Based upon the analysis, Parnas’ article is geared more towards people involved in the field of Artificial Intelligence where Eldridge’s article is geared towards people who are not necessarily knowledgeable about Artificial Intelligence yet are interested to learn more about the topic. Throughout the article, Parnas maintains the skeptical attitude towards Artificial Intelligence, literally ending with “Devices that use heuristics to create the illusion of Intelligence present a risk we should not accept” (Parnas, 6). Eldridge on the other hand, maintains a positive attitude throughout the article despite the shortcomings of AI. Together, both authors provide compelling arguments for and against Artificial
Another issue with NAPLAN, is that it does not solely test student’s mathematics ability because language comprehension is needed to understand the worded questions. So, students with language difficulties will be disadvantaged even if they have a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of mathematics. Therefore, the NAPLAN testing scheme does have many educational benefits for students, teachers, parents, schools and the government; however, it is not without its faults and there are areas in which improvement could be
Should one test really determine it all? Not only are standardized test scores like the SAT a waste of time, but they lack to demonstrate students full academic ability and only shows that a student has good test taking skills. For many students their dream is to one day to get accepted into their dream college. For many this is hard, but it can become even harder if students lack good test taking skills.
The string theory is not completely proven with physical evidence. Therefore, this theory may be false. In the film, The Elegant Universe, Greene is convinced that in this universe, everything arises from the vibration of strings. Scientist later found that they needed six dimensions to actually capture the vibration of this universe. Greene also predicts how he thinks the theory actually works.
They are intended to remind people of their moral standards and encourage students to do the right thing and complete every single assignment with a high level of academic integrity. However this is not always a practical measure. Sometimes trying to instill values in people does not work, and the success of an honor code is ultimately dependent on what types of people are in the classes. Some schools have a large population of students who do not care about academic integrity: “If a student enters a college with mostly “cheater” types, not only are the costs of cheating very low, encouraging fellow “cheater” types to cheat, but the benefits of cheating (or the costs of not cheating) are very high, encouraging even “honest” types to cheat” (Source C). Honor codes lack practicality due to the fact that even if a minority of students are cheaters, their influence can pull students who value integrity down the wrong path.
Maybe if they told us why it's super important we may just try to really do our best on the test. At the same time many teachers aren't sure why the test is important they are just told that we need to take them and it will count as a grade. If they don't know why we need to take it how would they know if it was really important on how it could affect our scores. So if the teachers can’t tell us what the test is about how do we know if it is really important or not. Some teachers would say every test is important but sometimes that's not true.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Mind Over Mass Media” Many people believe that new forms of electronic media such as search engines, which offer easy access to incredible amounts of information are harmful to people’s intelligence because they allow us to understand only the main idea of the information provided instead of allowing us to gain an in depth understanding of the topic. Steven Pinker, a professor at Harvard University argues in his essay “Mind Over Mass Media” that these new forms of electronic media are actually beneficial to people's intelligence and the accusations made against it are unwarranted. He is successful in doing this because he brings up counterarguments and disproves them, he offers advice in practicing self control when
Knowledge is a very important aspect of life. In my opinion, if one cannot help others with the knowledge he or she has acquired, then there is no significance to that knowledge. That being said, I want to join the national math honor society because I want to help others with math, therefore, spreading my knowledge, so it will not go to waste. By helping others with math related topics, I will not only be sharing my knowledge on math, but I would also be increasing my understanding of mathematical topics as well. My interest in math has influenced me to look at future careers that involve math, such as biological engineering, because I will enjoy taking the math classes required in that particular major.
Merit Pay: Good or Bad According to an article from The Washington Post, “Merit pay has been tried again and again since the 1920s. Sometimes scores go up, sometimes they don’t, but the programs never seem to make much difference and eventually disappear.” There are many reasons why these programs don’t make much of a difference and eventually disappear. As The Washington Post says that merit pay doesn’t make much of a difference so teachers shouldn’t get paid by merit pay.
“I dont know why Im dumb agen or what I did wrong maybe its becaus I dint try hard enuff.” (Keyes, 85) In the story, “Flowers for Algernon” and man named Charlie Gordon doesn’t have the same opportunities as some people do today, he doesn’t know the feeling of getting a good grade on a test you studied hard for. Charlie has mental disabilities that makes it harder for him to learn, Charlie is 37 and his IQ is 68%. There’s something out there that has Charlie trying so hard to learn, Charlie wants to be “smart enough” to get an operation that will make him smarter, if only he knew the future causes that were soon to come.
Machines grading seems like a good idea but lots of things can go wrong. Standardized tests are bringing down the education system in America. America’s ranking for education in the world down by about 15 notches. Big tests like these don’t leave a lot of room for learning about other subjects that are just as important as the ones on the test. Standardized tests are not able to measure all the aspects of what is being taught at school across the nation.
Students are spending increasing amounts of time preparing for and taking competitive standardized tests. Standardized testing has become a controversial discussion subject, as it does not improve student achievement or teacher performance. Some advocate for these tests because it provides students, parents, and the government with information on the students’ progress. Although most schools make students take standardized tests, it does not measure the knowledge of the students, causes disadvantages for students and teachers, and can be biased or even unfair. First, high-status universities decided they wanted to offer more students across the country a better chance in higher education, but there was not a way to measure the proficiency
Another persuasive element the author uses is logos. In “what about calculus” it explains that the “U.S. students ranked second from the bottom in 2003 Trends in International Math and Science Study” but the kids who were taking calculus ranked first in the world. Not every student is going to be ready for AP calculus that 's why some schools offer other math alternatives to help. The author also explains that students are required to take the basic math courses that will lead them up to Ap calculus. For example, they need to learn algebra and geometry to be able to do
The Differences The novel The Natural by Bernard Malamud displays a tragic story about a man with many flaws show extraordinary skills in baseball, with a depressing ending of disgrace. The movie, however, displays the story of a respectable guy dealing with a few unlucky happenings while also showing his natural talent in the sport of baseball. The movie and the book have some big differences include Iris, who she is and her relation with Roy, Roy’s aspects, and the ending. The two works have clear differences that arguably change the story totally.