Specific purpose: At the end of the speech, students will be persuaded that college should be free.
They say student loans are the “Good kind of loans.” When in all reality, any loan is not a good loan. Many students that take out loans to go to college, won't be able to make their student loan payment every month. The total estimated student loan debt in our country is one trillion dollars, the companies that are lending the money are making bank on students taking out loans for college. If this is what people consider to be normal, do you want to be normal? They say paying for knowledge, getting that higher degree, will enable you to get a better wage; so getting a loan now, is a small price to pay. So let’s say you take out a $70,000 loan, and you complete college, you apply for the carrier that you worked for. Your starting salary is $30,000
General Purpose: The general purpose of the speech is to point out why college should be free. I will persuade my audience that my solution of the free college education will work.
Credibility: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics only about 69.2% of 2015 high school graduates enrolled into college last fall. Imagine how much higher that percentage would be if college tuition was free.
Student debt is at an all-time high. Many college students and recent graduates may find themselves asking: "what's the point?" Why go to college if there is no guarantee of a great job, but you are almost certainly guaranteed to graduate with high levels of debt? But take a careful look at the statistics. While the unemployment rate for recent four year college graduates is 6.8%, the unemployment rate for recent high school graduates is nearly 24% (Webley 2012). Of course, there are many other reasons to go to college, such as personal fulfillment. But for those who are considering not going to college because of economic concerns, I advise you to think in the 'long term.'
information out there on scholarship and grants, but every division have different scholarships and grants they can apply for.
It’s college graduation day, you’ve spent countless hours studying, wrote hundreds of papers, fail an exam once or twice and pulled a few all-nighters. As you walk across the stage remember you're now the proud owner of one of the most expensive pieces of paper you will ever own. Everyone’s always saying go to college and get a degree it will pay off later. You are told college is a time to gain knowledge and discover yourself, but those fine institutions can’t keep the lights on without requiring a hefty fee. Do you realize those price tags will hang over you and your fellow classmates for years to come. Why must graduating students face debt and hardship so young?
Today, I’m going to talk to you all about something that your parents probably have never not brought up with you before—college. Obviously I’m kidding. For a student in high school, not a day goes by where college is not mentioned. With college comes this monster of debt and unless you are some star athlete who has already committed to UCLA by 7th grade or the next Einstein who has cured all forms of cancer by the age of thirteen, you probably won’t be getting an 100% full ride to the dream college of your choice. And so this means that you and/or your parents will be paying for you to earn a degree to achieve a successful future. I believe that college should be free because every student should have the right and ability to attend college and it should be a tool to help set up students for their lives ahead of them.
With the cost of college so high these days it is not unusual for graduates to hang on to student debt 15 to 20 years after they complete their degree. However, this does not have to be the case. You can actually get rid of student debt in 5 years or less with a little planning.
Already graduated and ready to go to college to find your dream job? But then…. BAM! College loans started to come in your mail and it’s pressuring you and they want you to pay the bill for your college loans. It’s best that we have the college loans with us while debt piling on us from it and not pay it all off right away. Why is it you may ask. I will tell you.
Persuading my parenting into letting me take a year off of college isn't an ideal situation they would like to hear. Of course, education is quite important for my future, but having a break would be beneficial. I would establish ethos by announcing the many schools that reported about student who had a "gap year,"during their 4 years of college, intend to get higher GPA's than those who would still be in school. Not only would it be beneficial for your education, but also your career. Instead of trying to convince my parents by begging or talking, I would rather show them a graph of students who already had a gap year and instantly knew what they wanted to major in, compare to those who just went to school without having the slightest
I know the counter argument. People are worried that their taxes will go up some crazy amount. Well I’m pleased to inform you that they wouldn’t. Bernie Sanders had devised a plan to make all public universities to be tuition free and it would only cost $75 billion a year, which may sound like a lot but in 2013 the federal government spent $47.3 billion on aid for college students, while each state, on average, spent $9.6 billion in aid and $53 billion on general-purpose appropriations. But besides that, a Robin Hood Tax would be able to fund the entire $75 billion, taxing a fraction of a percent on Wall Street speculators. It wouldn’t affect your taxes, at all. I’d also like to make the point that in the last 10 years, tuition has increased
We do not offer any athletic scholarships due to our classification as an NCAA Division III institution. However, we offer merit scholarships based off ACT/SAT Scores and GPA.
As the cost of education increases, many students search for assistance to help cover that cost. That form of assistance could come from burdensome financial aid or a scholarship that provides the student with an education free from debt. That’s why I am writing you today Mr. Alan Hall on behalf of the Student Scholarship Committee, bellow we have outlined the (1) the benefits to the student, (2) the benefits to you, and (3) how you can take action to help.
“How many of you have been in the situation of not being able to afford your next meal?” … “How many of you were not able to go somewhere or do something because you were worried about how much money you will have left throughout the week?” … “Now how many you know how to actually save money while you’re in college?” (attention getter)