List possible audiences for your proposal here. Draw on the people and organizations we read about in class.
College and univ. admissions offices
High school/middle school administrator
Test prep providers
Department of Education
Notes from 2/17
not enough college counselors for students
students don’t get the right guidance
apply to nearest schools instead of their right fit not informed about financial aid available
counselors are overwhelmed with work
one in five high schools in the country had no school counselors page 2 stats about ratios
Many students did not get the college guidance .
SAT was a barrier for students to attend the college they wanted to attend Barrier for lowincome students
Students with weaker high school grades and strong SAT’S scored did less well in college.
Starting in spring 2016 students will take a new SAT. Lowincome students did not submit SAT scores.
Students with tutoring scored better on the SAT
Pg 30 Chart of Family income connecting with the average SAT score
Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor
Why go to better college?
Students stand better chance of graduating?
Students less likely to graduate from lessselective colleges statistics throughout article. Colleges don’t communicate how much financial aid there us. Networking excludes lowerincome students.
Problems/issues/obstacles from Tuesday’s reading:
Counselors are overworked and overwhelmed
Not enough counselors
Lack of knowledge fin. , resources, scholarships, fee waivers, deadlines, knowledge of other colleges elite colleges, family support, test prep(SAT),
Notes on BIG PICTURE problems in “leap to college” article Look especially on 199, 203, 207
Income gap, need to earn money, campus alienation, boyfriends, lower income students feel the need to help out at home, change in family structure, more single parent homes, school costs, lower quality schools, opportunities to meet full potential, ability to afford test preps, need fathers “to be there”, advocacy gap, family vs school, lack of communication between school
Connect those problems to specific things that happened to Melissa, Angelica, Bianca
Needs to earn money
Angelica, who left Emory owing more than $60,000 (pg 198) Lower quality schools
Little guidance from family or school officials (pg 199) More single parent homes
(she was part of one) pg. 200
School won’t make retroactive adjustments (pg.209)
“I don’t want to work at Walmart” like her mother
“Leaving felt like betrayal, “I thought it was more important to be at home than to be selfish and be at school.” Pg. 207 8th paragraph “
choosing a close or familiar school instead of the best they can attend.” opportunities to
meet full potential (p 207)
“I didn’t want to leave and have my grandfather die.” change in family structure (p 208) “I had to help my mom.” feel the need to help out at home (p 208)
Melissa pg. 206207
Came from a single parent home
Mother was a drug addict and wanted to leave her house Boyfriend made her lose focus
Began to work for her boyfriend and is now in debt When started working she failed her courses
“I started partying and I was working all the time because I had this debt.” Pg. 206 She probably partied to release stress from her boyfriend’s ridiculous debt.
From Dr. Gudas: restatement of big picture problems/issues you can address in your proposal essays. See also studenttyped blue text on p. 2.
FYI, I am typing a lot out straight from the article(s), so compare my points to working in article(s) so you don’t accidentally plagiarize.
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