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TOPIC: college level education& our media

college level education& our media 25 Oct 2016 13:28 #10703

  • cecilia.s
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Lately i've been seeing many shows that represent college level education. I even see some shows who representing universities such as Harvard, and Stanford. I've seen it in the shows The Big Bang Theory, How to get away with murder, Community College, Awkward, and many other shows. I enjoy seeing shows like these because one i can relate to them, and second because it is inspiring people to get into a higher college education. They have shows that show the lives of a college student. We need this right now because many people are starting to think that their education does not matter. I think it would be better if instead we empathize the importance of education in shows because the people today is our future. We need Doctors, teachers, professors, scientists, geologist, novel writers, and these careers can not be achieved without a college degree. Knowledge is important in a society like ours. I hate hearing my peers say that college is a waste of time because to me it hasn't been. College has made me a better person, and it has expanded my knowledge. I learned things in college that high school never taught me, and to me it was all worth it.
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college level education& our media 26 Oct 2016 17:31 #10710

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I think that there will always be Americans reaching for an education to obtain jobs like doctors, teachers, scientists, etc. because there is a high demand for them, therefore creating a great wage for these workers. Perhaps some shows create too much of an emphasis on education though. There are numerous novelists, professors, entrepreneurs, etc. without a college education. For example, in the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon often makes fun of other characters because their education isn't "up to par" with his. Knowledge is highly important, especially from an accredited university, but we also need shows that address people who are creative and build things like businesses and non-profits without an education to show Americans that there are many different avenues to take that will enable you to be successful. Moreover, many of these shows that highlight collegiate education often overlook the actual importance of learning and focus on drug use, partying, and more of the college culture. For example, I'm a student at USC, and the most recent application of USC in a movie that I can think of was our frat row being used for party scenes in a movie, rather than our actual academic excellence.
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