My worst writing experience is when I wrote a passage about Napoleon during my middle school years. I wrote that passage because that was a homework assignment for which students had to write about the figure who they thought to be someone worth learning from. Since writing a passage about non-math or non-science topics is usually a homework assignment that I dislike, I don’t really pay enough attention to the homework. As a result, my passage eventually became a simple pile of facts about Napoleon, which was the easiest way for me to wrote the passage because I did already know about the facts. Since I actually find piled up facts sometimes fun to read, it was to my surprise that I got as terrible a score as I usually gets for my other writing
Rags to Riches In the story “Grades and Money”. Steven Vogel, a college professor teaching philosophy at a small private college in the Midwest talks about students worrying about getting better grades, rather than learning the material. He discusses how back when he was in school students never talked about what their grade was in a class, and now that’s all kids talk about. He gives many examples of students being open about their grades. In the story he states “ openness about grades is probably healthier than the kind of highfalutin’ squeamishness we exhibited-but rather to explain the difficulty I feel in really understanding grades, in grasping what exactly they are and what they are for”.
Ever wanted to throw down that textbook and read something enjoyable for once? Well, go ahead! Chunk that dull textbook out a window and pick up a comic; it will be more beneficial to your education than you think. The skills and values that liberally educated people should posses can vary from different views, yet the list of ten qualities that William Cronon created in his article, “’Only Connect…’ The Goals of a Liberal Education”(1998), is an inspirational goal for the liberally educated. Cronon’s list of qualities includes solving problems and puzzles, empowering others, and understanding how to get stuff done in the world.
The music of math’s plays harmoniously in my mind, but honestly reading and writing, not so much my forte. So one day while we were in our tents, I went up to Stanley and asked him if he could teach me to read and write, he refused many times but I was adamant, I was literally begging on my knees and after seeing how desperate I was he agreed. So now we had made a deal. I would dig his hole one hour a day and he would teach me English for 1 hour a day, through this Stanley and I formed a very close bond we became friends. While at camp green lake I also discover this delicious thing called Sploosh it tastes like peaches can you believe
“How to Say Nothing in 500 Words” Paul Roberts essay, “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words,” describes my papers to a T. I always ramble on with filler content that dulls my papers, makes you want to fall asleep, and frankly I was quite content with this. I always had a passing grade in English, so why bother changing your style. Roberts has shown me more ways to make my papers better in 14 pages, than I had learned in all of my high school classes. Roberts also refers to calling a fool a fool, I find this to be very good advice. This is often easy for me to do when talking to someone in person.
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations is designed to help first-year students ease into the college lifestyle. This course familiarizes students with Missouri State’s public affairs mission and how the university, the faculty, and the students work around it. Basic college information, guidelines, resources, and study tips are brought to student’s attention to assure they get the most out of their academic experience. GEP is one of the easiest – if not the easiest – class you will take here at Missouri State University. Most of the time, students blow it off because it seems useless, but in reality it is one of the best ways to transition into college life.
These 10th graders have a limited science background, having only taken AP Environmental Science before entering my class. They are brilliant, though, and some of the most motivated students I have ever taught. While the College Board dictates that the AP Chemistry exam is identical for all my students, it is impossible to teach these students as I do the upperclassmen in the other class. I must find materials for use with these students that support their learning while also allowing them to gain the experience needed with the topic under study. I must create learning activities that enable them to remember these topics nearly an entire school year before the AP exam in May.
Our teacher split us up into groups and we had to make a presentation about the Middle Ages. The class was small and nobody really knew each other that well. The material was especially hard for most of us to understand because this was the very first AP class we had taken and we were not yet acclimated to the level of difficulty the class possessed. It took a long time for us to get used to the complex wording of the textbook, but eventually we were able to finish our presentation. Creating conference calls on skype was extremely useful because it allowed us to work on our presentation outside of school.
“Your goal can be something simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book,” says the President. As a student, he wants them to commit to it and work at it despise the failures they may experience. Obama wants the failures to teach the students rather than define them. As the President of the United States, Barack Obama has also failed many times in his life in which he sees that led to his success. As a student myself, I set goals for myself such as sustaining a 3.5 GPA and staying focused as much as I can in the classroom.
I had made a 91 on my English exam !! I thought to myself , Janel you did it ! You really passed Mr.Smiths class! After looking back on the class I realized that without Mr.Smith being hard on me and giving me good criticism , I would not be the student I am today. He helped me realize that things will never be easy in life, but you should never give in.
“This Fleeting World” is a summarized version of world history in a short, 92 page book. How can such a small book tell such a large story? Well this book is divided into 3 sections, “The era of foragers”, “The agrarian era”, and “The modern era”. The first era is the era of foragers you may know as the hunter-gatherer era lasted between 300,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE according to this book and was by far the longest era in human history. The second era is the agrarian era which lasted between 13000 BCE and 1750 CE and was the 2nd longest era in human history.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 kids go to school, but the purpose is only to fill them with facts, not teach give them knowledge to improve their lives. People think they know information, but it is only useless facts. The book says on page 64-65, “Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking,
“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” -Doug Larson. Most students would agree that college is difficult. Classes are more involved and studying is more important than ever. It is not surprising that students often end up asking the instructor how they can improve their grade right before the end of the quarter. In English 101, passing with a C or better boils down to a few simple steps.
Mr. Lachamiaa says he is very greatful for those college educated, engneeirs, doctors, architects and lawyers. The world needs these people he reassures, but it is just not for everyone. The strongest arugment in my opinion is kids going into 10’s of thousand of dollars in debt for a college degree that they don’t use. I know several people that went to school to please someone else, got a degree in something they weren’t that interested in and work in something completely unrelated. The only thing they have to show for their work is a big tutition bill.
Returning back to college as a nontraditional student has been a rewarding experience at Appalachian State University Distance Education. The vast knowledge and expertise of the online professors are only multiplied by their demonstration of care for the education of their students. However, that winning streak was recently broken by Colleen Tarantino-Utter. Based on the experiences from my current academic pursuits and even after earning an “A” in the class, I was left with the perception that Ms. Utter portrayed the characteristics of an unequivocally incompetent and incredibly arrogant instructor. First, exemplified by her failure to correctly word exam questions demonstrated her fundamental miscarriages for the comprehension of the correct