In this way the students are not just constricted to learning and are be build a better foundation. If there was a mandate distribution requirement, then more student would be prone to take more classes on the humanities. He also criticizes the poor decision making of the president of the university and how he did nothing to stop it. Gregory Petsko even compares him to a character name Faust in a play by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Faust is the story of a scholar who makes a deal with the devil to sell his soul in return for anything.
Opposing viewpoints say that throughout life one can do that on their own, it doesn’t take college to figure that out. However, college “encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for additional growth and development” (Importance of College Education). College offers many classes, and opportunities that’ll narrow someones options down to what they like to do, and what they want nothing to do with. Also, you can meet new people and expand your ways of thinking about what you want to do in life; open your mind to new ideas (The Value of Education 41).
Reading and Writing are Important Stephen King's "Reading to Write" (72) give details about King's methods on becoming a better writer. To become a better writer, you must read a whole heap of books. There are so many other things you can read other than books like magazines, newspapers, labels on food, and papers. As a student in college, I understand Stephen King's methods. Reading and Writing will help me further my college education, and it will help me get to my goal.
Small classes will allow me to have individual learning from my professors. Small classes typically focus more on involvement through discussion and allow students to learn in a collaborating style that is typically not available at a large university. Working individually with professors will allow me to receive constructive criticism which will strengthen my skills and prepare me for a four-year university. High school graduates who are unsure of what they want to study or intimated by the idea of a university may find community college to be an easier transition. Community college is a place to start fresh.
Dr. Derek Cabrera’s thought on metacognition, human and education is absorbing. He shares perspectives on four universal thinking skills: Distinctions; “Systems; Relationships; and Perspectives (DSRP)” that should be taught in learning institutions. Dr. Cabrera states, “Thinking is simply a process of structuring information and doing something meaningful with it.” Dr. Cabrera also argues that people lack critical analytical thinking, great at school work, but not real life situation. Education needs to be fixed from the bottom up; that can be accomplished by teaching thinking skills.
Contrary to what some might think, in the United States many novels have been banned or challenged. One book that has been controversial since its publication in 1884 is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains a very frequent use of the n-word, which is the center of its controversy. Many people don’t believe that it should be taught in our country’s high schools, while others insist that the novel is a major piece of American literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should still be taught, but instead of at high schools, moved to college curriculum.
It has come to my attention that certain General Education (Gen Ed) courses may be removed from the curriculum. I’d like to address one Ged Ed course in particular, Math 107: Precalculus, and explain my reasoning for why it would not be in our university’s benefit to drop this course. In my experience, few areas of study challenge students like a math course. Explained in the chapter “Learning to Think” of scholar and liberal arts advocate Fareed Zakaria’s In Defense of a Liberal Education, there are multiple types of intelligence: linguistic, musical, and logical-mathematical.
That path requires a great deal of time and effort to educate myself in understanding people. Any scholarship I receive will go towards that mission. With any contributions made towards the cost of living, books, and school materials, I will be able to spend more time thoroughly studying my textbooks beyond what is expected of me in the classroom, participate in any case studied I can get my hands on, search for internships, enjoying the privilege of being a student while taking advantage of all of VCUs resources.
We are in a century of technological advancement. Like in history you are put in school so you could learn the history and change what your ancestors and many others have done wrong. Lifes the way you perceive it whether you made the most out of everything or barely tried , “At the same time, however, an overwhelming majority of college graduates—86%—say that college has been a good investment for them personally.” (doc f) 86% is a large group of a majority stating that college has been a wonderful addition for them and an accomplishment they could tell. College helps you become independent and get involved with world problems that could be solved through learning.
The importance of critical thinking couldn’t be more highly prioritized in academia, even when its application faces much constraint in English language development. What could be so important about a non-linguistic skill in classrooms that are generally devoted to improving linguistic abilities? Critical thinking might play an extra-linguistic role in the context of English language learning, and writing could be one of several modalities used to realize this role in secondary classrooms. It is stated that in the 1970’s, many sociologists and cognitive scientists were interested in the acts of composing as a way to observe how students learn (Sokolik, 2003). Subsequent teaching developments in writing that emphasized problem solving build upon the foundation of these findings.
I imagine both the professors and my peers will offer me new outlooks. Helping me see things that were obvious to others but new to me. I see myself participating in lectures and group discussions that challenge me unlike previous academic experiences. Kilachand Honors College will help encapsulate my intellectual goals by giving me new insights to various problem solving ideas. My mother has always said school is not meant to measure what you already know, but to expose you to new information and how to use it.
We as young scholars can easily comprehend the importance of literature, but if our reach to success is limited to only one source of information then we would not be able to comprehend the full expansion of knowledge. The fictional novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury expresses the critical aspects and values of reading books and that censoring out books including fiction limits the knowledge of a society. Although non-fiction adds additional preparation towards the understanding of information of the real world, fiction should absolutely be a primary part of the learning experience at least until college levels because it allows students to expand their imagination to spark creative ideas, does not limit their capability of expression through literature, and gives them a passion to reading. There are countless
When thinking about education, for the most part one always thinks about school. Is education really just about school or what does it mean to be educated is the big question. Being educated to me, does not mean having a degree or is not determined by whether one came from an Ivy League school. Everyone can go to a university and earn a degree but one who truly is educated learns something and actually uses their knowledge. To be educated means having your horizons broaden and your visions are clear.
Over the past four years I have dealt with circumstances that have affected me positively and allowed me to grow. I have gained much perspective, determination, and responsibility. These qualities have aided my highschool career and help me continue to succeed in college. I plan on going into engineering; the Honors College is the place where I want learn exactly what branch of engineering that I want to pursue. My ultimate goal is to become a well rounded person and student; I want to take full.
In the different texts I’ve read called “The Purpose Of Education” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and “Want to Get Into College? Learn to Fail” by Angel B. Perez I’ve notice although they bear some minor similarities the differences between the both are very clear. One major difference in both the text is the time they were written. Text #1 purpose of education was published in 1947 and text #2 learn to fail was in 2012 already they can both bring up a variety of topics, but I still see some of the same patterns even after half a century later. Not to say that both can’t tap into or overlap on some similar and enthralling ideas about education.