The 5 Critical Skills Every College Graduate Should Have

*in the form of a rhetorical précis*

Jeffrey J. Selingo, in his essay “Here Are The Five Critical Skills Every New College Graduate Should Have” published online on the Washington Post on April 18th, 2016, argues that there are five necessary skills new college graduates need in order to be successful in life: including digital-awareness, innate daily schedules, perpetual desire to learn, use of school-obtained skills in daily life, and modesty. Selingo supports this statement through utilizing various experiences of youths in using innovations of technology; then conveys certain statistics in order to influence readers that in order to socially grow and expand that it is necessary to have  the ability to make any schedule and follow through with it; and also utilizes quotes from professionals in the education field to prove that being curious and passionate in learning is one of the most important skills in living life; then finally stating personal experiences from the workplace in an educational system that proves the significance in modesty. Selingo’s purpose was to give a positive influence to the talented and educated progeny of society in being able to live their lives to the fullest and live their lives to their fullest potential. He adopts a tone of passion and generosity. 

Do you agree that these are the necessary skills a college graduate should have? If you don’t, what do you think are the critical skills and how do they have a beneficial impact on each graduate?

What do you think?


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