High School and Students Essay

4309 Words Nov 13th, 2013 18 Pages
In “Serve or Fail,” Dave Eggers dissatisfies the phenomenon that although college students have too much leisure, they are not willing to give a few hours doing community services. Eggers suggests that colleges should consider instituting a service requirement for graduation, and colleges are best-poised to create in their students a lifelong commitment to volunteering. He pointed out that there are even programs done by colleges and high schools in order to gain more than two million volunteer hours a year. Owning a lot of time, Being mature and able to handle wide range of tasks, and receiving the opportunity to discover a potential career, make Eggers believes that college students are uniquely suited to do volunteer work. Eggers admits …show more content…
Eggers suggests that colleges should consider instituting a service requirement for graduation, and colleges are best-poised to create in their students a lifelong commitment to volunteering. He pointed out that there are even programs done by colleges and high schools in order to gain more than two million volunteer hours a year. Owning a lot of time, Being mature and able to handle wide range of tasks, and receiving the opportunity to discover a potential career, make Eggers believes that college students are uniquely suited to do volunteer work. Eggers admits that a service requirement will not work everywhere, therefore colleges could give credit for services instead of forcing students to finish a graduation requirement. Moreover, he thinks colleges could provide the service requirement in their junior year, because the students are settled and have more hours and stability in their schedules. Eggers emphasizes that volunteering is by nature transformative, even they are forced to serve, their sympathy will be shown once they meet those who need their help. In addition, there is no reason for colleges to ignore how students may contribute to the world.
In “Serve or Fail,” Dave Eggers dissatisfies the phenomenon that although college students have too much leisure, they are not willing to give a few hours doing

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