What is the Value of a College Education?

    Word count: 1500+ (10% of grade)

    Evaluation based on the following skills:

    Using the Rogerian argument “format”

    Making a central claim/argument

    Supporting your claims with evidence from assigned texts

    Using in-text documentation correctly with signal phrases, evidence, and page numbers

    Using bits of quotes from at least 4 sources

    Using indirect quotes from at least 2 sources

    Paraphrasing when appropriate

    Writing primarily in 3rd person (unless giving a personal example. Avoid the informal 2nd person “you”).

    Using active voice and writing focused sentences

    Using subordinating clauses (although, even though, though, while, whereas,

    because, since, if, unless, etc.) as transitions


    Readings :

    “Rogers” (from book chapter “A Psychologist’s View” from the 5th edition of Critical Thinking, Reading and   Writing, edited by Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau, published by Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, Boston, 2005)


    “Rogerian Argument and Common Ground”


    from Fields of Reading: “What Is College For?” p. 627

    “On the Uses of a Liberal Education” p. 630

    “Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off” p. 646

    “Project Classroom Makeover”

    “The Next Drive-Thru U” p. 660

    “The Case against College” p. 671

    “How to Write a Great College

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