I should have been opened up my eyes to reading and writing because I want to be a teacher, assistant. I always liked working with kids, and I will like to be a great assistant. Since there's no way to become a teacher assistant or even a teacher without having reading and writing skills, I will have to read and write more often. It is like King says "If you want to be a writer, you must do to things above all others: Read a lot and write a lot" (72, 73). If I want to be a teacher assistant or maybe a teacher one day I must ameliorate my reading and writing.
Looking at two wonderful pieces of literary art, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and The Chosen, by Chaim Potok with personal opinion, I would come to the conclusion that The Chosen exceeds To Kill a Mockingbird in many ways. The Chosen proves more preferable to me due to it having a more relatable theme, an easy-to-follow storyline, and a better sense of completion. An undeniable fact is, both books have great themes. However, my preference, The Chosen, contains a theme more relatable and important to people today. To Kill a Mockingbird was first written to bring awareness to racial discrimination and support the civil rights movement which was at its height during 1960,
and I could not figure out how I could smooth it out. Now that I am in college it seems I need to finally try and at least work out a few of the flaws in my writing and try to make it more presentable. This requires me to go out of my comfort zone and I am still not comfortable leaving my zone and use writing techniques I don’t normally use. When writing there are supposed to be a lot of different techniques
The most difficult thing being my age, fourteen, is the adjustment to high school. Graduating from middle school and going right into high school is a big change. It’s scary to have to start high school without all your old school friends. The first change for me was lockers.
Being able to experience literature multiple ways can give students a deeper understanding of a text. Specifically, if a student only reads a graphic novel, and another student reads a graphic novel, and also reads the original book, they would most likely have a better understanding of the
Before I was completely cleared to go to Northern, I had to appear before the school board and tell them why I wanted to got to Northern. When I arrived to the meeting, it seemed that the hallway stretched out as I walked towards the door. Soon enough, I made it to the door and made my appearance. This is just one of the few obstacles I faced to get to high school.
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).
I am actually really excited for college reading even though I know the level is going to be much more difficult. I am really hoping that college reading is going to be much more interesting and the discussions that follow the reading are going to be very interesting. A goal I have for reading is to be part of study groups. I want to be part of study groups that way I have people I can discuss the reading and hear the different perspectives.
Finally, we read because reading opens our minds up to new concepts and expands our capabilities to be imaginative, creative and empathetic. Like turning the pages of a book, our minds turn over new ideas that before may have seem incomprehensible, some ideas to remember, others to be revisited or obliviously ignored. Does reading really make us better people? To adequately answer this, one must pick up a book to fully understand the wisdom, peacefulness and companionship a good book boundlessly
I have three main goals going that I want to accomplish while attending Farrell. My first goal is to make new friends and meet new people. Although a bunch of my friends will be going to high school with me, I want to have more friends who always have your back. My second goal is to have good grades. I want to be at the top of my class.
I am trying to read more difficult novels, but I think I chose one a little too far outside my comfort zone. The plot is understandable but the language the author uses rather difficult for me to read. To sum it up, these books are all good choices and I would recommend them, but sometimes I just have to deal with what I can
I tend to get off topic sometimes which is really bad when writing stories. Another weakness of mine would be formatting. Certain forms of writing should have a specific type of format. Also feeling like a failure is a weakness, it discourages me sometimes and my writing may get affected. I’ve acquired a lot of new skills during this