I’ve been noticing a great difference between the quality of work between those who already have a degree and those who have never been to college. Because I’m teaching both Masters’ level classes and undergraduate classes, I have been noticing a great difference between the two in writing quality.
It’s amazing how many students who are in their first year of seminary do not know how to write a good research paper. Not only do they not know how to research, but they don’t write very well, either. Many times, they don’t even know how to follow the directions in the syllabus. In all fairness, though, they do get better the longer they are in seminary. I guess that’s the point: to help them improve in their education. I just hope they get better soon.