reflection paper #3 jr writ

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Ginny Nolan Reflection Paper Commencement Speech at Kenyon College Is a liberal arts degree necessary for us to be able to “know how to think,” or do people know how to think for themselves, but choose not to? In Wallaces commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005, he claims that the value of a liberal arts degree is that it teaches you how to distinguish what is important and what is not. There is no doubt that a liberal arts degree’s purpose differs from that of more practical, concrete majors. With majors such as accounting, engineering, nursing, and hundreds more
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Unformatted text preview: students learn skills that they will need to utilize in their day to day tasks. Accountants must know how to create a cash flow statement, and nurses will need to know how to take a patients blood pressure. While liberal arts majors will gain some specific, practical skills, Wallace argues that the real value of a liberal arts education is that you learn how to see things from different perspectives and consciously analyze several possibilities....
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