She categorized it into two categorize the first one is professional English that she use at work with boss and employees, and the second category is family English “broken English” she use it with her mom and family. These divisions were very important and affected tan because she had to be aware which English to use. 4. Tan know that the literary audience will have a higher expectation of her writing .therefore, she doesn’t write in the manner in which her mom would speak” broken English”. She thinks an English scholar or students would be easily being able to understand what Tan convey through her story.
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
The documentary instantly starts off with the thoughts from the family members of the four students on why people should know more than one language. Right after these clips, an opponent is saying how if you do not learn how to read, write, and speak in English properly, an individual will not be able to go to college or get a job which is not good for our society. However, Farr (2001) argues that people who are not “proficient” in English are still able to be successful in English-oriented jobs. They are able to cope if they have any difficulties with the literacy demands. Another perspective for the “English-Only” argument was made from a family member of one of the students.
Undergraduate years were classes that the author are no longer enjoy mainly because professors lack skills to communicate. Bell Hooks found Paulo Freire and he was a man that she can look up to as he prompted critical pedagogy to her. The feminist classrooms were the place that we could raise critical inquiries about education process related to practice of freedom. Bell Hooks was excited to start teaching with ways different than what she had been taught. Furthermore, she longed to combine excitement and seriousness making a better learning environment than the one she used to had.
Women are still not entitled to all authority and positions of leadership, meaning woman still cannot hold certain positions in many work fields. Furthermore, woman’s chances for meaningful work, equal pay and opportunities for promotion are not seen to be as important as the males since they have been known to be the breadwinners. Lastly, women are usually the ones that have to have the flexibility in a household and must be able to make domestic arrangements. Many offices are still not equipped with the right tools needed for children to go to work with their mothers. They did not offer free childcare, which usually prevented the woman from
However, as time passed by, I began to think about what lesson I could learn from it. It is no use crying over spilt milk, but if you don 't even try to avoid spilling milk from next time, it is more meaningless. It was not a pleasant process, but actually I found that I gained something through thinking deeply. I remember that one of the most potent reason I couldn 't get along well with her was that I wasn 't even able to talk to her very much. It was partly because I was too shy to talk to a girl, but another reason I found was that I had too little to talk with her.
I did like studying English, but I did not want to be an English interpreter, since I was interested in studying about Fashion industry. I talked to my parents about what I truly want to be in the future, which is a fashion merchandiser, but they did not agree with me, but instead they gave me a bad opinion that I am not going to be successful with that career. I was panicking and I felt like no one is trying to listen or respect my opinions. I was afraid that they will not allow me to study in this area, but I made a big chart and wrote down my plans of what I am going to do when I grow up. Once I was done with listing them, I decided to show my parents.
I have chosen to study English composition and literature, but what types of jobs does this major offer after graduation? Of course, I could become an English teacher or a professor, but these positions are scare in the current job markets. I know that I will be an excellent writer in the future, but I do not think that it will be a feasible profession to pay off massive student debt loans. I have often heard of former English majors not being able to find lucrative jobs, which makes me wonder about the career option of teaching. Also, I do not feel that I would be a good teacher, so I am also worrying about that option as a future choice.
This greatly limits their access to opportunities and general knowledge of the education system. Southeast Asian parents who are not able to fully communicate in English may miss important information that would be beneficial for their students’ success. These parents are unable to successfully navigate the American school systems, and they often feel unwelcome in the school setting due to cultural boundaries. This and their limited English abilities often restrict their communication with teachers and other school officials that would otherwise help their children succeed. Some parents may also have no higher education, or have had any formal education at all.
I learned this from one failure I experienced which I would never want to repeat again. The last year of my stay in the United States, I became depressed. I did not have friends that I could laugh heartily with. I did not do well in my classes. Although I pushed myself to do so, I did not want to go to school.