The part that got me was that basic literacy was only sightly higher in 4 year college students than in the general population. I would have thought college students would be way above the general curve for that kind of thing. Same with critical thinking skills.jtolleson said:They should yank the accreditation of colleges who apparently confer "degrees" on folks who can't even perform skills that SHOULD be expected of high school graduates. Shame shame shame.
Bocephus Jones II said:
After teaching lit at our mutual alma mater I'm not surprised.Bocephus Jones II said:
Yeah, but they probably do pretty well compared to other people preparing to enter a field where the starting pay is $25-30k.PsyDoc said:College of education majors score the lowest on SAT scores, and do the poorest when taking GRE, LSAT, or the MCAT later on when trying to go into grad school. And, the professors rank the lowest in terms of publishing peer reviewed articles.
PsyDoc said:College of education majors score the lowest on SAT scores, and do the poorest when taking GRE, LSAT, or the MCAT later on when trying to go into grad school. And, the professors rank the lowest in terms of publishing peer reviewed articles.
So true, so true, if everyone is special, no one is, and this allows for the people that should be getting A's and B's, with no where to go. So I have a 4.0, if everyone else has a 4.0 (or allot of people), what does it mean? Nothing. And since it's relatively easy to get an A, I don't have to work very hard at all. I just go to class, turn in papers, go ride my bike, and get a A, sure I'd like to think that it's because I'm a super genius, but lets be real.... Honestly I learn more out of class than I do in class, reading books is where I get my education, sure those books come out of the Uni. library more often than not, so they are contributing.bigrider said:There was a great article on grade creep at the Ivy League Universities over the past 30 years. It basically said that the majority of students received a C grade which was considered a decent grade. Now most students receive B grades or higher in their classes because everyone wants to be considered above average.
man, youd be amazed. basketball is big at my college and the basketball players are NEVER in class. they get all sorts of breaks on deadlines and are still dumb as a rock. sure playing basketball is fun, but what are you gonna do when you graduate and your dumber then when you started?haiku d'etat said:it BLOWS MY BRAINS OUT that colleges are THAT into sports as to push moreons through class with failing performance yet PASSING grades, to play _______ball.