Will Fitzhugh makes the following recommendation, writing at mindingthecampus.com.
It would be great and interesting for all concerned if every college student had to present a one-hour talk on some topic on which he had recently done research and written a substantial paper. Too few college students–if any other than the salutatorian and the valedictorian–ever stand and say something academic to an audience.
I’d settle for a well reasoned answer to a basic question. Add me to the group that thinks it would be fascinating if someone asked Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis the difference between ending the life of an unborn child at five months — which she vehemently supports — and the barbaric actions of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.