Peer Reviews

Online Presentation Peer Review for Onwuka by Carmen Tucker

No, I would not consider the title of her presentation creative; however, it does offer the audience a preview of the presentation’s content. The title should be something more exciting, rather than a general title that I can find on another presentation about the topics.
Yes, the presentation does offer an introduction that sets up the topic and provides an overview of the main points later explained.
The thesis of the presentation in my own words is, “obesity is a huge issue for American children today, due to poor diets and household issues”. The conclusion, I would say is “in order to end childhood obesity in the United States, school must offer better meals and educate parents on the ways to create healthy, but also cheap diets for their families”.
The main points in the presentation include that single parenthood causes children to adopt poor eating habits, fast food restaurants are often too affordable, causing people to be attracted to them, and many health issues are a result of this.
After viewing her presentation, I am convinced even more that obesity is a huge issue for children in this country, because I already was aware of it but her research proves to me that she also is aware.

 

Online Presentation Peer Review for Carter by Carmen Tucker
I think the title is creative and yes, it does offer the audience a preview of the presentation’s content.
No, this presentation does not include a clear introduction that sets up the topic and provides an overview of the main points.
The thesis, in my own words, is segregation has formed a negative history for this country and integration is more beneficial to the lives of black people. The conclusion, in my own words, is although black people have struggles, we are just as qualified to succeed in life as white people are.
After viewing this presentation, I am not convinced by the presenter’s argument. I think this person is ignorant to certain things in the lives of black people and is acting as if he/she does not see color, which is unrealistic.

Online Presentation Peer Review for Jeffreyson by Carmen Tucker
No, the title is not creative and does not give the audience a preview of the presentation’s content. However, the use of audio is very unique.
Yes, this presentation includes a very clear introduction and provides an overview of the rest of the presentation.
The thesis, in my own words, is the Atlanta beltline is negatively affecting the residents in the area in many ways, but most significantly, in their finances. The conclusion, in my own words, is although Aimee residents of Atlanta are struggling, due to the existence of the beltline, there are other people in Atlanta to support them and with that support, those that are in need can overcome this obstacle.
After viewing this presentation, I am convinced by the presenter’s argument, because he uses outside sources in the audio and states several facts that I am aware of, which allows me to trust the new information that I learned.

Built Environment Description 1

Objective:

At Morehouse College, the central campus, specifically, I observe the area at 1:45 PM. At this time, men of Morehouse College are transitioning between classes, all held in brick, old-fashioned buildings. These African-American men of different skin complexions walk at constant paces to make it to their next destination, along the concrete paths. Some stop to greet friends along the way.

Almost every man is wearing a maroon-colored “Morehouse College” shirt or hat. Others are dressed in business suits; I learned that this is something that all students at Morehouse College are trained to do, in honor of their school code and being wholesome men.  There are several cliques; the sports players, fraternity guys, and those that know each other from their hometowns. Many of the students on this campus are from the DMV area, which I am also from, so I recognized several people.

Nonetheless, at almost 2:00 PM on a Friday, most students are done with classes for the day and are treating themselves to a meal at the on-campus fast food restaurant, Chick fil A. The Chick fil A operates in a tan-colored, brick building with two, large white doors as the entry way. I notice only two females are seen in this area, besides myself and my friend, accompanying me.

As I walk closer toward the football field, I see large groups of parents and their children excited to explore the campus during Admitted Students Weekend. This group stands out, because as I previously mentioned, the Morehouse students all dress similarly, while this group wears many different colors and no one is actually matching.

When I close my eyes, I hear laughter and constant footsteps. I smell freshly cut grass, probably due to the college being on a traditional campus and being high-maintenance.  If no other college campus says traditional, Morehouse College does. All the buildings surrounding me are brick and not too tall. The doors of some buildings are old fashioned, and there are plants everywhere, making me forget that I am in Atlanta. Moreover, Morehouse College is not colorful, compared to GSU. At GSU, we see more signs and ads with vibrant colors, promoting events, while at Morehouse College, I did not see one advertisement and the only outstanding color on the campus is maroon.

 

Subjective:


During my observation at Morehouse College, I noticed several things about the visuals of the school and things that they consider traditional.  As a Georgia State student, more familiar with the “non-traditional” campus setting, my feelings toward Morehouse are different than those of my own university.

