Besides his age, he is also immersed into a foreign land and language. The author has taken only a month of French in New York before enrolling in school in France. He is distressed about how fluent his new classmates, who are also foreigners, appear to speak French naturally while he is struggling. “Sounded to me like excellent French” the author describes his “young” and “well dressed” classmates’ speech. Making things worse David’s teacher is more like a drill sergeant as she “marched in” and starts to take command.
I was not surprised, but very disappointed when I received notification of my Academic Probation. I met with the Dean and explained the situation to him as well. My first year at the University of Richmond proved to be a very difficult experience for me and my grades suffered as a result. I am certainly not attempting to make excuses for my poor academic performance, but would like to explain the circumstances. As a freshman, I understood that the rigors of taking 18hrs credit hours of class work would be challenging.
Even out of class he was not accepted in France because he was not an excellent French speaker. He wanted to speak fluent, proper French so he can be accepted around
Donovan soon realizes that he needs to step up his grades when his biggest effort on a assignment since Kindergarten got a D-minus. He usually wasn't grade-obsessed but after spending all that time on the assignment he suddenly started to care about his grades. My last piece of evidence is how much pressure Abigail puts on herself about academics. Abigail is so adamant on getting good grades that she's keeping half the tutors in the city busy. Abigail also gets defensive when Chloe ask Donovan what dances are like.
Instruction: After reading the story again generate eight different approaches Raul might take to dealing with the tension that correspond to the eight strategies identified by researchers: 1) denial: Raul thinks that his current situation is not as bad as it seems, because his parents are being his parents. Every other college student experiences the same thing and what he is experiencing from moving back home is normal. 2) disorientation: Raul is confused because after 9 months of being away from home learning how to make his own decisions, becoming independent and more responsible with his money. Returning home, has lead him to feel like he’s regressed back to a high school kid again; however, with constant tension with his parents of allowing him to make his own decision but at the same time treating him like a kid again—rather than the adult he feels that he has become. 3) Alternation: Raul thinks he needs to change his behavior to adjust to his parents wishes and desire to be a kid again.
Bouteyre investigated the relationship between daily hassles and the mental health of students during transition from school to university. First year psychology students at a French university completed the hassles part of the HUS and their results showed that 41% of the students suffered from depressive symptoms and there was a positive correlation between scores on the hassles scale and depressive symptoms. However the cause and effect cannot be fully established and therefore can't prove it was solely due to the daily hassles. The fact that they were only French students also makes the study ethnocentric and therefore can't be generalised. Age related bias may have been an issue as the majority of students are between the ages of 18 - 25 which reduces the external validity and therefore means no generalisations can be made.
He brought up a good point that a lot of people wouldn't have thought of in terms of a student’s education. Now I do kind of disagree with Bruno with the fact that as the students who lag behind in high school will later lag behind in college. It's not like the students were told not to push themselves or to take the easy route, they decided to go down that road. Do homework for a hour and really make their paper great or rush it before class. A simple choice like that can make a total difference in whether they really learned something or if they cheated themselves.
On the contrary the memorization of data is never enough and facts alone can rarely lead to the objective truth. Another difference is that learning is a time consuming process and can’t be mastered overnight. Education is the product of concentrated work, spending a lot of time reading great books and learning from proficient teachers. According to Abigail Adams words:”Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought with ardor and attended with diligence.” Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts put aside the beginnings of a career in law, after graduation from Harvard and sailed to France to fulfill the need of learning.
Talking develops relationships instead of improving educational performance. This takes time from the lesson and puts the class behind. This is not fair to the other students that are making legitimate efforts to learn. Because the student was talking, everyone has to wait and lose potential learning time. Therefore, talking does not only affect the one who was talking but also everyone else in the class.
A Beautiful Mind was a movie about a man, John Forbes Nash, Jr, played by Russell Crowe, who is a brilliant mathematician, eventually diagnosed with severe schizophrenia. The movie follows Nash from his years in graduate school until late in his life, from before his disease was recognized, to his diagnosis, through treatment and its effects on his everyday life, and how he was able to deal with it for the remainder of his time. In the beginning of the movie, Nash is a graduate student at Princeton University in the 1940’s. He is socially awkward and has a hard time fitting in with the other students, and he is teased about his intellect, his theories, and also about his awkwardness in dealing with others. Nash is also a bit arrogant, and is more focused on developing an original idea for his thesis than spending time with other people.