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Sam Dyson
Annotated Bibliography
17 March 2016
Annotated Bibliography
Carey, Kevin. The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of
Everywhere. , 2015. Print
A lot of people forget about paying for college until their already completed it. This is possible
due to grants and student loans for students who need to borrow the money for college and pay it
back after. Although the relevance of this source is a little a stray this source still provides me
with a glimpse of some of the problems that the post graduates have to face in the real world.
This source relays the issue concerning the future of College everywhere, and also brings to
attention the overall importance of an education. Also this source explains a lot of critical
education is to society and the true importance of achieving success with your education.
Ehrenberg, Ronald G. Tuition Rising: Why College Costs so Much. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 2000. Print.
My topic that I’m focusing on is if going to college is worth it. This source proves that the cost
has done nothing but gone increased over the recent years. With a higher initial cost in the first
place it puts even more pressure on the student to make his time at school worth it because


he/she is paying more in the first place to even go. It explains in detail about just how expensive
college is and some reasoning behind it. If we could help lower the cost of college then more
people would have the ability to go which could really prove to be a difference in spite of World
rankings that say otherwise. Even if we don’t compare America to other countries, we still show
the need for the improvement of our education system, and we can try to achieve this buy
lowering the initial cost of tuition to public universities so that we’ll have a smarter, more
successful society.
Gardner, John N, and A J. Jewler. Your College Experience: Strategies for Success. Belmont,
Calif: Wadsworth Pub. Co, 1992. Print.
A lot of people assume going to college guarantees success, but that definitely is it true.
This source sheds some light on how to be successful in college and even after college.
This book provides different strategies for success that vary on the individual and give
real world ideas that really could help me understand some of the benefits of going to
college versus not going and entering the work force from a young age. This is important
because a lot of freshmen in college make the mistake coming to college when their truly
not ready to buckle down and they end up failing or dropping out and wasting a bunch of
money. This source is aiming to help prevent that.
Harvey, James. Straight Talk about College Costs and Prices: Report of the National Commission
on the Cost of Higher Education. Phoenix, AZ: Published at the request of the National
Commission on the Cost of Higher Education by the American Council on Education and
the Oryx Press, 1998.


This source really puts the increasing cost of tuition over the years into retrospect. This
book shows the difference from paying to go to a Public Institution versus a Private Institution
and really compares the arguments from both sides. It also shows us the average cost for the
nation and other vital statistics that I can use to strengthen my argument. This source will aid me
in discovering more and more about the cost of our higher education system and the problems
that continue to surface with it, and how to deal with those problems in the future. Education is
so important to the future of our country and we are going to need academic success to help
balance out issues such as National debt.
Lagemann, Ellen C, and Harry R. Lewis. What Is College For?: The Public Purpose of Higher
Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012.
This book provides the reader, with insight and knowledge about the purposes of going to
College. Also portrays the many pros and cons of our higher education system which
truly opens yours eyes, and helps bring together ideas concerning the future of higher
education in the U.S and potential changes that could possibly benefit the future of a
College Education. This source also takes into account that in today’s world it is almost
mandatory to pursue academic success to achieve career success. This supports my
research because it gives me some great information on the potential future of our
education system and I can use those ideas and thoughts to prove my points and to help
me overall assess if college is worth it for me.
Robinson, George M, and Janice Moulton. Ethical Problems in Higher Education. Englewood
Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1985. Print.


This source provides me with an upscale recent article that informs me about the modern
problems that exist today that coincide with higher education. It tends to focus more on
the negatives than positives but still provides a lot of insight on our system of education
and how it works. This is significant to my topic because I can use this to connect the
audience to see that problems really do exist in our education system. It’s definitely not
perfect and this source portrays some thought behind the issue with hard evidence that I’ll
be using later on.