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Jinseul kang
11/7 discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 2:15pm
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During the week, I got the notice from the professor that weíll need to work on an argument paper, I changed a topic several times. First, I wanted to do about a federal society welfare program. Because every time I had had to decide topic for classes, I had used to consider choosing this one, it was unique and interesting subject for me. However I thought my argument which ĎGovernment should lower or keep the amount of budget going into grant for second-class citizen.í would be so harsh, unsympathetic and cold-hearted. Also I didnít even know how the financial state of United States or at least North Carolina is; whether they afford or not- if it was Korea, I would definitely take this topic. That is, lot of research such as financial state, government society welfare programs and a population of second-class citizen required. My strategy was stating problems of a grant program; the grant makes people who take advantage of the system increase and suggesting some alternatives that still could practically help people in need and keep those villain away from money made out of valuable taxes such as giving them job like cleaning -then I knew United States have a huge issue with an unemployment rate. The potential counter arguments would be people ruled out due to low budget who cannot work, are really sick, need money desperately and since there are so many excluded people now, the budget should rather go higher.

The topic I am going for now is ĎAre the benefits of a college degree worth the financial cost?í Lately, managing the cost for attendance for college, I became little skeptical about all the money going into one piece of paper- 35000$ for a year, it is insane. But then I found out it is not just a piece of paper, it helps me build up some of the important skills and knowledge required for job, it also gives me more choices and opportunities. So that would be reason the topic interests me and part of my argument Ďa college degree worth the costí. The counter argument would be as a result of an unemployment issue, many graduate students actually are engaging in a low entry-level job with low wage and it takes over 10years people with college degree to make profit exceeding the cost they put. Also graduate students are suffering from student loan debt.

Writing this online discussion, I decide to re-consider my first topic. I might get the professorís advice on this and then might determine what topic I will go with.

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