Comparison Paper

In: Other Topics

Submitted By closishere
Words 652
Pages 3
BrieAnna Wallace
Professor Loput
ENC 1101 (12:30 P.M.)
20 February 2012
Ignorance Killed the Cat
In “Making the Grade” by Kurt Wiesenfeld and “In Praise of the F Word” by Mary Sherry, both authors establish an issue with the grading system in schools. Somewhere along the line, love for knowledge died and a generation of indolent students were born. They both however, point the finger of blame in different directions. Wiesenfeld claims society has molded the student to believe he/she can simply charm their way to good grades, whereas Sherry holds complete liability in the pampering of high school teachers.
In the materialistic world we live, it’s easy for Wiesenfeld to grasp how love for knowledge has diminished. Fast fortune with little effort is what humanity has convinced its people to be the new American dream. Students view college as a place to be handed grades which can then “be traded for what has value: a degree, which means a job, which means money. The one thing college actually offers – a chance to learn – is considered irrelevant, even less than worthless, because of the long hours and hard work required” (1). Far too many students attend class solely to pass rather than to better their education. He posits this nonchalant attitude towards grades to become dangerous when unqualified graduates enter the work force.
Sherry suggests a different source to the problem. Many high school teachers are hesitant to fail a student in hope to be doing him/her a favor; conversely, this is quite the opposite. Without fear of failure, there is no motivation to learn. Teachers must start flunking more students if they want to literacy rate to go up. “This means no more doing Scotts assignments for him because he might fail. No more passing Jodi because she’s such a nice kid” (3). It is illogical to expect anything but lazy from an unworthy student who continues…...

Similar Documents

Comparison Matrix Paper

...Comparison Matrix Grand Canyon University: PSY_801-0105 September 12, 2012 Introduction The purpose of this paper is to review the comparison matrix of three empirical research papers and make a comparison of the information provided. This qualitative assessment will help in preparing for doctoral journey by comparing, contrasting and synthesizing what each researcher has stated in their research papers. Article 1 was a research on workplace bullying that focused on individuals and situation predictors that engaged in bullying others. The purpose of the research was to examine the reason that perpetrators in the workplace bully their co-workers. Article 2 focused on trait anger and anxiety that may relate to individuals being labeled as victims of workplace bullying or what is the relationship between the acts of bullying. The purpose behind this study was to determine what influences are in place that causes a victim in the workplace to be bullied. Article 3 related to how employees are coping to workplace bulling and how the effects of bullying are affecting their job performance. The main purpose with this study was to determine the role of human resource management in coping with bullying in the workplace. Comparison of each matrix research questions Although all articles focused on one thing that was common and that was individuals who are being bullied; there were however, some differences in the research questions. For......

Words: 1207 - Pages: 5

Comparison Paper

...Services in India are starting to cause economic growth like the United States, but not as rapidly. The old driver states, “I haven’t had work in forty years, you nitwit. How the fuck can I help you? Now get lost.” (page 49). In India, people still suffer from lack of employment. They are slowly growing, but many people are still experiencing the hardships. Even with the slow growth in India, many natives are losing their faith as well. Although both India and the United States are strongly religious countries, there are vast differences in their religious styles. Of the various Christian faiths in the United States, one principle stands true which is the belief in the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In stark comparison, the Hindu faith believes in many different gods. Balram even commented on the number of gods between the Muslims, the Christians, and the Hindus stating, “See, the Muslims have one god. The Christians have three gods. And we Hindus have 36,000,000 gods” (page 6). Most individuals in India are of the Hindu faith, while the United States consists of over half the population being Christian. In foreign countries such as India religion is viewed as a way of life rather than just something to do on Sundays like most Americans see it. Hinduism started in India and is the largest faith Indians practice; however, the United States is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. The religion practiced in India is also tied into...

Words: 928 - Pages: 4

Comparison Paper

...follows the path of his parents. Alcohol was reinforcement for Victor’s parents’ love relationship. Victor observed “they were drunk”; “They were in love” (88-89). Therefore, he desires alcohol, because from his experience, alcohol supposes to lead to happiness and love instead of separation. When Victor was eight to nine years old, he was fancydancing “in the same outfit his father wore as a child” The narrator mentioned, “The feathers were genetic; the fringe was passed down like the curve of his face”. This depicts that Victor has adapted the behaviors from his parents. In essence, both stories are focused on the love relationship of the protagonists. The beaded dress of Nezzy symbolizes the pain she carry throughout her life. In comparison, alcohol represented the pain of Victor that he carries until the end of the story. However Nezzy, the protagonist of “the fun house” was able to experience change almost instantly because she took immediately action, while Victor could not let go of his past. The flashbacks of both stories portray the protagonists’ past experiences and give the reader a deeper sense on how they end up in their position. Work Cited Alexie, Sherman. “The Fun House” The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. Print. Alexie, Sherman. “All I Wanted to Do Was Dance” The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. Print....

