The positive impact of education has proven as one of the most important factors for every human. In Chapter 4: “Education” of the book The Language of Composition by Renée H. Shea, different views on education become apparent. Moreover, our schools may not serve the goals of true education because of the way students participate in teachings, why and how the teachers teach, and the way the students get taught to comprehend information given to them. Firstly, in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose, Prose tries to persuade the audience that schools need to have students participate in reading books that have a meaning or give the students skills they will need in life. She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age.
Parents are mostly concerned about letting their children reading this book, while the majority of teachers approve it. Despite the extreme violence and mature content in the novel, In Cold Blood should be included in high school curriculums
Basic, Boring, and Plain are just three words of how to never describe the thought provoking research book, The Smartest Kids in the World, by the author, Amanda Ripley, who logically argues that education must be reformed. She mainly underscores the need to apply the revolutionizing techniques that she deliberately unveils to the audience with a hurl of statistics and appealing testimonies from foreign exchange students to the very developed nation: The United States. Ripley urges the nation to implement more rigor into students’ coursework, hire highly educated teachers, and hold both teachers and students accountable for results in order to prepare students for the flood of trenches that lay ahead. The author quickly grasps the attention of the reader by presenting three unlikely candidates, Finland, Poland, and South Korea, as her main role models of a good educational system that the modern world should learn from. It almost seems like she is trying to convince the world that indeed there are elephants on top of earth who are trying to balance the globe from falling.
Elona Kalaja Professor Eleni Saltourides ENG 101 Critical Analysis Paper February 21, 2018 Flunking vs Students In the article, “In Praise of the F Word” Mary Sherry argues that flunking students is a method that has been effective in the past and is still effective todays day, and anyone needs to see is as a positive teaching tool. Sherry indicates that flunking students is a method that motivates students to study more and to be more responsible for what is their responsibility. Students challenge is not to get an A or B, but to succeed or to fail. Being in front of this challenge students try to work harder in order to succeed. In the article, Sherry uses pieces of evidence from her personal experience and examples to support her thesis.
In regards to the issue of either keeping the book on the high school reading list or deleting it as required reading, I believe students should read it. This book provides a more realistic society for students while teaching students real life lessons and shows the importance of having dreams and maintaining friendship. Firstly, the descriptions of the main characters in the book reveal a more realistic society full of real people, with real problems, for students. As stated by the author, “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it.
Those reasons fall short of their time. They now have a different outlet to give them all the quick answers they need before a test; far shorter than reading a book but ultimately short of attaining any beneficial knowledge. An example of a source that allows where an average teenager can get the most out of little effort is the “study guide” website SparkNotes. This online website allows for students to search up their well-known book assigned in class and be able to find chapter summaries, key topics within the novel as well as character summaries, motifs within the book and important key quotations that are the central core of the book’s
Overall, I have definitely seen improvement from my Literary Narrative Essay to my argument essay. In the first essay that we wrote, I was often making silly grammar mistakes such as comma splices for example “At that moment my love for reading disappeared I didn’t like being told that I had to read a science fiction novel like House of
King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221). Although he learned a lot due to books, he believes that each book teaches you a lesson. He believes that all bad books usually have a greater lesson to teach you than the good books. Books also thought him what he can and can’t do while writing. While reading books he learned “Good writing, on the other hand, teaches the learning writer about style, graceful narration, plot development, the
Feeding them more ignorance is does not protect their innocence, for children go to school to learn. This poem is a perfect example of how education allows students to be taught about the past and learn from what happened in history to better live in the future. With education comes wisdom and if the students were taught the real stories, they would not have been “messing up [other kids’] hair and breaking their glasses.” Though each poems strides to protect, both are filled with comforting lies that will sooner or later be confronted by the
In Frederick Douglass's essay "Learning to read and write” he recalls the journey to enlightenment showcasing the emotions of joy, hunger, heartache and hope. For example learning to read sparked an unstoppable joy for knowledge. In addition the discovery of that knowledge found Douglass hungry for more. Also the quest for intelligence came at a price causing him a great amount of heartache. Finally a simple thought of the future brought the hope that ultimately inspired him to persevere and succeed in learning to read and write.
Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school. “Wes, you are not going anywhere till you
In my opinion the students of the Halton District School Board are not learning enough historical literature. They only learn the basic fundamental and not the advanced literature that built up modern english. Education leads children to make their life and career decisions. As Well as empowers people to make change and solve problems and most importantly it provides knowledge in real life scenarios Children learn by seeing and reading interesting and easy to remember knowledge. I feel as if shakespeare is vital but is not appealing to young.
Atticus and even Bob Ewell still leave such an impression on the parents today. We need to keep reading this book because Atticus shows us what lessons to really teach our children. “Most parents know what their children are capable of but step in to make things easier for them,” Says Sheri Nago. Atticus does the complete opposite by letting Jem and Scout be themselves. Parents today that are like Bob Ewell need to understand this novel and know what Atticus does and why he does it.
Romeo and Juliet is as you know very challenging to read and follow along too but in my opinion this is what helps high school students develop good reading. If a student is capable to read along to a shakespeare play fluently with only minor mistakes and errors then they would be most fully capable to read a standard high school english book that is much more simpler then something like Romeo and Juliet. Also it slightly opens students eyes to what old english used to be like and how it was spoken in the time of shakespeare. In addition some teachers go the extra mile and will actually set a