From reading the article, “Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away”, by James Doubek, a NPR journalist that interviews Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University. I agree with the idea that taking notes on pen and paper are better for recalling information. “Because people can type faster than they write, using a laptop will make people more likely to try to transcribe everything they 're hearing,"(Mueller). When students just type what they hear involuntarily, they are not processing the information; the students are typing without thinking. In a similar article, “What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades,” written Maria Konnikova, a journalist that interview several scientists, quotes Daniel M. Oppenheimer, psychologists at the University of California,
With a little less than a month to go in this school year it’s very common this time of the year for students here at West Central to come down with the disease that has pledged students for years. The disease is called Senioritis and it 's spreading through the halls at West Central at a remarkable rate. Senioritis is defined by Wikipedia as “ a decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school, college, and graduate school careers. It combines the word senior with the suffix -itis, which technically denotes inflammation, but in colloquial speech is assumed to mean a general illness.” Although many medical professionals don 't see this as a real condition or a real disease, many
In elementary school, I had a music teacher named Mr. Bruno. Normally, one thinks of music class with jubilant thoughts of children smiling and enjoying the sounds. Not this class. Often times students found themselves having to sit in their chairs with two feet flat on the floor, good posture, and chins up. When Mr. Bruno brought out the purple textbooks that were in pristine condition, every student knew that the already mundane class would be even worse.
Senioritis: What is it? In 1907 was the first time to be known for the use of the word Senioritis (“Senioritis,” 2018). The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines senioritis as lack of motivation to do school work as a senior in high school. Senioritis is further defined as not being on time to school, missing school completely, and drop in grades (“Senioritis,” 2018).
In the passage Does the Internet Make You Dumber Carr claims that the internet yields our cognitive abilities. Although there is a lot that Carr discuses that I agree with there are some points I disagree with. The study he provided where some college students were allowed to use the internet during a lecture and the rest had to keep their laptops closed showed that students who did browse the internet did worse then those who did not. This is not just about the internet if you do anything besides pay attention in a lecture you are not going to do well.
Now a days kids don't always have time to study for every single class and them having to make the honor roll will stress kids out. Kids are already stressed out with the amounts of homework and tests given out. Students don't always have the time to study and do homework every day after school. They are going to have practice and games every day after school. Then they will go home and eat and do all that stuff and it will be late.
Senioritis is a deadly thing. You start to dread school and homework. You stop caring about everything and the one thing you do care about is GRADUATING. There’s one thing though before graduating. You have to have good grades to get in the college you want to attend and to get scholarships.
In 1837, Horace Mann set forth the vision of the educational system with the first ever Board of Education. Mann intended to reform a system of learning that would give knowledge to a diverse group of students, paid for and maintained by the public. From this point on, the development of school and its principals flourished with professionals wanting to educate the illiterate and a variety of common people wanting to grasp the opportunity to learn. Though, at the time, the intentions of Horace Mann were good, the progression of education as we know it has become in vain. The pressure of expectations and the readiness to transition from high school to college has changed the way students work in the learning environment and the stress of the
Reflection What was the most life changing event through your high school career? Similarly, through our high school careers we have many episodes that change our life and our perspective we have towards it. I believe my senior project has been one of those episodes in my highschool career, it has changed my perspective in life after high school dramatically. To truly understand my Senior project and the learning I experienced, the following questions must be answered; How did I apply each of the following career learning standards in my project?
During my last year of high school there is an additional project I must complete, but unlike most of the projects I’ve done at New Tech, this one must be completed on my own. Doing a senior project helps develop independence and creativity, and helps students like me explore any variety of topics that they wish they knew more about. For my senior project, I am going to go on a backpacking trip. I want to gain a connection to nature and sustain myself in a way that I can’t do here in the frontcountry. Until a few years ago, I had never gone on a backpacking trip or overnight.