19 April 2016

Today's College Students


University students are increasingly unable to read a whole book as they simply don’t have the concentration spans required, nor are they able to understand complex, nuanced arguments, academics have said. Lecturers at leading British universities are having to actively encourage students to read beyond the set texts, and have noticed that students are increasingly unwilling to read whole texts. They say they believe internet culture is to blame . . .
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3 comments:

Champ Livingston said...

At least they didn't blame teachers this time...how refreshing.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Agreed. This issue is not the teacher's fault. We live in a screen obsessed world. There are a lot of advantages but, obviously, quite a bit of downside as well.

Brian Lee said...

It's not just college students. I've met plenty of older folks who can't understand anything nuanced, and have pathetically short attention spans. My dad's one of them (he's 73), and it drives me nuts.