Some editors through ignorance, and bad research can and do introduce errors in “fact” or “interpretation.” Often professor Wilson “refers” students to Wikipedia that well written and well sourced, but what’s the point of using an article if you have to filter through it just to check its legitimacy. Even though Wilson makes a valid point on how Wikipedia could improve its information it will take a while to convince people that Wikipedia has become a legit scholarly source. Both professors also agree that it’s a good place to get information but Waters feels that Wikipedia should be strictly limited to finding a topic or a source to start the research process but should not be used for further research. Water proposed a policy to the history department that it quickly adopted: “(1) Students are responsible for the accuracy of the information they provide, and they cannot point to Wikipedia or any similar source that may appear in the future to escape consequences of errors. (2) Wikipedia is not an acceptable citation, even though it may lead one to a citable
The research paper and its effectiveness at measuring a student's performance has become a debate within the educational community. Critics of the form say that in our age of technology the internet has made sources too readily available and therefore the essay type is obsolete. Yet, there are professors that would disagree and state they are encouraging students to think unconventionally. With good evidence on both sides of the argument it is hard to decide if this is an effective means of evaluation. There are more effective ways of assessing knowledge such as other types of essays and oral presentations.
In Winning Hearts and Minds in the War on Plagiarism” Jaschik essay was based more on reflection and personal opinions because his were on different studies by different professors on the "war on plaguarism" among students and how common plagiarizing is and the different methods used to change that. Mr. Murray begins by discusses Peter F. Drucker method of a "zero draft" and how the writer should begin counting drafts after the first draft is complete. He explains how many writers feel, that after the first draft is completed it then can be edited to say what is exactly meant. Murray explains how we need to be critical readers and when editing. He states, "[w]riters must be their own best enemy"
Now I have understood that They Say/I Say is a really book about academic writing used in many American universities and no non-American universities use it. My experience with sections of They Say/I Say shows that it is useful for Pavlodar students who want to learn more about academic writing, because it has a complicated structure of sentences which help students to guess what academic writing is and how to write it. To make the book more useful, I would like to advise to add explanations for unknown names of TV shows, books and video games, because some of our students, sometimes none of them know these games and TV shows. At the end, I would like to tell one more “Thank
Against School by John Taylor Gatto In his essay Against School, Gatto argues against the school system. He claims that the twelve year schooling program may, in fact, be pointless. He conveys his attitude toward the subject by utilizing words such as boredom, dangerous, dumbed-down—and in the context of a school—trap, warehouse, and wringer. Gatto uses straightforward logic, and argues his case by pointing out a plethora of well-educated people that stand out in history, and yet did not go through the “twelve year wringer.” Presenting himself with certainty, readers are compelled to agree with Gatto on the matter. We blindly accept that we must go through a twelve year schooling program, but Gatto asks us why this is necessary.
Though being serious topic you wouldn’t think that satire would create a standing argument but Fridman proves us wrong by making his point and opinion pop right out of the passage. This helps support the writing by attracting more readers though his unrealistic writing for the subject. Fridman connects to his readers through pathos, as many can relate this passage to their unpopular but successful experience in high school or even middle school. This association between the readers and the writing generates more feedback and interest of his work. As he says, “it is a high time to face the persecutors who haunt the bright kid with thick glasses from kindergarten to the grave.” The bullying, the teasing, and the harassing for their abilities and their “disgusting taste” must be stopped, as stated in his writing.
We read the parts of the book that contain 19th-century "comedy" about race without the cultural or political context needed to understand the jokes or barbs they contain. And we struggle, too, with the idea that the book was written by someone deeply frustrated with how American children are raised." This just shows you that if are willing to read and take the the time to understand this book on a higher level, you may find you enjoy it. Teachers also must be able to take care of the emotional needs of their students, after all, it's a great book, but if misinterpreted,some students may find find it offensive. "Huckleberry Finn" is also a great
One of the major reasons why schools and colleges overlook the intellectual potential of street smarts is the fact that we associate those street smarts with anti-intellectualism. Regarding the topic of intellectualism, there seem to be two schools of thought. On one hand, many people believe that in order to be an intellectual individual, one should read, write, and discuss great literature and other aspects of classical education. On the other hand, there are those who believe that reading, writing, and discussing various topics that are not usually identified as “intellectual” such as cars and sports are in fact just as impressive. Graff argues that intellectualism is good, and that schools ought to encourage learners to read, think critically and write about their fields of personal interests like fashion, music or cars.
Philosophy of Technology Integration Technology is not just hardware, but an opportunity to enhance learning. When used right technology in the classroom can help to enhance students learning and eliminate teaching to the standards. I believe that when established rules are set in place and students understand that technology is a privilege and needs to be used correctly it can be a valuable tool. Technology is not a baby-sitter or a replacement for teachers, and will not be treated as such. The uses for technology greatly outweigh the possible negative effects that it can have in a classroom.
Is Technology Killing Thinking Skills? In my belief, Technology is there to enhance an individuals mind and his/her thinking skills. It can be used as a tool or a new way of expanding your mind. Technology is no different from the traditional school work. If a student don’t want to learn on a particular day, he/she wont learn even if you're using technology or pen and paper.