head: Effects of College Life on Students 2 INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this paper is to give an explanatory synthesis to the 2007 article “ The Gradates by Louis Menand. “The Graduates” was about the hardships college students endure. According to Menand, attending colleges can place a tremendous amount of stress on a student. He claims students beginning college tend to over analyze, set unnecessary goals, have a fifty percent dropout rate, and have an abundance of college campuses to choose from, and why Americans have the highest expenses for higher education. In this explanatory synthesis, I will go into an extensive and thorough explanatory synthesis of Menand's viewpoints of the college dropout rate, an abundance of colleges for students to choose from, and the high cost of a college education. I willGo further into detail of the issues talked about by Louis Menand in “The Graduates” by using national statistics, as well as pros and cons related to Manand's argument. BODY1- COLLEGE DROPOUT RATE

In this section I will discuss why fifty percent of students drop out of college. According to Menand, many students have a habit of scrutinizing their study habits with over analyzation and setting unnecessary goals (Menand, 2007). For years now, getting more students into college has been the top priority for America's college institutions. The Department of Education estimated in a recent survey that forty percent of college students will drop out before obtaining their degree. Furthermore, seventy-five percent of that forty percent will drop out of college within the first two years. The Dropout rate...
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