Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
Quite an interesting study.
One has to wonder how kids who lack these basic skills are even being admitted to college in the first place. It almost seems like colleges will take anyone who can pay (or take out loans to do so).
I feel like my college degree has been devalued a bit.
This a huge HUGE HUGE problem where I got to school...and DePaul isn't some little University of South Nowhere. We;re supposedly a fairly well-known, large and well-thought-of institution.
And yet, on my first day of Freshman English, we spent the entire hour going over how to write a sentence. As in, it has to contain a subject, verb, etc. Sad, huh?
Also, since I put off Freshman math to this year and I'm taking it now...we just learned percents. Now, I don't want to tto my own horn, but I came out of a pretty strenuous gifted program in a very good college prep school. But I KNOW we learned percents and rates in 4th grade (normal-college track learned it in 5th grade). It's just a waste of my time and money to have to deal with people who have no business being in college in the first place.
I'm glad I'm a music student at our conservatory. Conservatories have no issues with being choosy and pretentious in the worst way...which ends up working to my benefit. I have expectations to live up to.