It is sad that the stigma that comes from not doing so well on intelligence tests is that the certain individual is “dumb” or “stupid” when that is not what it means at all. When people hear the term learning disability, they think of it in a more negative way than it actually should be viewed. There is no definite cause of a learning disorder and just because one may have one does not mean they cannot function the same as others. The percentage of people with learning disabilities is increasing. Also, another thing that stood out to me was how many intelligent tests there really are; I always thought there was just one main one that everyone took.
There is no perfect way of testing; however there are ways that limit the mind’s creativity and ability think freely. Even with this being known, public schools around the country are having to utilize standardized testing in order to place a score to their student’s intelligence. By using this system, the students don’t develop the capability to answer the open ended questions offered in society or real-life situations. These programs aren’t preparing them for life, but rather a multiple choice survey. Programs such as the ACT and SAT are extremely impactful on a student’s future; however students aren’t analyzing the text and formulating a response, but rather deciding what bubble they haven’t chosen in a while.
In conclusion, the blog post by Larry Cuban “Why Everyone Shouldn 't go to College” does a good job to make the reader question some facts about our current education system. Overall, Cuban’s use of writing tactics excel in some areas, but fail in others. Such as, Cubans use of pathos, appealing emotion, does a good job. However, the author’s use of logic, or logos, is only moderately effective. On top of all, Cuban fails to effectively build ethos by making his work credible.
Barry also gives a couple of examples to show that although the science fair is created with educational intentions, it usually does not turn out that way. For example, hypotheses are a large part of the scientific process, but usually end up being very vague facts and statements like: “‘There is a lot of gravity on the ground’”. The title of the essay, “Science: It’s Just not Fair”, also displays the writer’s use of wordplay, and it shows the pointlessness of the science fairs as they don’t teach much to students as they rush the
). De-emulsified is not a common word in the English language, and even the most educated in society could very well have never come across it. If Lars was trying to simply instruct his readers how to Dumpster Dive, he would have chosen a simpler word that more people would be likely to know. However, Lars chose a word such as “de-emulsified” to emphasize that digging through trash does not mean one is incapable or uneducated, ultimately increasing his credibility and intelligence among the reader. Another example of this can be seen in the following statement “
In the reading, “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids,” Grant Penrod recommends that there should be a different way to socialize amongst other individuals. This entire description explains the personal burdens that the intelligent scholars undergo. The ideas are as follows: author 's guilt celebrates, ideas held as standard when communicating, and on the bandwagon to get smart people worn down by the individuals that are against smart people. The author is afraid that people would not take the time out of their day to read or study for their classes. Claiming that bad influence towards education makes it resistant.
In Mollers case the Ritalin was available to him and when he weighed out his options he really didn 't have too much too lose. When Moller was a student, he saw “the negative of doing poorly on the test was far greater than the negative of getting caught, discounted by the anesthetic of low probability”. Not only were the side effects small but the author also didn 't see what he was doing as a problem because, “I was much more worried about the scholastic consequences of I were discovered abusing a
In the book The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth chapter two, “Reasons Are Bullshit,” Roth explains why reasons are bullshit in a very meaningful way. The reason this chapter is very meaningful is because Roth persuades the reader that reasons are just excuses prettied up by using the rhetorical triangle which relates directly to ethos, pathos, and logos. Roth helps the readers to never give excuses, because excuses are just something to hide because you are not willing to try harder. Roth says, “Many reasons are simply excuses to hide the fact that we are not willing to give something a high enough priority in our lives” (42). Roth gives a lot of examples throughout the chapter, also he provides a lot of evidence to show the readers you do not have to make excuses to succeed in life.
He seems to not be bothered by it, as he writes,” If the truth offends people, it is our job as scientists to offend them” and “I do science as if the truth mattered and your feelings about it didn 't.” Kanazawa is treading on a slippery slope, because of the sensitive nature of his topic. Even if his research was accurate and precise (it isn’t), he would still have to answer questions regarding racism and cultural sensitivity. The Root’s Jenée Desmond-Harris was also critical about Kanazawa’s post, so much that she thought it was a “hoax of some sort.” Latoya Peterson believes that Kanazawa is trying to justify his own bigotry under the pretext of science.
I get a lot of people telling me “but you have no accent”. I feel like it 's a compliment at first, but then I feel guilty for it because their compliment also implies that people with broken English are less educated. Since United States doesn’t have an influential culture of Turkish immigration, I can not relate to the experiences of African or Asian Americans in institutions of higher education. I can only present my humble opinion as an international student who just moved to a country where the language is not my native language. TONE Mura strikes me as a very opinionated person in this essay.
It seems that some of his friends stated that they were not accepted into the college of their choice due to their lower standing GPA, not meeting the schools expectations. However, it seems that this friends conclusions on being rejected from the college was incorrect due to his indeed high enough GPA. Further meaning his rejection was due to other reasons. Ryan may relate more to his friend, he 's fearful of his average but not outstanding GPA instead of the multiple statistics and factors colleges view while accepting students. This example relates to the definition of the availability heuristic.
A respected author John Green questions, "Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you 're a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey I knows that you 'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you 'd rather be thoughtful of them be vapid, that you believe that there things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan and why is that?” Many people who are passionate about their studies question the same thing. Leonid Fridman wrote a passage “America Needs its Nerds” in order to raise concern that our society does not value intelligence. Fridman uses compare and contrast to get his point across to the readers.
He asks the looming question "how long can America remain" and his opinion on the matter clearly lies under the surface. The atmosphere clearly relates to the main idea; the nerd group is a huge influence in our society, and we need to show appreciation to them. The author also clearly believes that the "US elementary schools and high schools" are the problem as compared to school in other countries. The atmosphere he set creates the mindset that the U.S. is the only country with this problem and that nerds are only severely mistreated here. He also uses instances in school, not just the social environment, to prove that nerds are always looked down on.
Leonid Fridman’s passage “America Needs Its Nerds” examines how intelligent people are disgraced for being interested in academics. Fridman argues that “nerds and geeks must stop being ashamed of who they are” through effective comparisons and a repetition of ideas to inform the citizens of America about the importance of smart minds. Furthermore, Fridman reiterates the concept of nerds being viewed differently compared to others in the first half of the passage. The author implied that society favored people who focused less on academic activities and more on being social or active.
On the other hand, this is very much an opinionated article that seems to be very bias. By reading his article it seems to me that he chooses to direct the readers view towards his view by stacking the deck in his favor. Brooks encourages bringing back natural altruism without the motivation of financial or any other type of gain. He says “We