Medicine for the Classroom

Clay Schurwon
English 1301

Many difficulties and obstacles face a college student in an academic environment. The author, Jeff Bennett, puts very well different guidelines to help the student excel. Given the writers viewpoints is not impossible to meet the recommendations. Given my history of a High School education, being well rounded in English will help all these around me. Discerning a degree in the medical field and pursuing my catholic faith, these suggestions will help me rooted in a well rounded study environment.
The medical field, with many challenges, will require sound judgment and quality writing habits. These guidelines pointed out by the writer are not unrealistic. Although, the recommendations do require much discipline and effort, the difficulties confronted can be overcome with a high level of determination. In High School, a disciplined and healthy teacher set a very good example for the youth driven by her goal setting and desire to persevere. With this is mind, many of the recommendations and goals set by the author can be meet through these characteristics. For example, it is suggested that the student “study individually before joining a study group with friends” (Bennett 2). These goals, which are not uncommon, may bear much fruit with the right educational guidance. By simply taking the right steps towards good study habits, this recommendation can bring substantiality in the business setting. Furthermore, common sense plays an important role in fulfilling these educational strategies. The male author, Jeff Bennett, encourages the student body not to “miss class” (Bennett 1). These points are like a physician examining the ear of a sick patient. The doctor, unaware of the true physical impediment, takes the right steps while using common sense to approach the difficulties surrounding him. Also, these goals set for the student can be reached through the encouragement of the students peers. It is emphasized that “working together with friends can be valuable in helping you to solve difficult problems” (Bennett 2). Given the circumstances a student can reflect upon and even bear strength, if he or she so chooses from other close students.
In Conclusion, the academic goals set by the author can produce great things for those willing to embrace the ability to achieve. These guidelines are like a sick person’s doctor seeking medical treatment. With the sound advice given by the author, who symbolizes the physician, the student who represents the patient receives guidance on how to treat the medical condition of a solid English foundation.

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