- Communication and Persuasion in an Undergraduate Education
In this post, I focus on how an undergraduate education is marketed to potential students. I explain that the rhetoric used in this marketing strategy leads students to view college as a ticket to a good job instead of an education.
- Storytelling in Undergraduate Education Preparation
I used Steve Jobs' drop-out story, which he used to show that formal schooling may not be valuable, to show that students can make their schooling work for them by taking classes that interest them.
- Education: The Zombie Apocalypse
I talk about the origin of modern education. Sources show that education has been used as a means to instill social and belief systems into citizens. Quotes from two education experts are also used as evidence.
- Institutional Authority and Communication in College Admissions
I use a story--based on a true story--to show how much influence the College Board has on the college admissions process, specifically in terms of the SAT.
- Hot Spot #1 (Field): Due to marketing rhetoric used on potential students, college education has become less about improving the individual and more about ensuring a stable future and career for the individual.
- Hot Spot #2 (Field): The modern education system is based on closing minds to formalized ways of thinking. Education should be an eye- and mind-opening experience leading to increased knowledge, not controlled opinion or behavior.
- Hot Spot #3 (Personal): Students are becoming too passive about their educations, and generally, their futures. They should be more proactive in making their education work for them. This education may or may not be found in an established education system.
- Hot Spot #4 (Personal): Education can be attained through various means and exists in infinite forms. Not all students are prepared, mentally and emotionally, for college. Students should feel free to explore other options without facing the shame of walking an individual path.