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."
In China Mahayana the nirvana aspect of Buddhism was greatly appealing to some people but the idea of a foreign religion dominating in China made some people hate Buddhism. However, in this mix of people there were some people who were in the middle and felt neutral about Buddhism and its beliefs. There was a similar reaction in Rome with Christianity and its beliefs. Some people, mostly the lower class and Jews, found Christianity a way of escape and some even thought of as safety. On the other hand some people hated the beliefs of Christianity because it went against their norms and old traditions.
However, Chinese immigrants are treated unfairly because more complex reasons. These reasons include historical problems, Chinese-American cultural differences and competitive level (include education level and English level also the specialize skills). For Chinese immigrants, they contribute a lot of America society both in the technology and economy according to the public affairs television; however, many Chinese-Americans think they are “living in the jail” with no civil rights. (Public Affairs Television, Between Two Worlds) signal phrase The conflicts is caused by the competitive. In one way, Chinese are trained to get good grade in the exam.
The reason for this is on the one hand because her broken English stops her from passing on her wisdom and life experience to her daughter. On the other hand, it is her way of keeping and preserving her Chinese identity and heritage. But to Jing-mei, the different languages they use on a daily basis only create problems. She thinks that Suyuan “always [said] things that didn’t make any sense, that sounded both good and bad at the same time”(208). The language barrier makes Suyuan’s messages confusing, and therefore, Jing-mei is unable to tell her mother’s intention.
Delbanco gives the example of a Chinese exchange student in class to show how different education is for different countries with different values. The Chinese exchange student explains the main difference when she says, “Coming from a culture in which a ‘standard answer’ is provided for every question, I did not argue with others even when I disagreed” (Delbanco 222). In China, she was discouraged to question her teachings because China is taught to believe what they are taught to be true, until discovered otherwise. It was a shock for her when she arrived in America and the students are openly questioning their professors. If she had not gone to college in America, then she would not have never openly questioned her teachings.
Some people thought that we shouldn 't be in the war because it wasn 't our war to fight, and others thought we should get involved to stop the spread of communism. In a Nation Divided, many men would avoid getting drafted by lying about their health condition, marrying, and moving to Canada. People often questioned whether we should have a draft or not because of the fact that not everyone had the desire to fight for our country. In the article What Happened in My Lai, the massacre changed the perspective the US citizens had on us being in Vietnam. Investigations concerning what happened in My Lai were misleading and superficial, and the info was suppressed.
Instead of focusing his monologue on the play being for all Chinese Americans and their inclusion in a model society, Wittman talks about himself, how he does not fit in, and how he is “unfit for office work” (322). His diatribe embodies the rage that he feels in his life about white American society not accepting him. Wittman is a “human being standing right here on land which I belong to and which belongs to [him]” (327), and he is upset that neither group will not accept him solely on this basis. Wittman says that he wanted to create a Chinese American community that is not distinct from the rest of America because of its Chinese roots; "we need to be part of the daily love life of the country, to be shown and loved continuously until we’re not
He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture. Edmundson states in his essay that students lack intellectual curiosity. He blames the schools by saying colleges in America are using the consumer mentality to increase their enrollment, but this is affecting the quality of education students are receiving. But he also blames the students for not challenging their conventional thought in fear of being invalidated. He then goes on to call those students “not
3. Can you identify a particular speech, work of art or musical experience that changed how you thought about something? Please explain. A particular think that changed my mind of how I thought about something was the story from Ai Weiwei never Sorry. This changed my mind because I thought that in china things were not as bad, I knew there was censorship but not to that extent.
In my point of view, I use co-mixed language often, because I think sometimes it is hard to explain things by using straight Chinese or English, and my brain turns blank when I am trying to recall a vocab, so I use the other language to replace. Co-mix is not only including English and Chinese but also other language. Let me make a typical example, in Japanese there is a word called “気持ちい” (Ki/ mo /chi/ ii) which means feeling comfortable, but both Chinese and English can’t express that exact feeling, sin this case using co-mix in the sentence is the best way to tell others your feeling. So co-mix is important to express our feelings. Other than co-mixed language, acronym is another language feature we often use.
Tons have dropped but you’re still here!” Normally, I would try to point out that there were other Asian students that also do well in the class, and that comments like “exceptional Asian” were uncomfortable. One reason minorities leave courses related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) is because discriminatory remarks make others feel uncomfortable, so they leave and enroll in courses where they feel more comfortable in. I’m only “exceptional” because I had someone to encourage me and help me remain in the field. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have someone like that. Thus it’s always important to take notice of others and any possible differences they might have, because it can help improve interactions between both parties.
Some professors evidently feel the need to help these students, which they should but, not just pass the Sooleem students because they don’t speak English well. The pass-fail system will not allow for professors to be biases and will show if the student really put the effort in and earned the pass. The professors should also be there to clarify lectures and assignments. At Grassi Noll, the professor said they wouldn’t be able to help because of their scholarly pursuits, which is understandable, they have busy schedules and are bound by contracts that require scholarly pursuits but, they still have an obligation to help the students if they have questions about that professor’s class and provide assistants and resources to students. With that said, just because the students sit in silence and don’t understand English doesn’t mean they get to just give a passing grade that they did or didn’t earn.
I think, “If I choose community college to begin my study in the United State, I will have more time to learn about the habits and customs of the US” and I am happy because I did that decision. Beside the school, I can take part in clubs, I can improve my English skill and I can be stronger. Second, I can help my parents to save a lot of money. I try to get high GPA at community college so I could get scholarships for my