A lack of audience causes the media to lose their power, and their watch on political life. Mindich proposes news should play a bigger role in school curriculum. He sums up by saying if you teach kids to read, and care about the news when they are young, they will care about it later in life too. Mindich feels qualified to speak about this issue because he has worked as an assignment editor at CNN. This article contains many astounding statistics about news readers in past decades vs. today.
But others, particularly such highly competitive schools as Stanford and UCLA, value the essay for providing extra insight into students' abilities as well as a cross-check on the veracity of other application materials, Lucido and other experts said. In addition to the SAT essay, which often prompts writers to explore a sociological or philosophical question, many schools require autobiographical compositions in the online Common Application ("Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you?"). In addition, some campuses require supplemental essays that attempt to learn whether the student would be a good fit for that particular school. Questions may be raised about assistance from parents or paid coaches if students submit an elegant autobiographical statement with their applications but score poorly on the proctored SAT essay, they said.
Pamela Kipe Mr. Harris AP Language & Composition November 21, 2014 Rhetorical Analysis Portfolio Project - Frank Rich 9/11 Reflection Year after year when 9/11 comes around, Americans demonstrate their love for their country in patriotic lengths. Flags at half-staff, hundreds flocking to the symbiotic Ground Zero, where just thirteen years ago stood the roaring World Trade Towers, the monetary heart of New York City. Frank Rich proclaims his proposition, in an essay in New York Magazine, on how the attacks on 9/11 did not unify our country, despite the fact that that was supposedly former President George Bush’s objective, but rather ripped us apart. Rich’s use of a formal yet sarcastic tone accompanied with his diction and verifiable facts he gathered demonstrates just how 9/11 did not bring us together as a nation. “National unity proved to be short-lived,” is right.
Today we might add that a speaker should also appear to have the appropriate expertise or authority to speak knowledgeably about the subject matter. A writer’s ethos is created largely by word choice and style. Student writers often have a problem with ethos because they are asked to write research papers, reports, and other types of texts as if they have authority to speak persuasively, when in fact they are newcomers to the subject matter and the discourse community. Ethos is often conveyed through tone and style of the message and through the way the writer or speaker refers to differing views. It can also be affected by the writer’s reputation as it exists independently from the message–his or her expertise in the field, his or her previous record or integrity, and so forth.
Within the classroom, lies the emotion that is indirectly portrayed because he, the author, caused his students to feel that certain way by the words that were spoken. “What we don’t have, in other words, are thinkers. People who can think for themselves…” The phrase is one of the examples of how one could think that it was a possibility that he made someone confused or upset since he has a class full of top students. Not only does he make his audience feel negatively about themselves, but he cleverly opens his discussion up making them feel good such as saying, “My students, like you, were energetic, accomplished, smart, and often ferociously ambitious” as if he were preparing them for what is next for him to say. One thing he did not do was leave them on a sore
And art it is, not reality. The audience would then have differentiated this valuable lesson and remembered it, as it is usually the case with satire. By giving advice to youth, Twain uses satire to mock the way our culture has been giving advice to the youth. He tells the audience to “[b]uild [their] character thoughtfully and painstakingly upon these precepts”, mocking those that pretend that their intentions are simply to give advice when actually, they are attempting to lead the
Eyeglasses, hearing aids, medications, increased illumination and increased time for learning are some of the ways to equalize learning opportunities for older adults (Wlodkowski, 2008). Ensuring visual aids are visible from all parts of the classroom, speaking clearly and loudly, and asking questions to determine comprehension are all ways for instructors to overcome biological barriers for adult learners. Psychological Considerations Psychological differences exist for adult students because each student has a different education experience in their lives, and they bring those preconceived ideas to the adult
Chaucer’s prologue provides an education for its readers and audience. How far do you agree? Some may argue that in order for a text to be a success, it must provide its readers and audiences with an education, to allow for them to connect with a text. As Derek Pearsall comments ‘there is […] a constant feeling of the comic side of things, a moral instinct which escapes in irony’; this, when applied to Chaucer’s works, shows is the kind of education that we as readers will gain, and allows us to debate how other audiences may learn in terms of culture, context and emotional journeys we undergo with his characters. The General Prologue (TGP) presents us with ‘Of sondry folk, by adventure yfalle, In felaweshipe,’- society from all walks of life, to help us learn the social norms, regarding religion, materialism, language and morality as well as allowing us to make comparisons of his society to our own.
Torell Wallace Writing is an important, almost vital, part of everyday living. In this paragraph I am going to discuss the importance of writing academically and professionally. Academically writing is vital. As a student writing helps you produce facts, statements, and opinions without getting confused and without confusing your reader or audience. A student can use writing as a learning experience as well; by using the material obtained to ask worthwhile questions, explain details to readers, and get feedback from the material.
The college experience opens all types of doors in your mind and in the world. “When students experience a post secondary education, they have the opportunity to read books and listen to the lectures of the top experts in their fields. This stimulation encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for the additional growth and development and provides college graduates with an edge in the job market over those who have not experienced a higher education.” (McGuire, Jeff. Importance of College Education) I couldn’t agree more with this passage. It speaks in volumes to me.