surviving as a conservative student

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By [email protected]

Andrew Kirk suggests that “Conservative views aren’t illogical, just poorly expressed” in his editorial by that name (July 21), which may be somewhat true but is not the full explanation of the poor performance of conservative students in humanities classes.

As a conservative student who does care about the humanities one of the strategies I have discovered for maintaining my GPA is to gauge the political views of my professors and echo them. While my level of articulacy has remained fairly constant, I tend to fare much better when I half-heartedly follow the aforementioned strategy than when I assemble a well reasoned, evidentially supported conservative argument.

Larry Christensen,bioengineering major,junior