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Journal Response- Homeless on Campus
Bader touches on several specific points throughout her report, some which include how college students struggle to maintain not only their grades but their home and child together. Bader writes about a twenty two year old battered woman who is trying to survive in a community who is not giving her much help or opportunity to go to college. However Aesha finds a way to escape her abuser and spends thirty days alongside her son in a temporary shelter. Afterwards she is place in EAU emergency assistance unit which was not a very comfortable place, all this while trying to finish her associate’s degree. You can easily see how Bader uses specific details in people’s life she is writing about. Bader not only notes by quoting the people who say the need of statistics to prove the astonishing number of homeless college students. She also utilizes real names and ages of real people, so the reader can feel and see the reality. Bader continues to focus on the lack of programs of day care that are out there for people who are homeless and with kids. She uses quotes that clearly show how unprepared this country is when it comes to homeless students she strategically inputs the following quote “As far as I know, no college has ever asked for help in reaching homeless students,” Another way Bader could have made her point a bit more explicit is by writing her experience as a professor and having to deal with a lot of students whose home situation is affecting their schoolwork. As a professor that took the time to write this piece we can clearly see her concern about her students. Bader could have giving the reader personal experience to further prove her point, and about how she deals with this type of…...

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