His character traits helps the book called To Kill A Mockingbird to contain what aspects people should emulate atticus about in order to have better personalities. In the book, Atticus’s educational quotes and ideas make the book to sound judicious. To Kill A Mockingbird brings lots of vital themes to the readers and meaningful knowledge by using Atticus Finch, the most sagacious
In our society today, the terms “nerd” or “geek” are used derogatorily instead of used upliftinglyin an uplifting manner to those who are more serious about their studies or education. In today’s world especially, we are quick to judge based on appearance or what certain people’s interests may be instead of supporting them. In a passage from Leonid Fridman’s literary work titled “America Needs Its Nerds,” he discusses the present issue relating to “geeks” and “nerds” and the positive affect they could have on our nation if they are supported. Fridman expresses his stand on the issue through definition, contrast and appeal to emotion. The derogatory terms used to describe those who are academically and intellectually successful are very hurtful
In my opinion, public educational curriculums and accountability guidelines should be established at the state and local levels where parents/guardians play an integral role in the decision making process. I do not believe standardized tests alone are an accurate measure of a student’s knowledge; their classwork, projects, and literary works also represent a student’s talent and capabilities. In agreement with Robert Schaeffer, a representative for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, that federal mandated programs such as the No Child Left Behind and The Race to The Top high-stakes tests foster the temptation to cheat because they serve as means to both punish and reward students, teachers, and principals based solely upon test scores (Schaeffer,
Freedom Is Ringing We are inspired by great speeches because of the way they are rhetorically crafted to make us feel. The best speeches are not the ones that are informational, it’s the ones that tug at our heartstrings. John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, Martin L. King’s I Have a Dream Speech, and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms State of the Union Address use a variety of literary devices in their speech to motivate and cajole their audiences to defend our liberties. In John F. Kennedy’s incentive Inaugural Address speech, he inspires his audience by using rhetorical devices such as antithesis, parallelism and pathos to create unity and expand human rights in his country. The first implement that is introduced in this speech is
Yet, not everyone agreed. Michel de Montaigne saw the dangers inherent in language: to him, rhetoric was something designed to persuade the ignorant, to deceive and flatter. Early on, he admitted that the function of grammatical jargon was to give great importance to concepts that were really very simple. The popular mode of verbal expression in the sixteenth century, the popular rhetoric, depended upon amplification and illustration. In The Art of English Poesy, George Puttenham explains that the purpose of “exornation” (ornamentation) is “to delight and allure as well the mind as the ear.” In his book, The Art of Rhetoric, Thomas Wilson argued that it was best to keep one’s syntax simple, because if clause is piled on clause “the hearers will be forced to forget full of what was said first, before the sentence be half ended, or else be blinded with confounding of many things together.” Wilson’s advice is to avoid repetition of sounds (either by alliteration,
Transcendentalism should be taught in high school, as it is a good catalyst for free thought, and can help one be successful in future corporate opportunities.. High schools should teach transcendentalist, if only to encourage the power of the self. In the movie “Dead Poet’s Society,” Mr. Keating gives the gift of individualism to the boys at a conservative prep school. Due to this, many of the boys blossom, emerging from their shells. The boys finally learn their own interests, and invest in themselves, something that is not encouraged at the school. To have confidence in one’s own abilities is key to rising up a corporate ladder.
However, the detracking of schools supports a classroom environment in which high ability students learn while assisting peers who may not be at the same level. This subject can be seen played out through history. For example, in the fight for racial equality in America, W.E.B Dubois proudly states, "We must strive for the right which the world accords to men" (Dubois). Dubois fought for the African American community to unite and work together for full-body change (Rudwick). Similarly, students of all educational abilities should unite together for real change to occur.
Sternberg encourages learners to know their own learning style so that their can make the most of their strengths, while compensating for their weaknesses (2005). The name of this theory evolved to become the Theory of Successful Intelligence (2005) with a focus on optimising success in life by deftly manipulating our environments. He gives the example of how law is divided into solicitors and barristers in the UK and Ireland to allow different people to play to their strengths. He encourages discovery learning, allowing learners to explore ideas that go beyond the traditional curriculum (2002). A learner’s belief about their own abilities often stem from their ‘achievements’ at school and impacts hugely on the choices they make later on in life (Sternberg,
Potemkin was an educational film that instructs us, citizens how to effectively use propaganda. The propaganda must sway and influence the general audience as well as feel a connection towards the viewers and I believe that the film, Potemkin was successful in reaching this goal. Potemkin’s director Sergei Eisenstein figured out how to pierce through the core of foul play and social
This action, while deemed inappropriate for school, plays a huge role in furthering the themes of fascist and tyrannical governments, rebellion, and human desires. These themes are critical to the civic and moral discussion when choosing how far the government’s should reach, and 1984 excellently phrases the dilemma into an understandable scenario. While introducing these themes to elementary school students is understable, high schoolers approaching adulthood need to have insight into this discussion. Isolating students from the problem does not solve the problem that they are eventually going to encounter later