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'Education, the great equalizer of society' - Texas, Texas A&M, Issue of Importance


vinhstuh 2 / 5  
Nov 7, 2011   #1
Please don't beat around the bush if you see any glaring mistakes in my writing, I need to know!! Any commentary on how I can improve on this would be greatly appreciated. :D

Is it way too short?

Choose an issue of importance to you - the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope - and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.

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"Education is not a preparation for life, education is life itself" -John Dewey

Education, the great equalizer of society, allows those who pursue it to be on equal footing with everybody else. Education knows no race, no class, or no shortcuts. I strongly believe that education is the greatest gift I can give to myself, and to my community.

As I pursue a career in engineering, and assess my life thus far as I transition from high school to college, I can really see how education is the best thing that has ever happened to me, it has opened my eyes up to who I am, it has shown me what I really want to do, and has shown what I can potentially give back to society. I believe that getting an education gives you more choices in life, ultimately allowing you more chances to leave an imprint on society. Whether I plan to design sky-scarpers, develop data storage techniques on the spin of electrons, or build spacecrafts for other-world exploration, I know that education can get me there, and that it is up to me to decide on what I can contribute to myself, and society.

In a society where being mediocre or just "good enough" isn't going to get you much, education is what sets you apart and allows you to pursue whatever you want later in life. Too often my peers ask, "When will I ever use this later in life?" When talking about related rates in calculus, or free body diagrams in physics. Education is the passport you can obtain to take you wherever you want to go in society. Without it you'll be stuck with what you know, and what you wish you could've learned, something I refuse to let happen to myself.



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