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10 things I wish every student knew about how to be successful in college - Vox

Take statistics, study abroad, and more advice from a Columbia professor.

Via billcoffin
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I realize that there is a wide curriculum in college that reaches across the knowledge of the earth. There are so many subjects available to study with a variety of occupations attached to those fields. The suggestions from the Columbia professor, Christopher Blattman, gave me a greater perspective of all the possibilities for my future career.

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Are College and Career Skills Really the Same?

Are College and Career Skills Really the Same? | College Preparation and Readiness | Scoop.it

Via Mel Riddile
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This article brings me new insight on the difference between college development and career skills. College provides the qualifications to learn certain career skill sets, however some occupations have entry level jobs that train such skills on the spot. This essentially poses an interesting clash between needing to build career experience vs. college degree achievement. 

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Standards for incoming college students are too low

Standards for incoming college students are too low | College Preparation and Readiness | Scoop.it

“About 70 percent of the high school graduates who enter our colleges across the state aren’t prepared for college-level work. These students must complete additional remedial studies before they can begin earning college credit, so they are much less likely to graduate from college or complete their education goals.”

 

“It’s not because students can’t learn or teachers aren’t effective. The problem is our expectations have been too low. Setting a higher bar for children in elementary and secondary school will ultimately result in better prepared high school graduates.

 

“We’re already seeing improvements from the education standards put in place four years ago. Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the nation on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Tennessee has also made dramatic improvements in student ACT test scores. It all starts with high standards.

 

“When Tennessee’s higher standards were put in place, educators from our state helped develop the standards and assessments that would appropriately gauge readiness for college and career. We opted in on higher standards because it was a process Tennesseans could influence and we could ultimately compare our progress with other states.”


Via Deb Gardner
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The major concern that stands is whether or not colleges are posing high expectations or high schools are not being rigorous enough. The transition from high school to college is a big step, however not being prepared for college level classes is a problem that should be over looked with a high level of urgency. There must be a change in the curriculum of high school education so that the generation that holds the next will be able to. 

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