They just look it through and write what they want to tell not what the essay requires. Frequently, in school, this is enough as the teachers are not concerned with teaching the kids to dig deeper into the theme, but it will never be enough for the college. You need to understand what exactly you need to pay your attention to in the essay, what points to highlight, and even what bulk of language to use, as the subject of the essay may state even that. Thus, change your attitude to the subjects and stop considering them as only the basic guidelines for your thoughts. In fact, this is a roadmap that you need to develop and your main guidelines for creating an effective
Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere. It should also be about how to prepare yourself for real-world problems. In school, the teachers are focused more on our academics than our life problems. Although the school does teach us some of the basic life skills that we need, they do not teach us the most important ones that revolve around our lives every single day. “Though high school and college are excellent in
She explains and gives plenty of examples of what the students are and are not talking about. She explains that they are not talking about whether they enjoyed the material or how they felt about it. Instead the closest thing they get to academics is far from deep. Students say things like, “How did you do on that paper...What did you put for number 19…I mean, I didn’t know what he wanted—I just guessed and b.s.-ed my way through this” (96). Lastly I really liked
Chafee states, “Our role is to learn and accept information from authorities without question or criticism” (19). The authorities that we first encounter are our parents and as we go into school it becomes our teachers. But like at home we are not to question the authority because our job is to learn. The belief is that we will become dissatisfied with the lack of being able to be curious and question things and go into the second stage of critical thinking, Anything Goes. In this stage no one really “know” what is right.
The First Amendment in a School Setting The first amendment is a constitutional right inherited by every American citizen, but how far is it truly reaching? At school, it has always been a wonder to me about the rights we students have amongst our peers. While some students use the first amendment inappropriately at school, a student has the right to voice their opinion under the protection of the first amendment. This is because, as decided by the Supreme Court, students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate” (Oyez, 1) therefore giving us this, some-what, shield of protection. There are a few considerations to have when it comes to freedom of speech and school intertwining, many
Currently, its honor system involves a simple signing of an honor banner for each class. Of course, students are told the consequences of cheating and plagiarism, but the most important concept of an honor code system is never established. GSMST has a very
We could learn from it in the way that we could relate it to how things are now with politics, and activists. I never really thought about war or politics in that way before reading the book. But after, I felt like I could understand more why people were upset and how we shouldn’t do anything extreme like that again. I understand more what could happen to someone if they decide to act against the government like that. The activities that we did in class helped tie in the lessons with what we learned in our homework.
I will never be able to understand what these Americans are discussing because I was not brought up in this country. I know you will feel the same way as I do in the future because your upbringing is different than others.” My first exposure to the barrier between society and I; I don’t feel ashamed about what she told me because my high school experience proved to me that I can assimilate into American society, while also preserving my own culture. Even if my family didn’t teach me what pop culture was in America or discussed the newest play, I still got these experiences through my english and ethics classes, and internships that I have taken apart
When I started English 101 I had difficulties with grammar, vocabulary, and organization which to me these are my major flaws in my writing. I have to put enough effort to meet the expectations and standards that the course expects us to have. I knew that coming into this class it will be difficult because writing isn’t one of my best suits, however I was and still am willing to put in the effort to improve more than I already had. Prior to this class I had never written an essay in MLA format my high school teacher would really just accept any type of writing format, alongside that I never really learned and knew how to support my ideas. My improvement might not be a major change, however compared to my writing in the beginning there is
Being in high school, you’re bound to hear about or see someone commit an act of plagiarism at least once. In my case, I’ve seen it happen plenty of times. Some of those times, the teacher didn’t require any online plagiarism checker to make sure the student’s work was plagiarized either. All that the teacher would have to do is pick a few sentences, or high level vocabulary words, and ask the student, “what does this mean?”; given no response, the answer was clear. The student plagiarized.
Imagine a world where there are no books. In this world everyone just does what they are told and does not think. This is the world in which Fahrenheit 451 takes place. Fahrenheit 451 and Westside Christian High School (Westside) have distinct views on the purpose of education, and ultimately what it means to be human. In the book Fahrenheit 451 kids go to school, but the purpose is only to fill them with facts, not teach give them knowledge to improve their lives.
Though you may think by now I should be able to think, but I’m not talking about the thinking required to answer a test question, but rather Deresiwicz form of thinking. Deresiwicz defines thinking as, “It means developing the habit of skepticism and the capacity to put it into practice.” (79) This level of critical thinking was never stressed in high school. Many students and I, were taught to think to solve equations as Deresiwicz stated. This form of thinking wasn’t really made crucial to me until I got to college where I had to think and analyze more on subjects, topics, and people than their face value. Critical thinking allows us to think genuinely for ourselves and not inherit and become dominated by anyone’s own
He expected me to understand complex vocabulary and concepts because I was in school. What he failed to understand was that liability insurance was far from the curriculum of my American elementary school. As an only child and a first-generation American with two parents that don 't speak any English, my family expects me to know every English word and to comprehend everything I read. They expect me to speak with representatives, pay bills and make adult financial decisions on their behalf. They expect me to help them find jobs, to read maps and give directions.
Although Zumbi was not mentioned in any of the textbooks used at the school, the teachers would still teach the students about him because of how important he is in Brazil’s history. Alma writes, “The teacher of a second-grade class asked the children if they remember what they had been taught about Zumbi. […] He had been their favorite subject” (Guillermoprieto, 143). Since the
This is an example of how this society does not value the arts anymore, in Atwood’s future. Jimmy is one of the only students who do not cheat at school, which goes to show the morals and ethics of the other students who currently attend school with him. He occasionally creates his own words to use, and his teachers never bat an eye, but instead praise him. Jimmy is in school so that he can learn how to use language in order to manipulate people into buying products that they do not need, since that is the only thing a person skilled with words is good for in this future society. Crake’s school is the complete opposite, and when Jimmy goes to visit he can see all the differences in their schools.