Over the years, I have read a great deal of books that have helped shape me as a reader. Through this reading, one of my strengths is being able to catch minor, but later important, details in a story. I can make sense of small minor details and use this knowledge while reading the rest of the book to further my understanding of it. Another one of my strengths is that I can easily tell when I will enjoy a book or not. People often use the phrase “you can’t judge a book by it 's cover” but I feel that in some circumstances, especially in young adult books, you can.
I had started to prove my teacher wrong. I was doing very well in every subject, particularly in English and writing. I have always loved to read, but writing was (and is) a challenge for me. When I was impressed by a novel, or very interested in a particular topic, my teacher would assign a paper or essay to summarize what I had learned. I also had an interest in history and started reading many books and materials on early American history.
Even with the advent of the internet, she continues to read books for her own enjoyment. Those who were born with a love to read, will always read, no matter what information is thrown at them. Vice versa, those that do not particularly like to read may be affected by their use of the internet, or just never read for understanding, because they dislike reading. Another part that could affect someone’s reading habits is their job. For instance the writer’s reading habits were changed, because his job requires him to obtain information to present.
How to Read Literature like a Professor Literature has been a widely debated topic throughout centuries all over the world. In addition, reading literature properly is an emulated skill within the English community. Once the trade of understanding literature is mastered, reading become a beautiful experience. How to Read Literature like a Professor is a guide that shortens the pathway through reading and understanding. This meritorious literary selection provokes an aesthetic response because it challenges the reader to remember novels are not original, meaning, and structure.
I don 't exactly remember the day learned to read, I guess learning to read came hand in hand with learning to write, slowly. I remember having to copy words off of a blackboard onto paper, then re-write those words over and over again until I not only memorized how to write them but also how to pronounce them. I remember every Friday was library day in elementary school and my friends and I would always fight to be first in line to get to the sports section because we never wanted to have to read anything "boring". I enjoy reading for pleasure but I dislike reading for information, most likely because I have a difficult time learning something just by reading it, I am more of a hands on learner. I enjoy the Killing series by Bill Orielly,
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” (Lee 39). This quote of Atticus’ from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird holds true in many situations. Sometimes people don’t think about how they might be wrong and are only focused on trying to be right. This quote will be proven true by my exemplifying of an argument with my mother, both sides of the argument, and its relation back to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The argument regarded my attendance at my sister’s, Savannah’s, literacy night at her school.
The brain can grow like the rest of the body, it just takes time, some practice and determination. As a child I love to read, but I was a slow reader, whether in school or at home I would read aloud. My mom noticed how I would stutter, not know how to pronounce certain words, and how long it took to read one page. My mom made me read aloud to her every night before I went to bed, she would tell me to practice on my pronunciations,and to keep rereading the same page until I wouldn’t stutter or mess up. As I practiced on my reading, if I were to mispronounce a word, my mom would have me sound it, syllable by syllable and if I still couldn’t pronounce a certain word, she would write it down on a piece of paper and help me pronounce the word
I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls… - Anne Frank. This quote means that no matter how hard it was to keep hiding it was interesting. I have had a different life from so many different girls that has been a real adventure. So, she traded that diary like if her whole life was there, and it is true, ever since they have been hiding, her life was that diary. Anne Frank was a girl that got famous for writing a journal, she was always hiding from the German’s and what she felt during she was in the secret annex.
The answers I got were mostly boiled down to “What I pick during my time searching for a book all depends on my mood at that moment,” and “I pick based on interest. Sometimes the original book I’m searching for becomes something that I don’t want to read by the time I arrive to get it, so I choose something else that I know I’ll enjoy much more.”. Those answers told me that the process of choosing a book is largely dependent on a person’s emotions at the time of the choosing. Now armed with some basic knowledge on the subject, I returned to my observing people in hopes that somehow I would suddenly understand what exactly happens in the process of book choosing. Alas, it was all for nothing, because while I had a small idea of what might be going through these people 's minds, I didn’t actually have the slightest clue.
Jones! Just that name/title brings back so many memories, I recall once my friends and I were in the library waiting to be released from the line to pick out books. The entire time we were in line, we were bickering about who would get which Junie B. Jones book! I cannot think of another time when I had been that excited about a book in forever. That series of books have been so much fun to read always had someone new and crazy going on, reading was much easier for me during those books because I was so interested and locked in.
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. I loved those memories and even though I had a very caring mother with my very best intentions in mind I never really picked up on reading. That was until I fell in love with my first book.
The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults so she decided to write some herself. This paper is going to discuss expectation, description, comparison and review. The target audience for this book is teens and young adults making it a book chosen by middle school teachers for a class to read. So of course for most this book’s expectation was set
The role of the diary is very known and key in this book, I 'll tell you why. Young girls who keep a diary you 'd think write about the boys they like and the girls at school and the young drama that they think is life ending at the time. But Alice on the other hand wrote about her struggles, pain and what she was doing that was so wrong in her mind. She told the diary everything that happened usually on a daily basis. When Alice did drugs for the first time she didn 't tell a friend or her parents she told her diary.
Self Assessment: Jacob Thomas As a writer, I have grown in many ways, First I took English Comp 150 last semester. This class taught me a lot about my life due to a book we read The Last Lecture. However, I did not like to read so I showed much resentment towards it. As the deadline approached I finally opened the book that would make me love to read again. In school there is many classes where I can express creativity just like Dr Seuss did in his imaginative books.
Do you think they are spicy,” “What do you think will happen?,” and “Did you like the book?” I decided to ask these questions because both students enjoyed the text-to-self questions. However, I also asked them questions that required them to infer what might happen. Student A was more eager to answer my questions while Student B was quieter. This might have been so because Student A told me she has read this book before. When I asked them to guess what might happen next, both student A and B were typically