Monday, May 6, 2013

Being a Human Being in the Academic World

This may not be directly related to our discussion, but when we were talking about the article on the disadvantages of elite education, I thought of this article. It is written by a Professor at Harvey Mudd, and it discusses how "Your accomplishments are NOT what make you a worthy human being." Like we said in class, I think that it is really important to remember the real reason why teachers teach and why students learn. Although it is so easy to get lost in the moment (especially during this time of seemingly endless finals), once we understand that a letter grade does not make us who we are, all of the stress becomes a whole lot easier with which to deal.

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