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What the Value of Real Education Is

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Every year tons of student’s graduate school and are ready to step out into the world. Very few have any real clue to what the value of real education is. What they plan to do with it and how it’s going to affect the rest of their lives. Andrew Broersma was a student with a plan. He never doubted he was going to college and that he would make a successful life for himself.


Andrew got a job at a local factory to help with money while he continued his education. He learned a lot from the summer job he held. Learned that to have the opportunity to go to school was a blessing and not something to be taken lightly. In this essay, I will show some facts that will prove this.

1. Working hard has no real guarantees. You can lose what you have after you’ve gotten it

2. Everything in life requires hard work and dedication

3. Not going to college and working a blue-collar job is very different. It can be another way of living all together.

Point 1

Andrew saved money by working a tiresome job and living with his parents. He could have been busing tables or folding sweatshirts at the Gap if he wanted to take the easy way out. (Braaksma,2005) He worked long hours at this blue-collar job. His body sore from machines and working the production line. When it came time for his paycheck he couldn’t believe how hard he worked for such little pay. When he returned to school he was relieved to be back and away from the real world work he spent his summer doing. “There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out there in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge” (Braaksma, 2005) He states that to skip classes turn in homework that’s not your best all boils down to what life could be like if he didn’t have the opportunity to go to school. Working that blue-collar job showed him what he didn’t want to spend his whole life doing. It’s better to follow the path lead with an education.

Point 2

Andrew tells us that he wasn’t used to being to work at 6 am but he did it just the same. I think he knew this situation was temporary for him and I think he felt bad for his co-workers that returned to this hard work day after day. One day he caught wind that the factory was moving. He felt bad for the people that needed their jobs to feed their families and how fast it could just be taken away. On another occasion, one of his co-workers told him one day “This



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