Egger exclaimed "Some colleges, and many high schools, have such a thing in place, and last year Michael R. U said, "I would have to side with the author on this one. He said because of this he wanted college to be three years instead of four.
I agree with this statement as well to a certain exstent. But if we look at the purpose of educating a person, then it would be to make him capable to contribute to society.
I have been in this position before even during high school. I thought this article was not well thought out and I disagree with his opinionated points. And i feel that that statement applies to many college students but not to all.
All of the questions he proceeded to ask made me recall my reading and all of the examples he used. While this is true for a lot of college students I believe Egger had way too much time on his hands.
No one likes it when you forced things upon them. It will teach them to communicate with the people, that need their help, it will teach them to take responsibility and get closer to people and to know them.
You said you," I found his arguments convincing.
There is nothing wrong with sacrificing a little of your time. The point that stuck out the most was to have students do community service and get credits for it. This all helped me grow as a person. Actually, volunteering was what helped me make my career choice, which is nursing.
Wait, don't get sidetrack, its only 2 times a year that you would have to smell my body odor. I agree with SCSU11 when they talk about how some students who have never volunteered may be blind to the fact that there are people out there who need help, and by someone giving up even an hour of their day can make a difference to one person.
I ran a clothing drive, recyled every week for my schoo, did high way clean ups in my town and much more. I thought having to do community service hours would be just another thing to add the stress of college. In high school i was involved in many different community service groups through my school and church.
If this article was just about doing community service, then it would be boring. Four years of college is not too long in my mind I believe it is just the right amount of time. By LBBat 5: No one is saying you have to volunteer 8am to 4pm everyday 5 days a week, all year.
Community service is his suggestion of being more hands-on. I am not sure if I am misinterpreting this essay but to me this was not convincing at all. After reading Dave Egger's article "Serve or Fail" I feel that he did not convince me that volunteer work for college students should be mandatory.
I found that he was coming from a very similar perspective that I am on the subject which is that I also believe more people should be volunteering in the community.
A logical appeal is a known undisputed fact. It kind of defeats the purpose. One example that he gave was when someone who is a history major should tutor ar a local middle school that is studying the Underground Railroad.
I feel that volunteering is that, a choice, something someone chooses to do on their own, and if it is forced then it is no longer volunteering, it is a requirement.
This to me makes him seem less credible and less powerful at arguing. Alot of college students are going to school full time, working and doing the obvious partying.
By NYGiantsat 2: It is time to escape from school and work. I found his article just based upon opinions and no facts what so ever. Also with his arguments he should not mention about some people being exempt from the service hours. Nov 02, · Dave Eggers, "Serve or Fail" Due Tuesday, Nov.
8 by pm. Explain I agree with cellphenom when they say that Dave Egger's essay "Serve or Fail" is helpful but I think Egger's could have presented more examples to support his idea.
I also think that colleges should be required to put in a little volunteer work. Free Essay: In "Serve or Fail," Dave Eggers argues that college should consider instituting a service requirement for graduation.
Eggers gives us. The article Server or Fail, by Dave Eggers of The New York Times presents a very interesting take on college students and their free time. Eggers believes that colleges should institute a service requirement for students to graduate. Serve or Fail by Dave Eggers: Summary and Response Introduction In his article, "Serve or Fail" (New York Times, June 13), Dave Eggers argues that "colleges should consider instituting a service requirement for graduation," and notes that "some colleges, and.
Serve or Fail by Dave Eggers: Summary and Response Introduction In his article, "Serve or Fail" (New York Times, June 13), Dave Eggers argues that "colleges should consider instituting a service requirement for graduation," and notes that "some colleges, and. Jun 13, · By DAVE EGGERS JUNE 13,on Page of the National edition with the headline: Serve Or Fail.
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