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Well, it looks like the professors are effectively doing their jobs at creating a new generation of Little Eichmanns.

Study: Many college students not learning to think critically

An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn’t learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.

Many of the students graduated without knowing how to sift fact from opinion, make a clear written argument or objectively review conflicting reports of a situation or event, according to New York University sociologist Richard Arum, lead author of the study. The students, for example, couldn’t determine the cause of an increase in neighborhood crime or how best to respond without being swayed by emotional testimony and political spin.

I really didn’t give a shit about debating my college professors … much. I learned to just sit there and write what they wanted to read. Seriously, what’s the point? The few times I did speak out came back to bite me in the ass. If someone wants to engage in critical thinking, that person doesn’t need to sit in a classroom and piss away thousands of dollars.

While I’m on the subject of studies, I noticed this gem a while back.

I stopped taking this “poll” seriously when I got to: “Of the 1,234 American adults polled, 89.7 percent said their diet was “somewhat” (52.6 percent)…”

Nine in 10 Americans say their diet is healthy but only a quarter limit the amount of fat or sugar they eat, and two-thirds don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, a poll published Tuesday found.

“Americans tend to give themselves high marks for healthy eating, but when we asked how many sugary drinks, fatty foods, and fruits and veggies they consumed, we found that their definition of healthy eating was questionable,” said Nancy Metcalf of Consumer Reports Health, which conducted the poll.

Of the 1,234 American adults polled, 89.7 percent said their diet was “somewhat” (52.6 percent), “very” (31.5 percent), or “extremely” healthy (5.6 percent).

But 43 percent of the survey respondents said they drank at least one sugary soda or other sweetened drink every day, and just one in four said they limited sweets, sugars or fats in their diet, the poll conducted in early November found.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

January 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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