Words: 1885 - Pages: 8

Comparison Paper

...Comparison Paper NUR 408/ Instructor: Amy Reagan University of Phoenix Sharo V. Dennis October 11, 2010 Introduction The demand for public health nursing and community health nursing is currently on the rise. However many people do not know how to utilize the abundant amount of information and knowledge available throughout this nursing specialty. There are some people that don’t know that it exists, or they are unaware of the services that PHN provides. This paper focuses on the history of public health nursing, local public health information, the differences between public health nursing and community health nursing. As a result, the author wants the reader to be able to differentiate between the two nursing specialties. Local public health information The Memphis/Shelby County Health Department is the ideal place to find public health information in Memphis, TN. It is there that one can find information on current health facts i.e., H1N1 (symptoms and side effects) west nile virus and other illnesses, public announcements, updates, recalls, general wellness checkups, health concerns and vaccinations (for children and adults). The Memphis/Shelby County Health Department is the best place to encounter the workings of the public health nurse. In addition to the above information, The Memphis/County Health Department can provide information on encountering disasters, readiness and preparations for those disasters (MSCHD, 2010). History of Public......

Words: 1005 - Pages: 5

Comparison Paper

...Comparison Paper What is history? Why do we need to study history? When I first started this assignment, I wondered why we needed to describe the history of public health and include pertinent dates and significant events. Being a good student, I did what I was told. While doing the research I realized that history is what shapes us. We not only learn from our successes, but our failures too. History has transformed us into what we are and why we do the things that we do. The History of Public Health According to the “Southeast Public Health Training Center” (2012), “Leviticus is believed to be the first written health code in the world” (para. 1). The book of Leviticus was written around 1500 B.C. and dealt with such issues as personal and community responsibilities, hygiene, sexual behavior, and protection against infectious diseases (“Southeast Public Health Training Center,” 2012). I found this very interesting since here we are thousands of years later still dealing with basically the same issues. The middle ages (500 to 1500 A.D.) marked a time when sickness was thought to be a consequence of sin. Bloodletting and alchemy were prevalent during this time. The biggest mistake of this era was their failure to believe that the environment could be the culprit, thus leading to epidemics such as the bubonic plague which resurfaced in Europe during 1348. Two-thirds of the population died within two years before scientists and religious figures discovered......

Words: 1900 - Pages: 8

Comparison Paper

...Belen Abraha  Professor Polnac  English composition I  April 29, 2014  The Comparison between Two Essays on Poverty “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen is a referential work that has a reflective focus on the cultural definition of home and people with no home in America while “The Hands of Poverty” by Jane Addams is a referential work that has a reflective focus on the dismaying conditions of poverty on the East End of London. Waskey states that “scientific definition of poverty includes both material and social conditions” like the hideous human need and suffering Addams witnessed at the East End and “poverty, scientifically defined, includes those resources whose absence will place a person or family into conditions of deprivation,” like not having a home as Quindlen elaborates (959). Quindlen states that having a home is not really about “having a shelter or having three square meals a day,” but it is about being an owner of a home in spite of its location or its size. She makes it clear that focusing on the details of not having a home can help us realize that homeless people are not “homeless” but they are people who have no home. On the other hand, Addams presents the impression she had of the Saturday sale of decaying vegetables and fruit for poor people. She points out that though the human hand is the most significant and the “oldest human tool,” she was disappointed by “the empty, pathetic, nerveless and work worn myriads of hands" she saw there.......

