School has to suck because it needs “... to teach children the self-discipline and responsibility they will need to survive in the real world as productive adults.” Both these traits are key to have as adults and need to be pushed upon students during their school career. Teachers also need to “...hold him accountable for his own work and behaviour.” If a student gets a bad grade they can only blame themselves for it. Once before in math class I failed a test and could only blame myself because I knew what I could and couldn't do. I then pushed myself to study and get more help. I'd rather get a failing grade that I earned, than a “no-zero” because of a policy.
But why? Basically, the author argues that smart kids invest their time and energy into the things that they like. Meanwhile, being popular in high school is a full-time job, requiring a great deal of time and effort – time the nerds are unwilling to commit. I found his argument unconvincing. The article goes into many other issues, about the roots of teenage angst, that you may find interesting, but I want to focus on this primary point – nerds are unpopular because they don’t invest time in being popular.
Ap Lit. How To Make Your Lit Grade Better. Ap Lit is like any other class you do homework, take test, and read books, but what separates a good student from a bad student is his/her effort. Effort is the key ingredient to life everybody you see flourishing in today’s society didn’t just get their by sitting down, watching TV, and hoping one day fame and success would come to them; no they put their best foot forward and went after their dream .In any class you should strive to do your best no matter if it’s a regular, honors, or an Ap class and being mediocre should never be good enough we should try and emulate the tops of our class and constantly be in a competition to surpass them, and the easiest way to make sure you succeed in doing this is put in a lot of effort . To make your AP grade better put in more effort simple.
A child can put so much effort into studying for a test and then end up getting a terrible grade. This grading system has also simplified teachers' work in the classroom. A set key of answers defines the student's success. Teachers give a test and only base the student's grade off of the answer key they have in front of them. But do we ever think about the amount of effort the student may have put into
Then, there is the reality teacher, this teacher always stays focus and is not there to tell jokes but to make sure the class learns. All types of these teachers are fine when compared to an outright bad teacher. Bad teachers don’t explain things well, and they are quick to give every student a disgustingly nasty attitude for asking questions. A bad teacher is the reason why all prospective teachers should be required to pass an English oral proficiency exam before being hired because it would be the morally right thing to do since students have to take entrance exams before entering college, it will also save schools a lot of money, and most importantly it will get rid of the bad teaches before they are ever able to influence and ruin a student’s year. First, testing the would-be teachers would be good because it would be morally right for the educational society in America.
I also believe that mainly, students are at fault for this failure. The teachers are the easy ones to blame. They are thought to be responsible for the students education, when the student has full control over what he/she decides to listen to, absorb, and work on. Teacher’s aren’t baby sitters. They are there to do their job, and to make sure you walk out of the door with more knowledge than you did when you walked in.
They work hard to make money for school, but their extra income may cost them financial aid amounts. Finally, the students who get the financial aid are also offered work- study while others do not have anything. Cheating is also considered as student dilemma. It is true that some students study hard while others are lazy, but all students expect good grades. These lazy students try to get ahead of others by cheating which breaks the trust factor and creates cracks in the relationships.
Making it on your own At times people tend to work well while they are under pressure. To others they simply must be under pressure to get work done and give their full effort. In her article In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry argues “Flunking as a regular policy has just as much merit today as it did two generations ago. We must review the threat of flunking and see it as it really is- a positive teaching too.” By making it clear to students that flunking can definitely be a result of them not putting in the time and effort in assuring they pass their class will make them more determined to learn and earn their good grades, it will also help stop those students who choose not to even try in their classes. Also by making students fear failure it will not only motivate them
If expectation does not meet for us, the mistakes only motivate us to work even harder. There are numerous lessons learned from life that come from the mistakes we have made, and the knowledge gained from those mistakes. To begin with, failures from elementary to high school have taught others to achieve greater goals in life. During freshmen year in high school, kids usually don’t pay too much attention in class. However, when they received their grades, they can either improve or ignore it.
He blame parents having great hopes for their offspring. He blame professors for giving too much work and the students drive themselves crazy to do better than their peers. Nevertheless, Zinsser think that grades are not that important. But the students care about their grades in their classes a lot. In contrast, he believe the employers look at the range of classes the students take, not what grade they got on a specific subject.