I look forward to this every year — the annual Beloit College Mindset List. Created by two of Beloit’s staff, the Mindset List was designed to give Beloit professors clues to their incoming freshmen class. Professors who thought listening to Kurt Cobain made them cool, might be surprised to learn that Nirvana is now on the Oldies station.
To further peg this new digital generation, it’s interesting to note that the Class of 2014 has never written in cursive. (Actually, I find that hard to believe, but I suppose they might not have written in cursive since they learned how back in 2nd or 3rd grade — or is it kindergarten now?)
Anyway, here’s the link — http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php
I think you’ll find it interesting, especially if you work with these emerging adults who have never twirled the curly cord of a telephone handset between their fingers while they talked on a landline.