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Topic: Today's College Students
Replies: 9   Last Post: Dec 26, 1998 6:31 PM

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Arthur Hu

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Registered: 12/6/04
spoon fed?
Posted: Nov 3, 1998 8:43 PM
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Sounds like you were never even taught
the basics. I was one of those kids
in the top 1% in the 70s that went to
MIT, and the old methods suited me fine.

Most science and engineering problems
are a matter of straightforward applications
of methods, _not_ higher order thinking.

If you have to do a lot of thinking,
you probably were never taught the way
to solve the problem.





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