The most significant difference that I recognize, of course, is the sex of students. At Morehouse, an all-male school, it is rare to find large amounts of females on campus, especially around 1:00 pm, where most students are traveling between classes or at their own dorms. Differently, Georgia State University is a co-ed college with co-ed dorms. Personally, I believe that a same sex school, such as Morehouse College, is unnecessary to adults that are now in the “real world” and will eventually be exposed to the lives of the opposite sex, in marriages and any other future endeavors. Some may disagree, because Morehouse College and Spelman College, an all-women’s college, are neighbors. These people may argue that although the schools are not co-ed, they are close enough to give students the experience of socializing with one another. This is a ridiculous way to think.

Yes, Morehouse and Spelman are both prestigious schools and their names hold weight; therefore, they’re attractive to many people. However, a co-ed college benefits students later in life. After graduation, many students begin to live on their own and start by renting apartments. No apartments are separated by gender; therefore, a student coming from a college, such as Morehouse College will have to adjust to this new life. Moreover, a purpose for college is to prepare students for the real adult life, so if one doesn’t know how to live in the same vicinity as the opposite sex, what’s the purpose of living on campus? This is an idea that many people will challenge; however, I will support them, even though my feelings will never change.

On a more positive note, I did find that certain aspects of Morehouse College cause me to feel more welcome. For instance, there are sitting areas throughout the campus, where students socialize and visitors are welcome. Importantly, Morehouse men consider themselves the brothers of the women at Spelman, so they are more gentle with the females that visit, as well. As I previously mentioned, I have several friends that are Morehouse men and they are very open with invitations to their campus events with my friends and I. All in all, I feel comfortable on the Morehouse College campus.

Despite my differences as a woman at a co-ed school, I enjoy the atmosphere of Morehouse College and I know that very successful people are being molded at that school.

BEA Presentation

The Atlanta Streetcar began operation in 2012 and is accessible in the Downtown Atlanta area. Many find it very useful for sightseeing. However, MARTA found its competition. A very little, actually, because ridership decreased for the Atlanta Streetcar. Nonetheless, the Streetcar is beneficial to those that want a free ride throughout the city. Although, the Atlanta Streetcar costs, it is not enforced for riders.
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The Atlanta Streetcar has changed over the course of the past five years. Initially, the Streetcar was busy and had a high ridership. Today, ridership is extremely low for the Atlanta Streetcar. More people find driving or riding MARTA to be more useful.

 

Also, the Atlanta Streetcar has the least amount of support regarding transportation in Downtown Atlanta, due to safety issues. Bikers near Edgewood Avenue and Woodruff Park have found the Atlanta Streetcar to be an inconvenience to them. The Atlanta Streetcar’s route has led to several accidents with bikers. Recently, no accidents have been reported, so an improvement is being made.

 

Furthermore, the Streetcar began operating with a free fare. Unfortunately, the price for riders increased to one dollar per ride over the course of three years, causing ridership to decrease drastically. The Atlanta Streetcar company has found this to be problematic, because they can no longer receive the funds that they thought would become available to cover operation costs.

Differently, some riders, both Atlanta residents and non-U.S. citizens find the Streetcar to be useful and worthy of their one-dollar fare.

The Atlanta Streetcar isn’t all bad, though. There have been no findings that it is harmful to the environment nor is it of danger to any individuals, besides bikers. The Streetcar welcomes all ages and races, as many tourists from outside of Atlanta and outside of the United States have found it to be a comfortable way to travel when exploring the city. Nonetheless, there are streetcars in other U.S. cities that have  a better operating system than the Atlanta Streetcar. These streetcars may be more successful, because fare is enforced.

Clearly, several issues exist with the Atlanta Streetcar, so action needs to take place to improve it. Some may find that making the Streetcar free again would increase ridership, but technically, it’s still free today and if it did increase ridership, the operation costs will still be uncovered. A few options to cover these costs are to reach out to sponsors, accept donations, and/or create a campaign to encourage Atlanta residents to support the Streetcar better.

