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    In “Claiming an Education” Rich audience are young women in college. Rich uses many different ways to persuade young women to proclaim their education. Such as letting young women know that they do not have to use their body as commodity, but that they can respect their own brains and instincts. Rich also, tries to persuade young women to get their education by telling them not to base their thoughts off what society think but, to become whatever you want and seek out the highest level you ever wanted if you just base your choices of what you want to gain from this university. Rich goes farther in details by letting young women know a lot more about ways that they can gain their rightful education. The author Rich seems to know a lot about…

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    the Burden of Education In the year 1979, Adrienne Rich presented a convocation speech entitled “Claiming an Education” to the students of Douglass college, an all women’s school. The ideas of “clear thinking” and “active discussion” were prioritized throughout the essay. Rich was born and lived during a time where it was uncommon and nearly shunned for women to work for themselves (608). Throughout Rich’s life, people viewed women as mothers before any other career they pursued. As a feminist,…

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    Adrienne Rich, a feminist, gave a speech to the students of Douglas College at their convocation in 1977 called “Claiming an Education”. As you read the speech, you may see that she generally targeted it towards women, but everybody regardless of gender can learn from her speech, she writes, “The first thing I want to say to you who are students, is that you cannot afford to think of being here to receive an education; you will do much better to think of yourselves as being here to claim one.”…

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    Many people think of education as receiving it, but I am taught to think of it as claiming it. When you receive, you are acting as a robot. Both perceive the information but are not capable of thinking or questioning, which opposes the concept of actively claiming. Claiming is a sign that reveals our passion towards things that grasp our interest. I tend to be claiming more actively toward subjects that interest me, an example just might be English Unlimited. Claiming your education…

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    Receiving handouts rather than going out and doing things on your own is the wave of this generation. Everyone likes to sit back and wait for opportunities instead of going out and looking for them. This a problem that connects to what Adrienne Rich said in her speech “ Claiming an Education”. The beginning of her speech was geared more towards women and encouraging them. Towards the end, she focused her essay on not only women but on both men and women which created more of a wake-up call. Rich…

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    A defining moment, for those fortunate enough, is one’s college career. It is a time of self-discovery, new experiences, independence, but above all, the time to work toward a higher education. Adrienne Rich, in her convocation speech “Claiming an Education,” highlights the vital importance of higher education. Moreover, Rich seeks to empower the young women in the audience to seize control of their education. In her speech, Rich explains that it is not only important for women to attain a…

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    Power comes with responsibility. To take responsibility for oneself is to empower oneself, and vice versa. The more power one has, the more responsibility they must also possess. The more responsible for themselves someone is, the more power they have over themselves. This is put especially well in Adrienne Rich’s essay, “Claiming an Education,” when she speaks of the unequal treatment women were receiving from a male-dominated society, and how if a woman is to have power over herself where…

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    The safe school act was implemented to amend the elementary and secondary school act (ESEA) requiring that the schools in the country that are receiving the ESEA funds to adopt the codes that deter bulling and harassment in schools. The issues that led to the amendment of the Act include the basis on gender, race, color, disability among others. The law demanded that the states submit a report data on bullying and harassment to the “Department of Education” that will then forward a report on the…

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    History Bishop Opera Luigi Locati is a Children’s Home, which may be a non-profit charitable organization, its principle reason for existing is teach and domestic backing from claiming orphans furthermore defenseless kids between the ages of 3-17 a considerable length of time in the province for Nairobi. The Home was founded in 2005 by the late Bishop Opera Luigi Locati, who passed away in 2014 concerning illustration he might have been undergoing some medication over in Italy. Mr. Riccardo’s…

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    Change is needed in the Education System Why does one read books? Some people read in order to get rid of the stress and the tension from their life. On the other hand, some people read for fun, but at the end, both of them get a valuable knowledge that can be used to resolve problems. However, education system nowadays have made learning meaningless. Students are reading the books without emotions. What is the use of such reading where student don’t feel the meaning of the word and just read it…

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