The Tutorial serves as a linchpin of your Grinnell education. While there are many purposes to the Tutorial, they all relate to a simple purpose: The Tutorial starts you on your path as lifelong learner. To be a successful learner and thinker, you must develop a number of requisite skills. These include:
The advent of large-scale hypertext systems, such as the World-Wide Web,
have not significantly changed the needs for such skills. However, the
applications of these skills have expanded. For example, some claim
that modern thinkers now need to be able to develop arguments not only
linear written form and oral form, but also in new
hypertextual forms. Similarly, you need to be able to analyze
hypertexts. The relationship between these various forms will be among
the topics we study this semester.
The Tutorial also has a second important purpose: The Tutorial creates the relationship between students and their first advisor. While we expect that you will form many close relationships with your faculty, Grinnell feels that it is particularly important that you form such a relationship as early as possible.
The Tutorial, like many classes at Grinnell, also gives you the opportunity to study a topic in depth with a small cohort.
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