Thesis Statement: College students should be aware of politics beyond their campus because political events and people who hold high offices are entities that control the way we live. Topic Sentences: 1. Students should especially keep abreast of political events because the economy is in bad shape and that could mean a loss of money for college students regarding financial aid or other miscellaneous expenses that college students have. 2. Recently the presidential election has been a hot topic of discussion that universities and college students have been an instrumental part of.
3. Political speeches often address the job market which should be important to a college student’s future. Concluding Statement: An informed mind is always a better mind; political speeches and events present information that impacts everyone in some aspect of life. The Importance of Politics The college environment promotes education in what ever area you choose to study. However one are that everyone should have some knowledge on is politics. College students especially should pay close attention to the political events and news.
Keeping abreast within this subject is important because it is up to the officers of this country who hold high office to control the conditions in which we live in. Whether that may mean higher taxes, lower gas prices, or a tighter immigration patrol, these are all issues that affect us in one way or another. Politics are informants to society about the intertwined structures of political power within our country. The news and media play a strong force in today’s community because it is virtually everywhere.
The presidential debates and elections were on every news channel which was available to watch even if you didn’t have cable. Due to the wide variety of media outlets there isn’t any reason why college students shouldn’t be able to access new political information. Television and radio are two main outlets that make political events and shows very easy to find and learn about. Television networks like CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN are dedicated to bringing politics to viewers 24/7. Staying afloat politically could potentially be an advantage to a college student.
You never know when your knowledge of politics outside of campus could be beneficial. Using a political event as a source during a class discussion could be productive to a class discussion. During a debate for a class or debate team referencing towards a present political event shows intellect which could propel you to victory. Although college students may show apathy towards politics, it is the familiarity with the government and its policies that has the potential to earn that student a job. It is the youth’s responsibility to develop new models of public problem-solving, which is the underlying definition of politics.
Judges, governors, and even Presidents are well respected positions within the realm of politics that are authoritative. Students should be aware of professions like these because they prospectively can grasp these positions. In the 2008 presidential election, knowing who to vote for was critical. This was my first election voting and I wanted to make sure I was voting for the right reasons for the right candidate. I came to the conclusion that the only way I would know about the candidates backgrounds is if I studied them; knew about their policies and stances that directly effected me like college tuition.
The most reasonable way to decipher which candidate had a better position was to listen to both sides through watching speeches on TV or reading about them on their websites. In This election there were a numerous amounts of college students whom were first time voters. Campaigns and propaganda were circulated throughout Florida A&M’s campus. Not only as a college student but as a citizen, it was my responsibility to pick the right choice for America’s next president. This year’s election was a prime example of why it was important to pay attention to political events occurring outside of my college campus.
An informed mind is always a better mind; political speeches and events present information that impacts everyone in some aspect of life. Whether you choose to listen to the material or not, is the beauty of America. College students everywhere hold the torch to America’s bright future. One day these students will oversee our country. It is up to us (collegiate intellectuals) to generate problem solving strategies for our country. The only we can do that is if we pay attention to our current political events. Joseph Hall ENC 1101 Dr. Brown.