Pharinet's Is College for Everyone Analysis

Ali Abu-Khraybeh
Ms. Baker
English 1020
23 September 2013

Rhetorical Analysis Final Draft: Pharinet

"Is College for Everyone?" This inquiry that college professor Pharinet poses in the title of her blog entry seems to be prevalent in society today. Many argue that a college degree plays a crucial role in the success and well being of not only an individual but also a nation as a whole. However, many others believe that higher education can be a waste of time and money for some. With her appeals to logic, use of rhetorical questions and many other effective rhetorical strategies throughout her posting, Pharinet speaks to the entire nation and makes a straightforward claim that not ...

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begin college never graduate," she does support her claim (635). Why would one begin college and not finish? Clearly he or she should not have started in the first place.
In the third paragraph of her posting, Pharinet discusses the financial problems that many students face simply attending just one semester of college. To keep up with the financial responsibility of subsidizing college debt, most students have to work. Regarding full-time students who go to work full-time, Pharinet says, "While it may take a while longer to graduate, many students who find themselves in a position where they must work may do better to drop themselves to part-time student status, taking fewer classes" (635). By giving this logical and helpful piece of advice, she shows, as stated before, that she is not against the idea of higher education. Instead, she gives an alternative to this type of student, which in turn could take a load of pressure off of him or her mentally, physically, and ...

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