Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in. A novel such as How to Read Literature like a Professor brings joy to the reader because it awakens the senses he or she has become numb to in reading. This novel brings fun and irony back into reading literature and makes the reader remember why literature is important. In the eyes of non-professors, books are just a way to keep records and entertain the few. This is true, however, in reality, books serve the eternal purpose to expand communication between humans and bring
For this reason, Chapter 14 of, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, relates to the novel, Wonder. Both books teaches readers that some people who are disfigured are the greatest people of all. Thomas Foster’s book, How to Read literature Like a Professor, teaches many readers the importance of reading and understanding a book. He includes points in his book that are easy to connect to books that the readers have read, making it easy for readers to understand the meaning of each chapter. Thomas Foster’s book obviously connects to the book, Wonder, readers can identify a questor, the importance of a meal scene, and
The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about. Drafting for me is pretty similar, as also my ideas are coming into my mind at no speed limit and I try to focus in one at the time, at that moment, I am not thinking about
I like to learn new things in English, and I like to learn new things even more when they make sense to me. In the past English seemed to get better and better every year. Since we started to read more books in in class, I started to like English even more, since I like reading. The teachers in the past English classes seemed like nice people and the classmates were not so bad either. I like how every year in English the classes get harder and harder because then I have to use my brain even more.
Founding brothers is enjoyable to all and will broaden the reader’s understanding with insightful historical analysis. Ellis did an impressive job at balancing the book and not showing bias towards any of the prominent figures. Although the book provides a superb representation of the forefathers in each chapter, some chapters are more effective than others. The book also tends to wander off and get too in-depth in some area so it becomes a bit wearisome. During some areas the narration fails to sustain my attention and spark my interest.
Graff suggests that being able to to discuss literature is a primary factor in being able to read well. He goes further on to point out that teachers that can relate to students that are intimidated by reading have a great advantage over teachers that may have forgotten what it's like to learn how to think analytically about writing, reading and intellectual
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. This book had me looking forward to, library day more than gym day, I never would’ve chosen that over gym if it wasn’t for that series of books. Eventually I began to read the Mark Twain books so I could go to the cool party with all the library lady’s. I never actually got far enough to go to the party, but I did advance in my reading because of those books, which they all weren’t “my type” of books. I learned to give every book a good chance before ruling it out, because it’s true you can’t judge a book by its cover.
My writing become even stronger when I add powerful pieces like quotes, pictures or even my own personal stories. I still feel as if I could learn more about rhetoric decisions although, when it comes to understand pathos, ethos, logos, and kairos I have a strong understanding. I am very aware of what my weakness and strengths is in writing. When writing I often times do identify my weakness, I feel as if my weakness are just the basic of always using first person, sometimes only seeing one side to a story, and lastly moving quickly on my work which leaves me with more error than I should have. I also see my strengths when writing which appears to be how strongly I feel about my text which allows me to keep my intended audience engaged within my
Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why is that so? Reading is one of the most beneficial and practical activities that a human being can do. Unfortunately it is a disappointment that people these days read less. As we know, books were the main source of entertainment centuries ago, but with the widespread of technological advances such as the cinema, television, internet, among others, many people left their books on the bookshelf. The purpose of this speech is to present the benefits and the importance of reading.
Firstly, intensive reading is a way of gaining and acquiring specialist knowledge since it focuses on a single book or reading material while extensive reading is a way of acquiring general knowledge since it involves reading a number of books or reading material that is related or not related. Secondly, intensive reading is reading books or reading material with a purpose while extensive reading is reading a vast number of reading materials for pleasure. Thirdly, intensive reading method involves concentration, deeper understanding and interpretation of text and focus in a small area of detail in a reading material which is reading in depth whilst extensive reading method is reading the possible easy-to-understand books, articles and documents in a wide area of detail in a reading material which is reading in