Marcin Dawidziak

Philology of Teaching English student
Warsaw, Poland

About Marcin

Languages

English, German, Polish

Universities

University of Warsaw

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Marcin Dawidziak
Posted over 2 years ago
Do you support the death penalty?
Death sentence is a very controversial topic and there are as many opinions as people in the world. In my humble opinion capital punishment should be carried out on most people who committed a major crime even if punishment isn't appropriate to the crime. Sex offenders, mass murderers and other antisocial psychos do things which never should have happened and no one deserves. This maybe won't solve the problem; however, this would reduce crime rates and remove such crazy predators from the society permanently.
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Marcin Dawidziak
Posted over 2 years ago
Are exams really important for educations
Exams aren't the best way to measure knowledge of given subject, but unfortunately they are an integral part of our life. However, there's an easy way to overcome stress connected with exams. If you are well prepared and confident in your knowledge there's nothing to worry about. That also depends on the teacher. He have to provide good materials and make sure that exam is constructed in a way to cover exactly what is necessary. My lecturers have a good methods of preparing us to exams. They give us massive amount of potential topics which might appear on the test. Students prepare short but very specific descriptions of every topic in case it appeared during the exam. That way we have the knowledge which covers the whole curriculum and we feel confident because we won't be surprised by any question the teacher will ask. There are, of course, cases in which people fail such exams, but that’s because of their lack of motivation to sit and honestly study for a couple of days. All in all, pre-exam stress and be overcame just like stage fright. If you're prepared there's nothing to worry about.
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Marcin Dawidziak
Posted over 2 years ago
How might teachers implement sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube to engage students in their education?
You are debating about engaging students into curriculum but why don't we make them more, let's say, active. Facebook and Tweeter can also be used as assignments to complete. Why don't we make them put themselves into some fictional person shoes. They can write short essays, reviews and other staff which they must learn, just like writing in school. Blogs, Tweeter and Facebook accounts may be very engaging. In fact I believe such projects can make them want to develop them even after the assignments are completed. Such pupils will simultaneously take care after their personal account and project account. I think that they'll be very eager to get good grades by making such projects because it's simply natural for them to spend a lot of time using social media. They feel comfortable and safe so they may as well feel enthusiastic but that depends on individual student.
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Marcin Dawidziak
Posted over 2 years ago
How might teachers implement sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube to engage students in their education?
Social media may be used as a mean of teaching but i belive that it could only work as an extracurricular activity. It would be better that moodle because Facebook, Tweeter and YT are more popular among young people. However, this may bring up a problem of procastination. Social media are very distractive so teenagers will be more eager to check out their friends new photos instead of completing teacher's task sent thorugh Facebook.