For this paper, I decided to approach it with inclusions of concepts of the original, paraphrasing, and organization of content. With the paper having the paper with two articles, I felt like these three were the right decisions to go for.
Why I chose paraphrasing was because summarizing the articles that I chose was how people would understand what I was talking about. Putting it in my own words was a better choice for the paper to look better than just giving a summary word by word of what the article is saying. This is very effective for writing a paper because the people who haven’t read the article will have a better understanding of what the article is about and what I am talking about.
Inclusions of Concepts of the Original
This was necessary for the paper because when I am writing about these articles, I have to accurately write about the what the author is saying. I can’t write a summary of what the author says if none of what I’m saying is in the article itself, it will look bad for what I say and leave the reader not knowing what the article is about or leave them with a false assumption of what the author is trying to say.
Organizing of Content
This is very important to writing a paper to be clean and easy to read. If I had chosen to write this in an unorganized way where I am talking about one article in one sentence and the other in the next, the reader would leave very confused of what the paper was trying to say and not leave them interested to read the articles. This is an effective way of writing a paper since people will not read anything if it is not organized, the writing is very unclear, and they don’t understand what the paper is writing about. The Importance of Vocational Jobs In “Dirty Jobs, Good Pay” and “Why We Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools,” they both have a main message of bringing the importance of vocational jobs back into high school. Where they differ is Steven Malanga argues that society needs a culture change and talk about the importance more whereas, Nicholas Wyman argues that high schools are setting people up for college even though it’s not for everyone. In “Why We Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools,” Nicholas Myman states a counterargument to his point agreeing that people who graduate college will earn more than a person with a high school degree and the people who do very well in college will have a better time getting a good job, but states that many jobs don’t require a college degree that are attainable through apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
In “Dirty Jobs, Good Pay,” Steven Malanga writes how a reality TV star named Mike Rowe is trying to revive the interest in the vocational jobs. He grew up watching his grandfather come home looking dirty from the jobs he would come from and was so fascinated by the work his grandfather did. He would forget about the jobs his grandfather had over time. When Mike Rowe went to his high school guidance counselor being asked which of the two people he would want to have in the future with the intent of “the right choice wasn’t involved with the wrenches.” Mike Rowe would notice that people did not think highly of the vocational path in the United States and would rather take a much cleaner job. When the United States faced an economic crisis in 2008, he would notice that no one would take the vocational jobs even though they needed a job. He felt that people needed to talk about the vocational jobs more to put a better light on the path they create in order to have more respect for applying for the job. He would go on to make a show called Dirty Jobs where he would work in all of the dirtiest jobs in America and make a foundation called SWEAT (Skilled and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo) in 2008 for college students who can receive a lot of help from vocational companies to pay for their colleges.
In “Why We Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools,” Nicholas Wyman writes that for most of United States history, high schools have taught their students vocational and job-ready skills along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. By the 1950’s, a respected education system had shifted to one that was viewed as restricting minorities and the working-class. High Schools shifted their attention to prepare their students for college even though college isn’t for everyone. Even though most students don’t finish college, several states have continued to cut the vocational programs at their school. Many high school students don’t even get taught about the vocational education path when they used to teach every student the vocational career path. Nicholas Wyman states that “Many of the jobs in manufacturing are attainable through apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and vocational programs offered at community colleges. They don’t require expensive, four-year degrees for which many students are not suited.” Modern day workplace favors the people with transferable skills and are ready to continue learning to improve their production.