Movies, media, and society are those who are false representing the criteria of college. School requires a lot of work. Bird suggests that colleges advertise activities that are provided, to lure in the high school student. In actuality, colleges wouldn’t advertise students doing homework or studying. Students want to see what
Questions may be raised about assistance from parents or paid coaches if students submit an elegant autobiographical statement with their applications but score poorly on the proctored SAT essay, they said. Unknown to many students, colleges not only receive scores but also can examine the actual
Is “Free Speech” Really Free? Getting to speak your mind in elementary school all the way through high school is very limited, possibly due to the maturity level of most, but when college comes around it starts to open the doors to where decisions, ideas, and choice of classes are your freedom to express and declare what you want, but college systems are silently restricting the freedom that students have to voice their opinion. Allowing the right of free speech on public college campuses has become an important issue that many public colleges are starting to address. The author Mary Beth Marklein explains in her article that the freedom of speech students have on campus is not as extensive as college administrators claim, or what the student’s desire. Marklein reveals students feelings of being influenced to join programs where they are not able to speak their mind and provide input.
However, the international students use English only for passing the test; they would not use English in their countries. From my own experience, I speak English only in classes with local students and teachers from China; the accents and the intonations would be very similar. This kind of experience cannot improve the international students’ abilities to communicate in English. When the international students first come to America, they would be very disacquaintanted with the conversations. Nevertheless, they need to use English everywhere at school, such as listening to the lectures, talking with other native speakers in the classes, and doing homework for each
It is a true statement that Facebook can be used for educational purposes but are the students really going to stay focused on the assignment if they cannot control what’s going to pop up next on their walls. Are students really expected to turn off chat and ignore distractions when it’s time to work on the assignment? The school board cannot possible believe that children are going to do something most adults don’t do. The school environment is supposed to be designed to prepare student for the next level of life, college, then a career/job. Most careers/jobs do not use social networks like Facebook as a tool of communications; even though some careers do, it would not be in good practice to start students off this way especially without the appropriate training that most student do not possess.
Rachel Veroneau Leasa Day English 101 February 10, 2013 Why Would You Cheat? People in college can have a hard time with some of their classes. They can think that it would be easy to just get all of the answers to a test, or to buy the paper that is needed. But why would someone cheat? Those kinds of ideas can lead them to serious consequences.
Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade. In the same manner if a student is outnumbered by intellectual student then they would receive a grade they did not earn. I have seen a few children in the classroom who can read really well and it would not be fair to those few students if they received a low grade because the majority of the class does not know how to read well yet. Another downside to group grading is that sometimes you find that some people work harder than others. In college as well as in kindergarten you find students that put forth no effort, when this happens you have students who are going to have to work harder to pick up the slack.
The main components that make up that environment are their parents, the school system, and their peers. One of the main things that influences a student’s view of higher education, would be the parents. The parent’s level of education does not necessarily contribute, but rather how they treat the idea of higher education when around their child. The fact that parent’s opinions change their offspring’s thoughts is usually quite obvious; whether it’s politics or just what kind of food they like. For myself, my entire family has gone to college, so I feel basically obligated to get a higher education.
Affirmative Action in College Admissions College admission can influence teenagers in high school to do extremely well in terms of grades, so that they may be admitted into the selective university of their choice. But what if I were to state that the young person who achieved outstanding grades and did very well on standardized tests was not admitted into the university of his or her choice. However another person that had worse credentials did get into that same university, simply because they are a minority. This is a great example of affirmative action, which is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups (Merriam-Webster). Some believe that minorities deserve an advantage considering their under representation, under privileged backgrounds, and other disadvantages.
Although Vedder’s argument is somewhat convincing because he points out the economic problems of a college education, he neglects educational benefits that students could get from a college education. First of all, Vedder argues that students with poor high school grades will most likely drop out and/or not get a good job even with college degrees. However, he doesn’t consider that there are some students who become motivated and attain high academic accomplishments due to positive effects of learning assistance programs in college. It might be true that students with poor grades would continue having bad studying skills and challenging time management problems, but there are many learning assistance programs that are available for students who want to improve their studying skills, such as tutoring services and learning strategy workshops. For example, Seattle University, from which I graduated, had great learning assistance programs.