Monday, September 14, 2009

Common Sense: 101

Today's Writing Prompt: 101
Colleges offer courses like English 101 and Biology 101, teaching students the basics of those subjects. What "101" course do you think colleges should offer to help 18-year-old students learn what they really need to know?

I think they should offer "Common Sense:101." So many kids today are coming out of college with excellent degrees and "book" knowledge, but too many of them don't know how to relate this to every day life. I've always said, you have to have some common sense in order to appreciate your book sense.


Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

This is so true -- but can you teach common sense -- or is it something you're born with?

Dan Felstead said...

I don't think this has changed much...I HAD NO COMMON SENSE until after college when I really had to start relying on my own decision making...screwed up quite a few decisions but with time I survived!


glnroz said...

you hit the nail on the head with this one. What did you use for research? Common sense,, lolol

Jeanie said...

I couldn't agree more!