In-Class BEA Outline

P1:

  • Background/Thesis
  • Benefits of the Atlanta Streetcar today

P2:

  • Operation of the streetcar when it originated in Atlanta vs. how it operates now

P3:

  • Possible improvements to the Streetcar
  • pros/cons of these “improvements”

P4:

  • race and environmental relations to the Streetcar
  • its connection to the rest of the world

Others things to be included throughout:

  • links to additional outside information
  • images
  • short clips

Built Environment Analysis

The Atlanta Streetcar began operation in 2012 and is accessible in the Downtown Atlanta area. Many find it very useful for sightseeing. However, MARTA found is its competition. The two transportation systems barely compare, though, because ridership decreased for the Atlanta Streetcar. Nonetheless, the Streetcar is beneficial to those that want a free ride throughout the city. Although, the Atlanta Streetcar costs, it is not enforced for riders.

 

Today, there are twelve Atlanta Streetcar stops and they are all located in Downtown Atlanta. The Peachtree Center stop is the only MARTA connector, meaning it is a streetcar stop, while it is also located directly outside of the MARTA train station on Peachtree Street. Between this stop and the Carnegie at Spring stop are several MARTA bus stops. Around four or five Atlanta Streetcar stops are located on Georgia State University’s campus. These stops are can be found near campus housing and parks near the buildings, where classes are held. I most commonly use the Auburn at Piedmont stop to drop me off at the Centennial Olympic Park, which is four stops away. At Centennial Park, I usually study or relax during between classes or whenever I a have free time. To catch the next streetcar to return me to campus, I use Atlanta Streetcar app, which lists the schedule for the streetcar and its estimated arrival of at each stop. At the Sweet Auburn Market stop, actually located on Edgewood Avenue, ironically, is outside of the Municipal Market, which sells food from all over the world and delicious, fresh fruit. At the King Historic District stop, riders notice many old buildings, one of which was used as a voting precinct in the most recent presidential election. A few stops before, at the Hurt Park stop, located closest to the Georgia State University MARTA station, is directly in the middle of Georgia State’s campus. This stop is probably most convenient to students traveling from classes, besides the Woodruff Park stop, which is also fairly close to the buildings, which hold classes for Georgia State students. All in all, there are many stops in the route for the Atlanta Streetcar, but there are still not enough to meet the needs of all Atlanta residents in need of transportation. Although some people find the streetcar to be problematic, the streetcar struggles to find funding to expand its operations.

 

The Streetcar began operating with a free fare and unfortunately, the price for riders increased to one dollar per ride over the course of three years, causing ridership to decrease drastically. The Atlanta Streetcar company has found this to be problematic, because they can no longer receive the funds that they thought would become available to cover operation costs.

Differently, some riders, both Atlanta residents and non-U.S. citizens find the Streetcar to be useful and worthy of their one-dollar fare.

 

Oftentimes, riders pay at the ticket machine, located at each streetcar stop, which chargers one dollar per rider. These people are usually tourists and unfamiliar with the Atlanta Streetcar’s system. Others, more familiar with the Atlanta Streetcar, like myself, choose not to pay, because the fare is unenforced. However, my actions affect the operation of the streetcar drastically, because funds are needed to continue its operation. Still, only normal riders and the streetcar driver are present on each Atlanta Streetcar. So, how will paying for rides ever be enforced?

 

There needs to be someone at the doors of the Atlanta Streetcar collecting tickets or using an effective system to enforce the fare, which will support operation costs. Clearly, those behind the scenes of the operation of the Atlanta Streetcar are not serious about its operation; therefore, they have not taken the proper actions needed to collect funds.

 

The Atlanta Streetcar has changed over the course of the past five years. Initially, the Streetcar was busy and had high ridership. Today, ridership is extremely low for the Atlanta Streetcar. More people find driving their own cars or riding MARTA to be more efficient. Currently, Atlanta struggles with overpopulation, causing traffic on main roads and highways to be uncontrollable. Moreover, there are several colleges located in the Atlanta area, which is increasing the population of the city, as well. For college students, MARTA is very efficient, as it provides transportation to the local mall, Lenox Square, and other attractive places in Atlanta, such as the Civic Center and Midtown.

 

The Atlanta Streetcar does not make its transportation as exciting. This streetcar is most convenient for students at Georgia State University, because it travels through our campus, while those at Georgia Tech, the Atlanta University Center, and Georgia Perimeter do not have easy access to the Atlanta Streetcar. In this case, MARTA wins again.

 

More importantly, as Atlanta faces issues with our most recent conflict, rebuilding a large bridge, due to a fire, and a few other repairs along the highway, people find it less convenient to drive their cars in and out of the city. For these people, they may live in areas, such as Doraville, Sandy Springs, or College Park, where they don’t necessarily need to drive because MARTA stations are close them. All in all, The Atlanta Streetcar must expand its horizons, by adding more stops to its route, in order to increase ridership and offer locals another form of transportation, which will eventually help them to cover operation costs.

