I mean, sure, grades are very motivational, but they are also very harming. Countless suicides are caused by grades and pressure, and I think it just really isn’t necessary to put a student on the spot like that. Let’s say a student makes straight A’s. That’s great in most cases, but does it really self-motivate the student into learning more, or does it give them a little lee-way to slack off and maybe not study as much? Or let’s say that a student gets straight C’s.
I agree with what Graff says and also agree when he says, “The challenge, as a college professor Ned Laff has put it, “is not simply to exploit students’ nonacademic interests, but to get them to see those interests through academic eyes” (p.302). I strongly believe this is true, I wish teachers would really take this into consideration. The author also reminds us of his own adolescent experience. Graff was anit-intellectual as a young student until he entered college. Graff disliked books very much and only cared for sports.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - BA 2101, SECTION 011 FINAL ESSAY – 3/7/2013 INSTRUCTOR: Lindsay R. Teich Major in Success College students need more guidance in how to turn their talents, curiosity, and passions into successful careers. Most guidance offices and books on the subject will be inadequate for these purposes. The writing style is witty and engaging, and the examples are interesting and relevant. Repetition does occur in using the examples, but it's not too bad. While this book has some weaknesses in helping you select the direction you should go in, it is superb in helping you pursue your goals once they are set.
She only offers a single sentence from Plato--" In these conversation, sometimes a spark is kindled which henceforth nourishes itself." That would be a insult for the audiences with their painstaking efforts. Most importantly, in our college learning is "conversations". We learning by multiple conversations, the conversations with teachers, the arguments with students. We at least experienced some "AHA" moments when we understood difficult problems.
Ironically though, Socrates was put to death because of some of his thoughts. Apparently, a too examined life was also not worth living through the eyes of his executioner(s). This shows a strong tie to religion and the limiting factors of Greek civilization. Despite all the ostracizing, philosophy was destined to expand. Aristotle was one of the many who continued the tradition.
The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories. His tone and words were always picked with sarcastic criticism, too; for example, “I don’t mean to be polite or impolite, either. I guess it’s a sort of way I have, of saying things regardless.” (Cather, 245). I think Paul used this to separate himself from the rest of the dull crowd around him. Paul hated his surroundings, he felt so disgusted by it all that he presented himself in the most obnoxious way; hoping that some day those around him would grow to appreciate his distinct
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.
In other cases, like Carr said, it does make people lazy. Instead of searching for something and reading the entire context of something to learn it, people will just look up the answer. Yes, knowing the answer is good, but knowing how to get the answer or how to get to it is almost as important. In Dewey's essay, his topic is, "Is school making us smart?". In my opinion, school itself doesn't make us smart, but it does give you the opportunity to become more knowledgable.
This article basically says that high school sports are not killing the academics but the students/athletics are killing it themselves. It explains how school sponsored sport programs should be seriously be thought about being cut off. Some people believe that sports are far more firmly fixed in American high school than in other countries but the test scores finds no support. Ripley bring up that athletic coaches are typically lousy classroom teachers. However, athletic coaches gain additional opportunity for communication by helping the student succeed.
The consequences of Technology Clive Thompson’s “The New Literacy” argues against those that affirm that technology makes students become illiterate; he instead states technology in reality promotes students to write more. Although Gelernter agrees with Thompson in that technology has some benefits that can further expand students knowledge, he disagrees that technology promotes students to write more. Gelernter believes technology negatively affect students’ basic and critical thinking skills. Gelernter essay “Computers Cannot Teach Children Basic Skills” succeeds at being more persuasive in convincing its audience; the author achieves this by incorporating profound examples and facts in his essay to further emphasize the negative effect of technology. Gelernter and Thompson used techniques in their essays to try and persuade their audience to agree with them, yet both authors used different approaches to accomplish this.