Education and Power

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Ruben Carter-Alford

Professor Melendez

English 110

9/17/12

What really needs to be accomplished when attending college? I currently am attending Santa Barbara City College and I believe the reason why I am going to school is for one sole purpose, which is to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life, and to be successful at what ever I choose to do. So what is success is it just cheating off someone’s paper and getting an A and ultimately cheating your way through school, or is it putting hours upon hours for studying and when it is test time knowing every single answer. Now that is success. In the article “ learning the key of life” Jon Spayde argues that “ the whole world’s a classroom, and to really make it one, the first thing is to believe it is” (par.16). What Spayde means is that something is learned every day even if it is the smallest thing from tying your shoes to learning how to write a six-page essay in MLA format? College is not about just sliding through with ease it is about finding ones purpose in life, and how they can affect the future in a positive way. There are awesome students in this world who give there all to become successful, who study every night and who do their homework on a consistent basis. Then there are those who cheat there way through school and don’t learn the necessary work needed to pass their classes. A cheater would be lucky to get away with it through their school lives and if they did they would be unable to partake in society. In Mark Clayton’s article “ there is a whole lot of cheating going on” he explains the rising increases of cheating going on worldwide. Clayton evaluates that “ students say time and workload pressure are major factors spurring academic dishonesty, followed by parental pressure”(Par.19). Students answer to this cheating, is often a lack of parent support and to easy of an access to the Internet. More and more students are starting to rely on other people...
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