Books have transcended time and have played an important role of developing our world and our imagination. They have the ability of opening up completely different worlds to us and allowing us to explore the deepest parts of our imagination. I propose that high school students should be eligible to decide what books they read and discuss as a class in order to induce further participation and interest in the classroom. However some people would challenge my position by saying that high school students may choose books that are far below their reading/comprehension level in order to make the process easier for themselves. This statement comes from the idea that students are, more often than not, looking for an easy way out of a possibly difficult assignment. Their main reason for believing this brings up the fact that most students would abuse their power of choice in order to ‘lighten their load’ (Scholastic Stuff Inc.). I believe this argument to be unreasonable since most high school students actually enjoy the act of reading and would undoubtedly be more interested in the topic of conversation if it were about a book the valued. Students who have the choice of any book they desire will be more obligated to select one that they are interested in receiving a deeper understanding for, resulting in further analysis and interest in the long run. High school students are full of passion and intellect, especially for topics they truly care about; with this in mind I believe that students would be more outgoing and conversational in the classroom if they were discussing a topic they found fascinating. There are is an extensive assortment of books throughout of the world complete with an unlimited quantity of genres for student to choose from. “Books hold remarkable opportunities for novices to expand their young minds and open up their world to a new realm of probability,” (Dr. Lily Dashmarrow, Neuroscientist).
With an abundance of literature being released into the world each year students will always have the…
motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north.
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words or less tell us what do you hope to gain from participating in Community Scholars?
By participating in the Community Scholar program, I want to gain the satisfaction out of knowing that I am able to help out a student. I want to gain the trust and acceptance of the student, so I can push him or her forward to success. The experience that I would gain by being in the Community Scholars program will be fulfilling knowing that I have contributed to a student’s growth and development as a result…
Adopt a Family
The student council at Staunton River HS in Moneta, VA, adopts a needy family from one of its feeder schools each year for the holidays. Each student who wishes to participate must raise at least $50 to contribute to the project. The group typically raises between $800 and $1,000.
On the designated day, student council members sing carols at a local nursing home and visit with the patients. Afterwards, they go shopping for their adopted family and wrap the gifts…
financial drain on families, and the community because they lose funding for schools which in turn can cause loss of jobs for teachers, less supplies for schools or even schools shutting their doors.
Children lack socialization because they usually only have a small amount of friends and they are shunned by their peers that go to private or public school. They do not have the opportunities to interact like they would in school (www.middleschool.net) and that is important for developmental health and…
Why Students Should not Have to Take Standardized Tests
I don’t believe that high school students should have to pass a standardized test in order to receive a diploma. In my opinion it does not improve academic achievement but it worsens it. I have many valid reasons to support my opinion.
The first reason I believe that high school students should not have to pass a standardized test is because it keeps many good, smart students out of college. Some colleges require a certain…
about 65 countries’ students took the PISA test; unexpectedly, in the PISA test results, American students dropped behind many countries, but Shanghai’s students were crowned. By-standers see more than gamesters. As a international student, I am educated by different systems of the two countries, and I think there are three problems in American education: American don’t care about students’ grades as much, students have too little school time, and teachers and parents give the students too much confidence…
against the other? What is likely to be the state of that family, when the husband votes one ticket, and the wife votes another? (p. 113)
Source: Excerpt from Molly Elliot Seawell, an anti-suffragist from Virginia who published the anti-suffrage book, The Ladies’ Battle, in 1911.
Document B: Anti-Suffrage Newspaper in New York (ORIGINAL)
It is the Suffragists whose ideal is the kitchenless house fed from a mechanical institutional centre. The main proportion of Suffragist writing and speaking…
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
12 May 2013
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
California is one of the top states with the growing demographics of Hispanics in the United States. The Latino population has been steadily growing for the past couple of years. Soon the Latino population will be the dominant minority group, yet the states do not provide the children with excellent quality…
Military Recruiters be Allowed in High Schools?
One of the key responsibilities of society is to ensure the safety and long-term success of its children. With those obligations in mind many parents-led organizations have begun to campaign for blocking military recruiters from access to students on high school grounds. These groups argue that through the use of predatory tactics and by glossing over negative aspects of military service recruiters are coercing students to commit themselves to a situation…
Pittsburgh could only accept one student during this application period, it should be me. I have firm self-confidence and I truly believe in myself as a person. Despite my imperfections and insecurities, I see myself to be a very pure and tenacious human being. I am hungry for success and am willing to achieve success by any means possible. Nobody is perfect and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, however I believe that me as a person make me the right choice as the student the University of Pittsburgh…