College Too Easy For Some Students

July 26th, 2012

Is college too easy?
“Over the past half-century, the amount of time college students actually study — read, write and otherwise prepare for class — has dwindled from 24 hours a week to about 15, survey data show. And that invites a question: Has college become too easy? Ashley Dixon, a sophomore at George Mason University, anticipated more work in college than in high school. Instead, she has less. In a typical week, Dixon spends 18 hours in classes and another 12 in study. All told, college course work occupies 30 hours of her week. Dixon is a full-time student, but college, for her, is a part-time job.”
washingtonpost.com

One Response

  1. dxn says:

    Has anyone considered that also over the past half-century something called the world wide web with search engines like Google that can find relevant information in milliseconds has emerged?

    A twenty page paper is a breeze if you can look to millions of articles and even academic papers with just a small payment to an ISP.
    Also relatively big tutoring centers are widely available now in both private and public institutions, not to add the emergence of millions of private tutors and office hours of faculty. Did students had all of the previously mentioned resources over a half century ago?.

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