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Reading in College


by Phillip Shaw 1961

The permissive yet demanding intellectual climate of college poses the question: "Are students getting maximum personal development out of their college experience?" Some educators have lamented that American students tend to pursue mediocrity rather than excellence at college. According to many observers and critics, academic mediocrity is widespread, and they account for it by the failure of too many students to realize their potential.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 60, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 9, 1961, p. 336-354
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19892, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 12:52:16 PM

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  • Phillip Shaw
    Brooklyn College
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    PHILLIP SHAW is a member of the Department of English at Brooklyn College.
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