Oct 30th In-class Writing

After I read Raha’s response and discussion between us, here are some points that we compare and contrast.

Similar

  • to show the benefits in long-term,  how to improve your self.
  • it is student own responsibility to think and balance the opportunity cost.
  • It is important to learn the variety of courses, to show the importance of education and personal potential energy.

Different

  • Raha thinks that if a student really wants to study the tuition is not a problem. Nowadays, society specific as in American people should engage them self to the college.
  • In my opinion, these problems based on personal value.

Oct 18th Reflection on Education

To some extent, Chinese parents require their children to go to a university or even a high ranking university. They think such a starting point will be different and the future life will be better. In China, education is more like box education. Everything we learn has a particular answer and must be positive. In the United States, education is more like a discussion what you think and how you prove your idea. Chinese education creates good test taker, but American’s education creates good course taker. Education in the United States also better creates practice opportunities for students. Many American children have been doing internships or even taking part-time jobs since high school. But for most Chinese students, they don’t get their first job until they enter college or even graduate. Chinese schools do not demand volunteers. Therefore, students will not adapt to the new working period. Education in the United States is harder to get into college. For China, education is the most difficult part of the process. So another common phenomenon is that when students enter the university, they will indulge themselves. College students in China don’t value grades, and you can even take a make-up exam during the holidays if you fail. While college is the most important time to teach you how to survive in society, it will also nurture you in your field of expertise and give you easy control over your future work. Overall I would prefer American education better. When I study in the United States is more likely I am learning a thinking skill. When I study in China is more likely I am trying to memorize all the points that teacher try to teach me. For the future life in society, the American style of study will help me move further. It taught me how to think about problems, as well as how to link problems and facts. It taught me to be creative, not to take a test.

October 2nd In-class Writing

By reading at Amber Floyd’s “Dream Deferred,” the entire article revolves around the Dream Act. Dream Act as “commonsense legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats that would give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or pursuing a higher education” (Cited by Mirada in 2014-2015, p. 183). Floyd shows us the three main arguments from “dream act.” Firstly, the act promotes the ideal of injustice. The act helps the children but undermines the whole family (Floyd, p.184). Secondly, regarding our economy, increasing taxes to help fund immigrants to go to college will only bring another burden to American families (Floyd, p.184). Finally, focus on colleges and universities themselves, which may change the price of tuition for these students due to their financial situation. Each of these problems, however, will greatly affect the agencies that will accept the bill, which could take years to resolve and ultimately resolve them(Floyd, p.185). Floyd’s perspective is that even undocumented immigrants still have the right to have their education, specific for those innocent children. Since there has majority student who spent their whole life in the United States and studies well, just because their undocumented identity they are not able to go to the college.