I think that the fact that it is so short is just another reason as to why it should be a master speech because it is so impactful and motivating in such a small amount of words. This speech is exactly 277 words long, which mans he was able to leave his mark on history in such a short speech. Also, he inspired thousands of people with this speech by telling them that just because something is holding you back that doesn't mean you have to stop. In conclusion, Lou Gehrig's farewell speech was a short and sweet speech that left its mark in history and will never be forgotten. I hope this speech can be a part of your master speech unit next year so students can enjoy it like I
However because atonement is only achieved through doing constant good deeds readers see a second time when he reveals all. As Amir was on the phone explaining his story to Soraya he is able to reach a second step of atonement as he starts to redeem his guilt by letting go. His final redemption is seen as he takes Sohrab to America he is at peace. Through taking care of Sohrab Amir grows the most as a character and through reaching redemption he also is able to grow. While spending his life with Sohrab he repays Sohrab everyday by becoming more servant-like, loyal, and persistent waiting for him to open up.
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company. One of the biggest things that I have learned from taking this course is that good content is more important than sophistication. Both are very important in essay writing, but it is more important to have clear content and material so that the audience can understand your position. Last year, I always seemed to lose points on essays for not having sophisticated enough prose, so I came into this class under the impression that the most important things in a
However, I could have improved the essay by not addressing the reader. My opening paragraph also could have been improved. Another assignment I am proud of is my practice argumentation paragraph. In this paragraph, I talked about my opinion on abortion, and why I believe this. I picked this topic because it was the topic I knew the most about at the time.
The Advanced Writing class will help me with anything necessary that I need help with and it’ll keep me on the right track to shoot my best score on the ACTs. Unlike any other classes, this class will benefit any person outside in the real world. Although, I haven’t taken the ACTs to receive the score that would’ve helped me improve in the future, or show where I am at, I don’t have to take it to know my strengths or weaknesses in English and Writing. One of the three strengths I have in Writing is focusing on the topic that I find interesting. I ensure to include what is important in my paper, and other details that are necessary for the readers to easily understand of the point of
His writing is fairly easy to read as the book was intended for students. Wallace’s style is straight-forward writing and doesn’t include lengthy descriptions. The Long, Bitter Trail doesn't break a new ground but it does present a new approach to the Indian Removal Policy. The author incorporates his ideas of anthropology into the book. For a student, this would be a satisfiable read because its is just a summary.
I chose The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. I am very familiar with it because I did a project on it, so I will be able to explain it in greater detail than if I had chosen another story. It was quite enjoyable and informative, too, so I find it interesting to discuss. The Autobiography is about Franklin’s journey to become a better person. He originally wanted to become perfect, but he was never able to achieve this goal.
According to Richard Rodriguez, the essayist, Richard Hoggart successfully developed an idea that seemed to define Rodriguez’ life completely. “Then one day, leafing through Richard Hoggart’s The uses of Literacy, I found, in his description of the scholarship boy, myself” (Rodriguez 48). Here, Rodriguez implies that he must be a ‘scholarship boy’ simply because the descriptions of a ‘Scholarship boy’ matches his childhood being. To provide an illustration, Hoggarts, according to Rodriguez, stresses that “With his family, the boy has the intense pleasure of intimacy, the family’s
Using blended English will make writing easier to read, comprehend, and reach a broader audience. A variation of English Tan uses is an informal almost slang form of English she uses with her mother and spouse. In the essay introduction, Tan states “Don’t judge a book by its cover or someone’s intelligence by her English” (Tan, 2003, p. 20). She recognized the forms of English used to speak to her family are very unique and knowing the differences can have a
Interviewing a friend did take off the stress of making mistakes and we had a great time. The whole interview went well aside from taking too long to take notes. The interview was interesting for both Mario and I. We thought that it made us aware about the struggles that we had to go through and at the end we realized the positive impact that migrating to America has made on our lives. However, we both feel that our experiences were not as difficult as how it was portrayed in the books and movies about the challenges that immigrants face.
Marvine Rodriguez I have learned that i am not as familiar with the computer programs as i thought. I am also feeling unorganized, the start date came faster then I thought. I now know I need to prepare myself for the week. Two days in and I am already feeling more comfortable with everything. Although I still have some anxiety, because I still have a lot to learn.
Fields of study that actually could land me a decent paying job after college. And that’s why I really enjoyed Mark Edmundson’s article, because unlike my grandpa, he didn’t make me feel small. In a way, he validated my plans to major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Because life is far too short to do something you hate day in and day out. Sure, I could switch my major and become a Business major.
After reading the document “The American Crisis” by Thomas Paine, published in December 23, 1776, I think that the author had written a very inspiring article. In front of the war, he was fearless, and he could not find any reason to be afraid. I agree with the author and believe, no matter anything, as long as we persevere, indomitable, we would have the hope to get the glorious results. The author was successful in making me feel that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Even though we completed this assignment at the beginning of the term, I still was able to learn from it as the term progressed. Throughout the other assignments I still had minor mistakes within my annotation but I believe towards the end I began to understand the concept more when I