There have been arguments on whether college writing should be a mandatory class for college students. Better grammar and better communication skills are just a few reasons why college writing is an important class for students and should be made mandatory across the United States of America. In society today many people don’t see the bigger picture and they settle for “good”, but they shouldn’t only focus on how good something is but how it can be improved and made better. I believe that practicing writing forces you to always try to improve and that could potentially help our country economy and help us grow intellectually. Some student argue that college writing is very similar to high school writing and that’s why they think it is unnecessary to take a writing class in college.
Observing another side of his argument, he references Lives on the Boundary, in which the author implies that the working class found knowledge as saving grace, however, Graff takes for granted his education as part of the middle class. Frustrated at his avoidance of books, Graff’s father attempts to force him to read many different types of books, though this ended in failure. Once he enters college, where boys of his background are expected to get serious, he knows not of what he is going to do and thus pursued a major in English. At this
Growing up, for most people, going to college is not an option- its an expectation. In our society, going to college has become a fundamental part of our education, becoming an adult, and for most people just simply part of our lives. However, as people grow up and experience reality, the realization hits that college may not be as simple as once thought. As much as attending college is expected from the majority of young people, dropping out of college is not. Even with the idealization of the college experience, some students are forced to cut their education short due to a plethora of issues.
The books that high school students read during class do not serve the correct purpose to the students. Students should read more complicated books. “ Great novels can help us master the all-too-rare skills of tolerating- of being able to hold in mind- ambiguity and contradiction” (Prose). Prose basically says that if the books that high school students read were more complicated, they would consider being more open minded to different concepts and interpret the author’s words more closely. In the article, “Superman and Me,” Sherman J. Alexie Jr., a writer that graduated from Washington State University, wrote, “ I loved those books, but I also knew that love had only one purpose.
By saying ` With students feeling increased pressure to succeed and little obligation to turn in their peers, honor codes have fallen out of step with values of the modern college student. Today, earning an “A” is a greater motivator than being deemed “honorable.” the author is generalizing students with not clear datas, most of her arguments about students and honor codes nowadays are based upon her opinions and not based on a clear datas Morton starts her speech by welcoming the new students. She also tells them about how passionate she is about her job, and how she prepared herself to talk about honor codes. The author tell her audience that she has a college student. She explains to them on how she tried to talk about honor codes with her and how her daughter rejected the topic every time.
Grade inflation is something that people are starting to become more and more worried about throughout student college and their academics within America. Grade inflation is calming that students are receiving higher grades for simpler work or lesser of quality that students are submitting. Basically meaning a B+ in todays colleges would equal a C back when my parents came to college. in the 1980’s. Even though I personally do believe that grade inflation is a real thing within our colleges depending on the institution, I personally do not think it is a major issue or we should be concerned how it effects our businesses and master programs once these students graduate.
The first is that there has been a general criticism on the impact of technology on writing capabilities of student. However, Lunsford established that technology did not affect writing negatively but only helped in taking it to a different step. She established that students are involved in writing activities more than the case would be in the past. But of great importance was that the written content was quite different. While students in the past focused on academic writing, the young generation at this age is more interested on the audience and why they write to the audience.
Programs such as the ACT and SAT are extremely impactful on a student’s future; however students aren’t analyzing the text and formulating a response, but rather deciding what bubble they haven’t chosen in a while. This measure of intelligence is defective and is short-circuiting the innovative part of the mind. An ad by Mike Keefe at The Denver Post effectively exposes how students are becoming accustomed to these standardized ways of testing; therefor making students unable to answer to the real-life questions that people ask them. Mike Keefe, artistic author at The Denver Post since 1975, has enjoyed creating ads that tell an important, influential story; thus making it possible for him to connect to the ads because of his career and belief system. One of his coworkers stated that “Keefe’s ability to distill some of the most complex issues of our times to one panel and a few words” (Simpson 2016).
Elementary school, middle school, high school, and then college? We are told to “go to college” by friends, teachers, and family, but is college really worth all that hassle? The answer for every student will be different. Although, students may think that college is not in their future, it is strongly encouraged to think about post secondary school for a minute, because students will have a better income, more job opportunities, and will have a healthier lifestyle ahead of them. Students that think college is not necessary, may feel like it is too much for them to handle.
B. Prove that the issue exists- is the disease eating away at student productivity and is a pervasive problem for a large number of individuals in many societies. C. Show that the issue is serious- For example, researchers have estimated that in academic settings in North America, over 70% of students exhibit this behavior. D. Speculate about the causes of the problem Countless high school and college students are becoming too lazy and relaxed when it comes to completing assignments before its actually due. E. Thesis- However, high school and college students can avoid procrastination by committing to the task, maintaining your time, and minimizing distractions.
I do not agree with one or the other. There are certain parts of both essay that I agree with. While the idea of an Ivy League college is sound, its actuality is far from its intention. William Deresiewicz states, “Elite schools like to boast that they teach their students how to think, but all they mean is that they train them in the analytic and rhetorical skills that are necessary for success in business and the professions.” These schools are designed to prepare students for higher level jobs outside of school. Students at Ivy League schools do not learn to be creative and to think in a way that differs from the standard.
Noted author, Stephen Covey offers uses the story of a bamboo plant to offer advice. The story taught me to be more patient with several stuff and try not to rush on the work the teacher assigns. For example, if the teacher is not in class on time, wait a few more minutes and do not go so far ahead on your schoolwork unless the teacher says that it is ok to do so. Patience is important in college because you do not know what might happen if you are not patient at all. Being impatient might ruin your chance to graduate college if you just think that it would be easy, well, that is not true at all.