As Deborah Tannen stated in her essay titled, “How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently,” how male and female’s conversational styles influence discussions in the classroom. Also, Tannen mentioned how girls like small groups where they are sharing their secrets that make them best friends. However, boys like large groups and are expected to use language to catch center stage by exhibiting their skill, displaying their knowledge and challenging each other. Tannen also discussed how classrooms use challenges and arguments which many women do not like to talk about and hide from it while men feel really comfortable and enjoy this challenge. Men are more dominate in a conservation, while women hold back what they want to say.
Nowadays learning global languages like English started playing a crucial role in education and the question how to teach them effectively arises more and more among the teachers and second language scholars. Second language learning professionally called Second Language Acquisition in linguistics field is the debate of many people who believe in different theories as well as trying to discover the perfect conditions for learning a foreign language. The foreign language learning is much more complicated than the first language acquisition that is why scholars try to create the conditions in which we learn the mother-tongue and apply them to the second language learning for the successful acquisition to happen. Unfortunately, it is not an easy task and takes a lot of researches, time and as each of us is an individual there is no perfect recipe for the second language acquisition. Hence, year after year
The way a person acts and communicates will depend on who is around and how they are acting, meaning different people bring out different attitudes and responses. I want to research and understand these different reactions based on one’s gender and the people that are around. Thesis Statement Sentence: The changes mean that same sex interaction differs for both men and women; it also changes when they interact with each other. Introduction Paragraph: Majority of classrooms tend to set men up for success rather than women according to a study done by Deborah Tannen. This may come as a shock since it is easy to assume girls pay attention more, and therefore participate more in school.
Also, if parents smoke or drink, their children are more likely to choose to smoke or drink because they would regard smoking or drinking as a normalcy and because they have seen it every day. Just as how parents influence us, celebrities can also influence our choices of lifestyle. Since celebrities are often in the public media, we are able to know a lot of information about them, positive or negative. The influence from parents and the influence from celebrities are both shown through people’s imitation of them. Human beings are talented in mimicking.
If we lie all the time we will start to have a brain that is tailor made to make lying easier (Neulieb). It is evidence like this that has made people ask the question of what role the internet may have in changing the way our brain works. One of these questions that has been brought up a lot recently is how it is effecting the way we are learning things. The internet has taken the place of books for the most part because the internet is such a powerful tool that most people who are in school have access to. With all this access to information at an extremely fast rate books have become something that people look past because it seems too time consuming in the fast pace world we live in.
Since majority of Chinese parents set such high standards for their children’s social life, academics, and extracurricular activities, it makes them better parents than most Western parents. In most cases, strict parenting involves parents having the responsibility to impose rules and guidelines for their children’s social life. If not, most parents feel that their children will take advantage of their free time, and utilize it in an unnecessary manner. For example, “It drew from studies which had shown that girls whose parents were 'mediocre' were more likely to experience 'significantly more internalizing problems such as low self-esteem or the use of illicit drugs'.” (Clark, 2009). Clearly, this shows that studies prove that due to ‘mediocre’ parents having less involvement in their children’s social life, will lead their children to making immature decisions that they may regret.
Cell phones: Talking and Texting With the vast majority of our country’s population using cell phones and with the advent of text messaging as a way of fast communication, people are able to communicate more easily than ever before. Cell phones are bridging communication gaps and allowing people to converse at any time instantly. However, using cell phones can be a health hazard and using them in certain situations illegal. Even with considering these concerns, text messaging has become exceptionally popular, especially with the younger generations, thus making the need for us to talk with one another almost obsolete. Talking on the phone has evolved over the years from speaking to an operator who will patch a call through to being able to dial a number on a touch screen and moments later a person is on the line.
Some schools that are already taking only boys or girls such as boarding or private schools have proved that their achievements are way high when they are separate. Scholastic Aptitude Test scores are quite different, and their further performances such as in college showed how they have prepared and achieved in formal institutions. Each boy and girl can create synergy effects when they are being with same sex because they are easily to access and share about scholastic issues. Above the subsequent argument, the second reason is about the circumstance of education. Many schools are decided whether they are leading schools or not based on so-called mood or circumstance.
Whether we realize it or not, mass media surrounds us in our daily lives. Newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and television are all around us and have a very clever yet powerful force on how we view them. The media can be potentially harmful because it conveys certain messages that are supposed to be socially desirable are part of the norms. Adolescents become prime targets of what the media displays because they are new consumers. Advertising is one of the most compelling messengers in a culture that can influence an adolescent.
Every day, teenagers all over America use some source of mass media. Using media is their way to communicate. Whether they are reading a newspaper, checking their smartphones, browsing the internet, or watching television, they are communicating in some way. By consuming the different forms of media, we can discover important events, news, or just find some entertainment to pass the time. Even through all the advantages the media makes available to us, the media also has some negative sides that can be harmful to the younger generation of Americans.