A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
This poem spoke to me the first second I read it. It made me feel like there was someone out there that understood how I feel day to day. In high school, I was with the “popular” crowd but always felt alone. I have many friends, but continually feel like I am the second choice. In my core friend group there is over 15 girls, but I never feel like I fit in.
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.
Learning to read by Malcolm X is an autobiographical piece describing his self-education. Malcom describes being “Increasingly frustrated. At not being able to express what I(He) wanted to convey in letters.” This gave him the drive to learn to read and write during his time in Charlestown Prison, and Norfolk Prison. He started his self-education by reading books, piecing together the bits that he could understand using context to complete sentences he could not comprehend.
He had only read books about slavery and that discouraged him. This made him feel beaten down by his abilities. He faced great hardship due to his mental image of himself. He had to overcome the challenge of facing himself. Alexie and Douglass faced their hardships of their economic status and education by learning how to read and write.
Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him.
Unfortunately, the shortage of books in our household I do believe that caused my poor reading skills and my dislike for books. Although my reading skills are not the best I always try to read a little here and there to enhance my
To be honest I graded it the night before and then the next morning read it another two times trying to convince myself that I could only go by the “Six Trait Writing Scale”. Upon finding out that the paper was plagiarized I felt betrayed. Someone had a wrote a paper that I was to grade but used other’s work to do so. I would much rather have a student tell me they need help or that they needed an extension on a paper, than to get a paper that is not their
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there.
Descriptive Essay I have never thought that drawing would help me out in life until I tried it. The interest started when I was in second grade when I saw one of my best friends drawing. I am thankful for her, she is the one who taught me to be patient and practice makes perfect. It gets a little frustrating and overwhelming when your interest is there, but you are not good at it.
What were Malcolm X’s beliefs? What did he hope to see change, and how for that matter did he believe he could make those changes happen? While analyzing Malcolm X and Black Rage, written by Cornel West, questions such as those are brought to light. Malcolm X’s motives are further explored as author Cornel West goes into depth and critiques Malcolm X’s tactics, such as black rage and psychic conversion, why they were such an important part of his philosophy, and if he believed said tactics were effective.
Transformation with Words Known as a violent, black civil rights activist Malcolm X revolutionized his unforgiving, street life to independent, educated pioneer. At a time of bigotry and isolation, Malcolm had his first epiphany on life regarding the importance of words; but in the same way as other incredible figures and history makers, everyone has a low point in life. At a young age, he was dependent on drugs and hustling for money with no care in the world but himself. Initially presented as an uneducated kid, who settled on wrong decisions and join with the wrong group, Malcolm's vocabulary definitely started colloquial and narrow. Indirectly he received loathsome propensities, yet he embraced the informal dialect basic to these areas.
The book I got from my grandpa When I was like 7 my grandpa brought a book to me from his trip to detroit. It was a book about cars. It was like my favorite book for a long time because I liked cars a lot when I was growing up. The book was about a bunch of different chevrolet cars and who made them and designed them and stuff like that. Thats why I was so interested in the book.
class, we discussed about Malcom X and the essay about learning to Read. Some of themes that we talked about was motivations, challenge, discrimination, courage and disciplinant. I expect before I started to read that who was Malcolm X and what did he do? 2. The writer is Malcolm X and one of his experiences of ethos, Legos, pathos is that he was a writer.
Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten.