In "America Needs Its Nerds" the author Leonid Fridman develops his argument by stating how the nerds feel when they are made fun of by others, how America has created stereotypes and how people look over them for the "cool kids. " Many students take pride in their education. They also try to keep their grades up because academic achievement is important. Students who study hard and work hard do not like to admit to others how much they study/work. The author states, "Many students are ashamed to admit, even to their friends, how much they study.
The students inability to stay loyal to Margot ties into the similarities of peer pressure today. The students fear of being left out and Williams vocal authority explain why they are influenced by him. Peer pressure is just overall good and bad depending on how it was used. The people of the world need peer pressure for making decisions and for influence. Hopefully, it is used for
Cutterham states that on campus, “social media can…[link] together voices that are otherwise marginalized and disconnected” (2). While critics claim students are losing their critical thinking skills, Cutterham states that “students are using their critical faculties to uncover structures of power in their own academic and social environment” (2). He also states that professors and other educators are becoming more “coddled” than their students and are afraid that their mishaps and small mistakes will cause them to be torn to shreds (2). He also says that in wanting students to end protests “for their own good”, they are trying to protect themselves. This is the change in dynamic that is Cutterham is using for his
Technically, teachers are not evaluated on how good students perform on these tests, but feel as if they are held responsible when students fail. They would rather guide their students to work diligently and master the test information, instead they spend valuable time preparing students for these test. Teachers are there to teach students and help them enjoy their time spent at school. Instead students are bored by teachers and are growing to hate them. Most teachers leave schools because of the way they are treated by their students.
They’re paying all this money and …’” (Zinsser 3). This dialogue backs up Zinsser’s point that college students are facing struggles and it also captures the reader’s attention. That is for the reason that the dialogue stands out, which is what it is supposed to do. By adding a dialogue, Zinsser makes his reader pause for a brief moment and have his/her mind active because it’s not the same way he has been writing the entire article.
One of Pope’s claims was that students don 't want to be competitive. In my opinion I think students want to be competitive. When we check our grades in class, I always see people comparing who has a higher grade. I have done that myself. Students are very competitive with grades and other activities too.
Structure like this in classrooms only validates that students are able to argue but, diminishes the opportunities of creating values to the scholarly work and voicing out from the side that share the same opinion as the author. This leads to academic rewards for these arguing students as suggested by Deborah Tannen, leaving the rest to believe that they are not good enough for the academia. Based on personal experience, I would like to add that such agonism demotivates students to explore knowledge outside of their field and creates an impression that they are never meant to explore topics that they are least expert at. This structure has to be reshaped to bring back the original goals of criticizing work so that there is a value for everyone in the
I’ve already encountered it in high school, my friends getting in the way of school work which in the ends hurts my GPA. Odysseus constantly faces challenges involving people trying to stop him from achieving his goals, including the lotus eaters and the sirens. Also when i grow up want to be a teacher, but i've had multiple people question my dream and try to push me towards a different career . This also ties into the idea of loyalty, if these people really care about me they should support whatever I choose to do with my life. The idea of loyalty is shown in “The Odyssey” in many ways including Odysseus’s wife penelope continued to be loyal to him the whole time he's gone, and Odysseus's crew is very loyal to their well-trusted
The regents are more like the state tests, however, the SAT and ACT are much more demanding. Students have to enroll in prep classes and take multiple practice test in order to do well on the test. While this helps students become organized and more responsible it can cause many students to be stressed out. Families have to spend money on classes and materials used to prepare for these tests. Students have to balance school work and test prep which from personal experience is very stressful.
In conclusion, social promotion ultimately hurts students far more than it helps. Social promotion creates perpetual cycles of unpreparedness for students as they continue to fall behind in classes. The better solution for struggling students is extra help and counseling. If a student struggles in a particular subject to the point of failure, they should be given extra help and more broken down explanations of the concepts. Students should not be passed into harder classes when they couldn’t manage the previous
Most teachers have great relationships with their students and want them to succeed. Some students struggle and end up cheating. Having an Honor Code would destroy these resected student-teacher relationships non existent due to the fact that students would have to tell on other students. The balance that had been established would be destroyed and could never be recovered. Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers.
When these students plagiarize others work they render themselves unable to truly understand the material. The purpose of going to school is to prepare students for life and give them the necessary knowledge they need to succeed. If you simply copy someone 's work, it eliminates the whole learning aspect because none of the work is your own doing. Along with that, you lose the potential knowledge and skills that could help you later in life. The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education.
Not students. Teachers.” This may cause the principle to get involved, if the teachers are not providing a good positive example, then the students will just follow and never be able to learn and succeed. If the student is doing all their work and still not succeeding in their classes, the teacher who is showing such habits must be distracted from their job. Such as grading all the work assigned to the students.
Test scores are to grade students ' intelligence unrealistically and to pay teachers based off how good the students did. All the way from childhood to graduation kids are stressing about school, but one main cause is standardized testing. In most American schools students have to pass certain high stake test to advance to the next grade. Students who already have a busy schedule and are trying to manage other classes don’t have a
Stress, anxiety, worry, and pressure. All of these things can be felt by students while taking a timed test. The topic of timed tests is often overlooked because people consider it an unimportant topic. However, after thoroughly looking into this topic and fairly weighing both sides of the argument, I firmly believe that students should not take timed tests. Primarily, stress can affect a student’s memory, causing them to have a hard time remembering the details about the topic.