In Praise Of The F Word Analysis

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“In Praise of the F word” readers may get the wrong idea of what the “F word” could be. When readers think about the “F word,” they generally gravitate towards the vulgar word that has innumerable amount of meanings. In this case the author is talking about the word failing. To many people the word failing has no meaning, but to others failing has a lot of meaning. “In Praise of the F word,” the author introduces readers about how people are floating through life doing the bare minimum.
The author starts out talking about how students are receiving meaningless diplomas. (Quote or cite?) What the author means by meaningless diplomas are, students are not learning like they once were. Students are doing the least amount of work because they
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The author talked about how their son almost flunked English because he was not applying himself. Rather than utilizing his time in English class he sat in the back and talked with friends. When he was told that the teacher would fail him, the thought of failing was a wake up call to the young man. The young man was frightened that he may fail if he did not start prioritizing. Using his or her son was one way the author immersed readers. Another way the author captivated readers was by using personal testimonies of his or her students. “I was a good kid and didn’t cause any trouble, so they just passed me along even though I didn’t read and couldn’t write.” The student had the possibility of being a great student, but teachers did not think to help the student. The teachers’ thought by passing the student, they were helping the student. The teachers harmed the student because they were not excelling, as they should be. If a student could not read or write he or she should not be promoted further in their education. Failing seems a bit harsh to do to a student who does not cause trouble and is a nice kid, but the student is not grasping the …show more content…
Teachers should actively engage students into wanting to learn and succeed. The problem is the teachers are no longer holding students accountable for passing. Failing is terrifying and if teachers would actually fail students, (regardless if the student is a jock, a nerd, or an outsider) maybe then students would be succeeding later on in life. Teaching a student to succeed is a teacher’s duty to the student. Students want to know honestly how they are doing and what they can improve

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