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Should You Go to College?

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Started: 3/3/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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CookieMonster13

Pro

I think you should go to college because in order to have your dream career, you have to go to college. Even if you want a degree, you go to college. College is also very fun. You can be in athletic sports, party's, sororities, fraternities, anything. It is also many years away from home.
DogInTheBox

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Why is college really necessary, does it really ensure success for us, or does it just give you a fancy diploma to show off? There are some people who have not gone to college, yet still succeeded in what they're doing. Not to mention college is expensive, and if you didn't do well in high school you're going to have to pay a lot of money. Why should we pay for extra schooling that isn't exactly required? Can't we just buy the books at their stores and learn it by ourselves. In addition, college students suffer at least four years of stress either because of finances or grades. According to a poll, tuition is payed mostly by loans, AKA Uncle Sam, and it takes a graduate many years to pay the loans off especially if they didn't get a job yet. Or, some students may work part time during their breaks, and possibly even neglect their studies. Let's also mention the fact that there are over one thousand suicides on college campuses. College students study restlessly sometimes even pulling all nighters and go to class like zombies. Is college really worth four years of your life?
Debate Round No. 1
CookieMonster13

Pro

In fact for me, yes. Even though I'm not quite there yet, I still would like to go to college. Even though college is expensive, you can get scholarships in high school. Even if you have bad grades. Many pros about college, is College student make more money when they go to college. they earn up to $500,000. Many jobs also require degrees. So if you want to be a lawyer, you cant just go. you have to go to college. College students have many more job opportunities. My last reason is Earning a degree is a huge accomplishment. If you don't have one, It's like you did nothing in life.
DogInTheBox

Con

"My last reason is Earning a degree is a huge accomplishment. If you don't have one, it's like you did nothing in life."

Nothing in life? How good a person's life is can only be determined by them and them only. You do not need a diploma to be happy, college is not needed for success. Others have become rich without going to college, but what if you didn't want to become a lawyer or anything that requires a degree? Perhaps you wanted to be a simple farmhand. However, the most important thing is freedom to choose. Instead of enrolling to college, enroll to the real world and learn. Did you know that our leading innovators were the ones who goofed off in class or dropped out? Did you also know that the man with the highest IQ in the world has created nothing of intellectual value? Why do people go to college exactly, is it to get 'smarter' or become slaves to companies after they graduate.
Debate Round No. 2
CookieMonster13

Pro

Reminder: Mostly every job requires a degree. It doesn't even have to be a lawyer. I understand that you don't have to have a degree, but by what I've known, mostly all the jobs require one. Another reason is that you front even have to live on campus, unless your a freshman. Remember: Financial aid? Financial aid helps you pay for college. Plus your scholarships help you get into college. So you won't have to pay thousands of dollars.
DogInTheBox

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Debate Round No. 3
CookieMonster13

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Debate Round No. 4
CookieMonster13

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DogInTheBox

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