This suffering comes to an end when the new sixth grade teacher notices the suspicious activity of Om and decides to do something about it. Here 's why the teacher is the twisted hero. The teacher beat Om in front of the class, the teacher beat the cheaters in front of the class, and the teacher made the class confess. At the beginning of 6th grade the class voted for a class monitor and the teacher noticed it was a unanimous vote and decided to redo it. The class again voted for Om to which the teacher grew suspicious.
By examining the argument titled The Importance of Writing Badly by Bruce Ballenger in the book 21 Genres there is evidence of each rhetorical feature as he discusses the methods of writing that created the best outcomes. Ballenger uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to prove the effectiveness of his argument about the way we are taught to write within our educational system. Ballenger begins by talking about his experiences as a young writer in grade school. He was ridiculed for writing badly, particularly for making his essays “awkward” according to his teacher, Mrs. O’Neill. He often felt under pressure to write the perfect sentence with the perfect words and phrases making his writing unsuccessful in his teachers eyes.
However, we realize that people who come across as being intellectual weren’t always labeled as that. The main argument is that perceived throughout the reading is that the schools itself is failing students. They see a student who may not have the greatest test scores or the best grades, and degrade them from the idea of being intellectual. Graff states, “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Schools need to channel the minds of street smart students and turn their work into something academic.
In the article, “Creating Awareness of Plagiarism Among Postgraduates in a Postgraduate Course Through a Talk”, Author, Khazriyati Salehuddin states, “Ignorance has been identified as one factor that contributes to students’ excessive plagiarism.” Some students may feel as if they aren 't “smart enough”, so decide to plagiarize in order to feel more intellectual. The lack of support for these certain students can make it even worse. Other issues that contribute to this issue are students thinking it will provide a successful future. Students are having the mentality that academic dishonesty will lead them to a successful future. In the article, “Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses: Considerations For Graduate Preparatory Programs in Higher Education”, Author, Steven Tolman (qtd.
In Hard Times and in Jane Eyre, teachers humiliated their students, and also would pick one student to discipline the most. When the students answered a question wrong they were physically punished. When the students answer a question correctly, the teachers find something else to use against them. For example, a teacher in Jane Eyre exclaims, “You dirty, disagreeable girl! You have never cleaned your nails,” (page 1031).
They believe since there is such a high level of cheating in high school that it becomes a habit they bring to college with them. The last example is, but since there are colleges using the honor codes they find that “many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating” (McCabe, Donald, and Pavela). The colleges find that when they use honor codes they can trust their students and their peers to see if there was any form of cheating. But if they did not use the honor codes they would have to monitor the class and see if anyone was cheating or not. They find that with the honor codes they have less cheating then without the honor
A seriously addressed and dealt with critical issue that has been developed in the United States and all over the world is plagiarism. Plagiarism is someone stealing someone else's words and pretending they were originally theirs. One example of plagiarism is someone reading a speech that someone else told before, like if it is their own speech. People notice most plagiarism being used in student’s essays or research papers, they get lazy, or they don't know what to say, so they try to copy off of someone else's work. Plagiarism is used by many people and there should be a serious consequence to the use of it.
All this joyful news of how standardized testing supposedly creates miracles of our knowledge, increasing student achievement, may be proven wrong or right, but that is not our deepest concerns. A student’s mental/physical health and future as an authentic learner is most at risk here. No matter how many cries from multiple students are heard, they continue to be silenced. Simply put, all standardized testing should be abolished for they are hurting students both in and out of classrooms. As students we deserve the ability to access authentic learning, however, with standardized testing heavily relied on, students are deprived of this interaction.
Some teachers encourage their students to use their notes a lot on quizzes too. Shouldn’t that count for cheating? And if you let someone copy your notes from a class isn’t that a violation of the honor code? “”Unpermitted Collaboration” is a fuzzy offense, particularly in a course whose guidelines encouraged students to share “ideas, hints, and debugging help, or problem-solving strategies and program structure”- practices designed to reflect the collaborative ethos of the software industry, which is built on free and accessible open-source code” (Greenberg 1). My opponent might say that yes this counts for cheating either way and that we should be punished but if you suspend the whole class for doing something that the teacher encourages then you won’t have anyone else to teach.
An issue surfaced when Kath M. Newman, an associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, stated that she was angry at her son about a test. She stated that these “high-stakes” test will not reflect his true abilities due to pressure. Some educators agree that the testing format from standardized tests are not ideal. However, there were other educators who disagree stating that these tests are needed to ensure that educators are doing their job and for student to absorb the material (Tony 8). What the standardized tests already ensure are the unbiased and reliable way in measuring a student’s ability and a teacher’s effectiveness in the classroom.
When I was in English class in 8th grade, our teacher performed a test on us, which we were unaware of until it was over. During class the teacher began to berate a student, calling the student unintelligent and lazy. This was a student that other people may have viewed as “unmotivated” or a “burnout” when she was in fact, very intelligent. But because she was commonly stereotyped, the teacher began to pick on this student. The student was well aware that the teacher was doing this as an experiment in her class.
This introduces a problem because writing is supposed to be a developmental process. In school, teachers always stressed the importance of having a rough draft, or even multiple drafts, before turning in your final copy. However, with the SAT, you are no longer able to do this because “state assessment of writing has revitalized the traditional five-paragraph essay at the expense of authentic expression” (Thomas par. 7). Instead, the SAT causes one to completely change the form of a traditional high school essay.
My schooling and upbringing have reinforced the importance of honestly and integrity. This year, in AP Research, we spent a number of classes discussing plagiarism and how to avoid it — some students, in paraphrasing the ideas of others and forgetting to cite correcting, have accidentally committed the act of plagiarism. As a result, I have learned the importance of citing correctly. I have also learnt how to clearly distinguish to readers what points were products of my own thinking, and what ideas were created and presented by others. Putting in countless citations is laborious and tedious, but ultimately worth the effort: plagiarism should be avoided at all costs.
People wonder what is so wrong with cheating or plagiarism. As long as they get the work done or pass the course. But do these students know the real consequences of cheating and plagiarism. Viewing different people aspect of this problem, this happens everywhere. In Brent Staples article “Cutting and Pasting: A senior thesis by (Insert Name)”, he is trying to get through to individuals so that they could stop doing this and the consequences.
So, the student basically opens the textbook and flips it around to show the teacher; because of, the communication language is not clear and making sense enough for the student to understand how the teacher wants it to be summarized. In this case, this short video definitely has a link by using inappropriate grammar words that should not be use especially for a candidate like Quast to running for US Senate. He is completely not thinking carefully when he is using four simple and informal words such as “blow your balls off” as convicting phrase for the audiences to understand in a correct term persuasion. He is trying too hard to political advertising video in a perception where in conclusion might make the audience feeling