Identity is a way of fulfilling one 's purpose in life. The uniqueness of one 's personality and character defines their identity, who they truly are. One 's uniqueness is a process, the person must have enough strength and perseverance to overcome obstacles. They must be able to accept whatever mistake they do and learn from it. The person will be able to truly see their true identity once they reached a certain point of enlightenment which was either triggered by a life changing event or experiences.
What a Feeling to be in First-Year Composition: A Writing Analysis on the Important Qualities First-Year Composition Instills in Sacramento State Students for Future Success in Academic Writing
Do you know who you are? I’m not just talking about your name and age. What I’m talking about goes way deeper than that. Anyways, there’s this girl who’s so desperate to find out who she really is. Sure, she knows what her dislikes and likes are, but what else does she know? She knows she’s a softball player, she knows how much she loves the game. What she doesn’t know is what else there besides is the softball player? Is she that player who wants more for the team? The player that takes everything to heart?, Or could she be the one that wants people to be proud of her? Whoever she is, it’s time for her to truly find herself.
The book “The First Stone” by Don Aker demonstrates the importance of Identity. Your identity is sculpted by their interactions you have with your environment. Depending on where and how you were raised makes your unique identity. Firstly, in the book Reef began as a tough and not caring individual who was involved with drugs and criminal acts. The reason for his identity and personality to be like this was because of his family life, his grandfather abused him and he was also very poor. This is evidence that describes how living in a bad environment is what can make a person have a negative identity or to act a certain way. Furthermore, your personal identity is very important and at times may not be up to you to create, but your life and your success heavily relies on it. Whether or not you will have a good job and life ahead can depend on your identity because your perspective and views are what guide you to do things. An example of identity leading to success in a person’s life is Bill Gates who is the richest man in the world. Bill Gates did not grow up in a bad environment, he didn’t do drugs and illegal things and was instead very determined. His identity helped him get to where he is now, compared to other people who got nowhere do their negative identity which led them to not
Creations, like most things in life, are improvable. Ideas and theories are always evolving into different ideas or more sophisticated ones. Discourse communities is a term that has been debated over the years. Three of those debaters are James Paul Gee, James P. Porter, and John Swales. In this essay I will analyze what each of these writers see as the definition of a discourse community while comparing specific points that each of them have regarding their personal view on the subject. It is also important to keep in mind that these authors published each of their articles within a 3-year period. That is important because Swales was the first of the three to publish his paper, everyone who wrote about discourse communities after him, already
Rejection can make one feel alone, helpless, and out of place, and it’s a feeling that can make someone feel like they are no good, or that they aren’t worthy of a good life. All throughout the story, we are given examples of how the young girl is shamed and rejected. She was never accepted for who she was and this made her do things, sometimes extreme to help out her family. She knew she would never fit in, and her actions proved just that.
Set in a fictitious country named Sarkhan in Southeast Asia, The Ugly American tells the tales of foreign diplomats, dignitaries, and humanitarians who attempt to implement or impose U.S. policies and customs onto sovereign nations. The backdrop for these exploits takes place during the time of Communist expansion in the region with the help of Russian and Chinese influence. The book shows how American behavior can positively and negatively influence the perception of its citizens and affect the outcome of American efforts. The authors illustrate the struggles America encountered in combating Communism and the strategies employed by our adversaries to allow it to flourish. The issues described in the book are as relevant today as they were almost 60 years ago when first written. In this paper, I will juxtapose some of the characters in the book with the ARSOF imperatives - the guidelines SOF operators need to know, understand, and employ to achieve mission success when working in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment, highlight the successes and shortcomings each person encountered, and discuss the
When registering for this class, a wave of worry ran through me, because I had minimal skill when it came to writing, particularly in the field of formal writing. The high school I attended was academically poor, we never wrote formal papers, just informal book and movie responses. Therefore I was apprehensive about this class. This course was quite intricate, but I attend skills that will aid me for the rest of my academic career. Rhetorical knowledge, critical inquiry, process, and conventions are all concepts I have acquired. To display my understanding of the four-course outcomes, I selected my summary and rhetorical analysis of Bruno Bettelheim's "Fairy Tales and the Existential Predicament," and my in-class writing "Seattle Versus the
The third book I chose to evaluate African American culture and identity is names Papa’s Mark (Battle-Lavert, 2003). This book was about a young African American boy, Simms, who had a strong passion and desire to help his father learn how to write. During this time period, African Americans were given the freedom to vote. However, Simms noticed that his father did not know how to write his own name and wanted to make sure he could by the time election day arrived. In order to achieve his goal, Simms would leave a piece of paper with his father’s name written at the top to help guide him. Additionally, he would help guide his father’s hand until he finally was able to write his own name. At the end of the story, Simm’s father was able to clearly
Writing is a language. If we take simple words and bluntly put the phrases into paragraphs, it defies the meaning of this broad dialect. I, Abigail Platon, will not only understand this odd, foreign language but make it my own while painting a picture with the power of correct grammar and lines of beautiful word choice. The only way I can find a gateway to this dream is through, one, hard work on my own and, two, in Temple City’s English Honors class. Through this program, I can achieve the goals I desire to complete, either in the academic year or the “foreseeable” future.
Throughout my experiences in this course so far, I have had many opportunities to reflect on my own past and have begun to better understand my own cultural identity. It has been much more difficult to wrap my head around than I would have predicted it to be because so many things play into the construction of an identity that it can be hard to look at all of those separate pieces together. My cultural identity, like all others, is more complicated than it first appears. I identify as a white person, a woman, an American, a gay person, and a feminist, just to name a few. While all of these labels carry with them stereotypes and expectations, they also interplay with the cultural influences I was subject to throughout my childhood. So, in looking at my cultural identity, I am examining both my own labels and what they mean to me and layering on top of that cultural influencers that operate within my life and how the interplay between these layers works.
Writing essays and other types of posts has always been difficult for me. But, throughout this composition class, I have learned many interesting and new things about the different types of writing styles. When starting this class, I considered myself to be an average writer with run-of-the-mill vocabulary, ordinary sentence structure and typical finished products. This class has helped me greatly improve my writing skills in a variety of ways. I have learned multiple things by taking this class, such as new ways to approach writing and that there is much that I still need to learn about composition.
In previous courses, my writing skills have been mediocre or just enough to pass the class. Throughout the duration of this course, I have written a variety of papers using different techniques and skills. Previously I would write assuming that the only audience would be my instructor. This course has helped me realize that there are many steps and skills involved with writing a well-organized and easy to comprehend essay. My expectations coming into the course were high and remained high throughout the duration of the course. The essays I wrote in the class really challenged me to progress in my writing skills.
“Do angels wear brassieres?" is a short story written by Olive Senior. In analyzing this story the main theme emanating from this story was one of self-identity where traditional stereotypes about women’s and their identities will be contested. This story is set in Jamaica where the author denotes issues of hierarchy and class stratification in a family which is female centered. The main character are; a girl named Rebecca aka Beccka, her mother Cherry, and aunt Mary. The unfolding story was based in a rural village located in Jamaica. The characters speak a dialect which is rich and colorful, and this is shaped and controlled by humor and comedy, allowing the reader a great insight into their way of life. Olive Senior short story “Do angels wear brassieres?" demonstrates a strong cultural and social reference where the emphasis is on women, and there identity as women.
I started this class with the goal to further develop abilities in the essentials of university-level academic writing.