Best in class analysis october 3, in the essay best in class, margaret talbot touches on both perspectives, interviewing several students, parents, and faculty in order to obtain both sides of the argument as to whether schools should continue to name a valedictorian. It is true that margaret talbot opens her essay, best in class, examining the sarasota high school's valedictorian problem in the end, the former principal, daniel kennedy, opened a charter school and refused to give out the honor of valedictorian based upon the peril he faced at shs. Some look at it as simply a friendly competition, while others see it as a vicious dogfight for #1 in the essay best in class, margaret talbot touches on both perspectives, interviewing several students, parents, and faculty in order to obtain both sides of the argument as to whether schools should continue to name a valedictorian.
Most of talbot’s valedictorian stories take place in the 2000’s, therefore showing that the author wrote this essay in the twenty first century the time and place of the essays creation influence the essay by showing that over time becoming valedictorian is something that students will do anything to become. At one time, it was obvious who the best students in a school were but now the contenders for the valedictorian title, especially at large, topperforming suburban high schools, are numerous and determined. Best in class 1 margaret talbot spends a great time examining sarasota high school in order to exemplify the extremity in which the competition for a school’s valedictorian spot can become she alludes to the situation in sarasota to introduce her topic and to give an example of the problem with naming a valedictorian 2.
Best in class margaret talbot 2 dents in the room hated one of those two valedictorians and half hated the other the tension was so thick that i was sitting up there in my cap is a student ranked no 1 in a given class really the ‘best’ student in that class” as of this year, stevenson high will no longer have a valedictorian and a. Best in class, margaret talbot, page 113 soapstone s- margaret talbot o- increasing numbers of lawsuits and conflicts over the title of valedictorian when the only recognition someone gets for being smart is graduating valedictorian or in the top 10 of their class, of course they will vie for those positions fervently. Jim conrey is the director of public information at adlai stevenson high school, in lincolnshire, illinois—a public school with forty-five hundred students that is well funded enough to have such a thing as a director of public information students at the top of their class, conrey said, are often separated by one thousandth of a decimal point.
Transcript of best in class by margaret talbot rhetorical analysis presentation background author strategies talbot relies heavily on interviews best in class by margaret talbot diction best in class essay the new yorker (2005) about : -stress/pressures placed on students of high academic rank.
Deanna deangelo november 18, 2010 ap english 11 period 4 not only are current schools incorrectly and inefficiently providing a “true education” but they’re sending the wrong message as well that’s what is taken from an essay entitled “best in class” by margaret talbot it makes it quite clear that she opposes declaring a valedictorian and salutatorian at high schools.
Her essays have been anthologized in several books inlucding best american science writing and because i said so: 33 mothers write about children, sex, men, aging, faith race, and themselves ms talbot is a recipient of a whiting writer's award best in class is about lawsuits over the awarding of valedictorian honors to high school students.
Best in class by jessica lively (discussion leader) reactions,thoughts,and comments: the essay is moslty logos because talbot gave examples, specific details, stats of her data, and testimonies.