 

In Downtown Atlanta, specifically, the Atlanta Streetcar has the least amount of support regarding transportation, due to safety issues. Bikers near Edgewood Avenue and Woodruff Park have found the Atlanta Streetcar to be an inconvenience to them. The Atlanta Streetcar’s route has led to a few accidents with bikers. This is also an issue for college students, as many Georgia State students enjoy bike riding and skateboarding between classes, if not walking. Recently, no accidents have been reported, so an improvement is being made.

 

The Atlanta Streetcar isn’t all bad, though. There have been no findings that it is harmful to the environment nor is it of danger to any individuals, besides bikers. The Streetcar welcomes all ages and races, as many tourists from outside of Atlanta and outside of the United States have found it to be a comfortable way to travel when exploring the city. Nonetheless, there are streetcars in other U.S. cities that have  a better operating system than the Atlanta Streetcar. These streetcars may be more successful, because fare is enforced.

 

MARTA may have more ridership, but another Georgia State, Turner, will agree that the Atlanta Streetcar is safer and more clean. Although the streetcar and MARTA trains both operate during almost the same hours, many locals will also find that the streetcar is more safe. MARTA stations are usually dark, no matter what time of day and often cause riders to lose phone service. In case of an emergency in a MARTA train station, one will not be able to contact anyone, but on the streetcar, service is always available. Arguably, critics will state that this all depends on the service provider; however, it is found that because majority of its riders lack phone service, MARTA began planning to receive Wi-Fi access in its tunnels and stations. I am not certain that this has been approved at any MARTA stations, yet, but from personal experience, I have not witnessed it, thus far.

 

Moreover, people often witness homelessness at MARTA stations. This is viewed as unsafe to those that do choose to use the trains at late hours, or sometimes any time during the day, due to the instability of those that live on the grounds outside of the stations. For instance, the Five Points MARTA station attracts homeless people, causing the area to look progressively worse than it already does, due to the amount of homeless people that are already in the area.

 

Compared to other streetcars in this country, the Atlanta Streetcar has some work to do. Differently, the Atlanta Streetcar began operating almost five years ago and is still considered very young to the others. For instance, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the streetcar has began operating over twenty years ago and has over twenty stops. Similar to MARTA, the New Orleans streetcar has colored lines, meaning it has multiple streetcars, adding up to five routes. This streetcar seems to be very developed and popular, which shows through the amount of stops it has. Similarly, the San Francisco streetcar has several stops and multiple routes. Unfortunately, San Francisco has experienced a decline in ridership, as well. They have found this issue to be due to a decline in gas prices; therefore, people in san Francisco find it more convenient to drive rather than rely on the streetcars, as they have in the past. There are other streetcars in this country, including the Washington, D.C. Streetcar that has recently began operating, but is still not as efficient to Washingtonians as the Metro trains and buses. In sum, there are several streetcars throughout this country that operate in their own unique ways and as the years go on, the Atlanta Streetcar will hopefully reach its own level of success and be able to satisfy the needs of more Atlanta residents.

 

Clearly, several issues exist with the Atlanta Streetcar, so action needs to take place to improve it. Some may find that making the Streetcar free again would increase ridership, but technically, it’s still free today and if it did increase ridership, the operation costs will still be uncovered. A few options to cover these costs are to reach out to sponsors, accept donations, and/or create a campaign to encourage Atlanta residents to support the Streetcar better.

 

In-Class thesis work

Built environment analysis Thesis:

The Atlanta Streetcar seems to be helping the city to develop and is visually attractive; however, it has caused several issues to locals and is operating at high costs. The lack of ridership today makes it more challenging to cover these costs. Compared to other operating streetcars throughout the country, the Atlanta Streetcar is an epic fail. Fortunately, locals use MARTA, which is less limiting in its route. Although MARTA is more costly to riders, people find that it is completely worth the cost. Eventually, the Atlanta Streetcar will stop operating if this trend of low ridership continues or worsens, because it is not receiving the funds necessary to continue long-term operation.

