I returned to college a few years ago for a BS in HIA. Since I majored in music the first time around, I had to take quite a few "basic requirements" before transferring to the Medical College. While attending the local community college there were constant references to dumbing down the curriculum. It's a common practice today and if a person has any intelligence at all perhaps they could graduated with a college degree at 18. But it would be one of those degrees that's not worth the paper it's written on.
GR8GUY2005 write: It never ceases to amaze me just how many 18 and 19 year old women on this site have 4 year degrees/bachelor degrees....is college too easy now? Maybe all the 14 or 15 year olds that finish college at 18 or 19 just can't wait to get on MMatch.
Interesting question... "Goo gle" had the answer if you search for "gpa inflation" and it appears that it is easier maybe...
Of course, I have always been the curious type, and I wonder what a man of your age is doing searching profiles of women so young??? Care to share that with us?
My impression is that it is getting harder because we are expected to learn "the basics" plus a lot more of the new and cutting edge sciences (ie biochemical structures) that hadn't been discovered yet in years past. Genetics is actually considered one of the "basics" even though DNA structure was first discovered by Watson and Crick only a few decades ago in the 1950-60's. Science and discovery move very fast and it hardly seems like there is enough time to learn the old stuff, much less the new!
I did not miss the point of your post. I am amazed by the lack of intelligence that goes into some profiles, it is truly laughable.
However, despite your sideways humor (which I appreciate) there is some validity to the question you pose.
As was stated in earlier posts, the education received does seem less stringent than it was in the past and at the same time, more difficult. Information in higher education is more varied and constantly changing. The established structures of higher education don't always apply any longer. This has detrimental and beneficial aspects to it. I believe in general people are more educated. I simply don't believe they can teach work ethic and common sense, something greatly lacking in today's culture.
I think college is increasingly a 'must' for all students. I don't think it is easy , since there is definitely much more info to digest and learn and the methods of learning have changed..it is about knowing where to source your info and how to present it to suit your case.
I returned as a mature student 2 years ago, to do a post grad course with kids half my age and I could only say that I was impressed by their ability to learn and work harder than I ever did. I have learnt to respect these young people and secretly am glad that it is they and not me who have to work harder to get a job...to keep the economy going when I retire.
Well I guess it depends on what course you are taking. And which college you are attending. I go to Humber North and I am taking ECE - Early Childhood Education and Advanced Special Needs. If I were to take ECE at (for example) Sheridan Davis Campus I would not have a hard time however it would be more costly. At Humber the work load is so heavy that you don't really have much time for a social life. I am usually at my computer doing schoolwork (and surfing) And when I am not doing that I am at school! I think I am getting off topic. But um.. Yeah. Like I said I believe that it all depends on the college as well as the course.
Having gone back to school as a mature student I was amazed at the grades I achieved,as compared to when I was at high school.
I went to college and took both college and university level coursework. I did find the college courses quite easy to pass, with the university level courses tending to lean on more note taking and essay writing.
I think there are some courses that are designed to pump up your grade point average, i.e. I took one called "becoming a master student" -easy "A"....
I have a 2 year college diploma, and have taken the same number of university level courses, but don't have a degree. I am about to go back to college in the fall to hone in on my business skills to help facilitate my opening of a business next spring and I had to laugh when I received my letter of acceptance last week.
First letter stated "We are pleased to admit you into the university transfer program"....for the university level coursework. Second letter states "we cannot process your aplication due to you not completing the prerequisites for this college program"...lol
Had they looked at my college transcripts that I provided they would have seen that I have completed coursework at a higher level than they were requesting...
I had to ask permission from the instructor to be allowed into his class, when he heard this he laughed nearly as hard as I had because he knows the college and program I received my diploma from is of a higher caliber than the one I am enrolling in.
I think a 4.0 today is about equal to a 3.0 to 3.3 in the 60's. I never met a 4.0 person in one of the hard sciences or engineering in my college days. High grade point seems common today, but in the workforce they are just average. Even higher grades in grad school than in the first 4 years.
well, I am more amused by the guys who claim they are not 'players' ..I mean if they come on sites like MM of course it means browsing thru hundreds of women's profiles across the planet with a view to dating them , so if he is not a player , is he a monk?
Declaring oneself to be 'a one- woman man' is the other common prenuptial promise that a lot of men make and then proceed to mail dozens of women with that ridiculous declaration .such paradox and irony is laughable.
The hilarious ones are those who boast they have homes on both coasts..with attached pic of panoramic ocean view of their penthouse in FL and designer decorated LA home..excuse me have I stumbled on a real estate site?
I love the ones who pose in front of their yacht and Porsche..I mean is this a car or boat catalogue? ..yeah..lets see which car or yacht we fancy huh??
this is tongue in cheek too..
I can only speak on behalf of UK education..certainly here the govt. 's keeness to send every child through college education has led them to revise what curriculum could become a degree course..and the courses which used to be vocational have now been given degree recognition..and polytechnics which used to teach those vocational courses have been given university status..so getting a college degree is a norm or minimum qualification to any decent job..
some of these so called 'non-academic' subjects e;g. IT..Plumbing, BUilding trade are probably the sort of jobs which command better pay in the real world ..and the stigma against manual jobs is no longer existent..a plumber here in UK commands better pay than any arts graduate..so a college degree is certainly more common..though whether easier is hard to tell.
REcently BBC conducted an experiment where parents were made to sit for the exams their kids (16 yearolds) had to take and not many of the adults passed it! so it goes to show that kids today learn more things and differently from their parents..esp in Maths, Sciences and IT..