Words: 1212 - Pages: 5

Jail and Prisons Comparison Paper

...Jail and Prisons Comparison Paper Kevona Williamson CJA/234 August 15, 2013 Professor C. Darnell Stroble, Esq The jails have been around for quite some time now and have played a huge role in our society. They were originally designed to serve one purpose and that was to lock an individual up. They were very inhumane and cruel. Not a place anyone would want to go and in fact people feared being locked up due to the fact of the things that would happen to an individual while they were in the jail. There was a severe lack of food and the hygiene levels were very low. The jails over time changed as the times changed. They started to realize that a jails place was not to just lock up an individual but to rehabilitate them as well and get them ready to be released back into society. They have done this by adding several different programs over the years. You can now get your high school diploma while in jail. There are several drug and alcohol related programs to get an individual clean and sober and ready for release. There are trade school programs so inmates can learn a trade and when released can get a job and become a productive member of society. The transition from the street to jail is far more dramatic, and sometimes volatile, in comparison to the transition from jail to prison. Therefore, although the staff in reception areas of jails and prisons deal with similar processes, the emotional and physical health of those admitted into jail, in most cases, are......

Words: 759 - Pages: 4

Comparison Paper

...Comparison Paper Stephanie Collins NUR 408 February 16, 2015 Michelle Hogsed Comparison Paper Although, public health and community health entities deal with many of the same issues, the terms cannot be used interchangeably. Research must be performed on the various levels of public and community health in order to understand these differences. This paper will discuss the research that was conducted on county, state and national public resources and discuss the differences that were noted. Public Health Resources There are many different public and community health resources and programs provided at the county, state and national levels. Nurses across all facets of the profession should be aware of what programs are available to them and their patients. This knowledge can help guide the nurse in providing appropriate resources and care to those who need them. County Public Health Resources The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has many different programs and services available to the residents of the county. Depending of the program sought by the individual, there are various services that meet financial, cultural and medical needs of the client. In order to qualify for these programs patients must meet certain criteria. For example, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutritional program for women with children. WIC provides nutritional education in individual and group settings, breast feeding support and education, and financial......

Words: 1034 - Pages: 5

Comparison Matrix Paper

...c Comparison Matrix Paper Barry Fontenot Grand Canyon University: RES-811 October 10, 2015 Comparison Matrix Paper During the last few years there has been a need to research and investigate the role of social support and the doctoral degree completion. This research will explore the effects of stress management, feeling of isolation, and networking with in the doctoral experience. Doctoral students may perform at higher rates when they participate and socialize in positive academic environments The intent of this research the role of a doctoral student seems to have been studied from the inception of time. Countless scholars have attempted to classify and identify the parts in which a doctoral scholar, and where they fit within society as well as in the realm of academia. They have also studied how social or non-social activities would have on influencing the doctoral scholars on their journey through academia. The three articles that were used further to enlighten the readers about the role and identity of doctoral did an excellent job in providing ample evidence. All three articles produced solid research questions, excellent literature reviews, substantial sample populations, and comparison of limitations, comparison of results, and definitive recommendations as well as future studies. Vickie L. Baker and Lisa Lattuca conducted this study in 2010. Development networks and learning: Toward an interdisciplinary......

Words: 1677 - Pages: 7

Comparison Paper

...Running head: COMPARISON PAPER Comparison Paper Epidemiology: Global and Public Health NUR408 October 11, 2009 Comparison Paper Public and community health nursing are specialty areas that have been and will continue to be practiced and each having a specific area of focus. Research has indicated that many individuals tend to see each entity as one and have a misconception that public and community nursing is one in the same (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). The misconception is just that, a misconception. In the reading to follow, each area will discussed and one will be able to see the similarities and differences, the history and development and the role that is expected from each area of expertise. Although each specialty works within its main area of focus, the two also work closely together for the good of the individuals within the public and community sectors. Community and public health nurses strive to improve the health status of individuals, families, and populations. History and Development Public health and community health nursing has been in circulation for more than 120 years. Lillian Wald is known for being the established leader in this specialty. The goal of public health nursing has been to develop strategies to respond to prevailing public health problems. One of the earliest traditions of public health in America was similar to the British law known as the, Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 (Stanhope & Lancaster). This law......

Words: 1624 - Pages: 7

Comparison Paper

...Deana Platis NUR 408 Comparison Paper September 26, 2011 Pamela Orr In this paper I will examine public health resources provided by county, state and on national level. Also, we will look at a brief history of public health resources and important events that led to its changes. The difference between public and community health will also be explained. The National Public Health Performance Standard Program (NPHPSP) sets the framework by which public care is provided on a state and county level by providing information on how to assess the health status of community. This organization teaches how to diagnose health issues of the community, give information to encourage the public to advocate for its self, how to enable partnership within the community, make sure that healthcare is being practiced within legal parameters to protect the community from harm, ensure that local community resources or within the reach and knowledge of the populous of the community. NPHPSP also ensures that measures are taken to guarantee staffing and workforce that is competent and qualified to provide care, thus this represents how public health is provided with national resources (, n.d.).   County level public health concentrates for example on making sure that its residents are aware where clinics for low income families are available, where they can get necessary immunization for no or little prize, give information on local food establishments, information on common......

