He asserts that the high levels of plagiarism would decrease if appropriate punishments and consequences followed the action of not giving credit where credit is due: “Teachers must be vigilant, and students who plagiarize must be punished swiftly and severely” (p. 103). Delvin believed that punishments should be severe as all students have been educated about the issue of plagiarism through scholarly institutions or common morals: “all students instinctively know… that it is wrong to steal someone else’s ideas, words, or facts” (p. 105). Delvin also claims that “[prohibited actions] begin to drop only when increased enforcement and stricter … penalties [are] enforced” (p. 105). Due to the students’ prior knowledge about the subject, one would expect that they would uphold to the regulations. However, as students still continue to plagiarize, the appropriate punishment for their actions should be strictly
Would you be happy if you had received an A in your class? Do you feel that you truly learned enough to deserve that perfect A? Students who are in either high school or college are forgetting the true meaning of having knowledge and being able to learn. People think that how well they perform in the classroom will justify how well the teacher teaches their students but necessary that might not always be that way. In Brent Staples piece, “Why Colleges Shower their Students with A’s”, he argues that there must be an end to the grade Inflation and continues by examining for a possible solution by using language techniques to emphasize the main point.
All students want in school is to get good grades and sometimes they will get desperate and being desperate leads to cheating. When students cheat all they think about is getting a good grade most of the time. Other students don’t care about school and they cheat. This can affect not only the student his/her self if they get caught but it can affect the class and how other students learn, because if one student sends out a test or homework than other students will have it and then pretty soon most students will have it and not have learned anything. There’s is no conclusion to cheating, because no matter what, students will cheat weather they know if it 's right or wrong.
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.
Another principle that I try to follow is treating everyone equally. The principle has stemmed from Fyffe by me seeing people from the town be horribly rude to people for things they cannot help. Although the majority of people are not like this, it has shown me how I do not want to be and in this way Fyffe has created this principle for
Colleges in America should use the grading scale. Under the pass/fail grading system, students feel pressure, and they will study hard more than necessary to keep good GPA or to get scholarship. Some school teachers and parents who support the pass/fail grading system never allow getting away from academic rigor and competition. They always say that you study hard or you cannot go to a good university or get a better job. Student’s will and characteristic don’t exist there.
I can now handle pressure, focus on set goals, and intensely compete. Personal successes like when I dropped seconds in 400 or jumped 16 feet in the long jump were the result of working diligently at grueling practices. I was able to see how my hard work paid off despite the self-doubt, nervousness I encountered every time I stepped onto the track. Besides being active in sports I enjoy helping African American youth and disabled adults in the
The accountability of the scores is meant to encourage teachers to adopt better and more effective methods of teaching, as well as to urge students to work harder. However the effects are more detrimental. Because of testing, students are more likely to be frustrated and discouraged at having to move so fast to cover all the ground needed. If a student is having a bad day or just is not a good test taker, all anyone can say is “tough luck.” The teachers will only focus on the select subjects tested on, and then only the select aspects they believe will be covered in the testing.
Mrs. Heller would tell the students to ‘kiss their brain’ whenever the students would answer correctly, but then she would abruptly tell them that they are wrong whenever the students would answer incorrectly. This happened as all of their peers were sitting in front of them. As Kohn stated, this does more negative reinforcing to the kids than it does positive. Students begin to look for someone to always be excited for their accomplishment only when they are right, instead of praises when they have tried their best but were not able to get the question right. It is vital that young children such as these receive everlasting acknowledgement and admiration, for these are their prime years of
According to Alison Bell from Lexile Measure, she says “You begin to question not only your capabilities but how much you care.” Alison Bell has a good point, you can’t just force kids to take tests and be alright with it. They actually need to be motivated and that starts from home. “Some students cheat just for fun to see if they can get away with it, but most cheat because they do not have time to study and and are in time-crunch” says Christine Probett a managing professor at San Diego University. This shows how students cheat because they do not care about their grades.
In sports, weightlifting is a big part of the routine for athletes. This is where athletes excel in their body physique. College and Pro athletes get stronger by working hard and lifting on a constant schedule. The athletes in both college and professional try to outwork their opponent and the best way to do that is to prepare off the field, court, etc.
High Standards As early as the third grade, I remember being involved in sports. Whether it was volleyball, basketball, or dance I have been given the privilege to play on many teams. The life of a young athlete is great, however, it can become very stressful. At all ages an athlete is forced to cope with school, sports, and a social life.
I agree with the writer Mark Singletary. I believe athletes get paid what they deserve. They need the money just in case they get a severe injury. When the fans come to see the athletes play the franchise increases paying the athletes more money. The owners don’t have to worry about the pay because they are payed by the sponsors and the ticket buyers.