Also digital culture and social media had made they forgot about the reality and live in a virtual life. “The Dumbest Generation” that wrote by Mark Bauerlein is one example. Bauerlein believes that digital culture and social media had cut young adults away from history, civic, literature, and fine arts. However, I have the opposite opinion; believe that digital culture actually made young adults smarter in different ways. There are many famous people including Bauerlein himself were having an argument with another group of people on whether digital culture is an advantage or not.
In those core abilities, cadets learn morals and are individualized from the teenage stereotype; something peer pressure plays a great role in. Individuality is crucial in the development of a teenager as they become adults. Though most would not admit, a teenager's beliefs and opinions are vulnerable like an unsupervised child. Like any scientist, teenagers make mistakes, but as social scientists we all learn to test many proposals in hopes to gain positive results. High school students, especially in urban areas, are found to be rebellious and one in a crowd of many.
The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
Researched Argumentative Essay “Why Geeks are More Successful” by Adele Melander-Dayton should be required reading for English 102 classes because it shows that popularity is detrimental to high school students and that “outsiders” actually have characteristics that are beneficial in adult life and this article can convince students that popularity isn’t important, it’s harmful. Melander-Dayton’s article is based on the book “The Geeks will Inherit the Earth” by Alexandra Robbins. Robbins is the more important author in this area so I will focus primarily on what she has said as far as information, but I am analyzing Dayton’s article. High school students have always had the “in” group and various groups of outsiders (Cross 27). New studies and information are showing that, despite popular belief, popularity can be harmful to students, especially after they graduate.
In the context of high school, students are motivated to "be creative" so their work stands out from that of their peers. Sometimes, when brooding over ways to be creative to be creative, they get lazy and uninspired (as many teens are prone to do) and start to cut corners. Instead of coming up with ideas that are entirely their own, they imitate the work of others. Imitation is considered virtually indistinguishable from plagiarism, and is looked down upon as the ultimate crime of crimes for students to commit doing their work. Students that are caught imitating someone else's paper or project are punished more harshly than students that start fights.
Such theories include that “boys need a competitive and confrontational learning environment, while girls can only succeed if they work cooperatively and are not placed under stress” (Sherwin). However, this theory can be proved wrong due to the fact that women cope better with stress than men do, which is one of the main reasons why women tend to outlive men (Barber). This theory also provides a clear example of how gender stereotypes are being forced into the minds of boys and girls in a school setting. If a school starts to separate boys and girls from each other due to such theories, girls will start to make excuses for their poor test scores, etc. by saying that they were “too stressed out” to do well on a homework assignment, test, quiz, etc.
I felt like I wasn’t smart enough for college. A friend of mine whom I told my feelings about school let me borrow a book of hers that changed my perspective of what being smart really was. The book was about multiple intelligences called “You’re Smarter than you think” and by reading “ being smart isn’t only about getting good grades, scoring high on tests and memorizing stuff..” made me more interested in finding out my strengths and using them to help me in other aspects of learning. It made me realize things I never knew about myself before, yet I still had lingering fears since I had been out of school for several years to include the doubt that I would be able to juggle taking care of my children and go to school at the same time. It wasn’t until I went thru my Divorce that I started to really think about the importance of college and thoroughly analyze my life and it was thru that experience that made me realize that for once, I needed to make myself and my needs a top priority.
Later, though, after the student has cheated, there is a sense of ease and resolution to the situation, and this weakens her argument, making the issue of cheating seem almost irrelevant or benign. The reader also notices Wenke’s use of the personal pronoun “you” throughout the scenario in the first paragraph, suggesting that she is aiming the argument at high school and college students. It’s evident that the tone of this piece shifts, but the author begins with a quizzical tone and asks many questions throughout her argument. “If my parents’ generation had such high morals and wouldn’t cheat, wouldn’t they teach their children the same?” (Wenke, Page 1) She then moves to a more contemplative tone in the latter part of the piece, explaining the possible effects of cheating on our society today. She points out that “this attitude will not stop in the classroom, but will carry on into the business world… [the students who cheat] are in turn the ones who will
Academic dishonesty occurs in many different forms such as sharing answers, plagiarizing or copying homework; sadly, cheating happens daily in most educational intuitions today. Students cheat because of the various academic pressures they have, and simply stated it's the easy way out, but this can later affect a student's academic and professional career. Today's society values "good grades more than knowledge"(Kennedy, 2012), this idea further burdens students with more academic pressures than what already exists which encourages them to cheat and manipulate their knowledge in order to receive better grades. It is normal for a child's parents to expect good grades from their children, but some parents do not realize the overwhelming pressures that lie on a student's shoulder to achieve a grade of excellence. A "C" letter grade represents satisfactory achievement and should not be looked down upon.
Academic Stress – Some teenagers are under a big amount of pressure to succeed academically, especially when the rest of their family is successful too. Social Anxiety or Peer Pressure – When you grow up, you learn about the social world and the society. Popularity is really important for most of us, and for some who are not popular enough it can be very unsatisfying. The peer pressure nowadays to do things such as drugs, drink or other behavior may be traumatic for some teenagers who are not comfortable to do such things, but do them anyways because they are afraid they will not fit in and look bad in front of their friends. Romantic Problems – For some people, relationships and romantic entanglements may cause trauma in their life.