This article is based upon different type of fallacies Beres uses to tell his audience that the Common Application process is a waste of many, and doesn’t give the students what they deserve. He uses Appeal to Ignorance when he talks about how those who have a high SAT score and “mommy and daddy credit card isn’t maxed out”. So what if their parents are working hard for this kids? Appeal to Popular Opinion by saying “kids are taking spots at universities that they may, in fact, have little to no interest in.” How can afford to go to a university that will cost at least 30K to graduate just because they don’t like it? He mentions that’s X amount of Y students got accepted into a particular college, but doesn’t talk about how many percentage of Y actually meet the requirements of their “dream”
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
This class moves too fast and has enough work without extra credit. * The pace of the class also makes it too difficult to have late work of make-up work, so there is none. Plus, since I drop you lowest essay scores and your lowest exercise scores I think it’s fair. If you miss one, that just becomes the one of the dropped ones. * Attendance * I have to call roll for the first couple of days for administrative purposes, but I will not take formal attendance.
These families do not work a typical 9-5, this does not mean that they are not involved with their children’s school. They do what they can, when they can. Or they may only have one vehicle between two parents, and job schedules conflict. Just because they aren’t at every event, don’t rule them out based on negative assumptions. These assumptions lead to lower academic expectations of these students and an overlook of what these families bring to the classroom and the
When George, Sam, and Rameck were in University High, they didn’t have teachers that were motivated. “We had a few dedicated teachers at the high school who pushed us to learn and forced us to do our work, but too many others just didn’t know how to reach us and didn’t seem to care” (59). The teachers don’t have the desire to help students or care, therefore, Sam, Rameck, and George's grades drop. This proved how important of a role teachers play on a student's academic life. If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not.
If the slum residents want to attend the ninth grade and beyond, then they would have to pay for a private school. This is not possible for a lot of these people. College is even more unthought of because how competitive it is. Since school is not required the majority of the parents do not want to send their children because they believe that they would be better off helping the family sort through garbage. For example Abdul’s parents took him out of school in order to replace his father as a garbage sorter when his father became ill with tuberculosis.
Phuong Nguyen July 25, 2012 Missing Classes Should or not students miss class? Students would have too much reasons that why they missed class. Students should be penalized for missing classes. First, missing class could lose information. They would not catch class’s program, and they would be missing the lectures and not knowing the information for tests.
High school dropouts have fewer opportunities in life because of their lack of education. While we are occupied on our potential threat being the gun in the class room, we miss the opportunity to learn what our teacher had planned for the day. Missing enough of the lectures leads to low test scores and the though of dropping out. Dropouts will have fewer chances at being accepted into college universities. Universities favor grade point averages, high standardized test scores, advanced placement courses, and any other reflection of above average education.
Senior Year Was a Waste When most people think of their senior year many thoughts come to their minds like: prom, homecoming, the sports they participated in, and friends that they loved to go out with. Although, these activates were enjoyable, they did not teach me anything. I think my senior year was a waste. Senior year was a waste of time because there are not many new lessons learned, and the few lessons that are taught you have to learn over in college. Academics in the last year of high school are pushed to the end of the list of importance; therefore, it makes academics unimportant.