At least when he referenced Sports Illustrated he had personal experiences to tie back into the writing. His choices of examples feel very out of place because he only mentions them once, leaving the reader slightly confused as to the meaning of choosing those literary works. Graff puts too much emphasis on sports as a substitute for actual school learning and doesn’t give good reasons as to why this is the case. The author spends a long time trying to explain why he stunted himself to fit in with schoolkids near him, but doesn’t spend long linking this to the other topics in his article. Graff tries to pawn off talking about sports as being the same as a deep discussion about Socrates’ or Shakespeare’s writings.
“The important point that we ... ... middle of paper ... ...ple University, said of the Middlebury approach: “I applaud the effort for wanting to direct students to good quality resources,” but he said he would go about it in a different way. “I understand what their concerns are. There’s no question that [on Wikipedia and similar sites] some things are great and some things are questionable. Some of the pages could be by eighth graders,” he said. “But to simply say ‘don’t use that one’ might take students in the wrong direction from the perspective of information literacy.” Students face “an ocean of information” today, much of it of poor quality, so a better approach would be to teach students how to “triangulate” a source like Wikipedia, so they could use other sources to tell whether a given entry could be trusted.
Although the male parent is concerned that his daughter Felicia is not learning enough at Rosewood school, his message is greatly undermined by his poor delivery, and disparaging remarks toward a faculty member. The parent also fails to see his daughter’s own role in the matter, which he conveniently explains away. The man’s conference paper veers off topic when he shares personal information, which serves no purpose. His conference paper does have shortcomings, but the man does make some good arguments that will be examined as well. The aim of my paper is to evaluate the paper’s strengths and
Why improving your study habits can improve your grades Having bad study habits can really show up in your grades, but if you change your study habits your grades will improve. Many important things factor in understanding about studying. The most important fact about studying: no two people think alike; therefore, no two people study the same. What works for you may not work for your friend, and vice versa. I know I have no class that I enjoy so much that I cannot wait to get home so that I can study it, on that note we can only wish.
Vague writing occurs in the following ways: when the writer does not really know what he is talking about, when the writer imitates other writer's styles just because they are popular and when he conceals his true opinion from the reader. Novice writers use vague writing to make what they are saying seem like a masterpiece. With the intention of sounding impressive, novice writers use pretentious language because they believe that this makes them sound knowledgeable on the topic they are writing about. Many think that they sound smarter when they use big words. The truth of the matter is that smart writers who really u... ... middle of paper ... ...adily believe them and might even be persuaded to change their opinions on the topic.
My parents thought that hiding things from me would help me make smarter decisions. At a younger age that may have worked, but now when a certain situation comes my way, I have no clue what to do. If both learning styles were taught in school instead of the education system always leaning toward only academics, it would have been easier for me to adapt to adulthood now. I openly admit that I lack common sense now because I was always pressured to read the assigned books, meet ridiculous deadlines and get the best grades. I look back on it now and while it may have looked better on college applications that I went to a fancy county school, deep down I feel like I will not be ready to live on my own as quick as I should.
I feel it is the most effective way to get your lesson (particularly a lot of information or a new concept) across, but at the same time I do not believe in lecturing just what is in the textbooks. This is my progressive side. Textbooks are outdated and do not include a multitude of much needed information. Being a history major, I think it is important for students to know all of their history. It may not be exactly what they want to here, but we cannot shelter our children forever.
This book has opened my eyes to responsibility and maturity and I may even go back and walk through the process again. I really didn't think that I would like this book, but now I find myself wanting to recommend it to other people. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised and I should probably apologize to my boyfriend about all of the jokes.
I really just thought there are other aspects that are more important, but in the back of my head I was never happy with just an okay opening. The attention grabber needs to be intriguing and make the reader want to keep reading. Back in early high school and middle school, I was told your hook should be a question. I later learned it didn’t need to be a question it could’ve been an interesting fact or a clear image being told. Little did I know there are plenty of other ways to go about writing the hook and gaining the reader 's attention.
If he had been an active reader, he would have felt the passion, admire the reflection or raise some arguments when reading. However, the exercise of reading was merely a task and every word was cold to him. What Rodriguez was enthusiastic about was never the content of the book but the ability to claim that he had finished it. In reading Republic, he realized the problem of his reading itself. He mocks the experience by describing his feeling after reading with “in a ceremony of great pride”.