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    This is really a research article disguised as a book That's the worst part of this study Also the graphics are miserable and the uality of the writing is wooden So much for the bad The good is that this work is perhaps the final brick in the wall in assessing the nature of contemporary college education Chris He

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    After receiving a pretty lucrative grant from some folks I just can't name here at my former gig at Pacific Tech I recruited a large

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    Academically Adrift highlights an important problem with higher education extremely low levels of learning as measured in terms of critical thinking complex problem solving and communicationThe authors are careful to point out that this does

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    I jumped into this book thinking it was going to be the most important book on education that I'd read this year I was sorely disappointed Arum bemoans the decline of critical thinking complex reasoning and written communication so much it becomes the mantra of the book And yet the book itself is as poorly written as an

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    This is a splendid dry detailed and frustrating little book potentially interesting to most people involved in higher education teachers administrators deans student politicians etcI’ve seen uite a few test of learning outcomes administered to large populations of students but what makes this one interesting is the focus on the broad general skill sets of liberal education critical thinking complex reasoning and writing These ar

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    510Very uneven chapters depending on the coauthors Some are very insightful but two do nothing but unbelievable rhetorical and mental contortions to try oh so hard to not let hereditarianism or biological group differences s

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    Academically Adrift Limited Learning on College Campuses is a detailed collection of statistics and cross references to additional research compiled by the authors While the book contains 259 pages the relevant information it presents is limited to the first 144 pages The remainder is devoted to the bibliography and validation of the authors’ statistical analysisThe book can be summarized by three basic theme

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    This is a book that should be read by every college professor dean provost and president Far too many of our colleges are failing in their mission to educate undergraduates The authors suggest one crude recommendation which they reiterate ad nauseum have students read at least 40 pages a week per class and have them write over twenty pages in at least one class This makes sense Apparently students are able to graduate

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    I looked at some of the other GoodReads reviews after I finished this book and I have to agree with those who said the writing style is wooden and not engaging But I was interested enough in the topic and the findings to read the who

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    Five stars do not seem enough reward for this book Every university academic and every student should read it The writers demonstrate how and

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Ses transcript data and for the first time the state of the art Collegiate Learning Assessment a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year According to their analysis of than 2300 undergraduates at twenty four institutions 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills including critical thinking complex reasoning and writing during their first two years of college As troubling as their findings are Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they. 510Very uneven chapters depending on the coauthors Some are very insightful but two do nothing but unbelievable rhetorical and mental contortions to try oh so ha

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In spite of soaring tuition costs and students go to college every year A bachelor’s degree is now reuired for entry into a growing number of professions And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born Almost everyone strives to go but almost no one asks the fundamental uestion posed by Academically Adrift are undergraduates really learning anything once they get thereFor a large proportion of students Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that uestion is a definitive no Their extensive research draws on survey respon. This is really a research article disguised as a book That s the worst part of this study Also the graphics are miserable and the uality of the writing is wooden Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series kids to college when they’re born Almost everyone strives to go but almost no one asks the fundamental uestion posed by Academically Adrift are undergraduates really learning anything once they get thereFor a large proportion of students Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that uestion is a definitive no Their extensive research draws on survey respon. This is really a research article disguised as a book That s the worst part of this study Also the graphics are miserable and the uality of the writing is wooden

FREE READ Á VANSOUTLETMALL.CO.UK í Richard Arum

Will come as no surprise instead they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students faculty administrators policy makers and parents all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts but Arum and Roksa’s report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us al. Academically Adrift Limited Learning on College Campuses is a detailed collection of statistics and cross references to additional research compiled by the autho