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Hope College Skills and Habits of Learning


Skills of Learning

Hope College students will demonstrate college-level proficiency in:

  • critical thinking
  • mathematical thinking
  • reading, listening, and viewing with understanding, sensitivity, and critical acumen
  • use of computer technology and library research facilities
  • written and oral communication


Habits of Learning

Hope College students will be encouraged and taught to develop an approach to learning in the tradition of the liberal arts, emphasizing:

  • analytic, synthetic, and systematic thinking
  • appreciation for tradition
  • creativity
  • curiosity and openness to new ideas
  • intellectual courage and honesty
  • moral and spiritual discernment and responsibility