Coursework by many has been frowned upon for the possibility of cheating. However, I feel if the students are picking the topics or directing their life they are more likely to take personal interest and ownership of their study. Furthermore, this is something that universities are crying out for from undergraduates. They want students that are motivated, and wish to expand their mind. Therefore, is it not wise to start this process at school? Creating well rounded students and not just those who can retain information for an exam. In addition I feel that people retain information for a longer period of time if they have an interest in something, rather than generic revision, which strives not to have an interested in a topic but rather just to find the easiest route to an A grade.
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