Annotated Bib 2

Stirgus, Eric. “Morehouse College to part ways with President Wilson.” AJC.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 16 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Former President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. of Morehouse College was recently fired, due to a build-up of issues over the course of his presidency. Wilson was loved by many students and many of them fought to get his contract renewed, but that was a fail. On January 13, the school’s board refused to renew Wilson’s contract. Moreover, three student members of the board were not allowed to attend the board meeting, where the renewal of Wilson’s contract was discussed, causing students to protest. Nonetheless, board members decided that Wilson had to go, as a result of increased tuition of $10,000 per year, his decision to cut health profession programming, an enrollment decline, and several other problems. Unfortunately, Morehouse College lost their president of over 5 years.

“Morehouse College.” U.S. News & World Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Morehouse College, ranked 159 in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts, has a positive reputation, especially among HBCUs. Morehouse College is a private college in an urban area, known as the west end of Atlanta, Georgia. Tuition as of now is $26,000 for an average student. Morehouse is an HBCU for men and was founded in 1867. On the east coast, many black males strive to be a Morehouse Man.

Berry, Jasmine. “Maroon & White Tigers: 10 Famous Men Who Attended Morehouse College.” Madamenoire. N.p., 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Many people aspire to be a Morehouse Man, because of the reputation that the school holds. At Morehouse, students are connected to many sources that are unavailable at other colleges. Morehouse is known to produce stars and strong leaders. For instance, notable alumni of Morehouse College are Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson; just to name a few. King enrolled to Morehouse by the age 15, because he skipped two grades in high school. Later, King became a civil rights leader. Similarly, Jackson became an actor after attending Morehouse College and was also a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Spike Lee, commonly known as an Emmy Award winning director. These are just a Morehouse Men, but there are countless notable alumni of Morehouse College and plenty more to come.

Martin, Michel. “Morehouse College President Talks About HBCU Meeting With Trump.” Npr . Michel Martin, 5 Mar. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Former president of Morehouse College, John Wilson, meets at the White House along with other representatives of HBCUs to discuss the next steps for them with Trump. The meeting is primarily a result of the criticisms toward Obama’s commitment to HBCUs. Obama was in favor of giving HBCU students more funding; therefore, he doubled funding for the Pell Grant. However, Trump disagrees with that action and wants it done. Unfortunately, the meeting at the White House probably did not end well for HBCUs, although this article does not go into detail about how the conference ends.

Steptoe , Tyina . “Morehouse College Atlanta.” Blackpast.org. N.p., 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
The history of Morehouse College adds to its significance today. Morehouse College, originated in Augusta, Georgia in 1867 was originated to train former slaves to be ministers and educators. This developed two years after the Civil War ended, so it’s clear that former slaves were excited to finally be able to receive an education. In the 1880s, John D. Rockefeller donated money to Morehouse and Spelman, giving them the opportunity to create a campus in Atlanta, GA. Ever since, Morehouse has built and maintained a reputation causing each new Morehouse man to learn the “Morehouse Mystique” and value their presence on campus. This is done so through ceremonies, a use of training to teach these men to be well-mannered and show leadership.

Annotated Bib 1

Wickert, David. “Work remains to address Atlanta Streetcar audit.” My AJC. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 17 Mar. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017. <http://www.myajc.com/news/local/work-remains-address-atlanta-streetcar-audit/a3ZvcHzGMtCxz8wPAYsjoI/>.
The Atlanta Streetcar is often used today; however, it was not today’s riders’ go-to a year ago. The Streetcar began operating in 2014 and still was not completely prepared for operation. Riders complained that the streetcars were sometimes unsafe and many incidents were either unreported or never fully investigated. Moreover, streetcars were short-staffed, causing dependent riders to be obligated to wait long periods of time for a streetcar to arrive at his/her stops. Thankfully, riders this year supposedly no longer experience these inconveniences. Personally, I do. I am an Atlanta Streetcar rider and I experience delayed arrivals almost every time I plan to use the Streetcar. Nonetheless, there is updated security and the Atlanta Streetcar company states that they are now “adequately staffed”. Unfortunately, ridership between 2015 and 2016 decreased by 60 percent, but with the improved qualities of the Streetcar, Wickert is hoping for an increase in ridership in 2017 and for the years to come.

