Essay 1 The pressure of being a high school student is high, especially as they to the senior grades. Students caught cheating in high school should not automatically be expulsed. Someone doesn’t cheat for no reason, schools have to look into why the student was cheating in the first place and try to help. If it becomes a problem then the student should be dismissed. Today’s students cheat for a variety of reasons.
Instead of learning some actual useful information, teachers fret over the test rather than about how much that student is actually absorbing into their head. It has become a practice to ‘teach the test’ in today’s teaching world. Tests like SAT, ACT and AP have you pay quite a bit and don’t even show you what you did wrong, blocking out the possibility of even trying to learn from your mistakes. It is believed to be a clever tactic used to gain more profit, students keep coming back to prove they are worth more with those silly numbers. They stress day and night over these overrated tests, like previously stated channeling out the imagination, curiosity and good will.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
Perhaps it takes their minds out of class mode and sets the tone for a distracted learning environment. It is inappropriate to talk at absolutely any time during class. Students should save their conversations for the passing periods when they should be getting to class and preparing for the lesson, their lunch when they should be eating, after school when they should be completing homework, or at night when they should be sleeping. Something has to give. Talking develops relationships instead of improving educational performance.
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
NCLB was established so that students were not held back in a grade and were promoted to the next grade. I think this is a political aspect that is failing our students. If a student is not understanding the material or doesn’t pass the tests showing that they understand and can retain the information, I don’t believe that they should be promoted. I believe that it only hurts the students because they get more behind as they advance through the levels. The ethical issues that regard the high stakes testing is that it could be unfair to some students.
Patrick McAuley Satire Essay 1/22/13 Bully for the Best According to an article written by MSNBC contributor Linda Carrol, everyday across our country one out of every six school kids is affected by the terrible use of bullying. Bullying is the largest problem concerning the safety and well-being of children at school. Students complain that bullying problems have driven them to lose focus in their learning, causing grades to drop and self-confidence to deteriorate over time. Bullies seem to target the weaker students, both physically and mentally. All schools say “no” to bullying, but why not say “yes”.
Renato Gomes English 102 09/09/2014 The believing and doubting game Claim #1 – A student should report a fellow student who is cheating on an exam or plagiarizing an essay Believe: If a student see other student cheating on an exam or plagiarizing an essay he should report it, because the student is taking advantage of the others, he is going to do better in a test than the ones the actually really study hard, that isn’t fair to the others. If the student cheat or plagiarize he or she won’t be learning anything besides how to search things on google, a lot people cheats because they want to do good in a test, but the same time they use to create different ways to cheat, they could be studying and actually learning like the others students, even if they don’t do so good in the test, but at least they are trying and learning. Doubt: The student who caught the other cheating on a test or plagiarizing an essay should not report it, because he is not being affected, he or she is learning, studying, doing the right thing , even if the student that was cheating do better in the final grade , he or she didn’t learn anything , what in the future will make the difference. Cheat on a test or plagiarism is a choice that every student have and some make this choice , so is their problem since they are the ones that are not learning, so that is no why the others students should report it if is not harming them. Claim #2 – Woman should be assigned to combat duty equally with men Believe: Woman should be assigned to combat duty equally with men because they should be treated like normal soldiers, if they pass their test they need to pass, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to be assigned to combat, passing the test, the soldiers show that they are capable of being on duty.
Students who live and study in an unusual way cannot outperform at school, and this is one reason in which students decide to leave school. So, it will be a nice windfall if government could solve these issues. As a matter of fact, poor students are not able to be a kind of overachiever’s students that the government seeks. The fact that they leave school can be caused by different reasons, but poverty is still the major cause of attritions. Getting bad grades can be another reason to leave school; in other words, failing a course and getting bad grades tend to yield attrition, and it may result from different issues that students face.
Blake McMahon Instructor Cheema English 102 02/25/2013 Cheating Outline I. Introduction a. The CQ Researcher’s article, “Cheating in Schools”, by Kathy Koch, shows the matter of cheating in the educational system. b. Recently, the students and administration have had an issue involving cheating in the classroom, because of the high bars in today’s testing.