8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college

Granted, and...

I’m working hard on my next literacy post:

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Meanwhile, this occurred to me on my walk just now, after pondering recent chats with my two kids who are currently in college:

  1. The schedule. No college has any class meet every day; no college schedule requires a student to be in class every hour of the school day. Many classes meet for 2 or 3 hours at a time.
  1. Homework expectations. It is assumed in most colleges that for every hour in class a student is expected to work at least an hour outside of class on reading, writing, research – often more.
  1. Writing. In all but the least demanding colleges, students are expected to write serious academic papers of at least 3-4 pages every few weeks in courses other than Languages or Math.
  1. Online work. In most of today’s college courses, there is a significant online component to the course.
  1. Primary-source…

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