Defining Academic Achievement Persuasive Essay by Master Researcher

Defining Academic Achievement
A look at how teachers define academic achievement and success.
# 44149 | 723 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2003 in Education (General)

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This paper defines academic achievement from a teacher's perspective and focuses on the recognition of a student's full understanding of material, as well as the ways students can prove that understanding. The paper argues that although many teachers define academic success and academic achievement differently, the true measurement of whether a student has attained these goals is a continuing love of learning.

From the Paper:

"Asking one hundred teachers why each choose his or her profession, will produce one hundred different answers. Similarly, stepping into one hundred different classrooms, a visitor is likely to see one hundred different trinkets, often given as gifts from students, proclaiming one hundred different trite quotations about what it means to be a good teacher. However, academic achievement and academic success are not easily measured by standardized tests where students can repeat rote facts without attention to meaning. Instead, academic achievement and academic success become evident as a student evolves into a resourceful and enthusiastic learner who is ultimately capable of seeking those resources that ultimately allow him to continue to teach himself.
"I understand firsthand how important it is to instill this love of learning in students. As a young child, my mother told me that everything is written down somewhere. However, it was a specific experience as an undergraduate freshman that finally taught me how important this philosophy was in my academic successes. I was progressing more rapidly than most students in one of my classes. As a result, the professor offered to allow for one other student and me to complete the course through independent study."

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