Kendrick Watts Moyer English 1020- 026 10 February 2014 Is College Really for Me…?? In the essay “Is College for Everyone” by Pharinet, discusses that it’s not mandatory to attend a college institution to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharient refrains to a statement that students hear every day, “You want get anywhere without your education (635).” This is a statement that many teachers and parents repeatedly preach to their child since they were kindergartener’s. Pharinet also explains in a reasonable tone, that having a college degree doesn’t always bring success in most students’ life. Mainly because, students are not properly preparing themselves to what seems to be the “real world”.
The problem in the school structure that Graff recognizes is lack of persuasion to get students to argue. This holds true in my personal experiences in academics. Despite the fact the educating administration is trying to avoid violent disputes because of arguments, they fail to see that properly structured arguments are the best way to avoid violence. Without the school system instilling the ideas and values of argument, students will lack an outlet for an argument consisting of words and are more likely to resort to violence for resolution. In a section of Gerald’s essay he advocates that educated conversation be shared with uneducated audiences as a basis for understanding any scholarly topic as well as a basis for a strong argument.
The Propaganda Machine History can be a source of great national pride or great national shame, but it is something that everyone should be truthfully familiar with. In “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong”, James Loewen point out that sometimes history can be taught in a way that hides the shame and promotes patriotism. The United States of America has events in its history that some teachers leave out in class, some events that do not paint the United States is a good light. Learning the true history of our past can help our nation prevent making the same mistakes in the future. Many people look to their forefathers for a source of pride.
John Proctor fights to keep his good name in the community, Reverend Parris strives to keep his good reputation in Salem, and Reverend Hale regrets his actions and works to correct them. It is obvious that thoughts , words and actions can affect one’s good name, and maintain one’s reputation is a main theme of The Crucible. John and his wife Elizabeth Proctor fight to keep John’s good name in the town of Salem. In act two of the play the Proctors are visited by Reverend Hale who is questioning John and Elizabeth to make sure they are true to the church and do not traffic with the devil. Hale is also at the Proctor household because Elizabeth’s name was mentioned in the court and Hale decided he would notify them and take precautions.
Many choose to find a plot in the novel, although the author clearly states that the novel purposely lacks a plot. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is many times an unpopular novel among high school teachers across the country due to its inappropriate language; although this novel does not intend to insult the reader. Throughout the novel, Mark Twain describes the adventures young Huckleberry Finn and his friend, Jim, go through and the American life style of the 1880’s. In order to get the reader to imagine the setting, the author has to add as much detail to the story. For this reason, Twain has made it obvious that the story takes place during a time period in which slavery still existed.
When George, Sam, and Rameck were in University High, they didn’t have teachers that were motivated. “We had a few dedicated teachers at the high school who pushed us to learn and forced us to do our work, but too many others just didn’t know how to reach us and didn’t seem to care” (59). The teachers don’t have the desire to help students or care, therefore, Sam, Rameck, and George's grades drop. This proved how important of a role teachers play on a student's academic life. If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not.
Options like going without a book are not sufficient, because no amount of note taking can accurately replace in class learning with the book. Students also attempt to wait until financial aid is available; this generally puts students behind schedule, which is not how to start the semester. These students start out the year missing assignments. Some students have to depend on their parents to help them get books. This is not a solution either, due to the country already struggling in a financial depression.
All too often, students in most colleges and universities have been guilty of deriding the liberal arts core courses as simply “those course youhave to take before you begin completing your major academic program.” Even reading of the liberal arts curriculum as a set of “required” or “core” courses leaves the connotation that these courses are simply a collective hoop for the student to jump through, and nothing more. Even academicians, individuals who devote their professional lives to the pursuit of knowledge within a given academic discipline, are sometimes skewed in their views of a liberal arts education. Most go to great lengths in attempting to defend and justify the teaching of their respective disciplines. It is their livelihood; one would expect nothing less. Yet, in defending a specific academic subject, professors and teachers can become just as near-sighted in approaching a higher education as the anonymous student quoted
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
I knew college wasn't a place for me. My grammar and punctuation was bad, and math was also, a poor subject for me too. I struggled a lot just to finish high school, I managed to make it through high school. I had to take it one day at a time. Sometimes, I didn't want to go to school because I knew I was going