Hopes Cloud

These are the words incoming students used to describe their hopes for their first year of college

These are the words incoming students used to describe their hopes for their first year of college

Last August during orientation here on the Rindge campus, we asked incoming students to tell us what their hopes were for the coming school year. At a meeting today someone said they’d like to see it as a word cloud. Why didn’t I think of that?

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  1. Paul Bush

     /  July 1, 2009

    In my experiment in MC100 to have students write about their college goals (in the hopes of getting them to recognize the need for planning and effort) I regularly saw papers that cited making good friends higher than making good grades.

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  2. That’s so interesting, Paul. Reflecting on my own experience completing an undergraduate degree, I would say that the value of my friends equals or exceeds the value of the grades I got. The friends you make in college also tend to be very durable relationships, I find. Coming up on our 25th reunion, my classmates and I probably care as much about each other now as we did five years after we graduated.

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