1. Segers, Michael. "Wrestling in High School." Wrestling in High School. Peanut.org, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.peanut.org/mike/text/Wrestlin.htm>.
2. Cooper, Steve. "Why Wrestlers Make the Best Employees." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 31 July 2012. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecooper/2012/07/31/why-wrestlers-make-the-best-employees/>.
3. Finn, Mike. "Athletes Will Learn More than Just 1-on-1 Combat Skills." WIN Magazine Amateur Wrestling News RSS. WIN Magazine, 17 Jan. 2012. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.win-magazine.com/2012/01/3365/>.
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5. Kelliher, Steven. "Is Wrestling the Hardest Sport?" LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG, 13 June 2011. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/469678-is-wrestling-the-hardest-sport/>.
1. This webpage expresses why wrestling is the most fair, while being one of the most tough sport out there. This is because you are competing against someone who is the same weight class as you and you have to rely solely on yourself for victory.
2. This article is great because it shows just some of the benefits of wrestling that can be found in the workforce. It states that wrestlers are dedicated to what they do and have to tough, mentally and physically. In addition, they only rely on themselves to get things done. After matches and/or practices, the wrestlers' work is not done. They have to be vigilant about what they eat for weight control unlike other sports where they just relax at home. They work around the clock and that proves effective in the workforce.
3. This article explains why wrestling is important for other types of sports like football. Besides becoming more aggressive, athletes that complete in both sports have a winning mentality and determination, along with take downs and positions that are effective in football.
4. This source shows just some of the steps and mentalities to become a successful wrestler. Not only does this include dietary restrictions or workouts, but also mind set for a winning wrestler. Thus, a wrestler must always be aware of what he is eating and how much sleep he gets.
5. This happens to be one of my favorite articles because it explains many great aspects about the sport that are more than meets the eye. A major focus found in this text is that like many other sports like baseball and football, many of the athletes can be good at one position, thus making them fairly one dimensional. However, for a wrestler it is impossible to be successful if you are one dimensional because there is so much preparation to become successful; from cardio training and strength training which occur off the mat, then actual practice in addition just shows how dedicated wrestlers are to their sport. I highly advise reading parts of this article.
Ethan, make sure you do not separate for example the top #1 from the bottom #1. I think your writing is engaging and accessible. I would edit your repetition of "the source" to give a semblance of more variety. Finally, your summaries could use a bit of commentary.
1. ZHENG, WU, CHRISTOPH M. SCHIMMELE, and HOU FENG. "Self-Perceived Integration Of Immigrants And Their Children." Canadian Journal Of Sociology 37.4 (2012): 381-408. Sociological Collection. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
2. Kao, Grace, and Marta Tienda. "Optimism And Achievement: The Educational Performance Of Immigrant Youth." Social Science Quarterly (University Of Texas Press) 76.1 (1995): 1-19. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.
3. Kao, Grace. "Parental Influences on the Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth." International Migration Review. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.
4. Zhou, Mm. "GROWING UP AMERICAN: The Challenge Confronting Immigrant Children And Children Of Immigrants." Annual Review Of Sociology 23.1 (1997): 63. Sociological Collection. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.
5. International Migration Review , Vol. 31, No. 4, Special Issue: Immigrant Adaptation and Native-Born Responses in the Making of Americans (Winter, 1997), pp. 975-1008
1. This journal provides meaningful insight into the lives of immigrants. It analysis the struggles faced by immigrants when forced to integrate into a foreign culture. In addition, the journal discusses how well immigrants are able to integrate into society, and whether they feel a sense of inclusion. It was found that the ability for an immigrant to integrate into society depended on their ethnicity, as well as where they lived. I feel as though the source does a thorough job in analyzing statistics on aspects of immigration and interpreting what they mean.
2. This publication discusses the achievement differences between immigrant children and native-born children of immigrant parents. Due to their language barriers, immigrant children are forced to work harder to make achievements. On the other hand, native-born children understand the host society better and are able to communicate easier within it, so they are better positioned to achieve within their society. Since equal amounts of pressure are placed on both sets of children, it is harder for the immigrant children to live up to those expectations without having to face more challenges. I believe that the authors bring up a valid point about the heightened challenges of immigrant children. Language barriers are huge obstacles to overcome since a lot of hard work is needed to learn the host country's language.
3. This article provides research on immigrant children and their academic performance. It was found that children of immigrant parents tend to have higher academic achievement than those of children with native-born parents. This is due to differences in parenting styles and overall relationships. Immigrant parents tend to promote higher education more and leave less decision making to their children. The children of immigrants are also shown to form closer relationships with their parents, which is linked to academic success. I do not completely agree that children of immigrants are necessarily closer to their parents and that leads to academic success, but rather that their cultural beliefs are what lead to their academic success.
4. This publication focuses on the assimilation and accommodation of immigrant children into their host society. Often times the children of immigrants are quick to give up their cultural identity altogether and assimilate into the culture of their hose society due to wanting acceptance. However assimilation is not always beneficial, especially for those immigrants that are forced to reside in less fortunate communities. In these cases, it is better for the children of immigrants to retain their sense of achievement and not assimilate in order to better their community. I agree that differing cultural views can harbor great advancement in society, especially since they bring a new perspective into the community.
5. This article discusses the segmented assimilation theory, which states that there are three possible outcomes for native-born children of immigrants. The first is acculturation into their host society, which leaves them middle-class. The second is complete assimilation, which leaves them in poverty. The third is complete withholding of parent's cultural values, which leads to economic advancement. However, the author does include that there are other reasons for the downward advancement of immigrant children. While this theory is an interesting study, I believe that there are too many outside forces that inhibit its effectiveness to predict social advancement of immigrant children.
This was a spring 2015 forum. We mostly used our Facebook group for discussion forum.