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What a University Education Offers

What A University Education Offers. A university education is an education that offers a student many courses to learn and it is an education that prepares a student to face the challenges out in the world today. It teaches a student values that he or she can use in everyday life. I agree with John Henry Newman, who is the author of “The Idea of a University”, with what he wrote about a university education is true. Jon Spayde, who wrote “Learning in the Key of Life”, I agree with him also. In the essay “The Idea of a University”, the author expresses his feelings on the importance of a university education. “It is a great point then to enlarge the range of studies which a University professes, even for the sake of the students…” (Newman 47). This illustrates that while a student is studying at a university, he or she can study whatever they wish. If the student does not like what he/she is studying, he/she can change their major. This also shows that a student is not trapped in studying something that they do not like. “…And, thought they cannot pursue every subject which is open to them, they will be the gainers by living among those and under those who represent the whole circle” (Newman 47). According to John Henry Newman a student can learn about the subjects that they did not take from their peers. At a technical school a student will not learn about other subjects from their peers. If a student chose to go to a technical school, the student will not learn as much as a student who went to a university. “This I conceive to be the advantage of a seat of universal learning, considered as a place of education” (Newman 47). At a university students are brought together. They gain values that help them once they graduate and start their lives in the world by themselves. They learn to respect people. “A habit of mind is formed which lasts through life, of which the attributes are, fr...

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