Cameron Dear Professor Varnum, I have decided upon option “A” for my paper, as I was interested in the tactics that David Foster Wallace utilized in his commencement speech. In addition, I also found his views on the true value of a college education to be very interesting and was excited to share my views as well. Please give me your feedback at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Cameron Most college educations are what one makes of them and a college education is about more than simply earning a degree and preparing oneself for their future. A college education is about giving oneself the ability to have control over their life.
With critical thinking always question authority to make sure there is truth behind a story before you go and tell it to someone else. According to University of Phoenix Your College Experience (2011) Academic writing is the form of writing academically such as explanatory writing and exploratory writing. Exploratory writing helps you to freestyle write and write in your own words where as explanatory writing helps you back up your exploratory writing. Being able to distinguish the two is pretty much self
Statement on Plagiarism and Use of Turnitin The university has a robust policy relating to plagiarism. This seeks to both facilitate students to better understand what plagiarism is and to deter students from resorting to its use. You are urged to familiarize yourself with the following documents: • A Student’s Guide to Plagiarism, Collusion and Poor Academic Practice, March 2006 (available on the University website and contained in the Undergraduate Students Handbook) • Academic Misconduct Policy for Taught Programmes, June 2010 (available on The University website) • Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes of Study, September 2009 (available on the University website and contained in the Undergraduate Student
Motivation and determination by the doctoral student will ensure studying and critically thinking concerning scholarly peer-reviewed research they obtain. The learner should have time to practice the information literacy capability through critical writing and analyzing the subject matter. Doctoral students must overcome information literacy to succeed in the doctoral program. References Donald, J. (2002).
The conventions of college writing are very complex and if professors are more helpful and patient with first year students as they learn academic discourse, students will be better prepared for all future academic endeavors and they will have a better opportunity to strengthen and develop their voice. David Bartholomae, author of Inventing the University, is a professor who writes about the struggles that students face with transitioning into college level writing and learning to write with authority in academic discourse, all while maintaining a unique voice. I agree with Bartholomae’s views on the subject and his arguments are very valid because he speaks from the status and
Summary of “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” In the article, “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” by, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Drefius there are many suggestions on how to reform colleges to make the price of admission worth it to students attending. One idea stated in the article was engaging all students; “professors must make an effort to reach their students” (180). The authors are suggesting that instead of just teaching day to day curriculum they should pay attention to how all the students are performing. Another point stated was that colleges are not pushing their students minds. Instead of worrying about the pay off the students should be concerned with developing all they can intellectually.
For example, when considering the admission of a student they should initially look into their high school transcript other than their race. They should also interview the student to see what type of initiative the student has. Affirmative action shouldn’t be completely taken away for those who truly need the help. Another way of soft affirmative action would be the programs that help those students in minority races get into college because of their hard work. Others also might encourage students to continue on the path of education.
Learning Styles for College Students Isabella Cheesewright Everest University Online SLS 1105 –Strategies for Success Learning Styles for College Students As college students it is very important to take into consideration is our Learning Styles. "Learning Style reflects a person's preferred manner of acquiring, using and thinking about knowledge. (Cited in P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life chapter one page 16) In order to understand what Learning Style is most preferred for each individual, we must first identify which Learning Style we find most effective when we are acquiring knowledge. The basic aspect of our learning style is our receptive learning style, which consist of 4 different types of Learning Styles.
The Office of Judicial Affairs and Academic Integrity is here to assist you in understanding and/or instructing your students on the VCU Honor System - the University's academic integrity policy. As the spring semester progresses issues of academic integrity are sure to arise. Students may not be sure what would constitute a violation of the VCU Honor System or could benefit from a discussion of how to avoid finding themselves in a compromising situation. Perhaps faculty are unsure how to refer an alleged infraction for adjudication; or believe that they have the discretion to discipline the student . Student Conduct and Academic Integrity can offer a variety of presentations on the issues of academic integrity and the VCU Honor System.
3- To understand the evolution and current role of the U.S. in the world. 4- To differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view 5- To recognize and apply reasonable criteria for the acceptability of evidence and social research 6- To identify and understand differences and commonalties within diverse cultures Richland College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Learning to Learn: Developing Learning Power. Richland College is piloting its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in select classes. The QEP provides techniques, practices, and tools to help students develop the habits, traits or behaviors needed to be effective and successful lifelong learners in college and in life. For more information, please log onto http://www.richlandcollege.edu/qep2013/.