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By Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa

ISBN-10: 0226028550

ISBN-13: 9780226028552

In spite of hovering university charges, a growing number of scholars visit university each year. A bachelor’s measure is now required for access right into a becoming variety of professions. and a few mom and dad commence making plans for the rate of sending their teenagers to varsity while they’re born. virtually every body strives to head, yet virtually nobody asks the basic query posed via Academically Adrift: are undergraduates rather studying something when they get there?

For a wide share of scholars, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s solution to that query is a definitive no. Their huge learn attracts on survey responses, transcript facts, and, for the 1st time, the cutting-edge Collegiate studying evaluation, a standardized try administered to scholars of their first semester after which back on the finish in their moment yr. based on their research of greater than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four associations, forty five percentage of those scholars reveal no major development in a number of skills—including severe considering, complicated reasoning, and writing—during their first years of faculty. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for lots of school and directors they are going to come as no surprise—instead, they're the predicted results of a pupil physique distracted through socializing or operating and an institutional tradition that places undergraduate studying with regards to the ground of the concern list.

Academically Adrift
holds sobering classes for college kids, college, directors, coverage makers, and parents—all of whom are implicated in selling or no less than ignoring modern campus tradition. larger schooling faces crises on a couple of fronts, yet Arum and Roksa’s document that faculties are failing at their most simple project will call for the eye folks all.

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I refer below to the phrase, 'if he shall not (do)', in the abbreviated form of 'if not'; the two are identical. 2. The Formula 'If he shall not (do)' 53 whether due to economic or other reasons. That is, in certain cases the legislator is aware of the possibility that the law will not be fulfilled, not as a result of the person's deliberate will, but because its performance is practically impossible. 2 Finally, at the end of the chapter, we will discuss the use of the phrase 'if not' in non-legal material.

3 to what preceded, it is clear that we have here an expansion of the law (whether in its original form or with the addition of v. 2). It is possible that the author's tendency at this stage was to equate the applicability of the law to that of the Book of the Covenant, in that the earlier law says: 'If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall bring it back to him' (Exod. 36 It seems to me, therefore, that one must apply here a judgment similar to that which we adopted with regard to the law of tithes.

In the law of slaves in Deut. and to your bondwoman you shall do likewise'. It seems clear that the use of the formula here is intended to add another unit to a law that originally spoke about a male slave, now interpreted as applying by extension to females. The same usage is found in the law in Deut. 15: 'Thus you shall do32 to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of 30. In the opinion of A. Ehrlich, The Literal Sense of the Bible, the words K*7i are intended to mean 'if you did not know him', the pronoun referring, in his opinion, to the animal rather than to its owners—that is, the finder does not know to whom this animal belongs.

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