Mary Sherry's 'In Praise Of The F Word'

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‘’Incomplete Students’’ ‘’Most kids don’t put schools first on their list unless they perceive something is at stake. They’d rather be sailing’’. These words of Mary Sherry describes how young students do not take much importance to the bad grades they could obtain based on the work done in the school semester. They care more in sailing into their world that is socializing on the internet, being on the cell phone most of the time as well with the television. Parents of students and teachers should be aware of the education that young students are learning and advise the young students to study and read more rather than play video games or being in the cell phone. In this paper we are going to explore the difficulties …show more content…
In the article, ‘’In Praise of the F word’’, the author Mary Sherry used in a perfect way the strategies of emotional path of pathos, as well as anecdotes, to successfully persuade the audience to believe on her thesis and put people by her side and clarify that the United States of America is facing a bad moment on the academic skills that the different schools from around the SOTO 2 country are giving to their students. She wants to open an ideology in their reader’s minds that is clear that we have to change a lot of things in order to put America in the first places of educational levels once again. Although there were some instants where she used only personal experiences to claim her thesis on the poor academic skills she wrote some good points. She states that teacher in these days …show more content…
This means that some teachers gave easy grades based on another reasons such as assistance, or be a good student according to citizenship only. Also, Sherry tries to persuade the readers to believe that some college students are not ready for college classes because they didn’t learn the basic skills they should learned in high school. ‘’College students have to take basic reading, writing, and mathematics courses because they never learned those skills from which they never should have been granted egress’’ (Sherry). I agree as a college student that I suffer a lot of distractions around my house, and that is not the schools’ fault is only mine. Because we have a lot of things in this generation, for example, the internet, television, and cell phones we can distract ourselves easily from our homework or study assignments. The author Carl Singleton used one fallacy strategy that was Post Hoc fallacy when he states, ‘’If we give F’s it will open other suggested solutions. Will make little progress toward improving education’’ (Singleton). He is concluding that if they start to give a lot of F’s as grades, we will improve our assignments, tests grades and I don’t think that because low grades can cause lower motivation to the students and attempted them to fail with a majority

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