Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summary and Response to "A Vision of Students Today"

In “A Vision of Students Today” By Dr. Michael Wesch informs us that education is not always relevant for students today because a lot of students read assignments that aren't relevant to them. Students buy hundred dollar textbooks that they don’t even open, some students will read only 8 books in a year, and some students will be over $20,000 dollars in debt after their graduation.  Wesch thinks that since education is not always relevant to them students might not try their best. Wesch wants people to know that not all things students do in class are important for students’ educations and their futures.

Dr. Michael Wesch’s “A Vision of Students Today” is incorrect that education isn't always relevant to students because all assignments that students read are relevant to them. All books that students read help students get better at english and writing because they see it written properly in the book and it is an example to them. Fiction and Sci-fi books help students think outside the box in writing by them writing about futuristic and mind-boggling ideas. Sometimes students need to read something exciting and different from the boring textbooks and regular school books. Students always buy books for school that they would need. They would usually use them every day for class and homework. If students did buy a book they would never use then they could sell it and get their money back. Out-of-school reading habits of students has shown that reading only 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text a year. When students are in debt, and they can’t pay off the debt, they can get people to help them financially. The money the students pay go towards helping the school and future students. Even if students learn something irrelevant to their education if they try their best then they will do well. When students read their assignments they get better at English.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous job attributing all of Wesch's ideas to him in the summary. That is remarkable! Make sure to proofread- no personal words and your topic sentence could flow a little better.

    Good ideas in your response, but make sure all your ideas support your topic sentence. Some seem a little far fetched :) Also, make sure you end with a concluding sentence.