For my own experience, the class does affect me that much, but culture and race affected my individual learning more. Because I am not an American, and English is my second language, I struggle from the language. Also, it is hard for me to make friends from different countries, this makes my individual learning more difficult because I can’t find a person to discuss or help my class work. The culture affects me too, not only the culture from my country, but also the culture from my family, I am the first person get into a college from my family, and none of them can give me advise, I have to figure things out and overcome challenges by myself, that makes my learning experiences harder, and makes me become tougher.
In class writing
The topic that I choose is about gun control, and when I was using Wikipedia to do research I feel like there are lots of different sources. Compare to the traditional research source, I can see that those sources from Wikipedia can help you know more about the thing you are looking for, however, the credibility is not good for being as a source in an essay, because those sources are from anonymous persons, and those might not be true. If we look at the traditional research, we can find that it is closer to the fact, and these sources should be put in formal essays.
After doing the research about college rankings, and I have learned that the relationship between university ranking and quality education is actually not very accurate. For each of college, it has its own strength and weakness, and the quality of a college should not just be represented by a ranking stuff, for example if a college is good at History and bad at Chemistry, another college is good at Chemistry but bad at History, how will the ranking goes. There are many differences between different colleges, and for each high school student, the college rankings will be different, because they might good at History or Chemistry. You can’t just say witch one college is the best college in the US, you should say witch college fit you better.