Amy explains the many variations of English that she had been exposed to and still uses. She points out even though her mother, Mrs. Tan, uses the "broken" version of English, Amy still understands her mother. I agree because Amy never stated she had any
Although her mother speaks broken English, she can read and listen standard English without difficulty. For example, she reads Forbes report and listens to Wall Street Week. In her option, she thinks her mother’s English is perfectly clear and natural. It’s her mother tongue. Also, she thinks her mother’s language is vivid and full of observation, its helped shape the way she sees and makes sense of the world.
Whenever the characters discuss an event unknown to the reader, Panitch provides information through various flashbacks. She has used them in the perfect way, feeding readers information through Lucy’s memories. This writing technique works so well for this book! And, honestly, it was terrifying. I have never read a book written like this, Lucy's memories were what she wanted you to know - the main character was freakily self-aware.
Malala employs pathos so that the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
In “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan and “superman and me” by Sherman Alexie, both authors focus on the importance of teaching oneself. While Amy Tan conveys this subject using personal experience, Sherman Alexie expresses it by using imagery. Ultimately, both authors portray the theme as having a passion to learn and being educated can benefit a person in life. Amy Tan's essay is a personal story that tells the reader about how her mother's english was perceived as “broken” or “fractured” by everyone. Amy Tan says “But me, my mother's english is perfectly clear, perfectly natural.” In the essay Amy Tan uses personal experience to give examples about how knowing her mother's tongue helped her to talk to stockbroker for her mom and restated it everything
A pivotal person is someone who has had an impact on a life. The impact of a pivotal person can range between effecting a life in a positive manner or an negative manner. Pivotal people can be a family member, friends, or an acquaintance. I personally view pivotal people as a positive influence in life, changing a life for the better. My pivotal person is my mother because of the strength she has built into me, pushing me out of my comfort zone making me the social person I am today, and always supporting making me the best version of myself possible.
When Sonia needed help with an algebraic question her teacher was not much help to so she relied on Norma. Sonia watched Norma as she went up to the board and answered her problem as well as the others flawlessly. To Sonia, Norma was brilliant, incredible, and a math genius. She had looked up to her for that and believed that Norma was truly amazing. Another reason was because Norma was in Sonia’s favorite class, French.
At one point Sherry describes her experiences of being an adult literacy teacher as an ethos (Sherry, 564). The example of Sherry being an adult literacy teacher is an amazing use of ethos (Sherry, 564), Sherry encourages the audience to trust her opinions by showing that she sees first hand the students that are passed along during school. This puts Sherry in the shoes of a professional of sorts, and who does not trust a professional opinion. That, however is not the only point of ethos in “In Praise of the F word”. Sherry’s other example is her own experience of being a mother to a son who went through the American school system (Sherry, 565).
She had a unique, but effective way of discipline. Unlike many others, she would not use any type of force when disciplining. She would go out and join the kids at recess winning over the toughest boys with her athletic readiness. She used this strategy to keep them from playing too rough with their other classmates. She had a genuine bond with every child she taught and every classroom she taught in.
Apart from her scheduled classroom teaching time, she always kept her students' best interest at heart, by conducting lunch time classes and focused on individual-based assistance, exposing her nurturing, diligent and cooperative attributes. I was a shy, quiet and reserved person who was provoked and harassed, but I managed to remain forbearing and patient. After becoming acquainted with Miss Communication Studies, I confided my problems in her and she confronted the situation. She defended me and would keep an eye out for me, while empowering me to be brave and keep focused on my studies. In essence, I believe that her approachable and understanding character were essential in keeping me focused, and is responsible for my academic achievement and my personal
However, the one thing that stood out the most was her beautiful welcoming spirit and her passion for serving others. During the interviewing while she goes on to talk more about her duties as a manager, of the office of CSI, she had a beautiful smile on her face. She sees her staff not as a team but as a family, and she said, “She is more than happy to help them with anything because she want nothing but for them to succeed in whatever they are doing.” She is very hands-on in the office she does not dictate instead she focuses more on helping her staff and direct in the right way to get their task done. Everyone seems to enjoy her company and love being around her, they do not seem to hesitate on asking her any questions regarding any officer matters, they really function as a family at the
Her inspiration came from the feelings of writing to an actual experience and thinking of names that are memorable to her. While she told us that reading is a pleasure activity and not for a younger audience to learn from a lesson, she immediately got my attention. The reason was because in most children 's books I have read are all based on lessons, in which it made me stay away from reading because it was so boring. As the session ended, it made me rethink the importance of writing and reading and how different approaches can to lead to
Washington 's early education was first influenced by his mother, and Viola Ruffner, wife of the owner of the mines and the other women who made an impact to his struggles later in his life. He was blessed and surrounded with both good black and white women; most of the people that made him succeed were women. His mother was a supportive and positive woman, she bought him a spelling book and encouraged him to learn, Washington showed a positive interest in learning how to read by himself without a teacher. she wasn 't educated but was very ambitious for her children. She taught Washington a lot of morals as a child, she was so smart and creative that she made Washington a hat when he needed one to wear to school from different piece of cloth because she couldn 't afford to get him one.
I am reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This memoir gives the reader a peek into the major events encompassing in the unusual life of Jeanette Walls. The reason i decided to read this novel was merely because of the raving reviews of the people around me. They said it was a very quick read because i would have trouble setting the book down and they were very true. The main character is the author obviously and we follow her through her struggles growing up that even follow her to some of her adult life until she finally finds her happily ever after.
Growing up, the English language excited me. Whenever I had a writing assignment, I could not wait to start the writing process. My mother always proofread my papers and constantly told me I was a good writer. Her words of encouragement filled me with a passion for writing. However, as much as I wished that the writing process would come naturally to me, it didn’t.