I did not know that there was a “10-minute rule”. It is very interesting to know about this rule and I think it should be put in place. It is the perfect way to keep students stress to a minimum and still get homework done while gaining life skills. Thank you for sharing your research.
In your first paragraph when you say that you have changed so much and would have answered this question differently a year ago I totally relate. Personally, I feel the same way. Just in the last month I feel like I have changed and that answering this question everyday would be interesting to see my different responses.
I am Abbey Kurmel. I was born in Margate, Florida and lived there for thirteen years of my life. I moved to Okemos, Michigan before eighth grade year which was the best thing ever for me. If I hadn’t moved I
I find it interesting that you moved all the way from Florida to a small town such as Okemos. I also like talking to my friends more than the actual learning part of school. I also agree with you that graffiti is an art form. When I was younger I had a babysitter who did a massive picture on the underside of a bridge near my house and I think it’s technically considered graffiti. It’s probably one of the best art pieces I’ve ever seen.
American culture is being free. Many people know the United States is a free country and often move here for that reason. We even have a written rule that we can speak, preach, petition,assemble, and press. Our
I agree with your argument because I also think we are a diverse country. I like your use of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to strengthen your argument. I do have to disagree with the thought of our country being the freest. I can see where you come from but I feel as though many things limit our freedom like the government…[Read more]
Beliefs and values are often used by people to classify what, “makes you American”. In the United States we are known for having certain values and cultures. What could those be? People often hear freedom and equ
I admire your American value acronym, it makes the rest of your argument more organized and flow smoother. Overall, I agree with your argument about diversity greatly. America is definitely one of the most diverse countries in the world, if not the most. Using the Declaration of Independence as backup for your argument was very important. However, recent and past events in this country could counter the argument if all people are created equal — racially and religiously. I agree that Americans are informal also. I believe that it is a very essential American trait and value. Americans are even informal in the way they dress, almost everywhere they go. I really enjoyed reading your argument, it made me look at American values and beliefs to a much broader extent!
This topic seems to be coming up a lot lately. I agree with you on the fact that standardized testing is unfair to students. Many people get test anxiety and the thought of being timed to finish a test makes matters worse. Also, many students do not do well under pressure and don’t like the generic, one sided questions and answers of the…[Read more]
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