Look up Taft College's Mission at http://www.taftcollege.edu/administration/pdf/mission_statement.pdf, and compare it to the reasons Weisberger claims students should attend college. How do they compare (or contrast) with your reasons for attending college? Write 4 to 6 sentences, your name, the section, and the date.
As with “Math Anxiety”, Robinson agrees that students succeed based on their attitude. Choose one learning myth to discuss why students succumb to believing in it. Be very clear in your response. Write 4 to 6 sentences, and include your name, the section, and the date.
Malcolm X levels serious criticisms against colleges that merely grant degrees as status symbols without providing the depth of knowledge that a true scholar should truly possess; he even suggests that colleges tolerate too many distractions that detract from a student truly learning. Do you agree with his critique particularly when he argued college students don't read as much as they should? Why/why not? Write 4 to 6 sentences; include your name, the section, and date.
A person's math perspective, according to Tobias, determines whether s/he sinks or swims. She even cites the difference in perspective between Asian children compared to Americans in a survey where Americans thought a person’s ability determined one’s success while Asians generally pointed to hard work as the main ingredient. Could a person’s perspective on “difficult” subjects really impact his/her success? Explain your answer. Write 4 to 6 sentences, and include you name, section, and date.
Discuss what you think was the main point of the article in two sentences or less. Then include AT LEAST two strategies that instructors can employ to reduce plagiarism in the classroom.
Online learning has its critics and proponents. What are some of the pros and cons to an online education? Do you think an online education offers the same quality of instruction for all classes as some proponents have pointed out: "any student will be able to get higher education on demand and employers will give those online credentials the same stock as an Ivy League education" (75)? Include 4-6 sentences, your name, and section in your response.
How does Gilbert’s experience of being labeled “ADHD” shed light on how people diagnosed with “disabilities” are treated/mistreated or misdiagnosed? What does she mean when she explains that people with ADHD are "hunters in the gatherer's world" (71)? Also, read another person's response, and respond to it. Include 4-6 sentences, your name, and section in your response.
To pay for college, most students have to either juggle a part-time or a full-time job. As mounting responsibilities compete for the students' time, they often have less time to complete assignments, among them reading, which is an essential skill for learning how to critically think. Can a student be educated if s/he does not read assigned work? Why/why not? Write four to six sentences with ONE example from the essay; include your name and section too.
Lydia Amy, St. Thomas University’s Dean of Enrollment Management, believes the gender gap issue is “a reflection of people graduating from high school” (59). Think about your classes: do you notice a gender gap? If so, who's missing? Cite two to three reasons why a certain gender--male or female--may decide to delay college. Include 4-6 sentences, your name, and section in your response.
Should employers use personal websites as Facebook and Myspace to assess future employees? Is this, as Nancy Bauer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy an invasion of privacy tantamount to spying on one’s private life? Write 4 to 6 sentences, AND include your name plus the section of English you are enrolled in (English 900.20, 900.21, 900.23, or 900.25). Check for text language and misspelled words before you post.