Entry Prompt Draft & Final

Entry Prompt Draft & Final

Draft:

Higher education is a system that starting to become more of a necessity then it is an option. Barnett makes the point “higher education is unsettling” because of the fact that it creates students that never get final answers. I believe that college creates students that are well-rounded people of our world. College makes us functioning citizens that would actually give a legitimate contribution.

What Barnett is trying to say is that once you join the circle that is higher education you will never find that “final answer” because students a taught to question everything. Which is what Nussbaum was stating in his passage.  College pushes students to be creative and to think outside the box in this “critical world” that we live in. The University of New England from day one has sat there and told us as students to question everything.  Because you can tell that they live by Nussbaum’s philosophy of creating people that are well rounded, thoughtful thinkers.  Granted this may force kids to be caught up in the loop that is never finding the answer that they want.  Nussbaum also mentions that “liberal arts” prepares us to be “informed, independent, and sympathetic” citizens.  What he means by this is that people should be able to have genuine thoughts that really make a difference. The two passages show the education system puts us in a loop of not getting an answer.

Barnett’s idea is that is high school students get spoon fed information and accept it for what it is.  When we are forced into this “unsettling” event that is college. Freshman has to rethink the way they are.  The first two years are used to mold students that will push the boundary and try to find the inevitable point where we can’t get an answer. He’s also saying that college will be difficult and that as students will have to be prepared for it.  Personally at my high school we were taught that we had to think outside the box as well. I grew up in a very small mountain town that always pushed students to voice their opinion on any topic.  When they didn’t agree there would have to be some form of debate. No matter the class you would always have to speak up and really question why the teacher said that or how something got that way.  By reading these passages it made me realize that because of where I grew up I’ve personally been trained to always question.

We can’t be sent out into the world and not have the ability to think our way through things because we live in a world where people pray on those who will believe anything. My knowledge is really that you have to question everything and never stop for the “final answer”. As said earlier my hometown was a place that pushed us to question everything.  Ultimately college is a place that really pushes kids to become the citizens that can think for themselves and function in the real world.  

 

Final:

Higher education is a system that starting to become more of a necessity then it is an option. Barnett makes the point “higher education is unsettling” because of the fact that it creates students that never get final answers. I believe that college creates students that are well-rounded people of our world. College makes us functioning citizens that would actually give a legitimate contribution.

What Barnett is trying to say is that once you join the circle that is higher education you will never find that “final answer” because students are taught to question everything. Which is what Nussbaum was stating in his passage.  College pushes students to be creative and to think outside the box in this “critical world” that we live in. The University of New England from day one has sat there and told us as students to question everything.  Because you can tell that they live by Nussbaum’s philosophy of creating people that are well rounded, thoughtful thinkers.  Granted this may force kids to be caught up in the loop that is never finding the answer that they want.  Nussbaum also mentions that “liberal arts” prepares us to be “informed, independent, and sympathetic” citizens.  What he means by this is that people should be able to have genuine thoughts that really make a difference. The two passages show the education system puts us in a loop of not getting an answer.

Barnett’s idea is that is high school students get spoon fed information and accept it for what it is.  When we are forced into this “unsettling” event that is college. Freshman has to rethink the way they are.  The first two years are used to mold students that will push the boundary and try to find the inevitable point where we can’t get an answer. He’s also saying that college will be difficult and that as students will have to be prepared for it.  Personally at my high school we were taught that we had to think outside the box as well. I grew up in a very small mountain town that always pushed students to voice their opinion on any topic.  When they didn’t agree there would have to be some form of debate. No matter the class you would always have to speak up and really question why the teacher said that or how something got that way.  By reading these passages it made me realize that because of where I grew up I’ve personally been trained to always question.

We can’t be sent out into the world and not have the ability to think our way through things because we live in a world where people pray on those who will believe anything. My knowledge is really that you have to question everything and never stop for the “final answer”. As said earlier my hometown was a place that pushed us to question everything.  Ultimately college is a place that really pushes kids to become the citizens that can think for themselves and function in the real world.