The diction used in the persuasive piece can be seen as too complex especially to readers who are of a lower level ability. An example of a term used in the text that can be of great challenge to readers is “post hog ergo propter hoc” which is a logical fallacy. There was no inherent biases to his argument as he gave recommendation at the end of the article stating that he would discourage those around him from Dutty winning, while at the same time opposing the decision to have a state ban on ‘Dutty Winning’; this made his argument balanced. There were valid assertions to his stance; this is seen evident in last paragraph where he says “I would need to know more about the real medical effects before supporting a state ban.” On the other hand there was inadequate evidence to support his claim. If there was more evidence to prove that ‘Dutty Winning’ is not a health risk then it would have been more effective in persuading the readers.
I agree do with Alfred that college students change once they go to college they start grow apart from their families. They don’t have time to speak with people like friends and families there’s a lot of work that they need to do. Alfred gives an example of how school work can come in between students and their family “the scholarship boy must learn to distance himself from the family circle in order to succeed academically, Rodriguez tells me by doing this, he slowly loses his family”. This quote shows us that student may want separate themselves a little bit from thee family in order to focus more in school but in doing that they start to lose that connection they had to their family. There is also the matter of students meeting new people that come from different walks of life so they tend to devote more time to the new people then the people at home that are
Additionally, the author mentions that according to the professor’s research, the “score gap between American students and those in the highest-ranked countries” decreases by “25 percent in math and 40 percent in reading” once adjustments for the student’s socioeconomic status have been made. However, this problem is getting harder for public schools to solve as “[t]he public school population is getting poorer”. Porter then introduces Andreas Schleicher, the top educational expert of O.E.C.D who runs the PISA tests, as Schleicher firmly disagrees with Professor Carnoy’s claims. According to Professor Carnoy’s results, “fewer than 15 percent” of American students should be from families of lower socioeconomic status, but Schleicher found that “65 percent of principals in American schools say at least 30 percent of their students come from disadvantaged families”. Porter shows how Schleicher’s discoveries discredit Professor Carnoy’s, in terms of logic, and by doing so, he equalizes both sides of the debate.
The lull of turning pages sound as students read from identical books in their hands, uncomfortable and uninterested in a mandatory novel that is several years past its expiration date and relevance. The conditions in which a novel was read can have a lasting impact on the readers’ perceptions, in which many are blinded by the emotions from their first impression. Many Americans and students forced to read the book argue that The Great Gatsby is not as great as the American education system and society laud it as. The story of a man’s journey to attaining the love of his ex-girlfriend seems vapid and undeserving of its status as the greatest American novel ever. More accurately, however, the novel depicts a man’s journey in finding himself and his values, with Gatsby’s love story as a catalyst for his revelation.
"People are always searching for ways to better themselves. It is said that those who read fiction tend to be more understanding, empathizing, and open minded. Humans are naturally flawed but reading seems to improve people. One natural, unavoidable characteristic of humans is judgment. People have an initial instinct to judge those whom they have just met.
Having a study hall may be an excuse for them to slack off and not do anything within in this class period or the time given to them to study. “Observations confirmed that students used study hall time to gain permission to leave school (which, when granted, usually meant they were late for the following period), to use technology (either in the library or on their own smartphones), or to disrupt other classes.” Study halls may cause class disruptions and effect other students learning habits. Having multiple children in one class while they are working on different subjects or topics may cause Chaos and inorganization. “…challenging because students are usually noisy and disturb other students and classes.” (Alzakari, Ziad Y. “High School Seniors and Effective Use of Study Hall Time” Ascd.org.
The pre written answers, just encourages the lazy student to copy down the answer, not working it out themselves, and therefore, they are not learning anything. “For one, they're made of paper, so they're not exactly environmentally friendly when you think about the millions of copies of each subject that must be produced” (Sennebogen). That's just millions of pages being ripped and wasted and millions of our beloved tree being cut down for nothing. The first year that the students used them, they generally remain clean, however, years upon years of reusing? That textbook might as well be a failed sketchbook with all of its scribbles and writings onto ripped
His progress reports all seemed structured by a second grader, and there were multiple crucial spelling mistakes. Since he was not intelligent as others, his co-workers mocked him. They used his name to offend people. In fact, on page four it says " Ernie for god sake what are you trying to be a Charlie Gordon." However, Charlie had people who complimented him for having the motivation to learn too.
That doesn 't mean that the children who ate the marshmallows are destined to live worse lives or less successful lives. The children who didn 't eat the marshmallows simply know a skill that the other don 't know and that skill is teachable. Self-Regulatory Strategies In the course of growing up children become better at self-control by learning effective strategies that helped them with self-control. Children through preschool and grade 6 were evaluated on their use of strategies. The results were that 4-year-olds had the weakest self-control often using the worst strategies thus making it very hard for themselves.
Many students either care too much about the tests, and therefore try to cheat, or they don’t care enough about the test, making the results worse than they normally would be. Ryan Deffenbaugh explains that one college, along with many others, no longer requires test scores for applicants because there were many arguments that “the scores are not a great indicator of future success in college, and that a billion-dollar-test prep industry creates an unfair playing field for students from families with lower incomes” (Deffenbaugh, 16). This college, Purchase College, is one of many that has the opinion of standardized tests being unreliable when accepting students. They don’t show true intelligence because anyone can get some luck when guessing. An article states, “Kids learn early on that they don 't have to think outside the box, they don 't have to be creative, collaborative or be critical thinkers.
The College Board SAT has received many mixed reviews from fellow students, parents, and even teachers about its effectiveness for college admission. The SAT writing portion in particular affects juniors and seniors who are thinking about and applying to various colleges and universities. Generally speaking, when junior year rolls around, the stress and anxiety builds up when preparing for these standardized tests. Many, including myself when I went through the process, worry about the preparation needed, strategies needed to be learned, and ability of whether or not one is able to sit through the dwelling three-hour exam. In addition, we must take into consideration that some people naturally test better than others on these types of exams.
In Elementary school they would give you scores out of 6, 4 was average and 5 or 6 was outstanding. I would frequently receive 3s and sometimes even 2s. However, the worst critiquing I have ever experienced was in 8th grade. My teacher Ms. Garncarz had us write narratives similar to the one I am writing now but she had us work in partnerships. After mostly working individually, with some help from my partner, my teacher told me that my writing wasn 't original and that I needed to stop having my writing rely on others.