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Subject: Writing

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Write a critique for this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/09/boys-are-not-defective/540204/

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In this article, Amanda Ripley discusses the fact that in the middle east, girls outperform boys in education by a greater margin than almost anywhere else in the world. Ripley uses Jordan as an example for this narrative, she states that Jordanian girls are outperforming their male peers in almost every subject and at every age level. She even notes that at the University of Jordan, women outnumber the men by ratio of two to one- and score higher in math, engineering, computer-information systems and a range of other subjects. She states that Arab women now earn more science degrees than women in the U.S and that most of those women are unlikely to use their degrees. Ripley contributes this growth of successful women in education to motivation, she states that women realize that the key to political and social rights is through education. Ripley also states that the school environment also has a huge effect on the students education, according to Jordan’s Ministry of Education study that studied nearly 400 students, teachers, parents, and principals found alarming results, Over half of the boys interviewed admitted they’d experienced some form of bullying in school over the previous year. Only 11 percent of girls admitted to being bullied. “Two-thirds of male teachers said they’d witnessed physical violence among students in the past year—compared with less than a quarter of female teachers.” (Ripley, 2017) The study also found that male teachers are more likely to humiliate and bully male students, along with the fact that male teachers do worse on the national entry test for teaching. All Jordanian public-school students attend single-sex schools, although this may be for cultural and religious purposes, the segregation creates an unhealthy educational relationship for boys in Jordan.

Subject: Literature

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How would you describe African-American Literature?

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African-American literature can be described as literature created by African-Americans to highlight issues African-Americans face in the United States, the culture of African-Americans, or explain how the Black community address issues of sexuality or gender norms in there writing. One thing that all critics have pointed out is that African-American literature is intersectional, meaning it juxtaposes Black culture with Black vernacular to describe, explain, or even challenge how we view Black culture in today’s world. An intersectional view examines how African-American literature can address these issues through a black lens.

Subject: English

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Explain how the lord-retainer relationship is used within the poem "The Battle of Maldon"

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The lord-retainer relationship is criticized and highlighted in “The Battle of Maldon”. In epic hero poems, we see that the lord-retainer relationship can be a strength for heroes in times of battle and usually leads to victory. In “The Battle of Maldon” we see that the lord-retainer relationship if not maintained can lead to death and destruction by cowardly knights. Godwine, Godwig, and Godric fled from the battle and essentially were the reason that Byrhtnoth died in battle. We also see the lord-retainer relationship highlighted by Godric son of Ethelgar taking up Byrhtnoth’s mantle, dying a hero’s death.

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