Phi Beta Cons

Less Effort, Higher Grades!

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Emory University history professor Patrick Allitt discusses the research finding that college students are putting in less and less time on coursework, yet expect (and mostly receive) high grades.

I’m particularly glad to have Professor Allitt comment on this because his 2004 book I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student was such an eye-opener, detailing his difficulties in getting students — at a pretty strong university — to take the work seriously. You can read my review of his book here.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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