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From the Ted Talk by Sajay Samuel: How college loans exploit students for profit

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Let's look at that number more carefully, because on the face of it, it seems to belie the stories we all hear about _______ grads working as baristas and cashiers. Of 100 people who enroll in any form of post-secondary education, 45 do not ________ it in a ______ _______, for a number of _______, including financial. Of the 55 that do graduate, two will remain unemployed, and another 18 are underemployed. So, college grads earn more than high ______ grads, but does it pay for the exorbitant tuition and the lost wages while at college?

Solution

  1. complete
  2. fashion
  3. timely
  4. school
  5. reasons
  6. college

Original Text

Let's look at that number more carefully, because on the face of it, it seems to belie the stories we all hear about college grads working as baristas and cashiers. Of 100 people who enroll in any form of post-secondary education, 45 do not complete it in a timely fashion, for a number of reasons, including financial. Of the 55 that do graduate, two will remain unemployed, and another 18 are underemployed. So, college grads earn more than high school grads, but does it pay for the exorbitant tuition and the lost wages while at college?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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higher education 7
high school 5
student loan 3
colorado state 2
college grad 2
student debt 2
sales pitch 2
college grads 2
engineering student 2

Important Words

  1. baristas
  2. belie
  3. carefully
  4. cashiers
  5. college
  6. complete
  7. earn
  8. education
  9. enroll
  10. exorbitant
  11. face
  12. fashion
  13. financial
  14. form
  15. grads
  16. graduate
  17. hear
  18. high
  19. including
  20. lost
  21. number
  22. pay
  23. people
  24. reasons
  25. remain
  26. school
  27. stories
  28. timely
  29. tuition
  30. underemployed
  31. unemployed
  32. wages
  33. working