Dr. Headly comes to the table not as a historical researcher, but as a very well educated individual. In his book Family Crucible, Headly comes to the table with a perspective through the eyes of a Theologian, with a background in Psychology, and family therapy (Headly, XI). Headly approaches this book much like a clinician might look at the lives of one of their patients or someone they are studying. Headly does a marvelous job at displaying the history prior to John Wesley, Wesley’s early understandings of the family, relational patterns in Wesley’s family, marriage patters and their influence on Wesley, and finally lessons of life and ministry for John. Throughout his book, “Family Crucible”, Headly’s main goal is to help others understand John Wesley through his immediate, and extended family context (Headly, 20).
In “Hidden Intellectualism”, by Gerald Graff he makes a stunning point that compares street smarts to book smarts. He brought up the idea that if teachers incorporated things that students are passionate about, and topics that they can relate to they would get more passion and effort in their work, rather than assigning topics that the students have nothing in common with. I agree with this author's opinion one hundred percent. Just recently my high school teacher let us write an essay on our favorite band so she could evaluate our writing, and I felt like writing the essay was a piece of cake. In another class we had to write about the Bill of Rights and court cases from hundreds of years ago.
First of all he establishes his logic and reasoning by using his research too back up his argument.. His surprising statistics bulk up his claims by displaying overall response by the American population. It also gives the audience a good understanding how the pecking order in the family come about. He did not use exaggerated claims to hook the audiences into believing him. Additionally he includes factors as to explain why siblings turn out completely different from each other and one of the main factors was lack of motivation .Furthermore, Conley uses ethos by using his credibility as an author by referring to his book “The Pecking Order”. This is important because in his last few sections he starts to include his personal opinions on sibling inequality and the pecking order.
“We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Graff explains that in the educated lifestyle our minds stay inside this neat little box, which some may consider to be extremely important. This also supports the idea of how being a well-rounded person can get you a wide variety of opportunities and advances in things such as your: extracurriculars, schooling, and careers. The future of our kids relies in
Argument Preparation #1: Nwoye sees technological advancements as good, not bad. The Christian culture advancements are symbols of technology. Nwoye uses “technology” as an escape from his culture’s pressures- or well, past culture’s pressures- so it seems logical that he would take a slight middle consensus on the matter and say that technology might be distracted, but not necessarily bad. So, in answer to the questions, technology can be a distraction, but it also depends on the concentration capacity of individuals. For example, a certain person might be able to set their phone down while doing homework and completely ignore the buzzes, while someone else might not.
I think Mike Rose was successful in being persuasive when he wrote this. I think he was successful because he not only states the jobs that require extra learning in the essay but he uses his own connection. He put his mother in the essay and talks about her work life and he puts in his uncle’s work life and talks about his transition to a higher position and the problems he had. In conclusion, there really isn’t a big difference between blue collar job and white collar jobs. One of the big differences is education level of the work.
It seems like he does not want the reader to just think he is a prestigious professor, but that the author is human as well. In addition to Rose establishing ethos, in the latter part of the essay Rose mentions a study he did about the thought processes of blue collar workers. His study validates him as someone that should be taken more seriously. Mike Rose concluded that even though physically demanding work does not require a high school diploma, there is a lot of reading and note taking that takes place (282). Thus, Rose also establishes logos.
With his economical knowledge, Leonhardt wrote The Get Happy Workbook, an instructional ebook on how to achieve elation (“The Get Happy Workbook”, n.d.). Credibility David Leonhardt graduated from Yale’s University with a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics. Some may consider his degree irrelevant to the topic of his essay and thus, a drawback to his credibility. However, Leonhardt’s comprehensive studies was advantageous in his career as a journalist for The New York’s Times newspaper. Since 1999, he has focused on a variety of issues including economic growth, deficits and taxation.
In this strong statement, it’s clear that being smart is seen as unacceptable and disregarded. It being seen as an insult to you if you are intelligent makes you not be intelligent, and fit into the normal, wanted lifestyle that authorities enforced. Beatty also exclaimed to Montag that “Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology” (Bradbury 58) This gives you a perspective of Philosophy. Making it seem like it’s something dangerous and undesirable. Beatty giving philosophy and sociology a bad connotation, so that Montag is persuaded not to rebel, and society is not in the wrong.
Martha Nussbaum has experiences in writing about education related topics such as liberal education, already publishing a book called „Cultivating Humanity”. However her inspiration to write her book entitled “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” came from a person of the Spencer Foundation named Mike McPherson but also because of the fact that she was resident fellow at the foundation. In addition to this, her association with the Cambridge school in Weston, Massachusetts helped her by giving her optimism in what type of education she wanted to defend in her book. ( xii ) The title seems to be chosen just in perfect harmony with the subject. Even though the arts education is not metioned in it, by reading the book it will make sense why Nussbaum decided to just place the word humanities in the title.
He had become their neighbor, their friend. They had become young people exposed to the truths of their world. “As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn, except possibly algebra,” (374). Scout felt she had learned and aged from this perspective awareness. Similarly, Harper Lee uses this quote to draw the reader’s attention to the lessons of wisdom embedded in the novel.
They’re not taken seriously or listened to because they’re not academically educated. Street smarts is overlooked by teachers and undervalued by parents. Graff’s argument is that these street-smart kids are just as valuable as those who are academically gifted because within the “street-smarts” can be found “book-smarts”. There are different types of intelligence but they are not unequal in importance. I strongly agree with Graffs argument since I can relate on a personal level.
Some people think of me as a nerd or a teacher 's pet. I am smart and I do my work when and how I am told. I think of this as a responsible person not as a nerd. I am not someone who cares what others think and I do my own thing that others might think is weird because it 's not normal and it 's not what everyone else is doing. Some people may also think of me as an ugly person.