Liz Addison Two Year Are Better Than Four Analysis

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In the essays, Two Year Are Better than Four by Liz Addison, and Blue Collar Brilliance by Mike Rose respectively, take two different approaches to learning. Addison firmly believes in the traditional approach by advocating community college is the better choice for students to experience higher education. Addison asserts community college offer the same level of education in comparison to four universities. She also emphasized in her writing the value of the experience is much more personal due to the smaller classes in community college. On the other hand, Mike Rose’s essay observes that higher education does not define a person’s intelligence. Certain people shine in many ways that no other can imitate, much like Rose’s mother Rosie, as…show more content…
I decided college was not the best option for me after I graduated high school. Much to my parents’ disapproval and disappointment, I made up my mind, and I disobeyed them for the very first time. Instead, I started working minimal office jobs for a temporary agency in New York City. Not long after, I was permanently hired at KPMG, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world. During my employment, I used all the resources and tools at my disposal to learn about all finance and accounting such as various software training, and new office procedures. Much to my surprise, I enjoyed my responsibilities at KPMG at a very young age. The salary I earned provided me with financial freedom while most people my age were cramming for finals. My employment at KPMG allowed me to gain knowledge in the financial sector that dealt with stocks, dividends and cost accounting. Although finance would not have been my chosen field or major in college I grew to enjoy the fast-paced environment, and I openly embraced the information I gained during the time of my employment. One of the knowledge I appreciated was investing part of my earnings in stocks, bond, and money market. As a young adult at the time, surrounded by accountants in suits, I quickly picked up on their talents in saving money. One of the accountants noticed my eagerness and curiosity in the office, so he encouraged me to open my own IRA and money market accounts. He said, “It is more exciting to track your own money than other people’s money.” I did not know what it was then, but I agreed to open an account during open enrollment of benefits at the office. Presently, my investment has nearly doubled, and my youthful ignorance of the past taught me to pay myself

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