Economic 2017 trying new ideas and meeting new people

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economic” (2017), trying new ideas and meeting new people is still a very important aspect of university culture. In fact, some “hedonistic students will [even] make a higher priority of meeting (and waking up next to) new people.” (2017) “Universities are unrivalled as crucibles for experimentation — a student with enough appetite for new challenges could learn a different sport every term, stand for election to some political office and play in a band between essays” (2017). Where I do agree that where I do see that university is a unit of social mobility for some or a path for success, I do see where the focus of university is solely on getting the degree. The students have no interest in the actual knowledge needed to create a career, they just want to pass the courses, so they can get the degree, so they can make money. Doing well isn’t a priority for a lot, just passing the course without putting in too much effort is the main goal. This has arisen because of the structures some universities use to teach, and grade material covered. High concentration is put on the final exam, that most times can be crammed for in one night, in which the information is memorized and not retained after the exam is finished. It can be said that “Universities are not now, nor have ever been, solely focused on preparing young people for the workforce” (O’Connell, 2016) as there are arguments that universities are profit driven establishments, and do not care about the actual education of young adults.
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