Ian Brown Mr. Moran English I - Honors 12 March 2012 Year-Round Schooling Pro Rebuttal The issue of having year-round school in America or not has been going around for decades. This system is practiced throughout the world with the huge exception of many of our schools. Some claim that it doesn’t make a difference to a child’s scores, but spending more time in the classroom, with shorter but often breaks, can keep their mind refreshed. Even U.S. President Barack Obama stated that the hardships and new challenges in this emerging century “demand more time in the classroom.” Some opponents of this system say that our summer vacation is the perfect time to have a full time-off and that you won’t lose much of what you learned the previous school year. In fact, according to a study at the University of Missouri, they found that many students forgot over two and one-half months of whatever their grade-level equivalency is in mathematics.
Summary of Article: Luis Peñate is a 2009 graduate who is preparing to leave South Los Angeles for Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Unlike his fellow classmates who have who have made travel plans, Luis decided to not stay in L.A. but visit L.A. landmarks so that when the time came for him to leave he would never forget Los Angeles. While it is perfectly fine for Luis, and other high school gradates like himself, to move to the east coast for their college education , the narrator states that those students need to come back to L.A. with their acquired Knowledge and use it to help clean up all the mess the older generations have left behind. In this article Luis’s experience of coming out that he is gay is shared with us. One can only
5. The conflict is the decision between going to the movies or doing something for his brother. At the end he does something for his brother. Technique and Style 1. He could be making the essay more understandable to the readers by doing this.
Sam says, “When I look back over my life, I realize that at the most critical stages, someone was there to reach me with exactly what I needed”(35). When Sam’s father divorced his mother that allowed him to venture out, and get into trouble, before he started getting into trouble his brother had introduced him to Reggie his martial arts teacher at the age of 10. So Sam had someone to look up to and teach him discipline. When Sam got into trouble remembering Reggie was a part of his life allowed him to reflect back on what he was taught, and confirmed there was a better road to travel. When Sam got into certain situations he remembered what Reggie taught him while taking Kung-Fu lessons, Sam was taught how to mediate.
In addition, in the near end of the movie, Brian makes the group and viewers have to thinking by very meaningful question: “Come Monday, are we all friends?” By this question, the “brain” once again express that he have changed. That is why he asks the question to make sure if anyone among the students has the same feeling with him. Brian is willing to change by making friends with the “out-cast”. He does not care about how different they are; as long as he believes they are his best friends. By that touching question, Brian seems to want to break his original stereotype as a meekness person and become more confident to connect with different types of student.
Luis’ student-teaching experience came as a realization to him not only in a positive way but in a negative way as well. Now that he finished his degree and credential work he least expected to be presented with a full-time teaching position in his hometown starting at $29,000 a year. As he least expected to allow his friend to talk him into a management trainee position at Sunset National it was another surprise to find that the large bank chose him 15 other candidates. This opportunity would give him a slightly better pay starting at $38,000 a year. In addition to his pay at the bank when he’s promoted to loan officer he would be receiving an additional $3,000 raise.
In my opinion I think I like all year around in school. If kids really look at it, we get alota days out for a break. Many schools also need to come on there education because the drop out rate may come back up if it already haven’t. Many schools say they do many things to help students and they really care about the students, blah blah blah, some schools are just all talk. Schools have at least a hand full of teachers that really care about the students life after high school, some teachers make sure that there students go to college and some don’t even care what goes on when were out of there classroom.
Typically these are achieved by a combination of traveling, volunteering, interning, or working. Students get very burnt out from high school, so why not take a break? Sixty percent of students are not mentally prepared to go straight to college after high school (“Data”). Many students can go gain experience in their field of study to increase their further knowledge during a gap year. They could also go and learn a new language or tour a different country.
(The American Heritage, 2000).” This is the age of which most children start to want to be more independent. The year that they go off to secondary school and become a new person in a way that they are with a mix of new personalities. They may change some of their hobbies to fit in with new friends and make up new ones so that they can have their own way of being independent. Early teenage years are the ages in which their parents may begin to give them pocket money for chores or weekly tasks. These funds are used to spend on themselves with no thought about what they might need to save for or spend on for a living.
Allison Perrymond Archer ASC 101 29 November 2011 I made it through my first semester The first year of college can be a new and exciting journey for many students. Students can also take on new experiences in their first year of college; it can also come with bumps along the way. As a student he or she must find a way to balance their new life as a college student and their transitions. There will be difficulty transitioning such as adapting to new the new environment, trying to make new friends and difficulty with class work. Adjusting to an environment that you’re not used to can be too much for some students.