“Writing makes a person more exact and is a

skill required of all educated people.”


1. At your initiation, your mentor is available for consultation on a regular basis.


2. The student is in charge of his or her own learning. Institutions don’t learn, people learn.


3. The required work for all programs consists of writing a minimum of 25 pages representing

critical summaries of the student’s understanding of the material. By the end of the program,

you will have created a body of written work suitable for publication and sale from your own



Academic Fallacies


“Since a college’s or university’s academic prestige (unfortunately) depends primarily on its

professor’s research and publications, students will not … get a better education at the more

prestigious institutions with the higher paid faculty…”


“One of the biggest fallacies about academic institutions is that attendance at big-name

colleges and universities is virtually essential for reaching the top later in life.”


“The four institutions with the highest percentage of their undergraduates going on to

receive PhDs are all small colleges with less than 2,000 undergraduates … Some

have fewer than 1,000 students…”


“Of the chief executive officers of the 50 largest American corporations surveyed in

2006, only four had Ivy League degrees and just over half graduated from state

colleges, city colleges, or a community college.”


“Some, including Michael Dell and Bill Gates did not graduate at all!”


* Economic Facts and Fallacies by Dr. Thomas Sowell