“3 Reasons College Still Matters” by Andrew Delbanco 3) “Surely, every American college ought to defend this waning possibility, whatever we call it. And an American college is only true to itself when it opens its doors to all - the rich, the middle, and the poor - who have the capacity to embrace the precious chance to think and reflect before life engulfs them. If we are all serious about democracy, that means everyone.” 4) In this part of the writing Andrew Delbanco tries to persuade his audience by using the pattern of logic that agrees with the overall argument but also considers another striking point of view to strengthen the argument (While these arguments are convincing, they must also consider…). He is agreeing with the overall argument that college is very important and that those who dream and want to further their education should have the right to. Regardless of the many obstacles such
After the truth was said it opened doors for Finny and Gene to realize what the end result would be. “Listen, pal, if I can 't play sports, you 're going to play them for me, ' and I lost part of myself to him then, and a soaring sense of freedom revealed that this must have been my purpose from the first: to become a part of Phineas” (Knowles 77). Events had turned around and now it felt like the guilt Gene had in him after the jounce made him do what Finny was asking for. Finny had been a role model to Gene. Gene learned a lot from Finny, persistence, determination, wisdom, and having no doubt about anything.
At what point do we stop and question our limits, or ask how much further can we progress if we have not already reached the end? In Gunnar Breivik’s Limits to Growth in Elite Sport - Some Ethical Considerations, the author discusses some ethical and moral problems that will appear as an elite athlete reaches his or her performance peak. The main purpose in life is to move forward or advance in every aspect of life. This coincides with sports because you start off with very little, then continue on to learn and build. Gradually over time with commitment and practice those skills are then refined.
How do you finish a competition? Some say you would only need to have the body and the muscle to finish because it is the most important. But in truth, mental strength is just as important if not more. You would use intelligence or mental strength to find out if the strategy you use is the right one like in the story, “What Could Be Better Than A Touchdown?” Also if you have the strength to believe and vision you can finish like in the piece,”Why We Run.” The story, “What Could Be Better than Touchdown,” is about how you don't know if your desicion was a good one until you know it’s affects. I know this because in the story it says, “It’s probably impossible to contest the first part without confirming the second part.” Making a decision is not always the best thing to do like in the story, “There are a few situations in football where scoring an easy touchdown is the wrong thing to do.” For example, If you have the possession of the ball in the last few minutes of the game, you want to run down the clock so
Everyone is faced with different obstacles throughout their life, but those obstacles, they have strengthened us as we continue with our journey. Just as they did in Beowulf’s life and in mine. I saw Beowulf’s battles at a different perspective than most, instead of thinking that his first victory was easy and the upcoming ones increased in difficulty, I saw it as each one contained struggle, but after he became triumphant in the preceding battle it prepared him and made the following ones bearable. This outlook is very similar to that of my own life, when faced with the choices about my future, including; selecting a suitable college, choosing an accurate career path, and making the right choices for my future. Deciding on the best college
I believe that it is important to develop your own coaching philosophy because then you have a system in place that you believe in. In order to have your players or the people that are learning from you to personally believe in you in my own opinion it has to be something that you created, even if you grab bits and pieces from other coaches as long as it isn’t completely stealing another ones philosophy. I don’t believe it would even be possible to develop your own philosophy without gathering information from others the way i look at it is the more knowledge you gain from multiple people and mold that creativity into your own the better it will be. Example you learn a lot from coach A,B, and C you take everything you learned from all of them
despite that, Therese Borcharch a mental health writer and activist states sports can make you push your limits, and raise your self-esteem, with the success after all your hard work. Borcharch states “It did nurture self-esteem: the process of pushing yourself to a place you didn’t think you could go… the athletic high after an event drives you toward others” (Borcharch). With football or any sport, once you succeed and do something good for your team, you feel on top of the world. you get pushed to make yourself work hard, and meet your goals. Even though, some can feel as though their coach is impossible to work with and they're getting nowhere with the sport.
In conclusion, how everything that Grant did and decided on worked out to define his own destiny. Grant took control over his destiny by making the decision to go to college and become a teacher. He wanted to help other children to further their education in order for them to have a brighter future. Grant had a great future ahead of him and he wants others to not just dream of one but to make it happen just like he did. Setting a goal or making a plan for a brighter future is a form of controlling our destiny.
Self-Assessment Exercise (Textbook Page 230) What did this exercise reveal to you about yourself? This exercise revealed to me the fact that my own personal orientation is naturally leaning cooperation with others over competing with them. And even further, this process showed that I an even greater leaning toward equalizer tendencies. The second question posed, which covered my natural tendency to keep a game scoring close when competing with a close friend or relative really made me pause to reflect, here I had never before stopped to consider that I might not be alone is such a manifestation of consideration for others. This coupled with my high scoring answer to question number four, the one regarding a person’s willingness to sacrifice
With everything in mind, this is exactly why I want to attend college. My aspirations of higher education are not to receive family approval, but to prove to myself that my independent disposition can get me anywhere in life where I set my mind. Every assignment, exam, and problem I have conquered so far in my academic career was based solely on my determination to achieve, and this is exactly what will put me through
Leadership, as per my understanding, could mean leading others to rediscover themselves by providing guidance, not through what-to-do lists, so they would reach the necessary urge to reach a better state personally and professionally. During Dorsch employment, I have noticed great potentials in my colleague; I convinced him to switch jobs from a drafting person to a civil engineer, by presenting the textbooks and resources needed, guiding him along the transition phase and by presenting, through examples, how easily could be the learning process and transition. Along my career, I lead my colleagues to produce integrated solutions, by creating the urge to know the answers of different what-if scenarios for their solutions; I bring textbooks and tools to convince them; I present examples of what should be done, the benefits of efforts done and the consequences of careless isolated solutions. Not only one colleague now is persuading her dreams by studying post graduate in Netherlands, but also she got an award to be distinguished; this transformation done by the good influence I had on her by asking several questions about designs, showing the best way to do things through several guidance,
Module 3 Questions 1. Farrey suggests that NCAA schools should do away with special admissions for athletes and athletes would have to go through the normal admission standards to get into the academic institution. a. While this idea seems ideal theoretically, is it really practical? Why or why not?