Monday, November 1, 2010
Analysis of "In Praise of the F Word" by Mary Sherry
In the passage "In Praise of the F Word" by Mary Sherry she talks about how she teaches high school graduates that have been "cheated" by the education system. Students were just passed along to the next grade whether the understood the material or not. I know many people who have graduated from high school and still have trouble spelling some words and simple grammar. I think Mrs. Stifter made a big change in some students lives, instead of just passing along student that didn't cause much trouble and didnt pay attention she flunked them. This made students pay attention and make English their main subject. The students in her class more than likely didnt not have to attend Mary's classes for high school graduates. Stifter wanted students to know exactly what they were doing and not just pass by like other teachers allowed them to. I have never had any teachers that let me pass by, our classes were small and the teachers were able to help whenever needed. They also wanted the best for their students.