What else can't they do? Everything involved in this post. They can't even use Google to look up information and they can't manage to upload a file to the LMS.
college students cannot...follow instructions, pay attention, cite their work correctly, dress appropriately, put away their damn phones, imagine their proffie has a life outside of school...
...spell, speak in sentences (let alone paragraphs), make a cogent argument on any topic, understand the meaning of "cogent", STFU in lectures, go 5 minutes without screen time, believe in life after college, name a single world capital, name their Senators and Representatives, show compassion to peers in trouble (let alone to those whom they don't know) ....
Students can't:- produce any neat and tidy work,- do any amount of work without threatening to have their instructor or prof fired,- settle minor grievances with their instructor or prof without involving a departmental or institutional administrator,- solve fundamental mathematical expressions such as quadratic equations without having to resort to their calculators, or- pass an open-book exam which is based on questions from older exams, copies of which were on reserve in the library and which were announced in previous lectures.
College students cannot . . . do any wrong in the eyes of administrators.
... turn in their fucking revisions timely...It's not my time, kids. It's yours.
College student cannot conduct themselves in a way showing good manners. They don't know it's quite rude to address anyone by their last name only. Whenever I call students on this, they think I am being huffy about not being addressed as "Doctor" or "Professor." That's not the issue: only an army sergeant may address anyone by their last name only, and one doesn't need to have served in the military to know that, since I knew it at age 12. Here's an article on why college graduates can't get jobs because of their lack of people skills, or "soft skills":http://business.time.com/2013/11/10/the-real-reason-new-college-grads-cant-get-hired/
Sometimes I wonder whether these kids born in a barn, or whether they were raised by wolves on the steppes---NOT "steps," for crying out loud.
Students can't understand that they shouldn't expect a prof or instructor to be their "friend" or "best buddy" and that a course is not a democracy.They also can't understand that addressing that person in an informal manner is considered rude. ("Hey, how's it goin', Quarty?") It's not just about respecting the prof or instructor--it's also about respecting the office that he or she holds.Unfortunately, in the department where I used to teach, *I* was the one who was being a stuffed shirt if I objected to that. (I didn't create a "safe learning environment" or some such thing.)
There's some amazing Santa Fe Sid post from the past that I can't find. I saw his name and remembered it. The search bar is for shit. Anyone help me find it? I can't even recall the topic. It was just dead on, though. Is there a way besides the search bar to find things?
Google does a great job of archiving everything on blogs.
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=Sid+From+Santa+Fe%2Bblogspot&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=cPRSVLD9PM2ZkgXrw4CwCw4 hits here, Reg.
Collage students cannot get credit unless they cut and paste.
Oooh, that one gets better with each re-read."This is not an essay; it's a collage!"
Whoops, thanks everyone. Guess I'm a snowflake!
college students can't use the terms bias/biased correctly.college studetns can't use the terms withdraw/withdrawal correctly
Oh, I just got one of those.Dear Hep, how do I withdrawal from your coarse, its to hard.
Dear Hep,your comment really peaked my interest.