That’s what this whole series is based on, a diary, Diary of a Wimpy Kid to be exact, a fairly popular book for children and teenagers. I would recommend the book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck because in this book series, the author tries to make his writing style have a significant effect towards the book, and the author also makes it easy to understand the narrator’s thoughts through thorough implementation of time (pace) into the first person perspective. The plot and characterization, especially the development, really hooked me in because it mainly
My instructor Jennifer Jackson said this time “ Bravo! This is one of the strongest revisions I’ve seen yet.” This essay gave me so much confidence and made me feel I can actually write something interesting. Also, I sent my paper to The Writing Center, after I submitted my paper to my instructor to see any other mistakes I could have to improve my writing skills. I received a very good feedback from them after three or four days of submitting my paper, they said, “ my paper was pretty good. I needed to work on some minor mistakes such as spacing, omitting the work “that” when I did not need
Admittedly, David Suzuki wrote his essay at a time when education budgets were in better shape than they are today, and he certainly makes an excellent point that educators should respect their students and appeal to their interests. Nevertheless, his argument for sex education in the schools clearly needs further thinking. In spite of Suzuki’s strong ethos and persuasive use of pathos, he needs a stronger use of logos to make an argument here. The best he can hope for is to get his audience’s attention – then it is up to them to see if and how his ideas should be implemented in the
Steve Wozniak once said,” Whenever smart people work, doors are unlocked.” I can relate to this, because when I work on something, I try to go through the problem and I find other ways to answer it. I think out of the box and try to go a different way of answering anything. People think try to show off my smarts, but I just want to know the easiest way to answer a problem. The people that influenced me the most to be that way is my mom and dad. They taught me to find the easiest way in answering something, so it would make sense to me.
The first point of view comes from him but majority is from his father, who uses multiple stories to discusses various ways of how not being present can harm individuals. From Propaganda’s view point, he was too busy in his head “composing a tweet” that he would then add a “cleaver hashtag” to finish up the post with that he realized he was not even listening to his wife due to her silence. He was not focused on the conversation, but more on what he could get out of the conversation: a quote that was clever due to his wife on his social media page. He was not in the present in the sense that he used selective hearing until he found the prefect phrase from his wife to tweet about. Her utter silence pierced him in realizing and recognizing she was awaiting a response from their conversation.
I relished these moments because although many students might not have learned where Ypres is, they were engaged with powerful learning about themselves and each other. It is important to me to create an environment where students could cultivate their adolescent perceptions into beliefs, and know that they would be taken seriously. My students understood that I could be “led off task” because I consider learning through lessons and learning through life to be equally important. It engages students, and when one month later, Jose
I came into this class thinking it was going to be just like high school. Unfortunately, College Writing One is far more complicated than high school. I will continue to grow while learning many methods to improve my writing skills. Trying to improve your paper by not using the same words over and over again is more difficult than most people think. Another struggle is trying to find an advanced word selection to replace those words we tend to use often.
Sometimes in life it takes the influence of one person to change your perspective on life. My English professor invested time into my success that allowed me to fully understand my purpose. Growing up my ability to communicate hindered my relationship with people. Frustrated and embarrassed by my lisp tongue I muted myself from the outside world. My professor recommended speech services that enhanced my communication abilities and improved my overall quality of life.
In the article, “From Education,” Ralph Waldo Emerson, America’s most influential thinker and writer, wrote, “It is chosen and foreordained, and he only holds the key to his own secret.” Emerson says that students hold their own success to their futures. Students that find a passion find learning more about their passion interesting and show eagerness for education themselves. Also, having support from family and peers about their passion makes them even more eager to learn and explore new ideas. In the article, “Best In Class,” Margaret Talbot, a writer for cultural politics and editor at Lingua Franca and New Republic, wrote, “Students who fill their schedules with A.P. classes, as the ambitious ones tend to do, can end up with G.P.A.s well above 4.0.” In that sentence, those students that signed up for the A.P.
Others see technology and facebook in particular as killing the ability of the young generation to write. They point out the fact that in the past, students would write well crafted essays and which would be comprehensive. However, this appears to have been scrapped away by power points and texting which has dehydrated the language into “Bleak, bald sand shorthand.” They indicate that the world may face an age of illiteracy (Thompson, 2009). However, in the midst of all these criticism, Lunsford praises technology and applauds it for taking writing in a new dimension. She does not see technology as killing writing but reviving it and pushing it in bold new
Link Crew I would like to be a Link Leader because I remember how scared I was as a freshman coming to the high school. Having two link leaders made me feel less scared. I was glad there was someone I could ask my questions to. I enjoy working with people and helping others, and I hope that I can help the upcoming freshmen with the questions they have and do fun things for them because I know what it meant to me. I think that I should be chosen for Link Crew because I am always able to help out, give directions to lost freshmen, influence them in a positive manner, and be a kind upperclassman.
I personally really appreciated this book because of the positive view of being yourself and the impact of having friends who support you, regardless how “cool” or “uncool” they may be. I feel as though many middle school students can relate to this, because during this time students are trying to fit in and figuring out their friend group etc. and there are many instances of bullying during these hard/awkward years. Having a friend group that accepts your differences and positively influences you to be yourself is so important and that’s what I loved most about the Gang of Five. I also appreciated how this book discussed the topic of name-calling, especially Joe’s story of his peers calling him names because he is gay.
Hello Dr. Pressey, That is a great analogy on the auto-correct feature as compared to tech toys. (Yes, I definitely know of Howard Cossell ). Your “NAW” example would have definitely been frustrating for me – since the acronym had little or no relevance to the request. I can definitely relate to your last sentence about grabbing pencils and paper. True story: My son came to one evening and stated he could not compete his schoolwork because the battery in the calculator was bad (dead).
Professionally Not Professional Young people may be so naïve that they believe that it is professionally okay to send out an email to other professionals that uses slang, bad grammar, or misspelling within it. John Rumery, presenter of “Stop Talking. Start Writing. Get Moving;” told a room of young college students that if they are hoping to seek professional work after college, then they need to have great writing, analytical, and social skills. Rumery based his presentation from the theme of the Grand Rapids Community College’s English Department Writing Conference: Who Cares?