A heuristic technique, or a heuristic, is any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method that is not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, or rational, but is nevertheless sufficient for reaching an immediate, short-term goal.
And they are higher because this generation of college students was educated in a No Child Left Behind culture, which means they have been rewarded for paraphrasing and summarizing instead of wrestling with ideas and interpretations. College may well be the first time many of these students have been required to think “critically,” and they are being asked to do so while the world is on fire and social media is there to capture it. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/11/what-is-faculty-diversity-worth-to-a-university/508334/
The process of healing from racial battle fatigue and institutional racism requires significant internal commitment and external support,” the study states. “Black college students are brilliant, talented, and creative, and they dream as big as other students. Pursuing higher education should not make them sick.” https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/12/30/black-college-students-face-hidden-mental-health-crisis/
“Education can be the great equalizer in our society, but if the rising tuition is impacting certain people more than others, it’s now disenfranchising them,” she said. https://moguldom.com/196550/women-are-890b-in-debt-for-student-loans-carrying-two-thirds-of-the-burden-black-women-are-hit-hardest/