He says that much of this difficulty can be attributed to professors and the way that writing is taught to students, especially individuals who are newly entering the college setting (11). According to Bartholomae, students struggle with adapting to academic discourse and using the commonplaces of the discourse because they must be able to place themselves within the discourse rather than just imitating it, which is a hard thing to learn and an even harder thing to put into practice when most students have no previous experience with the discourse of academics
When I was reading the book I was so surprised at how much Esme used multiple intelligences and different use of texts, media, visual, and other many good practices. Esme’s classroom was a canvas of stimuli and visuals. When told by a colleague that her room was distracting Esme thought to herself that the teacher in question was jealous. I have to agree with Esme, I believe the teacher was jealous of Esme’s enthusiasm, youth and spirit. The teacher may have genuinely been concerned with presenting too much information to students but through my classes at Sage, excessive stimuli is good of students with ADD because it gives them many things to focus on instead of causing behavioral problems.
This leads many students to assume that their audience is already familiar with most of the material. As a result, student writers often take shortcuts by failing to place information within its context, or by neglecting to define terms. Writing this way puts you at risk of providing insufficient information; when grading the essay the instructor is likely to assume that you are not familiar with the context or terms. One way to overcome this problem is to write your paper so that a general reader unfamiliar with the topic would be able to read and understand
The uneasiness the “n-word” creates in class is important because it causes teachers and students to face the word and discuss their feelings about it, which is an important conversation. Ignoring the word or choosing not to read it because it is offensive and people are too uncomfortable to read it gives the word more power. To take away this power, we must acknowledge the word which degrades its offensiveness and helps people deal with it. “The understandable discomfort the word “nigger” causes students and teachers is a part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have
Why I Hate English Class (essay one) In a lot of countries, school is taken very seriously and teachers are looked at as the people trusted with teaching others what they need to know to enter the world. Many may say some classes are more important than others and some may like one subject more than another. This could be because it’s too hard or the class may be too boring. But the reasons I hate English, are the long drawn out essays, the thick novels we are always assigned to read, and the ever-changing rules to how the English language is spoken and written. The long essays are the first on my list to explain why I hate English so much.
There are many points made that can clearly push the overall answer one way, or another, its just about balancing out the positives and negatives. Cullington explains that texting can potentially hurt formal writing, but is proven to have no positive or negative affects in the long run. There are many concerns about text speak and formal writing. Cullington talks about how teachers see a decline in writing and are having problems in class because of text speak. “A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89).
Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing. I learned from the other unit one authors, Joseph M. Williams and James E. Porter, that when an essay is read by someone who is looking for grammatical error or plagiarism instead of content, they will often find the error and ignore the content. Although I do still know the importance of grammar and originality, this class and the grading style has let me put those constructs in the back seat until the editing process, instead of making them something I had to constantly worry about. I don’t believe that good writing revolves around grammar, but rather how well your words can convey a message to the intended audiences.
She challenged her students to show their intelligence. She believed that they were victims of circumstance. Mike Rose found this inspiring. He goes on to say, “ If you get closer to their failure, you'll find knowledge that the assignment didn't tap, ineffective rules and strategies that have a logic of their own; you'll find clues, as well, to the complex ties between literacy an culture, to the tremendous difficulties our children face as they attempt to find their places in the American educational system.” When reading over this, I find that it is true, that if teachers took the time to find out why a student is failing, instead of just deeming them hopeless or incoherent, that they may find out that these students have much more potential than they originally thought. Not all students learn the same way, therefore, teachers need to try different ways to to teach the material.
in my paper, I will write about my accomplishments, routine writings, and major strengths and how they help develop my writing skills today. All of the accomplished writing I produced came from papers I had to turn in for class. Some of them were research, others opinion, or reviews on books I had to read. The research papers were generally the hardest. These papers took the most effort, time, and reviewing.
I wish that there was more detail surrounding Dibs’ behavioral issues. That being said, all in all I really enjoyed it, some parts more than others. My favorite part was actually the letter that Dib himself wrote as a letter of protest against the recent dismissal of one of his classmates. Dibs’, even having gone through so much turmoil in his past, has grown up to be a charismatic, compassionate, sensitive, leader. In his letter, Dibs’ expresses his protest to the head of the school by arguing that his classmate was not trying to cheat by copying off of him, but that he was trying to look at Dibs’ paper to make sure that he had the correct date down and as Dib’s argues, “He said he was verifying a date – an important date in history – and since accuracy is of date is essential to establish its very existence, then it should indeed, be verified” (Axline, 1964, p. 217).