Mario is writing an essay arguing that schools should not require students to wear uniforms. One of his arguments is that uniforms deny students the chance to express themselves during a time when they are developing their identities.
Which answer identifies a counter argument and explains how Mario could best incorporate this argument to support his thesis?
An article shows a correlation between uniforms and higher test scores; Mario could argue that the research focuses on the academic effects of uniforms but fails to examine the psychological impacts.
An article shows a relationship between uniforms and lower bullying rates; Mario could argue that while clothes are not the only way of expressing one’s identity, they are important.
An article shows a correlation between uniforms and higher test scores; Mario could argue that the article shows that schools care more about test scores than the wellbeing of their students.
An article shows a relationship between uniforms and lower bullying rates; Mario could argue that the bullying rates are reduced because students are no longer able to express themselves.
Read the scenario:
In Rhea’s state, legislation has been passed that outlaws students and teachers from being friends on Facebook. To learn more about this issue, Rhea has been researching sources that examine the effects of social networking on student-teacher relationships.
What is one misconception that Rhea might find in her research?
The law passed by Rhea’s state contains language banning teachers and students from connecting on social networking devices.
A study evaluates the level of engagement as reported by students with two groups of teachers—those who use Facebook as an instructional device and those who do not.
An article written by a human resources director argues, “Any teacher who engages with students on Facebook for any purpose—social or otherwise—raises serious doubts about his or her professionalism.”
An article from an educational journal offers suggestions about how social networking devices can be used to enhance classroom instruction.