University students are struggling to read entire books
. . . but they can pike about, whinge, kvetch, and then punt.
"Students have reacted to claims from university professors that they struggle to read books from cover to cover by admitting it is true - but insisting it's because universities don't give them enough time to finish them.
University academics caused a furore this week by claiming many students found the thought of reading books all the way to the end “daunting”, due to shorter attention spans and an inability to focus on complex philosophies."
Sorry, not true it's not the amount of time, its how the students are assessed. It's the testing!
"Minesh Parekh, Education Officer at University of Sheffield Students’ Union said: “It’s just not true that students find reading whole books too challenging. The reason some students don’t read whole books isn’t because they struggle to, but because of problems with how we’re assessed, and the over-emphasis universities place on assessment.'"
Exactly what is standing between these lazy kids and reading the book, testing isn't that happens long after the book is read. No, it pure unadulterated laziness, and a desire for the credential, the degree, but not the education, the education requires hard work, thought, and diligence. Just give them the degree in exchange for a few thousand quid.
Forget that, forget that, it's all wrong. "Lizzy Kelly, a history student at Sheffield added: “Students might be more inclined to read what academics want them to if our curricula weren’t overwhelmingly white, male and indicative of a society and structures we fundamentally disagree with because they don't work for us.”
Ah, yes, too many white males, and too indicative of society, and structures the students fundamentally disagree with.
I have an idea! Give the test, and fail those who earned the F, and give an A to those who earned the A. And so on and so forth. Then let the chip fall where they will. Return college to what it used to be, and should be today, and let the crappy, lazy, whingey, pikers collect their F's on the way to dropping out.
Is this really as difficult as you are making it?
If you childish prats are going to wheedle, do it like a pro, here is the seminar, free: