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  1. Oct 2016
    1. grit, perseverance and conscientiousness

      could this just be having metacognition in general?

    2. Cultural differences might also help explain the performance gaps.

      The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell further explains this topic of cultural differences. He explains why he feels that cultural differences are the most important factor in determining success in education (or just in general). He even cites Angela Duckworth's research in his book about how low-income kids have a harder time developing personalities necessary to achieve success. http://gladwell.com/outliers/

    3. being passionate and hard-working — is an important trait that predicts student achievement.

      Passion leads to hard-work. One can work hard on something they dread, but there will never be any drive to do any further research or learning. If one is passion, they'll go out of their way to learn extra because it's something important to them. It's something they love and it's something they find find satisfaction in achieving.

    4. nstead, the traits related to work-study habits seemed to be the most predictive.

      What shows better work-study habits, a standardized test score or one's GPA?

    5. study conducted last fall at the University of Toronto

      Is this study applicable to all colleges? They didn't explain the specifics of the amount of people in the study or any statistics. It was also conducted in a different country so there could be confounding variables.

    1. But digital disconnection

      Could it be that if you grow up/were born in the world of internet that it's not possible to live a without it? If the internet became prevalent during a person's midlife, than it'd be easier for them to live their life without it because that's how they've been living up to that point. People born into the age of the internet don't know life without the internet.

    2. Acknowledging this reality allows us to challenge mass surveillance based on the 14th Amendment, which provides for equal protection under the law, not just on the 4th Amendment, which protects citizens against unwarranted search and seizure.

      It's hard to deal with online privacy and surveillance legally. Could the US Constitution be outdated? Should there be a new amendment to explicitly state the rules to online surveillance?

    3. Edward Snowden

      Former American CIA agent who leaked global surveillance information. He was charged with theft of government property and fled to Russia. Fueled conflicts over national security vs privacy. http://www.biography.com/people/edward-snowden-21262897