Words: 854 - Pages: 4

Comparison Paper

...Comparison Paper Jaime Prado February 4, 2016 Comparison Paper In the United States, we are all very fortunate to have resources for families, communities, state and nationally. These resources are available to all individuals regardless of religion, race or sexual preference. Here in Ventura County, we have the Ventura County public health department, and their mission is healthy people, healthy families, and healthy communities. Ventura County Health Care Agency 2015). The state of California has the California Department of public health; their vision is Healthy individuals and families in healthy communities. The California Department of Public Health is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California. (California Department of Public Health 2015). Nationally we have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and their mission is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2015). The Ventura County public health offers many services; some of them are free of cost and others to offer financial assistance to individuals who do not have insurance. Some of the frequently requested services from the public health are emergency medical services, health promotion, and education, communicable disease reporting forms and these are used by family practice and hospitals, and HIV and Aids Center. More over then providing services to the community, the public health......

Words: 1118 - Pages: 5

Comparison Paper

...Comparison Paper Public health was defined as, what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy and the mission of public health was to generate organized community effort to address the public interest in health by applying scientific and technical knowledge to prevent disease and promote health (Stanhope & Lancastor, 2008). Public Health is on a national, state, and county scale dealing in research, data analysis, and recommendation for health promotion. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and census are examples of public health. .). Examples of community-based health care are the local health department giving the H1N1 flu vaccination to all citizens free of charge. These community-based healthcare systems are giving the vaccinations based on research by the CDC and NIH. History of the U.S. Department of Health The national U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began with hospitals and care for seamen and marines in 1798. The Quarantine Act of 1887 moved power to quarantine people with infectious disease away from the stale level to the national level. The marine hospital system for sailors was renamed the Public Health Service on 1906. Children’s Service created in 1912 and changed to an advocate of children’s interests, child labor laws, for example. Bureau of Indian health service of 1921 created health services for Native Americans on reservations. In 1930, the......

Words: 815 - Pages: 4

Comparison Paper confronted with a disaster, such as a forest fire, they rely on an emergency preparedness plan for structure and guidance. With this emergency situation, the community is facing the potential of an out-of-control forest fire. Officials contend the fire is currently contained; however, winds are steadily increasing putting this community at risk for disaster. This fire has already burned numerous acres and is on the fifth day of burning (The Neighborhood News, n.d.). The air in the community is now thick with pollutants and smoke which is affecting many individual’s respiratory track. The Neighborhood News, a local newspaper, recommends individuals remain indoors until conditions improve in the community (Neighborhood News, n.d.). The paper also states community members will be given notice if the burn pattern of the fire changes with the winds (Neighborhood News, n.d.). Community emergency preparedness is essential for dynamic responses in life threatening situations. One the front line of defense is the public health department for community disasters (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). “The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 addressed the need to enhance public health and health care readiness and community health care infrastructures” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008, p. 461). Public health departments throughout the United States are receiving federal funding to efficiently prepare and respond to public health emergencies......

Words: 2028 - Pages: 9

Comparison Paper

...Trevor Swenson Professor Jones College Composition 29, March 2012 Movie Comparison Watching movies at home or at a movie theater is a great way to have fun in so many different ways. Both options provide unique atmospheres but only one option can be truly more comfortable to watch. Keeping in mind all of the various factors; late night movie premiers versus staying comfortably at home, having a quite peaceful movie experience without interruptions versus the talkative social atmosphere of a indoor theater, or even enhancing the movie experience with expensive IMAX/ 3D that most standard television sets don’t provide. All these factors are important when deciding on how and where an individual may watch their next motion picture. Trying to weigh out the positives and negatives of watching movies at home compared to going to your local movie theater just became simple. All of us can relate to that exciting feeling as the hours countdown to a midnight showing of movie. It can be a real treat, but is it really that big of a blockbuster of a movie to be the first one to see it? Midnight showings usually play around twelve o’clock in the middle of the night. These hours are late and can interfere with work or school the next morning. Instead of trying to buy the last remaining tickets for a midnight showing, it would be much easier to watch a movie at home comfortably on your couch or even on your bed. According to, “sometimes the hype of a movie commercial and...

Words: 655 - Pages: 3