In "America Needs Its Nerds" the author Leonid Fridman develops his argument by stating how the nerds feel when they are made fun of by others, how America has created stereotypes and how people look over them for the "cool kids." Many students take pride in their education. They also try to keep their grades up because academic achievement is important. Students who study hard and work hard do not like to admit to others how much they study/work. The author states, "Many students are ashamed to admit, even to their friends, how much they study."
In Dudley Delvin’s “Plagiarism in America,” Delvin expresses his opinion about the growing plagiarism epidemic in America’s schools and presents a solution to correct the situation. The modern student body has begun to view plagiarism as a common practice since much of the information used is available instantaneously. Students often fail to see the issue of using another individual’s ideas as their own since the ideas are made public, allowing others to obtain the information. To solve the epidemic, Delvin proposes a solution that increases the surveillance of student work and incorporates zero tolerance policies that punish students for the use of plagiarism. Plagiarism has increased at rates proportionate to the advancements in technology.
Herman Melville, the great American novelist was quoted explaining the very essence of creativity and, in the same breathe; bashing plagiarism. He said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation” (Melville, 1957:151). Many reasons exist as to why plagiarism is increasingly common throughout the world, in many industries. This is mainly in the academic realm. It is due to the fact that Higher Education facilities strive to reach idealistic goals of innovative and unique thinking and ways of learning.
Conversely, Neil Postman contests Orwell’s dark dystopia, stating that Aldous Huxley’s vision in A Brave New World, where the overload of information and distractions captivates contemporary society, is more applicable today than ever, a view that is true today. American culture thrives on trivial matters—celebrity news, TV shows, and social media, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. This obsession with popular culture
With the person elected having morally questionable views about these people being the face of our country, how will the youth react? Will the begin to adopt the opinions that many adults of today have, including the person they look up to to lead them? Our elected president will potentially cause a sectional divide across the country, much like leading up to the civil war. Is this not concerning? A nation divided against itself cannot stand.
The Syrian refugee crisis, a product of the civil war in Syria, has dominated headlines in the news recently. Even though there is support to have these migrants resettled, there is a major pushback against refugees going into Europe and the United States. This debate will get more heated with this being one of the main issues in the presidential campaign, with the opposition growing in numbers due to the recent terrorists attack However, the opposition 's arguments against Syrian Refugees can be boiled down to fear and ignorance. If our country listens to the fear spreading around the world today, then the people who will suffer will be the Syrian Refugees. Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, argues, “We face a choice, a choice to lead the world by example, or to turn our backs to the threats and suffering around us” , which clearly exposes the fact that if we succumb to fear, not only we will turn our back on the refugees, but so will many other countries (Warren Video).
It is a way for people to bring their differences in race, religion, ideas, culture, and more to the table and come out with something better than they started with. This is what the potential of using freedom of speech the right way can bring, and make is Americans better leading to a better country. The “American Dream” started with hard work. Something which is very simple, but something this country has gotten away from. Building this country up came from nothing less than hard work.
Are we not, now, living in the “Brave New World?" The author concurred. Huxley's concerns with the potential of technology are to remove humans from the highest point.Love, friendship, struggle, happiness. It is a message for future generations, not just the contemporaries. If this satirical novel is not worthy of the future readers, it can be regarded as a satirical thing, and it depends on how it remains in high school and at the
Fromm’s essay was written in a more relatable tone whereby he tries to appeal to his audience by making it fun and interesting for the readers. Fromm deploys rhetorical questions like “Sound Crazy? It’s not.” (Fromm, 2015) which suggests that he is trying to make the passage more reader friendly whereby it attracts the readers’ attention. In comparison, Asher uses a generally serious tone to bring across her ideas. Also, she uses a more informative approach whereby her main aim was to inform the readers on her opinions on how Millennials want at their workplace.
They were basically in the low tracking classes while others who did better in their academics were in the high tracking classes. That made them feel as if they are not as good enough as their peers. I recommend schools to keep students together rather than separate them and
With many losses to secure a stronghold in the provincial Congress the Patriot cause has been at a disadvantage. The Second Session of the Provincial Congress the petition to re-open the courts passed however it is under British rule. The very first act to not be in favor or help the patriot cause. Opening the courts under British rule will make passing laws and creating a new system more difficult. Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways.
Well known article writer, Leonid Fridman, in his article, “America Needs Its Nerds”, describes the truthful idea that nerds and geeks, in our society, are ostracized while the kids who play sports and party are prominent. Fridman’s purpose is to impress upon the readers that nerds should not have to conform to society’s unimpressive values of what it means to be “popular”. He adopts an indignant tone in order to convey to his readers that the idea of nerds and geeks needs to fought. Fridman moves to the idea that children who would rather read and build model airplanes are the social outcasts compared to the ones who would rather play football and get wasted at parties. He tries to grasp the reader 's attention by stating that “Enough is
To begin, one of my responsibilities to America is preparing myself for the future. As a junior in highschool, I have seen many citizens not use their rights and freedom in a proper manner. Having freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness in America comes with the responsibility to use them each correctly and not take advantage like many citizens do. Having freedom and rights is a privilege. I prepare myself for the future by learning from other people 's mistakes.