Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
The variety of activities I was a part of showed character and how much I had to divide my time between. I felt that the ratio of my grades to how many extra-curricular activities better showed how I was as a student to the colleges I applied to. It shows practical abilities like time management, versus something unrealistic to my life plan, like titrating acids and bases for a redox reaction. These experiences through so many different time commitments aided me in my journey to figuring out where I wanted to end my academic career and what meant finally academically
To translate: when Charles Murray or Milo Yiannopoulos gives a speech, there are a few nods and a few shakes of the head, but their words are eventually forgotten. When these speakers are shoved aside they make a ruckus, and are remembered. On a college campus such as Middlebury, a capacity for questioning stated facts and thinking critically over ideas is highly valued: students should be capable of discerning the quality of a new idea (or a pastrami sandwich, for that matter). Indeed, the idea that exposing students to controversial ideas inevitably brings about their adoption is as offensive to said student body as it is to the
Are Trigger Warnings Doing More Harm Than Good? The biggest question that we see spreading across a number of universities today is whether or not we should require trigger warnings in the college classroom. Within universities and colleges, trigger warnings are the idea that professors should caution their students about any potentially upsetting material that they are about to be exposed to. Developing into a movement lead mostly by students; college campuses are now being demanded to “be scrubbed clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense (Lukianoff,1).” It has become a widespread debate of whether trigger warnings actually do more harm or good to those students who receive them. Many people believe that trigger warnings are a positive thing since it helps professors approach material
According to statistics, the many reasons students provided for failing courses and colleges were grouped into seven categories, motivation (35%), study habits (17%), academic preparedness (12%), external factor (11%), attitudes (10%), instruction (4%), relevancy issues (4%) (Cherif et al.). Students have mentioned that study habits, and instruction, and motivation have strictly contributed to their lack of success throughout a college environment. Although there are exceptions when it comes teaching students to adapt to the expectations of universities such as special needs individuals, it is crucial that students be aware of what they need to do to meet all standards and maybe even exceed them. The fact that 35 percent of students are lacking the necessary motivation to better themselves and complete college is quite absurd simply because this issue could have easily been avoided. Due to the lack of necessary preparation for the college environment and professors, Connie Matthiessen states that nearly 60 percent of first year college students have to take remedial courses ("Why are so many college students returning home?").
They think, “ Why is it being forced on me to do this when I already have taken my required classes to earn those credits”. The government should tell the school that they should offer the classes and not force it on them. Although it makes the students look good when colleges look at their applications, but the schools should still offer the choice to the students. It takes away their academic time, they have a lot going on with colleges such as work, applications, deadlines, preparing for college, and causes
In college is we plagiarize we may receive the following consequences as stated it the "Student Standards of Conduct guide"; failing grade, lowered grade, placed on disciplinary probation or suspension, or expelled from the college. If you use someone else's work out in the real world where you are no longer a student you can get sued for violation of copyright and lose a lot of money. Consequences of plagiarism can even sometimes end in termination from a job that you worked so hard to get. The American River Colleges Plagiarism policy benefits us by teaching to create our own thoughts and talk about information that we have learned in our own
You can also address alternative opinions here, but in that case, you have to demonstrate why they are erroneous and do not apply and provide evidence that supports your conclusions. • Proofreading and editing Read out your essay several times, preferably out loud and really listen to yourself. This is a great way to notice discrepancies or contradictions in your essay and address them on time, well before you turn your assignment in. Pay attention to both the grammar and spelling and logical fallacies; your teacher will be grading you on both! Also, ask a colleague to read through your essay as a fresh pair of eyes never
“When you are overwhelmed with multiple demands or run out of time, you can be tempted to hand in an assignment that is not cited properly”(Harvard University). Time management is key to avoiding plagiarism. Planning out assignments and creating deadlines for oneself is the best way to prevent plagiarism from creeping into a students thought process. “Sources must be cited, including not only print books and scholarly articles, but anything you borrow to craft your assignment”(Harvard University). If a student does not know how to cite the work they want to, it is always appropriate to ask a teacher of professor for help.
The student retorts, “we talk about what’s true, what’s important, what’s good. Well, how do you teach people to be good?” (p. 2). She also wonders whether Emerson would have “any ideas about what to do about what was worrying him-or did he think he’d done enough because he’s spelled the problem out to the Harvard professors?” (p. 2). When activities that promote both practical wisdom and connect information to application are missing, liberal education only makes the assumption students know how to bridge the disparity between thinking and doing. It does little to nurture its
He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture. Edmundson states in his essay that students lack intellectual curiosity. He blames the schools by saying colleges in America are using the consumer mentality to increase their enrollment, but this is affecting the quality of education students are receiving. But he also blames the students for not challenging their conventional thought in fear of being invalidated. He then goes on to call those students “not
If college students continue to cut out the aspects of education that may be upsetting, it is very likely that things worth learning will disappear. When classrooms are meant to comply with a certain level of safety and well being, the freedom of real curiosity and discovery are removed and unreal expectations for life are generated. Your Analysis: I found this article to be thought provoking and well written. The author, Peggy Noonan, brings up a number of points that I believe to be relevant in today’s education system. It’s definitely probable that if universities continually remove and edit classroom material and discussions, the kind of learning that results in actual progress will be inhibited.
Do you think because I missed some of your lecture on chapter 4 I will be completely lost, or will studying the power points in conjunction with the chapter and learnsmart be enough? I had an issues accessing learnsmart at first, but have found it extremely beneficial in my test preparations. I wish the issue were resolved before the first test; it really gives me a lot of confidence in my absorption of the information. Sorry for the long-winded email. I realize this is a college course, which means lots of independent study and figuring things out on your own.
The student author of the editorial seems to respect the honor code Groveton expects from its students, yet the author assumes the code itself is solely responsible for the alleged reduction in cheating at the school. Citing a survey to further empahsize the aforementioned assumption, the author only invites more speculation on the topic rather than providing further evidence as intended. While cheating is a frowned upon topic in all universities, this editorial is rife with assumptions and fallacious deduction, rendering the argument weak and unconvincing. First, the reporting system for Groveton 's novel honor code and the "old-fashioned" system it replaced both relyed solely on a human witness for reporting. Teachers used to monitor students and the new protocol calls for students to monitor each other and report any instances of cheating.
Delbanco explains how students have changed their reasons for attending a college when he states, “...yet on the assumption that immersing themselves in learning for the sheer joy of it, with the aim of deepening their understanding of culture, nature, and, ultimately, themselves, is a vain indulgence” (222). Secondary education has become too expensive for learning to be an indulgence. Students only go to college to get a degree in order to gain a high paying career. Davidson explains how dire the situation with low paying job is by saying how the process should work, “Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve” (339). Unfortunately, the productivity growth only leaves a bigger pay gap.