In Chapter One of Thomas Cooley’s The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition, the audience was exposed to several strategies recommended for reading pieces of literature. These strategies were divided into three segments: Previewing the Text, Reading Closely and Critically, and Responding to What You Read. Each segment contained a list of either advice or questions the reader could heed to while analyzing their given text. Later, the chapter exposed the audience to the four traditional types of writing utilized.
Have you ever read a story that, at first glance, looked simple, but as you read and reread it transformed into something worth contemplating over? David Macaulay’s Black and White challenges the reader to expand their mind and see the full picture. He asks readers in his Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech to demystify their take on the entirety of the book. He encourages the reader to truly see the book in its entirety. To begin with, the four parts connect to make one story.
Vladimir Nabokov challenged his Cornell students in one of his introductory literature courses to select four attributes that each student finds most necessary for good reading. Nabokov provided the students with a list of ten attributes they were to choose the four from; belong to a book club, identify with the hero or heroine, concentrate on the social-economic angle, prefer a story with action and dialogue, have seen the book in a movie, be a budding author, have imagination, have memory, have a dictionary and have some artistic sense. Although each of these can contribute to good reading, four attributes stand out greater than the rest for me. Those four are; have imagination, identify with the hero or heroine, have some artistic sense, and have memory. These four attributes will be
As a candidate of National Honor Society, I possess the qualities as it will include leadership and character. I have taken the most difficult honor courses since the beginning of highschool and still maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout. Also, I have joined clubs to expand my knowledge of certain areas, which include DECA and Spanish Club. To add, I have been to two competitions, including this year 's Academic Team. Furthermore, I lead some of my classes, teaching them how do some of the work while having patience and confidence as I help them.
Reflecting back on my Initial Reflection I wrote at the beginning of Writing 122, one area that I wanted to work on was being able to master all the parts in an enthymemic style essay. After 4 more essays, I believe that I can write a beautiful essay incorporating all parts of an enthymemic style essay. Through this class, I’ve developed my skills in argumentation and learned how to better introduce paragraphs. When writing my next piece, I will try to be more conscious about all the little things that need to be done to really make a good essay. I have a good grip on the basics but mastering the little things will still require some practice.
Every student has their own writing process. Writing process ways is the student's way to have the best writing assignments and make who ever read it understand their main idea. In this essay I am going to explain my own writing process for various type. In chapter 4 by Keith Hjortshoj “How Good Writing Gets Written” which talks about how should develops their writing skills and gives them some tips that they should use in their writing process.
Good morning miss stipinowich and Mrs McCloud. Of all the 4 books I have chosen to discuss today I will argue that they all be included in the school library. This is for 3 reasons: Empowerment, Awareness and Acceptance. All four of the books I have read could be categorized as feminist literature because they all contain female protagonists, they break gender stereotypes as well as question and acknowledge them, and they all show women in a powerful light.
South Seattle College (SSC) offers a tremendous number of activities and volunteer opportunities for students who would like to become more involved with the community. As a student who has decided to major in art, I strive for all of the experience and learning opportunities related to that. At SSC we have created the Art Gallery where students and faculty are able to present their art during arranged shows and open hours throughout the day. As a member I would help with setup before shows, along with leading discussion with audiences presenting students work. It is an honor to not only have the chance to view others art and help engage the community with these events, but I am also pleased to say that last spring quarter one of my digital art pieces were chosen to be presented as well.
From there, I dove into as many community service opportunities as possible, including sports, school clubs, and mentorship programs. While my responsibilities as freshmen class vice president were small in the grand sceme, my experience on the student council were perhaps the most enlightening. Primarily, I learned the importance of teamwork and inclusion because I had to work with other class officers to organize events, including spirit hall decorations and my high school’s annual air guitar
Reflective Statement During the oral discussion, the students discussed intepretators and different ideas for their different views on the graphic novel Persepolis. There were an ample amount of tangent within the conversation per topic. Even with the tangents, the main topics that were discussed and reviewed were the students opinion on Persepolis, how others might have different interpretations of the book, as well as the effects the book had by being written in a different language. The interactive oral changes my perception and interpretation on the novel by a nonsignificant amount the points made did the interpretation just by a hint.
I learned a lot from this opportunity. I learned that not everyone is as fortunate as myself, but most of all I learned how to be there for someone. I knew each week that even if I felt sick, I would be at that elementary school, helping that child to the best of my ability. On top of spending numerous hours at clubs, I could always be found studying or working on a project. I have always been interested in my
I will help motivate my peers to take on more community and school service projects. I am not afraid to break out of my comfort zone to benefit those around me. The past two years I have worked to come out of my comfort zone and try new things. This lead me to many clubs and extracurricular activities that I know enjoy.
After viewing the Common Core in Literacy video which discussed the sixth shifts in ELA instruction, I was impressed with David Coleman’s (2012) summary of the shifts when he said, students should “read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter. ” This is why I feel that the ultimate goals are the fourth and fifth shifts; text-based answers and writing from source. Being able to read text with intricacy, subsequently allows that information to be transformed into the writing process; making students college and career ready. This is a tiered process in which the instructor must first hone in on different informational text suited to meet the diverse reading levels of each student.
She spends many hours tutoring her peers and helping Spanish speaking students to help improve their content skills and English. She has spent time at the Boys and Girls Club and at Centennial BOCES tutoring and translating. Many young people in our community have benefited from her willingness to give back. She has great understanding, especially for a high school student, how much change can happen if we all help each other.
Choice, as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, means the opportunity or power to make a decision. Chapters two through five demonstrate a few of the many choices Equality has to make in the book Anthem. Numerous choices lead Equality to different consequences but there were three that really affected him. Equality’s first choice is influenced by Liberty 5-3000. A stunning beauty whose “hair was golden as the sun” (pg. 24).