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Students likewise must be prepared to put in the hard work and effort necessary to achieve their ultimate success. In the case of Bhalla, a student interviewed by Merrow, who attended an Arizona University to get away from his parents, who when questioned stated, “No one’s going to say, ‘Now this is what you need to do for the rest of the semester to get a good grade,’ he explained. ‘Here it’s, we’re not going to watch you. Turn it in if you want; if you don’t turn it in, we don’t care’ And so college became an endless party.” (Merrow). In a similar way Edmundson struggle with his students revolved around their lack of interest in knowing and understanding themselves. “Most of my students seem desperate to blend in, to look right, not tomake a spectacle of themselves. (...)The specter of the uncool creates a subtle tyranny” (page 4). This continuous effort to blend, it becomes impetuous to think that our educational system will benefit. Rather students must enter the doors of higher education and fight for themselves a chance to truly learn and be educated. To interact with their professors, ensuring they are gettingthe most out of their education. To force their peers to think and work at a higher level and forcethemselves not to take the easy road, but to take the one less traveled and put the work in necessary to effect change within themselves.Students must become more like what Edmundson described when he wrote about Joon Lee, “Joon Lee is one of the best students I've taught. He's endlessly curious, has read a small library's worth, seen every movie, and knows all about showbiz and entertainment. For a class of mine he wrote an essay using Nietzsche's Apollo and Dionysus to analyze the pop group The
White 4Supremes. A trite, cultural-studies bonbon? Not at all. He said striking things about conceptions of race in America and about how they shape our ideas of beauty” (Paragraph 11). To become the student that your teacher will rave about later after your graduated, that is the goal. Become the individual you are as a student and a future adult in society. Find your passion and fire, the things that will drive you to become a better human being, a better student.