Prof: My college students are helpless | Joanne

Lori Isbell’s community college students had been discussing and writing about a book for two weeks. Then a student emailed the professor for help with an assignment on the author. She didn’t know his name.

“I had to explain to her, carefully, and with what I hope was compassion, that if she hadn’t picked up his name in the class discussions so far (or, I was thinking, in the course syllabus and calendar), then she could always try looking on the front cover of the book,” writes Isbell in Insider Higher Ed.

Increasingly, college students are helpless — or willing to act helpless, writes…

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