132) This passage explains that the Giver thinks Jonas’ teachers are foolish and unknowing. Jonas changes his opinion about his teachers in a negative way, after hearing about what the Giver said about them. This situation could be true about life and about the novel. In life, people frequently change their opinions when they hear the other side of the story. This is another reason why we should hear both sides of the story before we judge the situation.
After further digging into Schulz’s background, and for what publication this article was established under, I had to rephrase this subject to acknowledge the bias but counter-argue why her credentials does not devalue the points she makes in “Citizen Khan.” I was prompted to reevaluate the phrasing and depth of the topics I addressed in my analysis by the comments on the first draft by my Professor. I found that I am a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to critiquing my writing for I will be a ruthless critic to myself and anyone who asks me to review or edit their writing, but when others do the same, I tend to become very attached to what I have already
The constant complements and conflicts between Huck and society or parts of society lead him to question himself. Huck struggles between siding with society’s standard of right and wrong or his own personal code of ethics but eventually discovers to trust and rely on himself more than worrying about what society thinks he should do. The author, Mark Twain, instills his opinions about ignorance, slavery, and unique consciences into the hearts of the characters he creates to give the reader an exaggerated example of what is wrong with our society and how we can fix it by being
Keating’s teaching methods. I feel that Mr. Keating’s unfiltered passion, verve, and emotion, renders him too idealistic to be a truly effective and productive teacher. Throughout the play, he constantly pushes his students to be nonconformists. However, rather than producing a class full of thinking individuals, Mr. Keating produced a class full of conformists to nonconformity. As Glatthorn points out, in the end of the play, the students conform to Welton’s standards when “[the students] all conform with the school administrators' attempts to break up the "Dead Poets Society" and dismiss the teacher.” These students were always taught to conform to one way of thinking, and Mr. Keating simply had them conform to his way of thinking.
When he is forced to leave this life behind him, one follows Candide’s slow, painful disillusionment as he experiences and witnesses the great injustices and hardships of the world. This text is a satire in which Voltaire satirises Leibniz’s Optimism “not only by the illogical travesty of it which Pangloss parrots throughout the story, but also by juxtaposing it with various atrocities and disasters which the story provides…” (Pearson xx). Voltaire rejects this system of thought, as Enlightenment ideologies try to use “logic and reason [to] somehow explain away the chaotic wretchedness of existence by grandly ignoring the facts” (Pearson xxi). It is in these lines that one can discern the disillusionment that Voltaire was feeling with the world after the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake (Pearson xix). Through the protagonist Candide one can deduce Voltaire’s negative outlook on human nature.
Article Analysis: The Importance of Writing Badly Bruce Ballenger’s article titled “The Importance of Writing Badly” takes a rather peculiar approach to addressing the issue of effective writing. The author eccentrically argues for the importance of ‘bad writing’ by describing different reasons to support his arguments. He argues that it is normal to apportion blames without understanding the root causes of poor writing skills. The author quotes different people who have expressed concerns about poor writing among students including his doctor. He proceeds by explaining why he would encourage his students not to concentrate on their poor writing experiences.
Have you ever had a professor who was cruel and inconsiderate? At times you felt like their humanity switch was turned off? Perhaps you wonder since they were mean in the classroom, what were they like outside of the classroom? At some point in our lives we will all encounter a professor who fits such questions. In the movie “Wit” we come to know a professor who does not care about her students and their struggles.
He often felt under pressure to write the perfect sentence with the perfect words and phrases making his writing unsuccessful in his teachers eyes. Now as a teacher himself he finds his students struggling to put words on paper and express themselves. He blames the educational system for his students inability to write with their own style and voice. Ballenger stresses the ability to write is more about the topic and the student’s interest in the essay than the grammar and structure of the essays. He finds that other professors view their students essays as badly written with sloppy writing, yet Ballenger focuses on the writing that his students do well.
Teaching the students self-control is important and takes time. Students will make mistakes but teaches need to make the mistake a learning tool by teaching the students a better way to conduct themselves. He writes “When we are unreasonable with students and humiliate them into submission, the benefit is really for the teacher and not the students”, this really hit home for me, I have seen that happen and the student shut down and he had a miserable rest of his year. We need to instill confidence in our students not talk poorly to them. Chapter Five-The Quiet Man (76-89) As I was reading this I was thinking that it was written just for me.
It shows the disadvantages that many students face in public schools, such as being placed in lower level classes where the students are considered notoriously rude and ignorant by the school administrators. The movie works to disprove the idea of the students being lazy by showing the hard work they put into their notebook and the passion they show when Miss Gruwell teaches them with an attitude that shows she believes they are just as capable of any other students. “Freedom Writers” addresses the problem of the structure of the education system, showing the viewers how the system makes it more likely for certain students to be left behind or left out of academic success. The movie “Freedom Writers” contains fatal flaws in its portrayal of the characters. The content is riddles with racist and classist connotations that reduce the efficacy of the movie’s attempt to seem like a progressive film.
Though many aspects of this chapter enhances the corruptions and detriments of society, this quote specifies on how this lifestyle poisons our morality. I can relate to this quote regarding my academic life. As Howard would say “you are all victims of the Scarsdale School systems,” many students, myself included, work tirelessly because of fear. We are scared of competitors and standards, and have truly lost sight of what we hope to achieve and why. I find myself stressed with the goals to beat other students, get into the best college possible, and please my parents.
Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers. Would the honor Code really be worth all the examples of division among student body and faculty that I talked about. The answer is No, it wouldn’t be, because Fairmont Heights need a balance and it has it. Students keep to themselves and let other students do their own thing and deal with their own problems. The balance is key to the continuation of Fairmont Heights social order and without it, things would be much worse in the the eyes of students like
Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major. Despite the downside of arts and humanities courses, students should look at the positive side at how these courses will help them. Fredrick Douglas talks about the importance of reading and writing in his essay "Learning to Read and Write." Douglas said "It opened my eyes to the horrible pit but no ladder upon which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity."
The teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us”(21). Why is Quote #2 significant? : This quote is important because it shows that in this society it is not seen as a good thing to be smart, and it is especially frowned upon to be smarter than your peers. This government worries about people being smart because that could lead them to develop their own ideas, which they don’t want because they want everyone to think the same way so that they can control the people. Significant Quote 3: Page # included “But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate” (103) Why is Quote #3
My friend was really upset, it was like anything he did was a mistake. My friend was becoming lazy and lazier in school, because he thought that his efforts are useless. He could have done much better in school if his parents didn 't criticizing him like that. His parents should say something like "Son, would you let me know which problem is hard so I can teach you the easiest way to do it?" or "I know this problem is hard, but sometimes