Analysis Of O Americano Outra Vez By Richard Feynman

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Education Means Everything Malcolm X once said, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” Education plays a very vital role in everyone’s lives. Malcolm is saying that education is the key to victory for the future, without it, it will be very difficult to succeed. Malcolm is trying to say that the people who prepare and learn will have a higher chance of being successful compared to someone who does not prepare or learn. The desire for success is a lifelong goal, and education is the major stepping stone to that life time goal. It is understood that education is very crucial to success, but why are students not achieving that success? This is due to the teaching methods that they …show more content…
By making it mandatory for students to participate in class, it will help them engage and learn more about the topic they are studying. By answering questions all throughout the class, students would be able to give their own opinions in their own words leading them to learn more effectively. In Richard Feynman’s “O Americano Outra Vez,” he talks about how when he asked the students questions, they were unable to answer the questions because they had no clue what he was talking about. None of the students were able to participate in discussions because they did not know any of the answers. Feynman points out “I discovered a very strange phenomenon: I could ask a question, which the students would answer immediately. But the next time I would ask the question – the same subject, and the same question, as far as I could tell – they couldn’t answer it at all!” (54). Since the students had trouble answering the question, this means that they were unable to participate in class. By forcing students to participate in class could be a solution, but there are issues with the method. First off, introverted students might have trouble participating in class, especially if they do not know the answer so they will have a hard time adapting to the new learning experience. Also, most students would have a different opinion from each other, which could make in class discussions conflicting due to the uncertainty of a true answer. Will introverted students be able to adapt to mandatory participating in class and voicing their opinions, or will they be scared of

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