History catching on, writing not so muchBreaking News
At CSU, professors say first- year students do seem to show greater interest in history and current events, but their writ-ing and analytic skills are declining.
“What I’m hearing from faculty is there’s not any broad sense that students are coming to CSU better prepared,” history department chair Douglas K. Yarrington said.
Yarrington said informal and casual language of e-mailing and text messaging seems to be working its way into student papers.
History professor Nathan Citino agreed that every year there are fewer students who arrive on campus with advanced ability in the written word.
Citino speculated that writ-ing ability, along with analytic ability, is suffering because students aren’t reading as much as they once did.
“There’s a huge range in the survey classes from students who can stand toe to toe with any undergraduate institution in the country to people who don’t belong on a university campus,” he said.
comments powered by Disqus
- Snopes debunks slavery Internet meme
- Revamped Chinese History Journal Welcomes Hard-Line Writers
- Poll: 3 Out of 5 Texan Trump Supporters Want Secession if Hillary Clinton Is Elected
- The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?
- Minorities still feel Eugene, Oregon’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan
- Ernst Nolte, Historian Whose Views on Hitler Caused an Uproar, Dies at 93
- Japan should give formal apology for wartime aggression, says historian
- Historian Benjamin Madley says what whites did to Indians in the 19th century in California was genocide.
- Kevin Baker says America needs to bring back political machines
- Covell Meyskens uses his blog to show what life was like under Mao. (Interview)