College writing compared to high school writing greatly differs. Throughout high school, students focused on narrating an essay,
Who is Doris and why is she so important? Doris is the main character in the stray by Cynthia Rylant, and she is the one who found the stray dog. Doris is kind and likes to help animals because she brought the puppy in her home. Doris also has a kind heart toward animals because most people would just leave the stray dog outside to freeze and starve which is not very kind. In the stray Doris’s dad is starting to be giving because he let the Doris keep the stray puppy. Here is a riddle - Who is cold and hungry? The stray dog! The stray dog is cold because it is out in the winter with no food and no shelter and it is in need of someone like Doris to help the dog. Doris likes to help strays, that is an interesting fact because not all people like animals it Ties into the stray because Doris is helping a stray animal get home. (It is her home, you will find that out if you read the story)
If we were able to make our children smarter, better looking, or more athletic, should we? Amy Sterling Casil had that exact scenario in mind when she wrote her short story, Perfect Stranger in 2006. Written in the first-person narrative that takes place in the distant future, Casil weaves a terrifying story of genetic alteration to “fix” our children’s flaws. What harm can it cause if gene therapy is performed as an elective procedure rather than medical necessity? Gary and Carolyn, expecting parents, find out their little boy will need gene therapy while still in the womb if they hope to spare him from a fatal heart condition. Due to the therapy, their little boy, Denny, is born healthy. As time goes on they are presented with opportunities to make him smarter, thinner, and more athletic. In turn, Gary questions if they have made the right moral decision concerning their son. Furthermore, what happens to the relationship between a father and his son when the son becomes a perfect stranger? Perfect Stranger illustrates how a parent’s decision to change pieces of their son’s genetic makeup cannot only change what makes him who he is but, can also have a negative impact on the people around him.
As I was reading Melissa Duffy’s “Inspiration, and Craig Vetter’s “Bonehead Writing,” I found myself connecting with Vetter’s paper more than Duffy’s. I found that the presentation in “Bonehead Writing” to capture my attention, and that Vetter’s feelings about writing was similar to my opinion on writing. Through his wording and humor, I think Craig Vetter wrote the best essay.
Creations, like most things in life, are improvable. Ideas and theories are always evolving into different ideas or more sophisticated ones. Discourse communities is a term that has been debated over the years. Three of those debaters are James Paul Gee, James P. Porter, and John Swales. In this essay I will analyze what each of these writers see as the definition of a discourse community while comparing specific points that each of them have regarding their personal view on the subject. It is also important to keep in mind that these authors published each of their articles within a 3-year period. That is important because Swales was the first of the three to publish his paper, everyone who wrote about discourse communities after him, already
Samuel, however, he goes by Sam, is an 18 year old cis-gender heterosexual African American male. Sam has agreed to undergo this clinical interview as and educational learning opportunity. Sam is a freshman attending Chatham University. He is a double major, studying Chemistry and Biology. Sam has career aspirations of earning a Medical Doctorate (MD) and Doctorate of Philosophy Ph.D. in Public Health from one of the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU).
The United States is a country that is filled with different, and often, contradicting ethnic beliefs. Often times these ethnic beliefs impact how certain individuals are not only looked at but also treated. The discrimination that individuals often received from other people is referred to as racism. Racism in the United States has been a touchy subject in recent years, which is why writers don’t like to discuss the issue in their work. However, Susan Saulny the writer of “In Strangers’ Glances at Family, Tensions Linger” talks entirely about racism and how it has impacted the life of Heather Greenwood, a wife and mother, living in Lambertville, N.J. Saulny’s article is considered to be a popular article because of why and how it was written.
In this article “Taking The Common Ground Beyond Cultural Identity” written by Kenneth A. Bruffee is an American Writing Center administrator and a professor emeritus in the department of English at Brooklyn College. He talks about the present patterns in multicultural liberal instruction. He expresses that the first undertaking of multicultural training, recognizing contrasts and making social "groupings," has missed the mark as the contrasts in the middle of "them" and "us" turn out to be more evident in advanced education. He proposes that understudies should now "figure out how to perceive and attest our honest to goodness shared characteristic”. Bruffee proposes that understudies ought to rather take in more about their own characters
‘The other side of the world’ Is a book written by Stephanie bishop, released 30th of June 2015 which exposes different characteristics amongst Henry and Charlotte where are they are both portrayed to be self-centred and selfish. Each character embarks on a journey to find their true identity and to develop and connection and sense of belonging between a place. The novels importance of belonging and identity is demonstrated through the way Stephanie bishop places each character in a difficult position where she has chosen for them to react in a certain way.
To ponder the biggest freedom movement of the century, it is probable that one would think of Martin Luther King Jr’s fight in the civil rights movement; the theme is often limited to freedom but, what King was fighting for simultaneously was acceptance of black Americans. While the Duvitches’ freedom in The Strangers Who Came to Town was not lead by a civil rights movement, it followed the same concept. They required the acceptance of the townspeople to achieve their freedom. Each member of the family fought their own battles; Mrs. Duvitch and her appearance, Mr. Duvitch and his untouchable status and the torment the Duvitch children faced at school.
In recent years, there has been an increase in researching and finding solutions to bridge the gap between students from diverse cultural backgrounds. These research and findings can be found in several sources such as Innovative Voices in Education by Eileen Gale Kugler, Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century by Xue Lan Rong and Judith Preissle, and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Geneva Gay. Although the Reading and Writing Center’s main purpose is to help students effectively with reading and writing assignments by helping with grammar, mechanics, structure or content, tutors cannot help these students if they are not culturally sensitive. Tutors must be culturally sensitive when helping students because it forms a connection between the student and the tutor; therefore, this makes each individual session more effective. There are several cultural issues that tutors should be aware, which include oral english
“Stranger in the Village” by James Baldwin is certainly not the usual story merely filled with poignant and sore experiences of a misfit black-man in the seemingly “exclusive” white-men community. It is rather an unbiased and genuine glimpse into the history of a whole societies at different geographical locations and their functionality at that time. This glimpse allows the reader to assess societies’ philosophies over the delicate and controversial subject about one’s designed place based on his race and nationality. Author shares experiences about reigning viewpoints and definitions of normality and abnormality amongst 1950’s typical Swiss and American citizens. Baldwin provides a description of the Swiss village he is living in, its citizens,
Susan’s perspective about writing is that it is a necessary tool in any career field and should be used on an everyday basis. In her field, writing is imperative and used every single day. She feels that her writing has to be clear and concise especially when it comes to being about a student. Her main audiences are teachers, students, counselors, principals, or other professionals. At times, other universities are also her main audience. She uses her writing skills into her profession by writing reports, helping students apply for college, emailing professors or colleges.
The initiation story is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood. It mainly shows that young protagonists after experiencing certain events who are changed his original world view, or are changed his character, or both. These changes get rid of his childhood innocence and finally lead him to enter a real but complex adult world. Just like these themes, such as love, death, and life, growth is a classic and eternal theme. As a result, growth is one of the significant literature writing resources.
In this research, I’m not taking any advantage of easy-to-access individuals (such as children in this case ) simply because they are easy to access. The aim of this research is to provide Grade 3 ESL educators with an appropriate material to asses and grow their students’ writing works.