8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college

Benefits of virtual education vs. traditional education

Granted, and...

I’m working hard on my next literacy post:

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Meanwhile, this occurred to me on my walk just now, after pondering recent chats with my two kids who are currently in college:

  1. The schedule. No college has any class meet every day; no college schedule requires a student to be in class every hour of the school day. Many classes meet for 2 or 3 hours at a time.
  1. Homework expectations. It is assumed in most colleges that for every hour in class a student is expected to work at least an hour outside of class on reading, writing, research – often more.
  1. Writing. In all but the least demanding colleges, students are expected to write serious academic papers of at least 3-4 pages every few weeks in courses other than Languages or Math.
  1. Online work. In most of today’s college courses, there is a significant online component to the course.
  1. Primary-source…

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About Jonathan Lankford

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Bible with a concentration in missions and intercultural communication. He also earned his Master's in Business Quality Management (MBQPM) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's in Education (MEd) focusing on Administration. He has been an educator since 2007, teaching English and humanities in Vietnamese universities. He currently holds the position of Associate Registrar at Tan Tao University, Vietnam.
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