"College Tuition is One of the Few Things You Pay...
May 19, 2007 3:04am CST
Hoping You Won't Get Your Money's Worth!" Whether we are paying for school ourselves, or we are using some kind of aid, do we really want to get the most for our money? Do we want the teacher or professor who expects us to ingest the most information, or do we try to get the one that has the most lenient curriculum? Do we spend our "free" time reinforcing what we've learned, or are we relieved that we can spend it doing things we'd rather do... even though we paid a lot to be there, so what time is "free" and what time is paid for? Why do most students pay a lot of money to go to college, hoping they won't have to get much more than a degree out of it?
• United States
23 May 07
OMG, did you hit the nail on the head! I am a college professor (nursing) and you wouldn't believe how many students have the outlook of 'just give me a grade and let me out of here.' They are satisfied with mediocrity. And for God sakes, we aren't talking about learning how to sell dresses in a store or something, we are talking about taking care of someone's health and life!!! I get sooooo angry at students sometimes. It is apparent that this has been their outlook all through college when I get them for their last two years and their English skills suck and their math skills are in the toilet. They never seem to want to go that extra mile or learn just for the sake of learning.....to know more and develop a better understanding. OOOOOHHHH, I best go get some blood pressure meds, you got me started! Ha!
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
23 May 07
I bet you just love the question... "does spelling count?". I remember cringing hearing that question asked of teachers in High School... when I got to college and heard it I'm the one who needed a paramedic! What was worse was when the teacher told them "no... as long as I can read it." (of course the paramedic program instructors never said that... just the gen eds)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Sorry to be so long in getting back here! I just recently (yesterday) found the 'notify me if someone responds' option on myLot! Yes, I hear the spelling question often but what is infinitely worse is, after I speak about something for say 15 minutes, someone will say, "Do we need to know that for the test?" When that happens I so want to tell them to get out of class and go to WalMart and get a job. They have no business trying to be a nurse if all that matters to them is 'the test.'