Econ 104 articles.docx - Econ 104 articles 1 How was human capital measured What sort of skills are evaluated Collegiate Learning Assessment(C.LLA the

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Econ 104 articles 1. How was human capital measured? What sort of skills are evaluated? Collegiate Learning Assessment (C.LLA), the skills that were evaluated were critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and communication skills 2. Do all students see an increase in their skills during their time in college? No, on average the students who took the test and then took it again their senior year improved less than half of one standard deviation, for many the results were much worse. 3. What activities increase the skills of college students? Studying alone learned more Students whose teacher enforced high academic expectations People who studied the liberal arts and sciences learned more than business, education and communication 4. How do skills acquired by college students matter after college? Do they matter only for finding a job? They matter when finding a job, finding a partner, engaging with society Those who finished school with high CLA scores were significantly less likely to be unemployed and success in the workplace 5. Is this article complementary or critical of how colleges are run? Why? It is critical of how college are run because it says some colleges are giving students a poor education and not teaching them the right critical skills they need in the workforce and real life 6. According to the article, how important are personal contacts in finding a job after
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