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Critique Essay

797 words - 4 pages

Since 1984, the percentage of college students aged 16 to 24 who work full- or part-time has increased from 49 to 57 percent. The share of students working full-time while going to school full-time has nearly doubled, rising from 5.6 percent in 1985 to 10.4 percent in 2000. In 2000, 828,000 full-time students worked full-time, compared to 366,000 in 1985 (Jonathan M. Orszag, Peter R. Orszag, and Diane M. Whitmore, 2001). Monsey, Vandehey and Diekhoff have written an academic journal based on the statistics of working students vs. non-working students and how their anxiety, depression and grade point average are affected. The trio lay out effectively how precisely students manage and cope ...view middle of the document...

The untidiness of the double columns made it difficult to focus on one side of the column. It disengages the reader, making it awkward to follow and confusing to read.

The article is very factual and informative but as a reader it is monotonous to read. While I enjoyed the statistics of the difference in working and non-working university students I would of liked to have seen some more personal stories from students about their own experiences included in this study. The writing in this article is not at an elevated level although it is still tough to read through. I found I could not read through a page of this article without taking a break due to the fact that it was so dull and unexciting. Without having some personal stories in this article, it does make it difficult for the reader to fully enjoy the article and comprehend what has been said without feeling bored or perplexed.

Mounsey, Vandehey & Diekhoff have presented a very well rounded case study. As a reader I was very impressed at the extensive amount of information being given throughout the article. I could tell that the information being given was factual and thorough and that there are many different aspects to this study. Being a full time student myself, I find that working part time while continuing my education is not only stressful but also dangerous due to the fact...

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