Ungar author of “The New Liberal Arts” who believes liberal arts is necessary for high school and college students, he argues that liberal arts sets the stage for the future and what jobs will soon anticipate when looking for an employee. Although I agree with liberal arts being taught to elementary and middle school students, I cannot accept the fact that Murray believes liberal arts should end with the eighth grade, why should learning ever stop, knowledge is power and students should continue to learn until they are not able to learn
I write a vocabulary word on one card and the definition on another card then I make a matching game. I write down how many I get right and how many I get wrong, for each one I get wrong I place them aside and review them again after I finish the game. For each one I get right I provide a reward. Having fun with studying and learning teaches you to enjoy the classes your taking and what you’re learning instead of boring you and make you not want to review or do the assignment. Being an over achiever
Also the author’s description of Yale students is relative to colleges in America everywhere. Zinsser say, “If I have described the modern undergraduate primarily as a driven creature who is largely ignoring the blithe spirit inside who keeps trying to come out and play, it’s because that’s where the crunch is, not only Yale but throughout American education”. In addition to pressures listed by Zinsser there are many more pressures college students possibly face, such as: facing the future and multitasking. Facing the future is probably the pressure I deal with the most. While I have a clear idea of what I want to do as an adult, I also find myself overwhelmed by trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.
In Barbara Ehrenreich’s article she theorizes that, “…Employers prefer college grads because they see a college degree chiefly as mark of one’s ability to obey and conform.” This statement in which Ehrenreich gives her theory on how employers think is outrageous. I go to college because I want to start a good foundation that will help benefit my career. Students should want to go to college to help their futures, not to just get a job. My second reason for disagreeing mostly with Ehrenreich’s article of college being a scam is college should create students passion for what students want to do. In Ehrenreich’s article she states, “…Most of what you need to know you’re going to learn on the job anyway.” I think this example of Ehrenreich’s opinion from her article is just being used to sway the audience to side with her.
Jim’s father felt that if he could pay his way through college and still make Phi Beta Kappa then Jim could do with his grades. Jim’s father also felt that if Jim would party with his friends less and study harder he could get better than average grades. This was a negative in Jim’s opinion. 4. Apply the process of perception, starting on p. 64 to explain the interaction between Jim and his father.
A friend of a friend might complain to you how much they struggled to keep their grades up in college. These are all stories people tell you so that you don’t end up failing completely, but you know what you are capable of. The truth is that you can make college the best experience for yourself, if you don’t listen or think about the negative that may happen. As long as you make goals and stick with them through the year, you will be telling stories about how great of an experience college can be without the stress. Claire Howells Major’s “Exam Scams” analyzes and is composed of urban legends.
College has been considered a place of education opportunity and a prime personal interest of high school students and high school graduates. Bird (1975), “College is a waste of time and money” discusses why individuals go to college, describes the college-life of students and proceeding with jobs with a college diploma in her article to explain why college is a waste of time and money. Bird fails to balance the pros and cons by limiting her arguments to time and money. Why go to college? This is one topic Bird touches upon in her article, in many instances she has wrote about different reasons why someone may or may not go to college.
Nora Lopez Eng. 28 Dr. Swerdlow 02-25-2014 Older Returning Student to College New generations are welcome back to college older students as well. As a Counselor of ELAC, I would like to help students who struggle with the transition to college life. Many older students feel that being older it makes it harder to adjust to college. My job is to inform you of many ways to make your college years enjoyable and not stressful.
However, parents and teachers do not realize the lie they are promoting to the students of the next generation. The lies that culture actively pursues and pollutes students with are the ideas that college is necessary for success, the exclusivity of knowledge is only found at a university, the material comes from success in college, and success is ones own happiness. The message that society drills into the minds of students is that college is a necessary process to earning a living and being successful. Although furthering an education in college is common, there is no need to succumb to an inexistent ideal. Success outside of a college degree looks interactive.
In addition to re-creating or creating an ethical student, the author purposes inventing assignments that are built on ethical thinking and constructive content understanding rather than questions directly relating to “copy and paste” from a text book. What I found most interesting is the fact that author makes several reference to appealing to a student’s ethics by enlisting others to help curb plagiarism. It is obvious that when, very little, push comes to shove, students will throw away their integrity to make a grade. Perhaps it’s the professors that put too much weight in what college means to students. Whereas higher learning used to be a melting pot or harbinger for grand new ideas and scholars, for the majority of students – it is a means to an end.