This article gave in-depth descriptions of the ways in which these songs impact children and was an interesting watching. This album was a suitable addition for my first essay and really helped to make my arguments clear. I am recommending this album to my classmates not only because it was interesting and informative, but because most of us have probably had at least several encounters with Madonna’s songs and videos throughout our lives. I was able to relate to the information presented in this album and I think everyone else probably could
Throughout multiple albums, since her debut in 2008, she has “rebelled” against the standard expectations of women. Specifically, her songs ‘Donatella’, ‘X Dreams’ and ‘Born This Way’, discuss seemingly taboo subjects for women to be addressing, mimicking the way many female musicians in the 50s and 60s began to explore such unmentionable subjects. It was expected
The presence of political bias, political stances and associations in university classrooms are increasingly inclined. However, little is known about how these biases affect student-teacher perspectives. The aim of my research is to further study what affect and influence teacher political biases have on their students overall class perspective. This topic area is related to the area of political communication. I am interested in the influence politics has between teacher-student relationships and how bias in the classroom affects the student’s perspective of the teacher and course.
Cutterham’s essay, Students are Anything but Coddled, is effective because it uses classroom dynamics and university protests. Cutterham uses examples of how students are changing the dynamic in clasrooms and on campuses through social media and protests and argues that students are not soft and pampered. In his essay, Cutterham uses the example of protesting students to show that today’s students are not “coddled”. He uses an example of Naimh McIntyre.
David Foster Wallace uses a combination of rhetorical literary devices and modes of persuasion to convince his audience, Kenyon College’s graduating class, that in their adult life it is not only important, but necessary to look past themselves and view the world without themselves at the center. If they do not do so, it will cause them daily misery and pain when having to interact with people when they are tired or bored. Wallace is able to persuade his audience by first gaining credibility with them, so they are more willing to listen to what he has to say. Then, he uses logical reasons as to why they should not put themselves above others in their lives, and solidifies the lesson through emotional appeals that most of the class can relate to and use to grow from. Throughout his speech he uses a variety of rhetorical tools to persuade the audience further, such as his use of anaphora, and syntax in the way he presents his ideas.
In today’s world, we are subconsciously encouraged to be normal. Normally, unique ideas are often shamed before they can come to life. In David Wallace’s commencement speech to Kenyon University's graduating master students, he urged students to go against the norm and think for themselves. His method of encouragement was a bit unusual but, consequently, the students will take what he asserted into account due to his unusual, but persuasive style. Throughout this speech, Wallace deviates from one example to the next, but he stayed consistent in encouraging students to think for themselves instead of being like a rat in a machine to get cheese.
When presented in Huck Finn, the presence of it allows students to be educated about the its negative connotation, both historically and in the present. One typical complaint by students and teachers is that the use of the word ‘nigger’ causes discomfort. Francine Prose of the New York Times claims this discomfort by learners can be transformed into a constructive lesson about tolerance through conversation. She writes, “The understandable discomfort the word ‘nigger’ causes students and teachers is part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have that conversation.” The original version of Huck Finn forces readers to encounter attitudes and behavior that would not be acceptable today, which could lead to a more constructive learning environment
A Critique of ‘’ Stop Blaming Kids and TV” in his essay, Mike Males is the senior researcher for the Justice Policy Institute, He is likewise a sociology educator at the University of California. The purpose of this essay is to information and induce everybody that it is not the television’s fault that children act up and do unpleasant things for example alcohol and drugs. He is trying to convince us to realize that adults are the problem not television. If we want kids to be better than we need to show them the way they should be acting. Adults should be good role models and teach them to do the right thing instead of being bad impacts.
For example, since critical thinking is a way of questioning or challenging social assumptions, one can make a difference in politics by carefully observing each candidate’s election pledge. Even Albert Einstein, a German theoretical physicist who won Nobel Prize, once said that the essential point of liberal arts education is not that students have opportunities to learn countless facts from textbooks, but that they have chances to cultivate critical thinking abilities that textbooks can not teach (“Liberal Arts”). Liberal arts education prepares students to become independent and outstanding citizens who can critically think social decisions and make
Mass media play a very significant and determinant role in the contemporary world, by broadcasting and communicating information in fast pace and at the same time entertaining vast audiences. Mass media have a tremendous impact on the structure and history of our society due to the fact that they can influence and shape public opinion, determine political agendas, affect socialization and create a relationship between people and government. They consist of television, press, internet, radio and books and they became one of the main sources of popular culture in the modern capitalist society. Media’s role, however, is not only to offer news and entertainment but also to transfer and cultivate a variety of social stereotypes, beliefs and values of the society in order to reproduce the order and the already existing formation of social life. In this paper, I shall examine the notion, the types and some important theories on stereotypes as well as their dependable relation with media.
DSHA has impacted me in numerous aspects, the most significant change being the way I appreciate learning. In other words, DSHA has allowed me to gain academic knowledge as well as prepare me with the qualities and skills vital to succeed in the real, adult world. First and foremost, DSHA has allowed me to grow intellectually. Through taking specific courses, especially the science courses, I have discovered genuine interests that I initially never expected to have. Similarly, I came to appreciate learning and the need of it in order to further myself and pursue my passions.
Prospect of the better life and better reality has chased humanity since beginning of time. In United States this concept particularly holds true. We as a nation believe that we can be anyone we want and anything is possible as long as we work hard we will eventually obtain it. This we call the American Dream. Today the quest for American Dream is more challenging than ever from increasing need for higher education due to globalization and cost increases in education due to it to security concerns in Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.
I imagine both the professors and my peers will offer me new outlooks. Helping me see things that were obvious to others but new to me. I see myself participating in lectures and group discussions that challenge me unlike previous academic experiences. Kilachand Honors College will help encapsulate my intellectual goals by giving me new insights to various problem solving ideas. My mother has always said school is not meant to measure what you already know, but to expose you to new information and how to use it.
In a world today where we absorb great amounts of pop culture through technology, Hollywood plays a considerable role in how we remember history. Hollywood movies are even a modern representation of history itself, in that we draw parallels between their storylines and historical events. By devoutly watching blockbusters, we might unknowingly draw history lessons from them; in result, “pop culture both reflects us and shapes us,” in the same way the bible teaches religious lessons to its followers. (Forbes, p.16) Given how strongly Hollywood movies influence us, we must question whether they accurately portray the parallel historical events.