In the novels A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines and Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass the perception of african americans by whites, the struggles of african americans to receive a education, and the african americans had many success and failures. The impact of education help aided all of the problems that african americans
Writing has always been a form of art, a way in which an individual could express themselves. Freewriting is being able to put words on a paper without another thought and producing quality papers. The advice of two talented writers suggests ideas that can help beginning writers feel comfortable in writing without feeling embarrassed. In the essay “Freewriting” Peter Elbow states that during the process, you should not go back and correct the paper. Along with Mr. Elbow’s advice Donald Murray had shared some tips about revising your papers.
The essay we chose is untitled “Learning to read” and was written by Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist activist from the ninetieth century. In the essay he tells us the struggles he had gone through to learn how to read, something that would be considered today as normal. In the following paragraphs, we will argue whether, his essay could be used as credible and useful source for an academic research paper. Frederick Douglass is a public figure well known in the world for his contribution to the abolitionist movement in the ninetieth century. There are many schools, streets, libraries named after him.
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
The essay, On Laziness, by Christopher Morley, portrays his argument of why laziness is often the key to being successful. In his opening sentence, he starts by explaining how he intended to write an essay but was simply too lazy to do do. The purpose is already being expressed through his use of satire. This helps the audience apprehend how he’s portraying his meaning through his own writing style, which includes theoretical irony, satire, and use of persuasion. The use of actual laziness used to write this essay made the readers ponder and question what he was trying to say.
I definitely had some preferences on the books that we read this semester. An example of this is Laramie Project, I didn’t like the start of the book at all and then once it got going I ended up enjoying it a little bit more. Usually classes in high school involve skills that wont be used later in life but this class helped develop skills I will use. I saw this as a set up class for real life situations. It prepares you to be informed in a controversy like gay rights or learning about communities you didn’t know about
The most of the book informations contain lot of informations about the African peoples’ life and culture such as how mourning in done, what are some rules, how they live and list goes on. The way we live our life in United States and the way they live in Africa have vast differences. It was sad to read about those people who in poverty, who have to work all day to have meal on their plate, such as Eurama. The book shares the history of indigo, author also mentioned about the dying, how it is done, which I found to be helpful since I am the student trying to learn more about the
List of traditions of your culture and how it related to your family The culture I identify is African American. The African American culture have several traditions that my family and I practice. The traditions of the African American culture that are practices among my family are maintaining family relationships, practicing Christianity, maintain hospitality, gaining education, and cooking. In the African American culture, families maintain a strong bond though many function like family reunions. My family are take pride in create family gathers especially for holiday, special event and even for funerals.
To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes. I felt I am not ready for writing class. However, I decided to enroll to this class because it will be very helpful to improve my writing, and the readings will be good references when I start writing my dissertation in the end of this program. It was good choice and I am glad I registered for this class. The readings are very useful and filled with information that help you overcome your fear of writing.
My Reflection of Real Talk for Real Teachers Real Talk for Real Teachers written by Rafe Esquith has been thought provoking as well as entertaining to read. I have learned a great deal from reading this book and I hope to implement a few of his ways in my future classroom. I can relate too many of the stories that have been told in this book because this is real life in a school environment. I would like to break my summary down chapter by chapter. Chapter One –Badlands (7-15) Esquith states that he offers “sugarcoated advice” (7) to new teachers but he really wants new teachers to know is that there will be bad days.