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Unformatted text preview: Stockhold1 Olesia Stockhold Eng. 122-012 Inst. April Lewandowski Edmunson Summary/Response 1/31/2011 Edmunson Summary/ Response In his essay, “On the Uses of a Liberal Education,” Mark Edmunson conveys his frustration with the direction in which higher education has gone. Edmunson, a professor of English at the University of Virginia, believes that a college education has been sold to the highest bidders. He asserts that the average student of the Liberal Arts has evolved into a consumer who approves of their education if it meets their needs and supplies them with pleasurable experience. Edmunson uses the example of his students filling out teacher evaluations and what he believes is necessary for a teacher to do to receive accolades. He believes teachers who joke in class and attempt to relate the material to the student will score highest on the cards while leaving the student unchallenged and uninspired. He talks about the universities around America attempting to reel students in by over the top advertising to the consumer, the...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ENG 122 taught by Professor Skulley during the Spring '08 term at Front Range Community College.
- Spring '08