Graff paints reading as an insufferable and tedious chore that must be endured and the way that one is able to complete such a task is through theoretical analysis of the text. However, some students have a passion for reading that can drive them to spend time studying and interpreting a text. This would lead to more original ideas than interpretations that are influenced by what other critics say about a text or by the reader being told how to read a text. Graff does not believe in Bloom’s idea of “just reading”: “As readers, we are necessarily concerned with both the questions posed by the text and the questions we bring to it from our own differing interests and cultural backgrounds” (46-47). While Graff views this as an unavoidable contamination of “pure” reading, I believe this can also be viewed as a unique perspective that could be lost by an introduction to literary theory.
In Trimble’s example, Mr. Rierson transcribed “fearsome” instead of “fulsome” which potentially changed the entire meaning of the quoted material. One can see how this “careless error” could cause Mr. Rierson to be regarded as inept (119).
This chapter can help young writers in English class with their papers in many different ways. For instance, Trimble gives examples on what a veteran writer does in order to make their writing interesting. He also gives out techniques on how you can get a reader’s attention or how you can fix your writing to make it readable instead of having nonsense. What makes this difficult for me as a writer is that I write what ever comes to my mind and it will not make sense. Another thing that makes it difficult for me as a writer is that I am not good at getting the readers attention and having him hooked on to my work.
Emotional neglect – “failure to provide adequate nurturing and affection to a child or the refusal or delay in ensuring that the child received the needed treatment for behavioural problems. It may also involve exposure to extreme domestic violence”. This could be seen as emotional neglect and he feels abandonment from his mother. He seems to feel that she no longer worries about him and is now more focused on her new husband. I also feel that they have failed to protect Alex from certain dangers which is shown in his fighting with one of his fellow peers at school.
Or it can fulfill the void in your life that reading about a character doing just what you are lacking can fill. One of my pet peeves of reading books is when you are forced to read a book that you end up hating. I am fairly efficient at being able to find the good in books that we are required to read and am able to enjoy most of them. But every once in awhile, there is a book that I am required to read that I cannot stand. This is a pet peeve of mine because try as I might, I can’t find anything I like about that book.
“And you know, forcing students to stay in school when they don 't want to be there can cause problems for teachers and other students as well.” This quote shows that even an expert, like Missy Remiss, who is for keeping students in school until age 18, knows that it can cause problems. Just as the kids can cause problems while staying in school they may have problems at home as well, which could provoke the bad behavior. As some kids may tell their parents they do not have time to do chores because they have homework, students families are the homework and school is the chore; they have to take care of family first. “You know how hard things have been at home for the past three years with dad not working and mom has only been able to find temporary and part time work.” This quote shows the hardships Marissa had, and the reasons she had to leave school, to focus on family. The whole issue of, should kids have to stay in school until they 're 18 or not, can really go either way, both sides have good back
I 'm fine with writing purely academic pieces but it gets so tiring when I see that I 'm not improving no matter how hard I try so I lose hope for those pieces. I want to write free but I need a lot of time to fix everything and I feel like everything is on a time constraint so I feel rushed and strangled by everything. Not only that, but now I have dreams that I can vividly recall and jot down which range from macabre to bittersweet to semi-sweet. My dreams are a great source of inspiration for what I think so when I hear certain words I link them to other pieces of literature and ideas. My early experiences with writing under time constraints and failing to
Then, when the students get to school the next morning some of the students are tired from doing homework. Then, sometimes the student might try to doze off in class, the teacher might yell at them. This is one of the reasons why I think students shouldn’t have homework. Lastly, students shouldn’t have homework because of family situations. Most of the time people will have some situations with their family, and the won’t get a chance to do their homework.
Another disadvantage of mine, which affects me both in writing and in my personal life is that I can be too much of a perfectionist at times. It can take multiple times of planning and rewriting until I feel comfortable with my paper. There has been times I’m over halfway through a paper, and I will just start over because I do not like the path that the paper is
I would go to sleep without talking to my dad and wake up for school, to find him long gone. I didn’t want to argue with my dad one night, go to sleep, and find that my last words to my dad were a disagreement. This fear was real, I saw it happen in my own family with my cousin Ricky and his dad. My worst fear wasn’t my father leaving to work but him leaving
My weaknesses though, now that is a long line. 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.
The meaning of this quote is that a very amount of books would be printed out if they were designed not to offend anyone. I agree with this quote 100% because there are usually, if not always, people on different sides of a topic. There are people who find things offensive that the author didn’t intend to do. In most situations, there are two sides, and agreeing with one side will, in most cases, offend the opposing side. Within most literature, there will be something that offends somebody in the world.