In the article, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris the author’s claim is that unorthodox teaching methods can be just as effective as or even more efficient than traditional methods. The author's goal is to inspire perseverance when faced with a non-traditional adversity. Today's society does not prepare people to handle things that fall outside of the normal and is often a culture shock for people.
One of the author's key points is alternative styles of teaching can encourage the student to work harder to disprove the teacher. Another point and perhaps the most important point the author makes is that any age we can persevere through any challenge no matter how unusual the problem, with hard work and determination.
One of the author's key points is alternative styles of teaching can encourage the student to work harder to disprove the teacher.
The point is supported in the article when the author explains how much effort he put into simple homework assignments in an attempt to discount his teacher’s claim that he is lazy (Sedaris, 1999).
When the teacher accused the…show more content… The author never stopped trying to learn and improve no matter how bad it was and in an instance, he realizes that he can understand what the teacher is saying. Hard word and perseverance is the key to succeeding through difficult situations. The author made this point at the very end of the article and tied the whole story together in the end. The Army also teaches soldiers how to persevere in the most difficult situations. This accomplished by providing soldiers with all the knowledge and tools they would need to successful. Once a soldier has the knowledge they are put into and environment that simulates combat or being deployed. This allows soldiers to understand how they will react in a real situation and allows them to see they can persevere in the worst