In the beginning of the essay, Goodman makes an appeal to pathos by stating “I think that a great majority of professors agree that grading hinders teaching and creates a bad spirit, going as far as cheating and plagiarizing.”(191). Goodman has made up in his mind that professors know that grading is not helping students but is causing them to cheat. Students tend to think that by taking someone else’s work that has scored a decent grade on it that it will help them do the same. If a person put their heart into their work and they do not do as well as they would have hoped than that person might get discouraged. That particular person might decide to cheat.
Some of the skills developed from each vector will lead many students to be self aware, independent, mature individuals. Many high school students entering college may be still in “needs for reassurance, affection, or approval” from their peers, family members, or their professors. The third vector, “moving through autonomy toward interdependence”, one of the first steps to develop emotional independence is “separation from parents and proceeds through reliance on peers, nonparental adults, and occupational or institutional reference groups”. Chickering states that it is essential for students to learn how to be emotional and instrumental independence, interdependence, as well as being responsible and self-sufficiency. For many first year students in college, they are still in that stage of needing approval or reassurance, which can be a distraction for them to develop their identity, which is why each vector are some how subsequent with one another.
The author is also saying that when you give them a label for their personality or intellectual habits they pin themselves beneath those labels assigned to them which make them dismiss any future association with other styles. The counterargument made is that the learning style movement was not needed to teach that students learn better when they participate actively in building ideas. He made reference to John Dewey who also argued in this point that without the distortions many scholars before and since have developed theories of participant knowledge making without reducing human identity into silly categories. The concession he then made was that the learning styles can be quite beneficial. It had prompted teachers to rethink the habit of lectures and it wants to help students.
The Difference between High school and College Throughout the essay, “The Difference Between High School and College”, Professor Jack Meiland approaches college work by comparing college to high school. Professor Meiland says, “a large part of college work consists with discussing and examining the basis of current beliefs” (Meiland). Meiland states that, even though both systems require students to observe basic knowledge, college guide students to search for the foundation and reasons behind the topics. Meiland states that during the high school, students are introduced to ideas based on the facts, which are presented as if they were an absolute truth. However, he says, college expects students to have a higher and deeper understanding of the material.
In this other half of the argument it not only changed my opinion, but it also gave me a bigger picture of why banning laptops, is not a solution. Elena Choy’s article counters all of the statements in which Andrew Goldstein has stated. First, she responded to Andrew Goldstein first reason; she believes that the professors are nobody’s parents. So if a student wishes to do what he pleases, then that is entirely their choice. In her second response, she explains that students should train themselves to be more focused with the professor instead of another peer’s laptop.
In order for Jake to feel less anxious about his performance in these classes, the rewards for his good or bad performance in the class need to be altered. A cognitive approach is often considered to be the opposite of behavioral. A cognitive analysis on a person would not focus on the external, but internal effects on a person. Basically, it is the person’s thinking or interpretation of situations in their life that affects their behavior. Jake is thinking very negatively about his hard classes, interpreting their difficulty as an opportunity for failure.
He also claims that an unhappy household due to continued parental conflict causes less damage to children than divorce does, and thus preserving the marriage solely for the sake of the children is the best option. Zinsmeister also references several researchers in making his claim, such as Judith Wallerstein, Neil Kalter, John Guidibaldi, and John McDermott. He uses studies from experts such as these, as well as his own personal insights to defend his argument of why divorce has such a negative outcome on children. Critical Analysis Weaknesses Zinsmeister’s article displays several weaknesses which, from a reader’s point of view, are detrimental to the credibility of his argument. One weakness, which is not inherently perpetrated by
Teachers teach to prepare students for exams and not for life. As such, many of our students are ill-prepared to face the challenges of the real world. This also goes against the grain of our National Philosophy of Education where the emphasis is on character building and the development of human capital. All parties involved are to be blamed for this as they are more concerned with student achievement and not student development. At the end of the day, parents want straight A’s for their children, principals want excellent performances from their students and teachers, and the list goes on.
Others bemoan the loss of the long standing intellectual status quo in academia, the destruction of the college education system and the loss of theoretical intellect. Which view is accurate; all, none or parts of each? Is a compromise of all these views warranted or should the two hundred year old, possibly out of touch system of education be reordered for the needs of a modern world. Education is many things to many people, but foremost it is a commodity being sold. How do these different views affect the consumer of education?
After entering this collage in the university, we have to start thinking about which major should we choose. Through this process, we can reflect ourselves by thinking which aspects we are good at and which major is suitable for us. Hence, this can help us identify myself clearer and set a goal for the next few years. This can prevent me from just muddling around without any aims. So one of the purpose of university education is to help us find out who we are and find ourselves.