Forget Creativity And Exploration, Students Just Want The Right Answer

Undergraduate as well as college professors know that students don’t want to explore anymore. They are not inspired by opportunities to be creative and to use their own opinions and analysis to reach their own conclusions. They just want to know the right answer.

In So Many Hands To Hold In The Classroom, Lynda C. Lambert wrote

So many of them are so unused to thinking on their own that they cannot formulate an opinion without being told what opinion they are supposed to have.

Untrained to be independent and critical thinkers, students are demanding more than examples and explanations – they want teachers to provide the answers to the questions posed.

These college students come to law school with similar expectations and demands for the right answer and are disappointed and disoriented when they quickly realize that there aren’t any right answers, especially in law school.