In the first line, the word “term-paper” draws my attention. It means “the main report written by a student for a particular class or subject in the middle of each school term” in the dictionary. But from the following word “company”, we can find it should be a kind of company which is engaged in writing term-paper.
In the third line of the paragraph eleven, I can’t figure out the sentence completely, “what if the cheating on games turns into cheating on tests?” furthermore, I don’t comprehend the “what”. It seems a single word that no relation to the front sentence and there is a complete sentence after “if”. Therefore, what the “what” in the beginning refer to. The second problem puzzling me is that what the relationship between the games and tests. Why the cheating on games can turn into cheating on tests? In my view, once the habit of cheating on games is shaped, it is easy to take the habit into test.
When it comes to the “lay a guilt trip on”, what first runs into my mind is that it may a phrase. By the dictionary, however, I deny the thought because I can’t find its meaning. And three “too” behind the dash in fact are some excuses for children cheating on tests. After all, the children are too little to have a good mental to face the failure. As to “too much a part of human nature”, I feel a little confused. firstly, I’m not sure that “too much” can describe noun. Moreover, what the meaning of the human nature? The whole meaning of this sentence in the ending of the passage is that “cheating is so natural or it is such a significant part of human nature”. From too tempting, too common to a part of human nature, it is noticeable that cheating is not only the children’s faults, perhaps which are determined by gene or human nature.
There are two words “honor code” in the second line of the part twelve. As far as I am concerned, it means all kinds of prizes from children to adults. But it seems to give us an example, “like ours in grammar school or even high school”. I don’t get the meaning clearly because is it worthy showing off.Of course, I admit that there is a deep generation gap between the grandma and us. So I don’t understand why the grandma has this view of point. But in fact, this is their concept which produced in their era.
The first sentence in the paragraph thirteen is so long. On first glance, I don’t know why use the “more” in the first line, but when I counter with “than”, I got it. Also, “how well” takes me some minutes, and why use the well here? After second thoughts, I think the “well” should describe the “learn”, and “how” appears in the beginning, so “how well” is used. The phrase “conceptual thinking” in the last but two lines makes me interested in it. What is the “conceptual thinking” that I’ve never seen? If interpreting it from the literary, it means thinking everything of its concept or as a whole. But in this text, what is real meaning?