I was embarrassed that I had asked and now I save my syllabus for the entire course.
Academic expectations are different between high school teachers and college professors as well.
As always, students will need lots of modeling and practice to master this step.
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For example, you may be asked to compare and contrast: COMPARE AND CONTRAST DEFINITIONContrast: To seek out the differences in two or more subjects.
Compare: To seek out similarities in two or more subjects.College professors help to shape and define a student’s foundation of knowledge, and challenge the student to cultivate the mind.High school teachers and college professors have similar goals and guidelines, but they take a differing approach to achieving the end result.The compare and contrast essay, also called the comparison and contrast essay, requires the writer to compare the differences and similarities between two or more items.The context will vary depending on the nature of the essay.Furthermore, the student is expected to merely do the homework, and be able to recite the lesson to earn a passing grade. For example; students are required to memorize the multiplication tables even if they don’t understand the concept of multiplication.I was one of those students that did not understand multiplication and as a result, I forgot the multiplication tables almost as soon as math class was over.Most people see teachers and professors in the same light. High school teachers help a student build a foundation of knowledge, and train the student to focus on learning. However, they are separated by a fine line of distinction.(2) Teachers tend to assume that students can transfer their “understandings” from Venn diagrams into full-blown essays, so they don’t spend enough time explaining how to outline and develop the evidence and explanation needed.As I’ve noted previously (here and here), instead of trying to fill in Venn diagrams, students should annotate texts with charts that have either two or three columns, depending on the number of texts.