What is the Point of College Summary

Summary:

The main idea of the article is that there is a schism in the perception of what college should accomplish with those who enroll. The split is centered around the idea of preparing students for a future in the fields in which they study, and the idea that colleges are where people should be able to discover themselves without fear of persecution. This split then goes on to dictate what students learn, and how they learn the material. The question the article poses is whether or not is conducive to meaningful knowledge.

Communication Problem: The inherent difference in the pragmatism of utility and the idealism of utopia.

Image Ideas:
Heavily impersonal visuals, such as cold lighting and an emphasis on machinery to represent utility. Bright and more lively, human expressions for utility.

Results:
Unfamiliarity with the camera equipment resulted in some less than ideal shots, and most of them did not satisfy the criteria of environmental portraits. However, a few standout examples were produced for further revision and modification.

1 thought on “What is the Point of College Summary

  1. rmichals

    I think the words pragmatism and idealism work well to distinguish Utility U and Utopia U.

    Your image ideas sound like they would have worked but from what I can see, it doesn’t look like you implemented them. In the end, it looks like instead of impersonal visuals for Utility, it looks like you opted for a smaller person with relatively more table. the low angle gives it a bit of visual interest but the bottom is totally empty and the top is a bit too jumbled. The Utopia image doesn’t have the bright, lively human expressions that you suggested. You are looking away from the camera.

    In the future, remember that you can only use the copy given in the assignment.

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