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In this essay I'm going to discuss Joe Clark's articles, concentrating on his determination to improve, his annoyance towards negative influences, and the care and pride he shows for the school.

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Joe Clark In this essay I'm going to discuss Joe Clark's articles, concentrating on his determination to improve, his annoyance towards negative influences, and the care and pride he shows for the school. Joe Clark was appointed principal at Eastside High, in Paterson (New Jersey). In 1982 he managed to throw out all the drug dealers in the school. He also expelled 300 failing students, (in his words "hoodlums"). In addition to the mass expulsion, he looked after the school structure, repairing and redecorating the building with the help of many talented students. "The clean and handsome appearance of the building was crowned that fall by numerous colorful inspirational work." To begin with I'm going to focus on the title of the first article. The Pride of Eastside, a very strong title which immediately catches our attention. The word pride has two meanings. Apart from the first meaning, it could also mean a pride of lions. ...read more.

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Drug dealers, ripped out... He does this to catch the readers' attention and to make it sound authoritive. At the beginning, Clark uses negative and controlling language so we see the school in shoddy perspective, everything ruined and destroyed, and the tables' wrecked, broken windows... and even drugs. "The entire school stank of mustiness, tobacco, marijuana, spilled alcohol and soda, and urine" These points give us a picture, more like a ghetto rather than a school. As the article continues the language changes from negative to positive, so the reader can see there's being an improvement since Joe Clark's appointment as principal. Considering that the article has two clear sections, a dark, somewhat sinister "before picture" and a brighter positive "after picture", it shows that his done good for the school since he become the head. "These efforts, which have since proven quite successful, were directed towards academic improvements, the building of self-esteem, and the heightening of awareness of career possibilities". ...read more.

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"Joe Clark bullhorn control". A very powerful title that seems to demonstrate his determination, by simply highlighting his vision of his ideal school. The pronoun "I" is particularly important in this article as it shows that Clark is in control, as the title suggests. "I want to be seen. I want students and teachers always be aware of Joe Clark, and to know that I care..." As we can see, the language used in this article is in his perspective, which indicates how Joe Clark has control over the school. Lots of words and phrases are repeated in this article, which determines that Joe Clark is in control of the school. "I want" is repeated frequently. To conclude my essay I want to say that Joe Clark It's a successful principal, which actually manages to change a poor and problematic school to a well disciplined and organized school. From my point of view a good principal needs to be benevolent "Big Brother" in order to success. ?? ?? ?? ?? Antonio Ferrer Sarrias ...read more.

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