7 February 2013
Reading Response 1
The Newsweek Magazine published an astonishing essay on June 16, 1996 at 8:00 p.m. titled “Making the Grade” by Professor Kurt Wiesenfeld that expresses his understanding of how little college students value their opportunity to get an education until the final grades are published. I will stress on the main points and ideas that I believe Wiesenfeld presented the strongest. The three strong points of his essay that I will indicate separately will explain how students develop a dissatisfaction- consumer approach, how little they allow their brain to be exceedingly educated, and how blatantly unearned college graduate degrees students have received that has affected our society.
“If they don’t like their grade, they go to the return counter to trade it in for something better,” stated by Mr. Wiesenfeld couldn’t have been said any better of how students react to an unwanted grade that they earned all by themselves. Students try to put professors on guilt trips, just like with Mr. Wiesenfeld, by moaning and groaning about how they will lose their scholarship if they do not meet the grades they were suppose to. That is so typical for an immature, spoiled student to act out about for the unsatisfied grade they received and earned all by themselves because of the little effort they put into the semester. Instead of owning up to their actions they want to blame their professors for their final grade knowing they do not deserve a better grade then what they were given.
As students get older they forget about how they were given the gift to learn. The ability to have knowledge and learn should be far more valued then a new car or wardrobe that society fills our mind up with. College students try to accomplish just enough to get by rather then exceeding above and beyond to be as educated as they can be. Students ignore the fact that what they are studying in college is what...