The Education of Dasmine Cathey “The Education of Dasmine Cathey,” by Brad Wolverton is an informative and compelling story about a student athlete who struggles with making educated choices that he is not familiar with in life, college, and football. There are so many reasons young college athletes succeed in sports, but fail in education. This story is a tragic tale of educational shortfalls that caused Mr. Cathey a football player to fall through the cracks of a flawed school system and became exploited by his family, friends and the college football program. These challenges during these times, created unwanted side effects in every aspect of his life. This is a great story because the author allowed the reader to feel every emotion
Disliking Books by Gerald Graff outlines his growth towards liking books. Graff has received his BA in English from the University of Chicago and his PhD in English and American literature from Stanford University and is currently working as a professor of English and Eduation in the University of Illinois. Graff begins his work with recounting how, as a child, he has an aversion to books regarding history and literature for he cannot find their application to his life. Moreover, students who cultivated these skills are looked down upon and being a Jew, this would put him in danger of being beaten. Observing another side of his argument, he references Lives on the Boundary, in which the author implies that the working class found knowledge as saving grace, however, Graff takes for granted his education as part of the middle class.
1) Koch 's article relies heavily on pathos. How is his article designed to make the reader feel? Why did he design it this way? Koch 's article is designed to make the reader feel guilty for underappreciating retired football players.
“Bad boy” is a story about a kid who likes to act up and get in trouble in class until his teacher helps him by giving him a book to read to fill up the spaces in his life by distracting himself from getting in trouble. Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done, Sometimes in life kids find ways to get out of getting in trouble by distracting themselves by doing something good, Sometomes in life people help you until they had enough of you but then when they see you start doing good things then they decide to give you another chace. In the story “Bad Boy” written by Walter Dean Myers Sometimes reading can distract you from getting in trouble in School/class. First of all, Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done.
In Steven Salzberg, “Get Football out our Universities”, he makes the argument that football in universities are holding the United States back in the race of science. He believes if the United States eliminates football all together in universities we would focus more on what universities were originally made for, which is science and math. Throughout the argument Salzberg uses different types of rhetorical strategies to compel his audience to sway in his direction. Although, he used strong rhetorical appeals, it was hard to agree with Salzberg due to multiple logical fallacies Salzberg committed.
Once Gary starts writing books to read to the class, he says, “I need... more access to popular culture... But what I really need is access to a television set” (151). Watching fiction television shows is an American cultural phenomenon, so Gary’s fascination with popular culture displays his effort to transform into an American. Since Gary arrives in America at a young age, his perception of a typical American is not sophisticated, and many of the qualities he attempts to develop himself appear youthful. However, they are meaningful and symbolic, commencing transformation in his
“Why Everyone Shouldn 't go to College” by Valerie Strauss in 2012 in The Washington Post is a reprint of Larry Cuban’s blogpost which states his opinion on college. Cuban expresses heresy to the popular idea that college is an important, practically necessary step in life. The author supports his claim by pointing out several facts that counter the accepted idea of what college is. Cuban’s purpose is to persuade his audience to see the flaws in the current education system in order for there to be a reform in the education system. Cuban writes in a very factual tone, making claims of fact and policy, as he writes for potential college students and their parents.
Letter from Birmingham Jail – Analysis Questions 1.) Audience: The audience the clergymen were trying to reach was Martin Luther King Junior; they were trying to explain why they feel like the segregation movements are, as the letter describes it, a bother to the people of Alabama. The Clergyman’s letter was discussing the people who feel as though they are having to “deal with racial problems in Alabama.” Martin Luther King Junior’s speech was trying to explain to the clergymen why black people feel the need to cause a movement, and why he feels the need to lead such a big event, like ending racism.
In this exposition I am going to examine the correlation between some Sociological Theories that have been discussed this semester in Sociology of Sport and the movie “Undefeated,” a following of the 2009 Manassas High School football team. The two theories that will be of main focus are conflict and symbolic interaction. From the film, through a sociological lens the pertinent topics or issues that have been selected will examine the power struggle with upward mobility due to social stratification athletes like O.C and Money faced in college and how Chavis portrayed various reflections of the environment that he grew up in. To clearly understand how both of these theories apply to the film, it is helpful to first get a grasp of what scholarly
Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
‘College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.’ Is stated in the article The Coddling of the American Mind. The authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt use logos, ethos, and pathos to discuss the issues and solutions for trigger warnings and macroaggressions on university campuses. The authors start the article off by giving examples and other pieces of literature written about trigger warnings on college campuses, these are examples of Logos. Logos is used throughout the document for example in the third paragraph the author observed the recent campus actions at Brandeis University.
Back in 1985 this was most talked about thing happening in football. Even of recently according to Bachelder’s reports, people still see Theismann’s injury as the “most shocking moment in football history.” Looking at these social and historical aspects help Bachelder show the importance of this unfortunate event. The use of memory also effectively helps Bachelder show his main point. At first Bachelder’s purpose is unclear, but as he continues I begin to see how he is progressing from what most people remember, to what he remembers, to what he as well as most people forget, to his main point being the significance of what we have forgotten.
NFL vs. Players: Analysis and Intervention The National Football League is currently in a long-standing conflict with a group of its players and former players who demand compensation for the brain damage incurred during their professional careers with the NFL as a result of multiple concussions. The players’ group has taken these grievances to court, accusing the NFL of wrongful death and negligence for allegedly concealing the long-term effects of multiple concussions sustained during play, despite voluntarily investigating these possible effects. (Kenney 2012) This player’s group claims that players were not actively warned of the dangers of cumulative mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI until 2010.
That is the big problem, affected strongly to the thought of human life, especially African-American community. Troy’s son Cory is being attent to be a player for football team and he becomes a Marine Corp after the struggling conflict between Troy and Cory. And Troy´s complaining