As a result of the economic downfall American is currently going through, a lot of spending has been cut. Various aspects of not only federal, but local spending have been cut. A major component that makes out world thrive and exist is the school systems including public and private schools. School systems now have limited resources and no longer can operate up to par because they no longer can afford to do so. Students who attend a public or private school rather than attend home schooling, develop and learn at a disadvantage. With the education systems unable to operate the way they could be able to do with more funding, the students who attend these schools, are deprived of the programs, services, and classes they should have available to them. Without these classes and services available to them, they are less likely to develop at a normal rate. While at home school, they can learn at their own pace and have endless resources available to them. Also, home school students have their own ways of learning and decide which services and supplies are needed for any given subject. Another downfall to students who attend a public or private institution is that the school they attend may teach information to students that may go against their families morals or values. Some school districts make some of their classes mandatory such as music, art, or dance. Families of some religions could be against this. Also there are private schools that require a religion class to all students regardless of what religion they are. One can see how this could potentially turn into a problem. Imagine this; you’re sitting in a lecture class which is usually a history class of some sort. There are about one hundred people who attend this class along with you. The lecture is boring and you’re not too interested in what your teacher is talking about anymore. Soon you find other things to occupy your mind and make time pass. You may start to doodle where you should be taking notes for the upcoming test. Or you may start talking to your friends who happen to be sitting near you. However, in a home schooling environment, you can work without those distractions because you are alone or only with one other person while learning. Students can make learning fun for themselves while learning at home. One factor that I know I have struggled with is the way the teacher presents the information. Everyone learns their own way and at their own speed. It is difficult for a teacher who leads a class of twenty-five people to be sympathetic to each student’s individual needs each day. Parents may contest that their son or daughter is not learning the material he or she should at the pace they should. This learning disability is due to the teaching style and how the teacher coordinates the lesson that day. Home schooling, on the other hand, allows the parents to coordinate their child’s or children’s curriculum that best fits their style of learning while still satisfying the requirements given out by the state. As was said before in a public or private school, learning can be made very difficult due to all of the distractions by all the other students attending the school with them. While at home schooling, it is shown that those students are the ones who tend to excel on achievement test given by the state. As an argument against home schooling, one may argue that parents are unfit to teach their child or children everything they need to be taught as they are not credited teachers. Although, home schooling is a very good choice for some students who lack the ability to learn as fast as the teacher presents the material. (Ray) The parents can obtain information on understanding the needs of their student. The students of home schooling are able to faster in the subjects they find easier to learn and move as slow as they want in the subjects they find more difficult to learn. There is no teacher needing to move on with the rest of the class. No matter
3 – 5 pages
100 points possible
Final Draft Due: ________________________
Using one or more poems of your choice, write a thesis-driven, argumentative analysis. You may select one of the following prompts or develop your own thesis question to address (with instructor approval). Use the language of analysis and argument addressed in our text as well as in class discussions.
1. Compare and contrast two of the poems we read. Or, compare and contrast one of the poems from…
my work you will get a better understanding of who I am as a writer. You will be able to critic my work and see my strengths and weaknesses. In this portfolio I have included three main works: the first a literacy narrative, the second a literary analysis, and the last a researched argument. With each paper I faced a different obstacle and each challenged me as a writer.
The first obstacle I faced when told we had to write my literacy narrative was what could I possibly have to write about that…
Rhetorical analysis/ Inquiry and Descriptive genres
Satire, persuasive, argumentative, the list goes on for the different types of styles that make up the written language as a whole. Three examples of different genres of literature are Rhetorical analysis, Inquiry analysis and Descriptive.
The first genre of literature to examine is Rhetorical analysis. This type of writing is usually in the form of criticism to explore the relationships between a text and an author. This type of analysis can be…
she is almost too aware of her particular audience and her word choice reflects that. She is not considering the larger ramifications of her work.
THESIS: THE QUESTION
Consider the question you should ask all the articles for a rhetorical analysis:
How is this article an effective or ineffective argument?
THESIS: THE ANSWER
Now come up with potential answers:
1) Title – why are we not learning?
2) Audience awareness—relevant to students…
machines many people are losing job’s because of this machines.
Ideas and Analysis = 1
The absence of a thesis (an idea that the argument as a whole works to explore/explain/support) has a significant impact on the quality of this response. Without one, the writer’s intentions are difficult to discern. While the writer does generate a few ideas, he does not do so in service of an argumentative purpose. For example, the notion that people’s jobs are lost as a result of new technologies…
Essay 4 – 100 points
Peer Review Response – 50 points
Reading Response – 50 points
For this essay, you will be inventing your own writing prompt and then developing a research paper that answers your prompt. For this essay, you will choose a subject, a method or approach for constructing the essay, and fulfill the parts of the essay that are required.
Subject: Your subject needs to be about food. Your subject needs to be in conversation with one of the novels…
ENG122: Composition II
English 122: Composition II
~ Ancillary Materials ~
ENG 122 Peer Review Guidelines
Use the information below to guide you through your peer review and revision processes.
1. Title Review
If you feel the paper has no title, please make a note of the issue. If you have identified a title,
use the checklist below to evaluate it.
The title and title page are formatted according to the required style guide (APA 6th).
The title encapsulates the…
Does the writer effectively integrate and properly cite key terms or relevant passages from his/her sources? Are these passages chosen at random, or does the writer zero in on the most important concepts?
4. Does the response provide an in-depth analysis of the topic? Do you get the sense that the writer has thought a lot about this issue, or would you say that the response is clear but lacks substance?
5. Is there a voice in this essay? Does the writer use language in a way that demonstrates…
understanding of other perspectives and cultures.
Unit Standards: Teachers should list the standards to be addressed within the unit.
Literature _X_ Informational Text___
RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the…