Intellectual Competency And Seizure Case Studies

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Rose presents a case study about a distressed young woman named Andrea, who wants to go into premed, but her introductory chemistry course at college is really testing her fundamental educational base (Rose, 1989, p.190). Rose (1989) states, “Andrea could memorize facts and formulas but not use them to solve problems and her inability was representative of a whole class of difficulties experienced by freshmen. What young people come to define as intellectual competence what it means to know things and use them is shaped by their schooling” (p.190). I think that Andrea’s struggles with quantitative reasoning in the sciences and students who are struggling with their writing stem from the same source that Rose points out, their intellectual competence

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