Mike Rose’s essay provides enough literary background to prove his claim and allow the audience to believe “Blue Collar Brilliance” is the more effective essay. To conclude this analyzation of Mike Rose’s essay “Blue Collar Brilliance” and Gerald Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, Mike Rose’s essay was more effective. He gave readers examples of real life scenarios to validate his point. He used rhetorical tools that would help the more academic successful audience. He also connected with the audience labeled as “Blue Collars”, with stories from his mother and uncle
That way his son could start using more complex words in school or in the real world to get farther. Lord Chesterfield wants his son to be as advanced as possible, so he can be admired and get ahead start on his writing skills. Nowadays, students rely too much on technology that it’s hard for them to learn advanced words. Back then, you either were taught in school or learned about it in books; Lord Chesterfield wanted to help his son in this process. One strategy that is obvious to the reader throughout the letter is pathos, what is a father and son relationship without pathos.
It was much better than I had anticipated before reading it. Wes Moore is a strong author who properly used writing mechanics to deliver powerful scenes and great messages. I would say that the main theme of this book is the importance of education in adolescent life and that small things really can make all of the difference. The author Wes Moore 's life appeared very dull in comparison to the other Wes Moore 's; however, it was Wes Moore 's life that would provide quotes that inspire or were otherwise relatable to MAST life. One such quote in the novel was : "In spite of myself, I was impressed.
It made his argument strong because Bauerlein is an intellect that examines teen’s skills and knowledge. Also, I believe that Campbell proved a solid argument because he talks about his first hand experiences as being a teacher. Since he stated these points, it made his argument more believable. He even talked about how he notices that his two teenage daughters do not read as often as they should. Because Campbell brought his argument to a more personal level, I believe it was easier for the audience to relate with him and reinforce it at home with his audiences’ own
His commencement speech was very rich in diction and allegory. In all of his anecdotal stories, he was being allegorical because each one of his stories contributed to why people should go to school to expand their minds instead of to get a good paying career. He suggests that people should want to go against the norm, and think for themselves, so I fully agree with him because the world can be more advanced and complacent if everyone thought for themselves and were ot
Martin Luther King Jr. was a very influential and intelligent man who had his own thoughts about education as well as his opinion on what the true purpose of education was. Because of his strong illustrated thoughts about education, he gave a speech called, “The Purpose of Education.” The speech was focused towards his fellow classmates, as well as all the college students to state that they must not confuse knowledge with education. Although Martin Luther King Jr. had many ideas on what the true purpose of education was, he greatly emphasized that, ”education must train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking.” When faced with a problem, this skill will be of great help towards finding a solution. This skill will not only make up
Not only does the book contain a lot of value it exposes students to a major controversy. It should be noted that the opinions within the story are more liberally focused. Even though this is so, it is a very good tool to teach students about gay rights not matter your political affiliation. It is very important for students to be exposed to the issues earlier so they don’t have to run into them in the future. The story adds reassurance to the world.
In my experience, what Martin Luther King Jr. calls “thinking intensively and critically” is very different from what my high school teachers called “critical thinking”, most especially by the way Dr. King links intelligence and learning to the development of character, that is, growth as a person. Too often in my past, teachers mentioned critical thinking only as a mental activity of seeing through stereotypes, evaluating both sides of issues and understanding and accepting differences. As worthwhile as these are, I have found that high level thinking without having a more enlightened character is simply inadequate. That was a recent, very positive experience with two very nice people of different faiths. As much as we had been taught in class about prejudice, the recent terrorists attacks across the world bred a good deal of ill-will in
The word grit is not exactly a common word that everybody knows. But people like Angela Lee Duckworth are saying grit is a way better indicator to find out about someone’s success. According to Duckworth, “Grit is passion, stamina and sticking for your future.” Knowing now what grit is, one can see why it helps in academics. A person that chooses to do a particular thing in life and sacrifice other things in order to do that, at one point he or she will be very successful. Well this was what Josh Waitzkin did, and it is known as having grit.
This would help with students who learn better with the same sexual orientation, race, gender, and age, and it would give them an even path for success. Looking in from the outside, I believe that this university does a great job with diversity, but there is always a need for improvement. Throughout the second week I thought there was a lot of thought provoking ideas that made me question who I was and what my beliefs were. People brought up great points, and there were a lot of ideas I didn’t agree with that were supported very well, and have made me change my idea on the specific matter. I really hope the class continues on this flow, because I enjoy the way that the class is discussion
The argument the Greenpeace travels generated led to the decision to cancel further tests and the explosion of November 1971 was the last nuclear test to take place at Amchitka. In 1972 the Don 't Make a Wave Committee took the name of the two ships and renamed themselves the Greenpeace Foundation. He was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. He was officially the eighth founding member. Robert Hunter was the first.
Also, Driscoll argues that “[a]n average grade in an advanced course is more meaningful than an ‘A in a regular course” especially when supported by favorable SAT and ACT test scores. Despite this fact, Driscoll discusses the importance of forming valuable relationships with teachers, involving oneself in one’s community, and the ability to “write - and write well” when applying to colleges. Emily Driscoll has an accurate perspective about what must be done. Average Performance in testing and in challenging courses, along with significant involvement within a community, heightens one’s chances of getting accepted to a desired college. College applicants with proficient scoring in testing and in advanced courses tend to have higher chances of getting accepted.
As Charles Darwin once stated “Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelihood pursue.” Le start with character. Character defines a person who they are, how they think and act and having morals. Having good character will help you to be confident in your daily choices, identifying what is important to you, and most importantly, it will help you develop integrity which is moral code for strength, truthfulness and courage that will eventually build relationship with others and a foundation for success, Second is community services, many students view it as an unfortunate requirement to graduate high school while others are view it as a way to seek to serve others. Serving others will make a tremendous difference to you and to those around you, it will also make life worthwhile. Third is leadership and it’s more than being elected as class officer.
The Potential of Rhetoric The more cunning sides of rhetoric have coined a negative reputation for the art of persuasion, which has been relegated as the manipulation of politicians in modern society. However, the tools that rhetoric provides have also granted leaders a medium in which they may guide their flock effectively and a form of higher communication where arguments can be proposed without violence – precisely what the very pillars of society are constructed upon. Although the essence of persuasion lies in manipulation, the principles of argument use the instruments of language for the better of society. Evidence of rhetoric shaping nations and society and examples from historical events indicate the value of rhetoric as a learning standard for students in high school education. As an academic norm, language has played a role in