Flynn, Jason. “Atlanta Streetcar Ridership Falls Following Fare Hike.” Curbed Atlanta. City of Atlanta, 17 Feb. 2016. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
The Atlanta Streetcar struggles to please everyone. After creating a fare for the Streetcar but failing to meet safety needs, the Streetcar faced criticism from Georgia Department of Transportation. The Atlanta Streetcar was initially free and many riders were attracted to that. Once a fare of one dollar was developed, ridership decreased 66 percent between January 2016 and January 2017. The Atlanta Streetcar found this to be fair, because one dollar from each rider would not even add up to the total cost of operation. Riders; however, disliked this change. In response, the Atlanta Mayor Karin Reed wrote a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation, stating that the Atlanta Streetcar is safe and affordable for all Downtown Atlanta riders.

Klepal, Dan. “Atlanta streetcar ridership takes a plunge in 2016.” My AJC. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 22 Apr. 2016. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Streetcars are operating throughout this country and it is normal to experience a decline in ridership when the fare increases. However, Marc Scribner in The Competitive Enterprise Institute finds the decline in ridership in Atlanta to be very concerning, due to the drastic change in numbers. Many people, including Scribner find that streetcars are an inconvenience to the economy because they require high capital costs, then have fixed routes, which is limiting to riders. Nonetheless, MARTA is a better source of transportation to Atlanta residents, because it is worth the cost, as it can reach many areas in Atlanta and includes stops outside of the city. A.J. Robinson, on the other hand, thinks that the Streetcar should not be judged so soon , because it needs time to regain its number, after changing the the cost of the fare. Although the Streetcar has some competition with MARTA, Robinson believes that the Streetcar needs a little more than a year to redeem itself.

Frisbie, Ciara. “Atlanta Streetcar Project works to keep Downtown cyclists safe amid continued construction.” The Signal. N.p., 13 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
When the Atlanta Streetcar initially began operating, student cyclists on Georgia State’s campus found the Streetcar to be unsafe for them. There has been no reported accident with the actual Streetcar and a cyclist, but the tracks on the streets make it difficult for cyclists. Moreover, the Streetcar route is interfering with some bike routes in Downtown Atlanta, specifically on Edgewood Road, where one student had his accident. The Streetcar gains negative publicity through these kind of accidents in Atlanta, and it is a huge inconvenience for students, such as the student in the accident on Edgewood. Nonetheless, this source was published in 2013 so things may or may not have changed.

Saporta, Maria. “Ups and downs of Atlanta Streetcar project due to reintroducing transit .” Saporta Report. Saporta, 14 Jan. 2013. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
Before the Atlanta Streetcar began operation, there were several unresolved issues. Consequently, the Streetcar began operating on a bad foot. Before operation, there were unforeseen delays, due to failure to decide the route. Moreover, many things regarding costs were unorganized. Most things were not officially approved and ready to go; instead, Streetcar operators had hopes that the Streetcar would be orderly, once it began operating. This was the wrong way to go about it, especially if the safety of riders is at hand. Importantly, nothing worth having needs to be rushed, so the Atlanta Streetcar should not have began operation until everything needed for it to be a success has been perfected.

Reading Response 1

In “A Campus Landscape and the Student”, it is argued that a student’s learning abilities are based primarily on the environment in which he/she is learning. Often, a learning environment is overlooked, but it is proven that the landscape of learning environments have a large affect on attainment. A campus is defined as “just the grounds a university is placed on”. Some prefer traditional campuses to attend, rather than campuses with little privacy, such as Georgia State. For instance, private schools are ore traditional than public universities, which some may find a better environment for their studies. While schools that are less traditional are viewed as distracting to some people. Nonetheless, both areas are “campuses” and people can succeed in both. Importantly, their are many resources at all universities, but the way to obtain certain resources have different styles, depending on location of the school. Those that support traditional campuses more argue that those colleges offer more history, which causes students to value their education more. However, at every school, there are legacies; therefore, education is still valued, and there are students that attend traditional campuses and still are unaware of the history and background of the school;. These students attend the schools just because of the name it has, rather than learning the history of the school first. In “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces”, it is argued that colleges receive the names they have based on their history, especially private schools. Also, the image of the school, such as the landscape, receives more attention than the curriculum of the school. This may be found true, since first impressions always matter and school do their best to look their best to students and their parents interested in admission, without including real facts about their curriculum. Overall, less traditional campuses are stepped on when compared to schools with traditional campuses, because landscapes are most important to most people.
Oliver, Kathleen. “A Campus Landscape and the Student.” Edspace.american.edu. N.p., 31 Oct. 2016. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.