In their Introduction to the “They Say /I Say” book, Gerald Graff and Cathy Brikenstein strongly believe that their templates will improve the reader’s writing skills. Graff and Brikenstein insist that writing is just like an activity we are used to do continuously, and if we follow certain process, we improve our writing and “help [our] writing become more original and creative.” (11) The authors also added that writers must give the opposing argument (they say) and then comes the thesis, which “should always be a response to the arguments of others.” (4) Personally, I agree with most of the points that the authors argued about. I personally found the templates the offered in the Introduction and in the first chapters helpful. In addition,
However, it forced me to expand my ideas and as time progressed, this became very simple to execute. Now, I believe I cans successfully explain a perspective and am able to elaborate my ideas in order to create a better argument and piece. How I believe my writing should continue to grow is by always striving
When Gerald Graff says “Until I entered college, I hated books and cared only for sports.” I can relate to him in many ways, not specifically speaking, but in relation to what he had to say as an author. I understand that people aren’t enticed by books until they learn about the power of knowledge. I for one, was such person who didn’t care to read much when I was younger until I reached my senior year of high school when I finally understood the meaning of being educated in all aspects. Education, to me is one of the most important things that a person can have; without an education you’re stuck at the lowest levels of society’s hierarchy. Most don’t care, because they’re programmed throughout their life by their peers and family not to express
Writing using her own syntax technique puts an emphasis on what Dillard wants the reader to pay specific attention to throughout her essays. The expectations a reader might have concerning Dillard’s writing, putting a “hat” on her, is pushed away by Dillard because she knows the importance of writing how she wants, thereby exceeding the expectations of her readers. Dillard understands what it is like to sit under the shadow
This proves that the new classwork and homework that the new standards have implemented have forced schools to buy the new technology or else the students would be left helpless and unable to learn. However, there is another disadvantage to the Common Core system. Many teachers are not trained to teach Common Core according the mandatory standards therefore it costs a lot of money to provide the necessary programs to teach teachers. According to Susan Farrer, “...teacher workshops…benefit students’ lives when they learn how to set up a healthy lifestyle”. Thus demonstrating how not only are schools having to pay for the new technology
Assessment for Assessment I think Common Core Standard is a tolerable curriculum. It has many benefits such as preparing students for a competitive global economy, providing national continuity in education, and reflect aspirations for student achievement and an understanding of the realities of the classroom. But not all things are flawless. Common Core Standards does have a few down sides such as not guarantee improvements in testing on the global scale and it is a program pushed by the government, which you either adopt the program or you get no money for the schools. According to an article online called “The Case against Common Core” states that the main issue with this curriculum is that this is basically “one size fits all” approach to education.
It is something in the past and Americans should be proud of how far they have come. Learning only good side of history does not educate the young ones and lead them to be patriotic, rather, understanding the hardships of the lost ones and learning the struggle people had to go through in order to get to where they are now is going to work wonders in helping youngsters choose the right path. It is inexcusable to hold back information for financial gain. Alteration to the events of the past and learning about them later will only infuriate the readers and believers. Term like “Gilded Age” was completely new to me, as I had no idea about what had actually transpired during that time period.
J. Ben Lieberman demonstrates the strong influence of visual rhetoric in writing, stating that the “typeface [of a text] is the trader part of the tool because it determines the way the message looks—pleasant, messy, painful, meaningful—which affects the reader’s reaction the message” (“Visual Rhetoric And Document Design: Typography”). From such a description of the influence of a single type of text element, it is clear that the overall concept of visual rhetoric is not only useful, but necessary in written documents to effectively convey information as well as a intended message to an
Education has provided me with a powerful insight and immense awareness of the world around me, as well as the world perceived within my own self. The abrupt loss of my father is my early adolescence evoked the fear that I may not be able to afford an education beyond high school. I refused to settle for this idea. I refused to perceive college as being a distant, unlikely luxury my financial situation would not be able to grant. My authentic love for learning and unquenchable desire to understand the people and things around me fueled this obstinacy.
How could the US education system fail to teach its students world history in its world history classes? One would think that the diversity of this great nation would be represented in the curriculum, but this simply isn’t true. Because in the United States the Western Europeans are deemed the “victors” of history. This is because the founders of the US hailed from these lands and at one point, Europeans had colonized nearly every continent on this earth. Because of this, American students are being taught ignorance indirectly, European culture is superior because that's the only culture they know is “important enough” to be taught in schools.