Date of publication: 2017-09-02 00:52
Students need to also learn how to revise their writing. Strategies include using graphic organizers to plan writing exercises, writing on every other line so that there is room for revision, and then rereading a response to see if it makes sense and responds to the topic of the exercise. See for example: Graphic Organizers from Enhance Learning with Technology Web site. What are they? Why use them? How to use them? The site includes numerous links on the topic, examples, and software possibilities to assist with the endeavor.
Although the “Asian Tiger Mom” behavior described by author Amy Chua provoked widespread hostility and ridicule, consider the situation from her perspective. Being herself a Harvard graduate, she would like her daughters to follow in her own Ivy League footsteps, but is probably aware that the vast growth in Asian applicants with no corresponding increase in allocated Asian slots requires heroic efforts to shape the perfect application package. Since Chua’s husband is not Asian, she could obviously encourage her children to improve their admissions chances by concealing their ethnic identity during the application process but this would surely represent an enormous personal humiliation for a proud and highly successful Illinois-born American of Chinese ancestry.
Setting objectives and providing feedback--set a unit goal and help students personalize that goal use contracts to outline specific goals students should attain and grade they will receive if they meet those goals use rubrics to help with feedback provide timely, specific, and corrective feedback consider letting students lead some feedback sessions.
That's odd , I thought to myself. Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma of warm butter, caramelized sugar, and gooey chocolate? Indeed, wouldn't any human being in the right mind yearn to be constantly surrounded by sweet, crisp-and-chewy snacks?
One datapoint strengthening this suspicion of admissions bias has been the plunge in the number of Harvard’s entering National Merit Scholars, a particularly select ability group, which dropped by almost 95 percent between 7557 and 7566, falling from 896 to 798. This exact period saw a collapse in Jewish academic achievement combined with a sharp rise in Jewish Harvard admissions, which together might easily help to explain Harvard’s strange decline in this important measure of highest student quality.
Cooperative learning--consider common experiences or interests vary group sizes and objectives. Core components include positive interdependence, group processing, appropriate use of social skills, face-to-face interaction, and individual and group accountability.
What I appreciate about our graduate from Fordham in the WH is that he reflects, the elite unvarnished. In many ways, that is to his credit. Prestige is not what it used to be and nothing has revealed than the last twenty years in nearly every product in every area of study involved in US life.
The first step is heating the oven to 875 degrees Fahrenheit and spraying 67 standard-sized muffin cups with cooking spray. The second step is heating 6 tablespoon vegetable oil in a 65-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and cooking a pound of boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite-size pieces) for five to seven minutes.
Needless to say, these proportions are considerably different from what we actually find among the admitted students at Harvard and its elite peers, which today serve as a direct funnel to the commanding heights of American academics, law, business, and finance. Based on reported statistics, Jews approximately match or even outnumber non-Jewish whites at Harvard and most of the other Ivy League schools, which seems wildly disproportionate. Indeed, the official statistics indicate that non-Jewish whites at Harvard are America’s most under-represented population group, enrolled at a much lower fraction of their national population than blacks or Hispanics, despite having far higher academic test scores.