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The movie theater might well serve as a cave and if the message was re-casted using a movie theater the emotional power would have been extremely powerful as the message that the power and capacity of learning already exists in the soul and many people do not see the opportunities on the brighter side. For example, if a person has to move from darkness to light, instead of moving the eyes, the person would move the whole body.
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Andrew Goldstein, in his defense of his position states that the flipping of the pages of the notebook while conducting a class causes sound, but it is minimal compared to the sound that generates from the laptops when students type on it. He strongly feels that the laptops must be banned in the courses as they distract the lecture hall and does not let the lecturer have an eye-contact with the students. In his position he has all the rights to be protected from such distractions. He also supports his position by saying that when students do a lot of typing, they are doing stenography, which is bad for the students as they do not concentrate on the lecture and continue typing what the lecturer has to say. Another supporting point is that the detailed text is available in the textbook and making complete notes does not help the student.
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If I was an editor in the college I would print the essay on “Laptops in the Classroom? No
Problem; as Elena Choy describes the issues that a professor faces when students use laptops in classrooms. She depicts the advantages and more disadvantages of students using the laptops in the lecture hall. She also offers help to the students by mentioning that notes can also be taken by other methods and laptop is not the only solution. Banning the laptops gives confidence for the lecturer about the concentration levels of the students.
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Richard Rodriguez identifies himself as a “socially disadvantaged child” because he considered Spanish as a private language though it was a public language. At home he was very much used to speaking Spanish and it was a challenge for him to speak English in the society. He had not had the opportunity to learn English from early childhood and it proved to be quite difficult to learn English language and communicate with others in the society.
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Angelou defines Poets as the people who struggled to provide equal rights to the Negro race. She includes all the preachers, musicians, and blues singers whose songs have supported and made the Negros’ feel less lonely.