The Value of College @ The New Yorker

Good article in the New Yorker about education and what it means to society. If college is a 4-year IQ test, then what’s grad school, especially in abstract disciplines like pure mathematics? I wonder. I fully appreciate being a graduate student in math. It makes your brain work in funny ways, and I like it.

[...] that the two most crucial ingredients in the mysterious mix that makes a good writer may be (1) having read enough throughout a lifetime to have internalized the rhythms of the written word, and (2) refining the ability to mimic those rhythms.
Professor X quoted in the New Yorker

2 Responses to “The Value of College @ The New Yorker”


  1. 1 Agota February 10, 2013 at 16:49

    College is not only studying… it’s also getting experience on different levels… building up your network… and a lot of fun…
    Of course, if you already work and study in a college in the evenning/weekend, than it’s totally different :)


  1. 1 My Daily Tweets 06.03.11 « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on June 4, 2011 at 12:46

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