Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury- The most recent book in my literacy journey, the book that opened my eyes. I believe that a great book teaches you a life lesson. It leaves a mark of wisdom on you. For me, Fahrenheit 451 did just that.
Final Essay ACL The Laramie Project and Hillbilly Elegy both focus on major real life issues that are good to be exposed to. Laramie Project is a play that starts very slow, giving a lot of details in the start that are not very intriguing. The story focuses a lot on character descriptions while introducing new characters at the same time. Some of the characters didn’t even have major parts but some ended up making sense.
As the nature of this letter implies, I have finished Thomas Foster’s book, How to Read Literature like a Professor. It was intriguing and helped me to see things that otherwise I wouldn’t have noticed. Even some of the topics that seemed common sense were given greater significance after he explained them. For example, the chapter on the seasons the concepts/meanings are commonly known yet seeing how they fall into play in an actual story is fascinating. I never considered that the seasons could be incorporated in such complex ways short of plot, theme, mood, and setting.
Although AP English requires a great deal of reading, this can be beneficial. Reading can help inspire creativity and it also improves one’s writing, both areas in which I could use positive influence. One way to help manage all the reading is to manage time properly. Another way is to already have the books in possession so that once the book is needed, it will not have to be searched for. When writing an essay important information to keep in mind would be to stay organized, not only with your thoughts, but also with the writing itself.
My mother had a love of reading which she desperately tried to pass on to her children. I remember we would go to the Library all the time, which was one of my favorite memories as a child. My mom would tell us to pick out three books each and off we would go. When I was young I defiantly judged a book by its cover, I wanted the outside to look inviting and then maybe I would pick it out to discover what the inside was all about. My mother would read to us every night, at first just some simple children’s books and then, as we got older, we would read novels together.
So you decided to take AP English? Good choice, but it will require hard work and effort. Don't freak out, Ms. Cwikla will teach you everything that you need to know in order to pass the final exam. In order to become a successful AP student, you need to put effort into everything you do. By the end of the year you will probably be sick and tired of timed writes, but just keep in mind that they are improving your writing and preparing you for the AP test.
Stories that can give many young people of all nationalities ideas when writing. This has helped me when writing different papers on a mandatory topic. I was able to get ideas from someone who actually went through something I probably didn’t. Afterwards, from the examples used, I plan to bring the audience to my viewpoint – a young Caribbean writer. I am also a fan of many of the artists that the audience mentioned.
Literacy Narrative “Nothing is said of the silence that comes to separate the boy from his parents” (Rodriguez 69”). Silence. Silence is powerful. Silence, in a dramatic movie to make someone sit on the edge of their seat wondering what is about to happen. Silence, at a funeral of a loved one to grieve for the loss.
Personal Literacy Narrative Reading and writing is a tool everybody needs in their lifetime the basic reading and writing skills are used on a daily base no matter what field you plan to study. Reading and writing are taught at a young age. I personally was taught by preschool I noticed on how I grew with my writing and how I became a better reader and writer throughout my life I personal love reading and writing it’s a way for everyone to express themselves through their choice of words. Everybody learns how to read and write differently some students tend to be stronger than others, personally speaking I feel I tend to be higher in reading then writing.
AP English Language is a class unlike any other English course I have ever experienced. Throughout my high school experience, with the exception of this year, English class was a breeze for me. I flew through the assignments. I completed essays and presentations days in advance. I had free time to simply search the web or play games with classmates.
Me, Myself and I (A self-evaluation on my performance in AP Literature) The first day I sat in McGee 's class was at the beginning of junior year. I was so terrified by the immense amount of work facing me that I panicked and dropped the class. Walking into McGee 's again for my senior year was even more intimidating, though I embraced the fear instead of running from it. The first text with that shook my foundations was Plato 's Republic.
This critical reflective narrative utilises Mattingly and Fleming’s (1994) three track reasoning model which is made up of procedural, interactive and conditional reasoning narrative reasoning was later added to this model (Unsworth, 2011) cited in Duncan (2011) and this has also been utilised. I have made use of this model to describe, analyse and explore a critical incident from my professional practice within my reflective narrative account. Bannigan and Moores, (2009) maintain that the use of this model enables the development of personal reasoning, thinking and creative problem solving skills. John’s (2009) model of reflection has also been used to guide my thinking and provide structure throughout this reflective process. In addition
My experiences in English three so far have been very satisfying. I learned many things that I wouldn’t have if I had taken a different class or had another teacher. I learned a lot of morals from stories or movies watched like “Goodnight and Good Luck.” I learned from “The Crucible” that doing the right thing doesn’t always involve being truthful in certain circumstances if you care about someone and want to keep them safe. For example, when Elizabeth had to choose between telling the judge that her husband was unfaithful to her by having an affair with Abigail Williams, or lying to save him from judgment by the town and everyone in the courtroom.
“A classical book engains messages that influences the readers to be better and aids them in comprehending the human condition; it speaks directly to the reader’s heart, discordant to the current best sellers.” (Ramirez, 2012) The Great Books Curriculum (GBC) is the compilation of traditional classical literature implemented by high schools and colleges to their students. The Great Books Curriculum of 1990 was created by Mortimer J. Adler and used three main criteria to select the books of that year. It is widely known that history often repeats itself, therefore the great books which confront some real-world problems from the past can still be relatable today and in the future.