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Analysis of Susan Jacoby – When Bright Girls Decide Math is a Waste of Time

Analysis of Susan Jacoby – When Bright Girls Decide Math is a Waste of Time

The following questions are about the article written by Susan Jacoby called When Bright Girls Decide Math is a Waste of Time

Comprehension:
1. What reasons does Jacoby give for girls’ deficiency in math and science?
In the article, Susan says that girls develop these deficiencies during their adolescence years by not taking math and science in their final years of high school. One reason they do this is because the girls stereotype masculine and feminine knowledge.

Rhetoric:
1. In my opinion of the essay, I think that girls are stereotyping subjects like math and science to be a masculine subject. This causes them to go towards other subjects like English and other subjects. Usually, girls develop this stereotype is during adolescents and parents need to encourage them and make them take the math and science.

6. Jacoby’s conclusion is consistent with the rest of the story by relating the main points of the essay into one. Jacoby’s conclusion talks about how girls stereotype about masculine and feminine knowledge and it the parent’s responsibility to tell them “no” they cannot stop taking mathematics and science at the age of sixteen. The author suggest a solution in her concluding paragraph by how it’s the parent’s responsibility to tell them “no” they cannot stop taking mathematics and science at the age of sixteen. Also, I think it supply unity because it summarizes Susan main points in a short and easy way that gets the point across the line.

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