"Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" review In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
A lot of challenges are encountered in the education process such as lack of time for friends, self as well as the society. Other challenges that are encountered by students while studying are internalizing pressures from lecturers, lack of finances and ridicule. The time a student uses to study could be used in looking for survival finances and while in the study process, the student will be required to work extremely hard to please the teacher from which the student attains good grades. A student is exposed to ridicule from friends who make it from business as studying is a long term process. As the student struggles with financial problems, his friend is well off with finances from his business.
Since professional athletes are not necessary for a society to function, they should not be paid more than teachers. Teachers should be paid a lot more than they actually do since they are teaching this children who are growing up and helping these students achieve their hopes and dreams. Teachers are actually highly underpaid for what they do. Teachers are basically the map to the future. Another writer insisted in her article, “These Athletes make millions for just playing a game, teachers are working 7 days a week, grading papers and teaching kids new subjects while athletes make millions of dollars for a game…” (“Pro Athletes” 1).
Kids should get paid for good grades. Kids in today's society all want money and we'll do anything to get it, including get good grades. Many studies have shown that people work harder if they physically get something out of there work such as money or candy. Since the kids today don’t get anything for good grades it's making them not want to try hard or put in any work into their school grades. Just think, going to work every day and not getting paid, would people still try their best and put all their time and effort into their job?
He told me that he wants to create a fun environment that makes the students actually want to come to school. He said that as of now many students are on their way to dropping out of school and working in the factory with their parents and that is what he is trying to avoid. I think that this teacher does a great job with creating relationships with the students, you can tell that most of the students respect him and want to see him each day. The main strength that I think my cooperating teacher had was his patience. A lot of the time students just would not complete their work or do what they are asked to do.
Many students are not putting in enough effort into getting good grades at school. This is why many students are making a plan to get students to get better grades. Students should be motivated tnwelnrlwenrlnelrn by their desire to learn, not only do it for the money. This makes school more of a business transaction the a place to learn a grow. There are no beneficial things paying students for good grades have in the long run.
They start spending that money on a lot of things except for anything educational which is a very alarming situation for them and for their parents as well. Their parents need to know how they are spending that money and how they should be sending that money. Most of the time the only reason why teenagers start working is because they want to save money for their college studies. Studies revealed that teenagers have considered working here as a great learning experience for them but the writer has completely ignored that aspect as well. According to him, most teens working at places like McDonalds is not provoking sense of responsibility instead it is giving them a shortcut to avoid studies and start earning with little or no education at all.
Most students realize that having a high school diploma will not afford them a life style they desire. Most students have participated somewhat in the business world before they first attend college. Some have had menial jobs where they realize the value of education when another person get the promotion that they were not eligible for. For some students their reasoning to attend is as simple as not wanting to live paycheck to paycheck. Lastly, some students attend college because they are truly disciples of learning.
One big chunk of the knowledge earned by these newly-graduated professionals is contributed by the experience they earned during their first shot of a job. The academe can’t provide all the things that an employer wants, because first of all our education system is not conducive for that and secondly, especially in the field of accounting, there so many topics, so many specializations that one can take. What is taught in the four walls of a classroom is just the general toolset, often just a theoretical toolset. The employer should also take part on the duty of educating the young professionals, if they do really want to get newly-graduated individuals. If not, they should get experienced ones.
Grades are as valuable as star-shaped stickers, yet they have the power to lay the foundation of our entire lives. The grades we earn have no commercial value, but students invest millions into taking a class to get a grade. In Jerry Farber’s essay “A Young Person’s Guide to the Grading System,” he crushes society’s constant need for competition by pointing out all of the major flaws in the grading system and offering a new credit system as a solution. Farber is correct by claiming that the grading system is flawed, stressful, and overall, useless. Farber builds his essay on the basis that grades are problematic for the school system to use.
The professor Louis Menand explains in his essay the different theories that exist in different college students and how society always tries to sort people based on their intelligence. Menand explains Theory 1 as students who only want to pursue the career paths that promise greatest personal or financial rewards. All they care about is ace their classes so they can warrantee to get their dreamed job. It doesn’t matter if they don’t understand the course or even if they to learn more. They completed all their classes and they learned what it supposed to learn and basically they don’t want to learn more.