Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college . . . the jobs they take are not in their field of study, which can impair the potential for career exploration and improved employment outcomes in the future” (1). Work-study programs do not always align with a student’s career goals, but it teaches the student responsibility of simultaneously maintaining a job and an education.
To prevent this failure from becoming a reality, teachers will try and “teach to the test”. This method will prevent students from gaining the knowledge they seek and will not work to their advantage later on in the future. Most high school classes are teaching students how to take tests rather than teaching them how to skilfully answer them and master them. This causes students to enter college and university unprepared as they develop little skill-making abilities. High-stake standardized testing, such as the SAT, is burdensome for students.
Summary According to Deborah Tannen, agonism refers to ritualized opposition, a situation when a party in a debate wins rather than an argument that comes up when two parties disagree. She claims that the academic world is very agonistic. We tend to think that intellectual inquiry is a metamorphic battle and to show our skills is to criticize, find fault and attack and foster this in students. Students are often taught to criticize and find the weakest point from one’s work to support their view while ignoring the strength and other important facts of the paper that would support other’s viewpoint. This encourages students to be narrow-minded and arrogant which totally diminishes the goal of education.
However, those attending Harvard question the validity of the system and are skeptical of its effectiveness, saying, “critics – especially Harvard students – are skeptical that signing a piece of paper will suddenly cause a cheater to change his ways.” Essentially, the only thing that will determine a student’s behavior and integrity (or lack thereof) is whether they choose to conduct themselves in a proper manner, not the honor code. In addition, the article also suggests that if an “honest” student was surrounded by “cheater” students, the dishonest culture would advocate for the the student to also partake in illicit behavior due to pressure from peers. From my perspective, this wouldn’t just fail to effectively promote virtue across Windham High School’s student body, but the practice of encouraging an honors system would lead to unfortunate implications as student’s will conduct themselves in a stealthier manner as they attempt to evade authority and punishment in their efforts break rules. A decision such as this one made at Windham High School would also be subjected to this similar criticism as this culture of honesty vs integrity when discussing cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of rule breaking can also be seen here at Windham High
That aside not every student will take a pledge and feel obligated to stop cheating or to be completely honesty. This could be the flaw in the honor code, stating that the students take a pledge to not use plagiarism or cheat which means that not every student will have the integrity to not cheat when he/she didn’t study for a test and has the integrity to be honest to the educator that they have
Anyone who has ever thought of committing suicide understands just how deeply Charlie was impacted by the loss of the surgery benefits and how truly devastating this must have been for him. Also, no one wants to recognize that their surgery results are deteriorating, especially their intelligence. In the story it states, “...Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good,” (page 538). This proves that the operation worked, but for a limited amount of time. He does not remember everything that he had learned after the surgery.
Stress has corrupted student performance in community colleges today. According to Dictionary.com “A community college is a nonresidential junior college established to serve a specific community and typically supported in part by local government funds.” Students should be able to succeed; however, they sometimes face difficulties during their academic journey, which is caused by stress. Thus, there is a correlation between academic performance and stress. “Stress is the continuing feeling of worry about your work or personal life.” says Longman dictionary. Therefore, there is major concern for students about the causes that provoke stress.
Finally, these student athletes, who do spend time focusing in school maybe only taking one hard class, (and maybe failing) but will still not be on the team, which does not represent fairness. One reason why students should not be required to have
“If I cheat and don’t get caught, the reward is an ‘A’ in the class”. Cheating is a getaway for everyone beginning from high school to college up to graduate and professional schools. Which leads to students participating to an academic dishonesty, a violation to any educational environment with any form of cheating or participating of any kind of sharing information to others for homework, tests, and papers. It has become so common for students that cheating has branched out to different type of styles such as plagiarism, turning in someone’s work as their own, copying without proper credit, allowing others to copy off their own work, fabricating data, to cheating off a test with their phones, handwritten notecards, written information on personal erasers etc. Today in society cheating is not a thought-out plan to do before