Academic Attitude

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Academic Attitude

During the course of a student 's progression through academia, he must learn that the teacher cannot think for him. It is essential for a student to free his mind, allowing thought to flow. Instead of waiting for the answers to be handed to him on a silver platter, he will rise to his full potential, above to the meta level, and for himself, determine what the answer is. The student must also become active in his learning. Therefore taking his academic potential to the higher level. As well as achieving the higher level of thinking, the student must actively pursue his learning. The way a student approaches his education, weather he be in junior high or seeking his doctorate, is his academic attitude.
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Though, the student has not really learned anything through this process. He needs to come up with the meaning or answers himself. The student may argue that he could come up with his idea, but it would be a lousy one. Though, an idea is an idea and is good if the student derives it himself. The student would then argue that his idea is not what the author meant. A strong reader, explained by Bartholomae and
Petrosky, would know that he is not searching for the author 's meaning. The meaning is something a reader develops as he reads through the passage
(Bartholomae and Petrosky 41). The pupil takes the information presented to him and, by relating key moments to personal experiences formulates his own meaning.
This type of "strong reading" requires the student to think freely. It is then that he is able to dig past the surface and see the subject clearly. Together, a student having an open, "liberalized" mind, and taking responsibility for his academic progress leads to a good academic attitude. The way the student approaches his learning greatly affects his academic attitude.
As a pupil, one must approach her material openly and relate to it, formulating her own meaning. In order for the student to perform well, she must actively participate in her learning. She should encourage herself to step beyond her comfort level and ask questions. Become involved in discussion,
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