In Praise Of The F Word By Mary Sherry Analysis

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According to Bill Gates, “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” This ideal of learning from failure, instead of fearing it, can encourage students’ success; they will learn that there are consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, educators and parents surmise that it is damaging to acknowledge children’s shortcomings. This is central in, “In Praise of the “F” word” by Mary Sherry and “The Speech the Graduates Didn’t Hear” by Jacob Neusner, which both expound on the effects of recognizing failure. In Sherry’s article, she emphasizes that children are deceived by educators because teachers and parents aren’t holding students accountable for decisions. Neusner’s article expresses the significance of being challenged in one’s academic career. Individuals that are not challenged are unlikely to be prosperous, they are presented with erroneous standards and expectations. Sherry’s article, “In Praise of the “F” word”, identifies shortcomings in the education system itself. Sherry expresses that students are graduating with nugatory diplomas because they are not learning to be of service in the workforce. For instance, good students may graduate, even though they are practically illiterate. Sherry’s position is of…show more content…
First, he mentions that college students are living in a fantasy world of no ramification because professors are not holding students to a higher standard. For instance, a student turns in a paper late because he or she had other homework to do and the professor allows it. This action demonstrates a false sense of security in the workforce, when in actuality, the individual would most likely be fired. I concur with Neusner as I have witnessed professors at Modesto Junior College allowing students to be unprofessional in their academic

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