Article Title: Increase Student Success by Reducing Academic Entitlement
This article deals with the topic of increasing student success by making them realise that education is not a commodity but a rewarding process which would help them to create a better future.
The author believes that one the main missions of higher education involves helping students succeed in their academic pursuits and in starting fulfilling and rewarding careers, so that they all become contributing members of a civilised society in a global village but this has not been fulfilled in America . The author gives us the data about the dropping rates of colleges and also briefs us with the reason for this diminishing student academic performance
He believes that the delay in students in achieving academic success is Academic Entitlement which means that students want academic success but they are not ready to take responsibility for it. Studies found that students who were low on Academic Entitlement were more academically successful than more academically entitled students .
The author concludes that to increase student success by reducing academic entitlement, staff and professors need to educate students about the harm of the beliefs on their learning, emphasising that knowledge or information cannot be delivered like a commodity and that education is a rewarding process and cannot be mastered by superficially perusing some writings. He also believes that individuals who take personal responsibility are likely not only to succeed academically but also to be ethical and capable citizens.
Words to Learn from this article:
Impeding: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder
Entitlement: the fact of having a right to something
Narcissism: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterising a personality type
Incivility: rude or unsociable speech or behaviour
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