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Ricardo Bueno

As of this comment I haven't clicked over and read the article...yet.

I'm an undergraduate student at UCLA. I can see where the majority of my peers would put emphasis on the career and life skills lists before the subject matter. But for me, I had an early start on the career and life skills list so I highly value the subject matter.

I want to attend law school and be an attorney so what I learn in my Political Science Constitution Law class is important to me. I've held steady employment since the age of 13 (not by necessity. The work was fun.) So I learned some of the career and life skills "stuff" early. Not that college didn't teach me anything...it kicked my but the first & second year and taught me a huge lesson.

I think that's what's happened is I've developed an awareness to the career and life skills inherent in the college education and that awareness has allowed me to value the subject matter just a tad bit more.

Isn't this where the concept of the "hidden curriculum" comes into play?

Delaney Kirk

Good point Ricardo. I think many students don't really know what subject matter they will need after graduation or even what it means to be an educated person. As you point out, you come in with a different background.

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