Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them. The reasons why Mrs. Gruwell find the book “The Diary of Anne Frank” which belief that have an instant connection to her students. Since Ms. Campbell not allowed to give the books, it made Mrs. Gruwell have taken two part-time jobs to buy for her
In Kurt Wisenfeld’s article called Making the Grade, he talks about the importance of judging or grading a student’s work by performance rather than judging or giving them the grade by the student’s effort or potential. In the article written by Carolyn Foster Segal called The Dog Ate My Disk, and other Tales of Woe, she writes about the many excuses students have to tell her when they cannot meet a deadline for one of her assignments. Both of the authors are professors in a college, so both have had many experience with students their many excuses. The problem with a lot of students in college is that they do not take advantage of the knowledge they can take from the classes they take. Some do not take their classes seriously, and they have a mindset that they are just there because they have to be there.
He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master…” (48). When he heard of the fear that his master had for the prospect of slaves learning to read, the “words sank deep into [his] heart, stirred up sentiments within that lay slumbering, and called into existence an entirely new train of thought” (48). His master’s fear revealed the true nature of the control of the ability to read: to keep the slaves from learning that life is better outside the plantation and running away. Solzhenitsyn was correct in saying that “violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.” This is shown to be true throughout the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave: Written by Himself, through the slave’s inability to learn how to read
Is College Really Worth it? Many college graduates are currently unemployed, which has left many parents wondering, is college really worth it? Some parents believe that college prepares students for more than a job or career, and others don’t think it’s worth the cost. Recent studies have shown that new college students are losing ground on wages by the time they graduate, higher education is becoming a risky investment, and most students are better off developing their own “lower-risk” business. These studies have proved that college is not worth it in the long run.
Learning to read by Malcolm X is an autobiographical piece describing his self-education. Malcom describes being “Increasingly frustrated. At not being able to express what I(He) wanted to convey in letters.” This gave him the drive to learn to read and write during his time in Charlestown Prison, and Norfolk Prison. He started his self-education by reading books, piecing together the bits that he could understand using context to complete sentences he could not comprehend. The absence of words in his vocabulary struck him as his biggest setback and this led him to the conclusion that “the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary – to study, to learn some words.” Through the Norfolk Prison school Malcolm acquired a dictionary, along with some tablets and pencils.
I want a professor that wants to help me become a better writer. In my opinion, Teller makes himself look like a pompous, arrogant individual. As Stewart points out in her article, “If students consistently fail at something in my classroom, it’s not their fault. It’s mine.” (Stewart, 2016) Conversely, Teller closes out his argument by saying, “If they show up, do the work, turn off their phones, they just might leave my class able to write a sentence.” (Teller, 2016) The idea of having a professor with such a negative of his students repulses me. I believe that Teller may be working in the wrong profession.
Brown suggests that McCandless is ignorant, selfish, and lacks wisdom. He did not live up to his parents’ standards because he only valued his own opinion. Brown proves this point by saying, “He was very near sighted” (Brown 2). This metaphor means that McCandless did not value other people’s opinions and thought his way was the only way. After reading the book, many people felt remorse for Chris.
Douglass, with realization of his wretched state, does become miserable, and it is true that a slave who acknowledges the unfairness of slavery is undesirable to masters. In fact, this statement conveys a sense of fear regarding the slave’s literacy; this man seems to know that a literate slave would cause the rebellion against the whites. Douglass’s literacy would enable him to have “an increasing awareness of and control over the social means by which people sustain discourse, knowledge, and reality” (Royer) and inspire him to work against such society. Indeed, Douglass has escaped slavery through his personal realization. His Narrative uses the literacy acquired
Alfred Lubrano the author of “the shock of Education: How college Corrupts” explains the differences and difficulties of what students can go through while they are in college. Lubrano says that when a student arrives at college, they lose their connection to their families. This is due to the extreme workload put on the student by the professors they don’t have the time to really chat with their parents like they used to when they lived at home. Also if there is an enormous distance gap where the students go to college and where their parents live it may create that sense like they don’t know each other anymore. I agree do with Alfred that college students change once they go to college they start grow apart from their families.
Slaves were not supposed to be able to read or write and this made it hard. His mistress always got mad anytime she saw him reading. It was hard for him to accept the things he had read since they gave him more details about his race and what he was going through. Douglass learning how to read and write caused him to deal with his readings emotionally and mentally. Alexie thought that him learning how to read made him smart and he was very proud of doing so.