Lora E. Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” is, for the most part, a clear example of writing in the social sciences, while John Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” follows the writing conventions for the humanities discipline. Writing in the social sciences and humanities present different ideas and perform different tasks for their readers; Vess’s article tended to guide the reader through her conducted experiment, and she writes to achieve her goals. Streamas’s article presented the reader with his opinions on the subject, and was intended to almost persuade the reader to think about what exactly he is saying. Writing in the humanities and social sciences will almost always have different rhetorical situations, and Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” and Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” clearly divide the line between the two
People started to send their children to universities so that they can get education and enhance their social position. Lives of medieval students are depicted in different tales. From these tales we can find out social stereotypes of medieval students and determine to what extent these stereotypes reflect real life of English medieval students. In his Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer depicts students in two ways, he shows us two social stereotypes of students: firstly as very serious, and secondly as rogues and womanizers. In General Prologue he represents student who studied philosophy at Oxford University.
Introduction This proposed research study will aim to examine the potential tensions between political correctness and freedom of speech in the college classroom. Political correctness, as defined by Merriam-Webster Online, is “conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.” (Politically Correct, n.d.). The question that this proposed research will address is , “in what ways do JMU students perceive political correctness influencing conversation in the classroom?” This research proposal will begin with and introduction and a justification for the proposed study. Next, the proposal will provide a literature review. Finally the proposal will end
David Nussbaum, Geoffrey Cohen, and Eliot R in the article "Deflecting the Trajectory and Changing the Narrative: How Self-Affirmation Affects Academic Performance and Motivation Under Identity Threat." (2013), talks about how students performance based on their background in the United States and the gap of performances there is through race. The researches start off with the main factors of using some of their research from social psychological testing of students from different races to see the long periods of time and understand how they can shape their academic identities. Sherman, David, Kimberly Hartson, Kevin Binning, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Julio Garcia, Suzanne Taborsky-Barba, Sarah Tomassetti purpose is about the types of bases of the academic performance about the different types of races and ethnics. This article goes for people who want to understand the social psychological view of academic performances of different
Many higher education institutions in America have adopted policies regarding trigger warnings. Trigger warnings is a broad term that can be adopted to mean different things for different people. Generally, trigger warnings are supposed to be a warning to students about the content that will be discussed in a reading or lecture due to the sensitive nature of the material. There are many misconceptions about the purpose and use of trigger warnings. It is my personal belief that trigger warnings should be disclosed when sensitive material will be covered in a class.
The author made mention of many methods to prove these facts. Based on the following scenario, plagiarism was detected with facts and evidence that it brings anger and tarnishes the image of the one who owns the original copy of the contents that has being plagiarized. According to the author,a Student(Person -A) was asked to read their fellow students online journal(Person -B) with or without their permission. They read and liked the idea of the journal. The next day, the person A meets the owner of the journal (Person-B)and asked if it will be ok for them to use a portion of their ideas to write their class paper.
Qualitative multi-level case study design is employed aiming at thick data collection through exploring perceptions and experiences of participants through semi-structured, face to face in-depth interviews. A total of 61 participants purposely selected and involved based on their experiences and current position in the case universities and ministry of education. Hence senior professors, university leaders, relevant office experts and heads and international students were the main data sources. Consulting policy documents and relevant literature for better grasp of the background and trends of international student mobility. The study is conducted at three levels-national, institutional and individual levels, to examine the resonance of the
Author E.M. Forster once said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”(Forster). Academic writing has the ability to reveal the students inscribed thoughts and opinions in ways that may surprise even them. The better get at writing analytically, the easier it is for them to apply those skills to other aspects of their life. People who write in journals often find it a useful form of exploring self-awareness (Ribeiro 2015). By writing down student ideas and perspectives in essays, even in non-academic disciplines, they hone their own expression skills, identify patterns, observed events and consider possible solutions.
Looking on the Internet I came upon article that put a whole new light regarding repressed memories. Scholars like Sigmund Freud believed that repress memories have a detrimental effect on individuals’ lives. Sigmund Freud assumption of repressed memories can have a negative influence on behavior and mental health, but this article, from Time Magazine, discusses the benefits of repressed memories (Sifferlin, A, 2014). The article was based off a team effort of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and University of Cambridge Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience base out of Cambridge England did a study try to examine how suppression affect a memory’s unconscious influence people. The research study focused on suppression of visual memories.
Much research has been done looking at the correlation of many stress factors that college students’experience and the effects of stress on their GPA. Hatcher and Prus (1991) referred to these stress factors as academic situational constraints. Their study took into account a variety of factors that can diminish a student’s academic performance. An undergraduate study done by Neumann et
The research methods were divided into four tasks which focused on student opinions on the “Windows vs. Apple” debate, and how universities could close the gap on those needs in an affordable manner. The survey which can be found in the Appendix along with sources which studied the changes made at Bemidji and Wilkes were used as the primary sources, while sources comparing the two platforms and the opinions of students across the country were used as the secondary sources. Task 1: Understand which platform students prefer between Apple and Windows and how large the disparity is. Determining the students’ preferences was imperative in order to establish any further case for reviewing the current computing situation. This was done by completing
GTRI will be covered in greater depth in the section of this paper labeled Research Structure. Finally, the student affairs policy book includes coverage of issues impacted Tech students, including administrative student policies, the college catalog, graduate student policies, Student Government Associations, student sexual misconduct, academic honors, and missing student notification policy (“Student Affairs Policy Book,”
Thesis First Draft Enjoyment of College Academics and its Effects on Future Retention of Students Within High-Risk Stereotype Threat Minorities Bret Vetter Tennessee Technological University This study is to explore the psychological factors that influence retention in context of college students at Tennessee Tech. The research will examine the responses of the participants who volunteer to participate to evaluate and predict the factors that will influence retention rates of these students. Introduction Retention Retention is defined as “failure to eliminate a substance from the body”. This term is widely used in academia on this subject to refer to people who “endure” or “stick with” activities,