Argument Essay

Topics: Dormitory, College, Rooms Pages: 3 (1001 words) Published: May 7, 2013
LaShonte’ Jones March 15, 2013
Apartment vs. Dormitory Living

Though I have only been in college two semesters, I find that apartment living is better than living in dorms. I don’t have to worry about checking in my guests, inconsiderate roommates, unexpected cold showers, or any of those things. Living on my own is my preference, but it is clear that some people my age aren’t ready for that type of responsibility. In this paper, I will be pointing out the pros and cons of dormitory living, and why I chose to live in an apartment. If most students are anything like me, they enjoy their freedom to the fullest. From time to time, I like to have a few guests over to my apartment, and they never do leave at a decent time. In fact, they actually come pretty late to begin with. I couldn’t imagine having to check them in and out every time I wanted a little company. In the dorms, it is mandatory that all guests are checked in and out with a student identification card. There is also a set time for when all visitors should leave. I believe getting into college in the first place should be more rewarding than having visitation hours. After all, we are in college, not prison.

Another issue I’d have with living in a dorm would have to be the room checks. It is unfair that students pay the amount of money they do to live in the dorms, only to have their privacy invaded whenever Housing deems it necessary to have room check. Not only do they barge in as they please, but students are too often fined for nonsense! Anytime the Board of Housing decides they want to make a little money, they send for room searches. They fine for anything! From messy rooms, too many couches in the suite, or guests that haven’t been checked in, there is a fine for it. In my opinion, room checks should be general searches during specified...
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