It took determination, a lot of studying and two years, but I finally managed to pass the Algebra II Trigonometry Regents. Some New York schools changed the curriculum, and instead of teaching Geometry before Algebra II Trigonometry, they reversed it to accommodate the more difficult Regents exams. The problem with that was that students weren’t learning the correct math subtopics that were going to be on the test. The first Algebra II Trigonometry Regents that I took in June 2010 was after completing the entire full year course. When I first opened the test, I realized that some of the topics included were never taught.
Answer to question for study and Discussion: 1-Thesis:”Tens of thousands of eighteen-year-olds will graduate this year and handed meaningless diplomas. Evidence: Students have not any basic skills such as English grammar and writing skills. 2_Opinion: In my opinion she didn’t explain enough about these topics ,and for me as reader I couldn’t find any good examples for it. 3-F word: In my opinion she used this in her title to took attention ,and I think she was successful to made that attention .F word which she used in her essay was “Flunking” and it was in this essay teaching style which was using in past and in author opinion it could be used in present time either. 4-Audience: I think her audience in her essay is parents ,that with getting agree with her could be stand behind any teacher who is going to use “Flaking “style for their children in schools ,with that knowledge this method is useful for them.
Fear and frustration are the first feelings that pop in my heart when I have to write a paper. From dawn to dusk, I feel overwhelmed, inadequate and apprehensive when I have to write. For my agony writing an essay has become my nightmare. I abominate the feeling of staring at a blank piece of paper with the knowledge that I am expected to fill it with creative ideas and appropriable writing techniques. In fact, every time I just hope that my brain will come with something creative that I could start with.
I did horrible my freshman year but my mom still managed to discipline me enough after seeing my report card that I went from a 1.8 to a 3.0 student by the end of the year. She did this by enforcing strict discipline. I wasn't allowed to go out and I had to stay home everyday to work on my homework. Society hasn't shaped me, the community I lived in hasn't shaped me, what really made me what I am today is my mom. She shaped me to become what I am today, even though it took many years to make me into what she wanted me to be, she's the one who gave me my mindset to try my best and to always know there's room for
Jeremy Reed English 1101 Section 104 Jack Ehn October 29, 2014 Against School I can relate to John Taylor Gatto. "Against School" As I look at my kids as they do their homework it seems challenging at times, or I find them being bored with it and wanting to either do more work or not wanting to do any work at all. They seem to understand it’s just not challenging enough, or they may just be bored. Gatto says “I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time I became an expert in boredom. Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid,
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
As well did I when I first read Gatto's piece against school. But after reanalyzing this article I was able to pick it apart. By going to school you are able to learn and improve the skills you need for future commissions. But Gatto refuses to believe in the public school educational system. Gatto says that school diminishes creativity; if anything kids discover their hidden creativeness in class while at school.
The Political Science program even helped me succeed in my schools AP course because it prepared me for future topics that I would eventually learn and most importantly the AP exam. Throughout the year I kept completing all the intricate assignments and by doing so I feel that challenging myself has benefited me for the future that awaits me. Before AP History I felt unaccomplished and that school was too easy. I used to complete my assignments and feel spiritless. The course made me realize that college wouldn't be cinch.
I believe that I came out of that class with an A, all because of my teacher. I know that I should put all of my effort into my work regardless of the teacher or the teaching style, but I was just immature back then and did not realize how it would hurt me in the future. In the eight grade, I had an assignment to read a book called The Battle of Jericho, but I did not want to do it. I figured I would just skim through the book and tell the teacher I read it, until I received a piece of paper which explained that I must type an essay about the book. I had to read it now, so I told myself to just do it and get it done, but I had to go get the book first.
My fear that student's wouldn't take me seriously lead me to make choices that were far from loving. The result of those poor decisions with students meant that as they walked into my classroom this year, I was fearful. I decided to take Hawley's advice and use my head, heart, and spirit to fix this fast. Needless to say when I read