In the article, College Days by Garrison Kaillor, he talks about the memories and experiences that took place in his college days at University of Minnesota. Kaillor takes us back into his memories about college and is very descriptive while recalling what college was like for him. Keillor says that students “sat at the long oak library tables, heads bowed, rows and rows of them, reading, reading, reading.” This helps us as readers visualize the library filled with many students focused on their work, trying to expand their knowledge of their class work.
Kaillor starts to write about how he was not wealthy by any means going to college. In the 6th paragraph, he writes “Dad had made it clear that he couldn’t contribute to pay for my education, which I hadn’t asked him to and I was relieved not to have to consider an offer. A nice clean break. I got a job working the 6 to 10 a.m. shift in the big parking lot on the river flats for $1.48 an hour.” This goes to show that even if you do not come from a wealthy family, college is still possible. He worked long hours to pay for his education. He worked hard in and outside of the class room to make sure he could become something after college. Which is what every college kid strives for right?
Garrison Kaillor puts college into perspective and makes it relatable for students who have been there or for those who will be there. His article was very relatable and easy to follow and read.
Keillor, Garrison. “College Days.” Garrison Keillor. N.p., 07 May 2013. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.