During most of the article he never mentions anything negative about Bisland. Generally Goodman stayed posited about Bisland and example in his last paragraph “but she deserves to be better remembered than she is – for the gorgeousness of her prose, of course, and the clear-sightedness of her perspective on the condition of women”. This definitely shows the reader that the author is biased an other example of this is “She was tall, with an elegant, almost imperious bearing that made her appear even taller; she had large dark eyes and luminous pale skin and spoke in a low, gentle voice”. Goodman definitely favors Bisland writing. This is definitely a weakness in the article which shows that the passages could not be trusted to it's entirety.
Depending on who you ask, these classes could be either a dirty word or the only way to success (Reed). Among many faculty members, when you attack on a prerequisite class, you are making an attack on the structure of academic education (Reed). In other words, faculty members get offended by these comments. If these members consider prerequisite classes that essential, then why do so many people contradict it? A prerequisite class is a requirement that must be completed before
A woman has no need for the finer things because she can appreciate the smaller things unlike a girl who thrives off of new and popular everything. A girl craves positive attention and would have a panic attack if she were given anything but that. She 's use to everything being handed to her. A woman and girl both are very different especially in their lifestyles and
Nemko assumes that those reading his article are parents questioning if college is the right decision for their child. He addresses the main argument of college graduates make more than non-college graduates. He goes on to refute it by stating that some graduates are forced to take jobs that non-graduates hold with an ever changing American job market. Nemko concludes his argument by leaving the reader with a list of possibilities and examples for the college and noncollege bound. Overall, Nemko’s argument about sending too many students to college has some effectiveness to it while also having some ineffectiveness to it.
I think that Pearlstein did an over the top job trying to prove his point and showing his multiple sources. However, some of his sources seem less credible, what adult allows their parents to tell them to leave a teacher’s lecture (par. 4)? Pearlstein does do a good job showing the reader how pressured students of today are to impress their family while at the same trying to fill their hunger for knowledge. In the article I felt myself in that position because I have a strong desire to gain more information about history, but I do have the desire to become an engineer, this was pushed ahead of my want to be a history major because of my family wanting me to have an education in a career field with a much larger
Polly does not find mending clothes a chore, she finds the activity rather fun and relaxing. It was very sensible for Polly to become a music teacher, not only because she was good at it, but also because she did not have to worry about spending more nonexistent money on her own college education. Although some might not think it, Polly is very smart with the way she saves money, and sticks to what she knows. Sometimes doing what you know is the best solution and Polly is a perfect example of
By saying ` With students feeling increased pressure to succeed and little obligation to turn in their peers, honor codes have fallen out of step with values of the modern college student. Today, earning an “A” is a greater motivator than being deemed “honorable.” the author is generalizing students with not clear datas, most of her arguments about students and honor codes nowadays are based upon her opinions and not based on a clear datas Morton starts her speech by welcoming the new students. She also tells them about how passionate she is about her job, and how she prepared herself to talk about honor codes. The author tell her audience that she has a college student. She explains to them on how she tried to talk about honor codes with her and how her daughter rejected the topic every time.
“…school contained plenty of competition, which became more invidious as one moved up the ladder (and has become even more so today with the advent of high-stakes testing)” (Graff). With the realization that the top spot in the academic ground can be taken from her, Shizuku acts in illogical and possibly hurtful ways, and does what she must to remain at the top. It was drilled into students’ minds that maintaining exceptional grades would yield success in their lives, but grades do not measure a student’s aptitude or potential success; they measure how well students are able to reiterate information that was fed to them by books and
While TEAM is meant to be a form of transition from the high school to university setting, I still struggled with the rigor of the courses, which honestly, walking into the first time, I underestimated. But I adapted and learned from those around me- I asked for advice from more experienced students, I talked to academic counselors, I spoke to professors, trying to get a grasp of what it was that I needed to do to be successful. My first semester was a semester of trial and error; I learned a lot, despite my resulting grades saying otherwise. I learned what it took to be successful, that I couldn 't just go through the motions. I learned one of the most important lessons of my college career thus far, and it is this- in order to be successful here (at Texas A&M), you must immerse yourself in every lesson, every lecture, every class.