“The achievement of desire” is Richard Rodriguez’s autobiography that is a typical paradigm of “Banking concept of education” and it clearly illustrates the oppression in teaching and learning. Richard grows up in a working-class family where he does not receive any basic education until going to school. It is like a totally new world for him as he gets to learn academically and to have a base step of knowledgeable pursuit. For his whole life, he is eager to learn. But as going deeper into education system, he becomes far and far away from his family and his Mexican heritage.
Throughout the film, it shows the inventor’s daily routine of life – going to work, putting together the Happy product and then going home and inventing his own product ‘Bliss’. The repetitive lifestyle he lives is contrasted to the completion of his product. It gives birth to a colourful world that is viewed by most people. His product is a success but the inventor soon realises he himself is somewhat of a failure. The use of repetition demonstrates the harsh nature of life for everyone.
My experience was significantly different from Rodriguez’s. His life at home and at school is even almost exactly opposite of my own. My family played a key part in my life whereas his was almost nonexistent. I believe he took the wrong path. He completely ignored his family to just work obsessively in school, but took absolutely nothing away from it because he was only working to be recognized, not to learn.
However, Study Skills comes with many important reasons to keep the class. The class would allow practicing the material in his classes. They allow him note take and further intensive reading, which would allow him to understand the material better. The class has no papers to turn to the professor. Even though he has a full load of classes not having turn any work would allow him to relax, because he would focusing on current and not any extra work.
This section has made me realize that a 3.4 or 3.5 would still put me in great shape for my future. This allows me to relax a little more and take in the experience of college. One last section that spoke to me directly was the “jobs during college” section; I have always had a job while in school. Even in college now, I have to ask myself why I have this job, I believe that this job is a
As time went on I realized that I needed so much more. I know now that teachers are here to teach us and what we learn is valuable throughout life. My GPA is important to my future and so is my ACT’s. With this said, I hope that I end up in a great college and a great
When it come to my personality, in the past I always have put others before myself. I always tried to understand how someone was feeling and what they were thinking. I have always enjoyed listening to people and their personal issues and trying to help them when they are going through hard times. Also I have always been sensitive when it came to my own personal issues. I think that both of these test showed me that I am headed in the right direction in college and I will have no problem succeeding if I keep doing what I have been since day
The conventions of college writing are very complex and if professors are more helpful and patient with first year students as they learn academic discourse, students will be better prepared for all future academic endeavors and they will have a better opportunity to strengthen and develop their voice. David Bartholomae, author of Inventing the University, is a professor who writes about the struggles that students face with transitioning into college level writing and learning to write with authority in academic discourse, all while maintaining a unique voice. I agree with Bartholomae’s views on the subject and his arguments are very valid because he speaks from the status and
I did enjoy everything I learned on peer reviews and how effective those can be. Especially since I have been able to apply them to my job and to help expand my boss from just mundane comments to actual constructive reviews. Plagrisim is something that has been touched on since I was in middle school, possibly even elementary school but I can’t exactly remember back THAT far. Seeing how it has affected people in the spotlight has shed some huge light onto how it is a serious offensive and isn’t to be taken lightly. Sometimes I will draw and I have friends who are artists and someone taking their work and not giving them credit is a huge offense to them.
I still excelled the best I could do at all academic studies which made me rather excited about the prospect of going to college I thought focusing on academic challenges, should provide the extra stimulation and opportunity to let me soar. I have come to understand the harsher conformity of lower level courses. Gatto says “after that episode with his grandpa set him straight cured him of boredom forever, and here and there over the years I was able to pass on the lesson to some remarkable student. For the most part, however, I found it futile to challenge the official notion that boredom and childishness were the natural state of affairs in the classroom. Often I had to defy custom, and even bend the law, to help kids break out of this trap”.