The speech Mrs. Holler had given had placed a heavy weight on my shoulders, my schedule was already so difficult, and I didn’t think that I would be able to be successful with a class that required so much devotion. But then I made new friends, sitting with different grade levels, and I started to get more comfortable with the class. But then you switched it up once again. You gave us our group members; you put me in a group with complete strangers, Jacob Biber, Julie Klemz, Katelyn Meeter, Natalie Ambrose, and Kristen Saunders. Ohmigosh, I wanted to run out that door and never come back.
First, the high school students should have special treatment. Many athlete students have many absences because of too much practices and road trips. They do not have energy to study. They miss many exams. The school gives special treatment to the students so they could have better or higher grades and they could go to college.
If Freire were to analyze Rodriguez’s essay, he would say that Rodriguez was a banking – method student for the majority of his educational career. Rodriguez would prove him wrong by breaking the habit of being that type of student. It seems that Rodriguez became obsessed with becoming something that he was not and he himself was not even aware of it. Freire would say that Rodriguez was a “depository” since Rodriguez would take in the information his teachers would give him without exactly knowing why he was being taught a certain topic. It would also seem that Rodriguez was not full human.
"The person he had in his head when he was writing to me was an English teacher, a real professional. This person earned more money than him and had travelled and seen places and done things he'd never been able to do." And when, later, she realises that he is coming to the school expecting to find that she is a member of the teaching staff, she feels that all the teachers will stare at her and she will appear ridiculous: "there'd be a whisper running all round,
Also, his true intention is for students to explore themselves and find their true interests instead of aiming for well paying jobs. Even though his essay is being read by a huge group of college students, these pressures continue to be with the students, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. These pressures have not gotten any better since the 1970s, in fact they have gotten so much worse. It is naïve for the author to wish for students to experiment themselves and find their true interest when we live in a world where economy is so bad that we can’t afford to fall down. Economic pressure is very hard on students today.
David became discourage which affected other around him. He started to have fears and discomforted since he wasn’t learning too much from his teacher. David started to avoid stopping for coffee and depositing money in his bank. David felt everything
One story in particular that worried me was the legendary large workload for IB students. During all the IB/freshmen orientations I went to, there were always students that said things like, “Oh, the workload wasn’t that bad. Only about 10 hours of homework a night…” At first I thought they were joking, but I began to have my doubts. Although I didn’t quite believe there would be as much homework as they said there would be, I was concerned about the amount of sleep I was going to be able to get. I have also always had a really bad issue with procrastinating.
Holden, the protagonist of the book, seems to be a typical teenage boy; he can be a rebel at times, does not really like adults, he goes out on dates, and it seems like he does not enjoy school at all, except for English which seems to be his favorite subject. Even though he seems to do what any other regular teenager would do, he shows many different feelings and attitudes throughout the book. He acts in a manner that many would consider to be immaturity, negativism or simply exaggeration; he is a teenager, it is understandable he acts that way, right? However, J.D. Salinger shows how Holden’s childhood have shaped his attitude towards others.
I even asked my dad to stop it, but he said “Once you enter something, it’s really hard to turn your back on that”. So I kept my mouth shut. There are moments when I get tired hearing words like “you have to be like this, do this, change this, and be good and more”. It’s really so frustrating as time goes by. It’s as if you don’t have freedom to do stuffs you really want to do, because people are looking at you, Even though you don’t know them, they act as if they really know you, and one mistake can change everything.
It was noticed that even among staff there is no co-ordination. The committee noticed that the age old practices are being followed both in teaching and administration. In the meanwhile one of the parents wrote a strong letter to management, expressing his displeasure about the treatment he got during his last visit to the college. Already the government issued a notice to the college to improve the library facilities. With all these, the management is perplexed and looking for a direction to move.