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. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
Instead of putting forth what it took to become the “bright” student, they chose to be sorry for themselves and make it easier. While Beatty spends his life eliminating books and “differences,” Blow is promoting books and explaining the wonderful effects they can have on one’s life. He says, “That was the beginning of a lifelong journey in which books would shape and change me, making me who I was.” So, Beatty’s and Blow’s views on reading and writing had a small similarity. Blow explains that books shaped him into the person that he was. Beatty also claims books can create differences throughout society, and they can cause people to be shaped different.
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.
Also that books can be encouraging and inspirational. Some people believe books should not banned in schools/libraries because every book can teach a lesson. One reason books should not be banned is because books can teach a lesson. Books can teach a lesson by, “As soon as Jonas was assigned as Giver he didn’t realize the responsibility.” (The Giver). That getting a huge role in your life may mean that you are receiving more or bigger responsibilities.
Being logical is important to Baron as he professed his purpose that not everyone is capable of writing. Historical figures such as Martin Luther reasoned that “you just read one good book, which you can read over and over-the gift that keeps on giving-not a lot of bad books that will just fill your head with error just to confuse you”(Baron 709). If a book is exceptional, it should make its readers read it over and over again. This is a topic that is endangered when too many books or materials exist. The issue of unimportant logic comes into play when too much is created.
Montag’s search for answers end up leading him to read books. Evidence that Clarisse inspires Montag to read is seen in the quote, “These men have been dead a long time but I know some way or the other their words point to Clarisse.” (68) This quote proves even though Clarisse disappears her knowledge is so important to Montag He attempts to search for it in books. In this sense, Clarisse is the reason Montag reads, without her Montag may never been inspired to read. Lastly, Montag confirms Clarisse as a role model in the quote, “He was surprised to learn how certain he suddenly was on a single fact he could not prove… Clarisse had walked here, where he was walking now.” (138). This quote symbolically shows how Montag has seen Clarisse as a role model.
To some people it is not. Some teachers say that the book is challenging for students. Now, this novel may be difficult for students, but that is how students learn new information. If students weren’t to have read harder pieces of literature all throughout their schooling career, they would stay at the same level of reading for most of their life. The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read.
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’ve come to find out that I have a strong hatred for Heart of Darkness because of the more than complex frame shifts and a love for Withering Heights because it was the first book I could get through without developing a hatred for every character in the book. I learned about relating books to life that was happening around me. I’ve learned how to incorporate my learning into something I could take with me for the rest of my life. The experiences that happened in AP English not only broadened my horizon when it came to literacy but it also helped me develop my own character. I went soul searching to find out what I really did like about english.
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.
Lunsford, she discusses the fact that over the years writing has changed dramatically. There is the idea of “new literacies” which are “more participatory, collaborative, and distributed” (Lunsford 49). Literacy is no longer just about the author; rather there are many different aspects about society as a whole go into literacy today. Millennials are being seen as having a “cyberspatial-postindustrial- mindset” (Lunsford 49). This mindset is defined as having a “focus on collectives as the unit of production, competence, intelligence” (Lunsford 49).
Although I could not relate because of my lack of note-taking skills, the article did teach me a few things. The article helped me see that reading a book is more of a conversation with the author and myself. I believe Alder delivers an unyielding response and has a large number of the answers for the disagreement against marking in books. Alder does not say in his article that his view is the correct tactic but is rather only presenting a proposition of one way that he has attempted and experimented with and has discovered it to be an effective way. I believe this article could be read by anybody interested in increasing their learning experience and what they take out of their readings.
Is Google making us stupid or is it making us smarter? That seems to be the question that many of us are asking. As time progresses, we have become more advanced in the technological world. Individuals are becoming more efficient is utilizing the tools that are now available at our fingertips. In the world today we are using many different electronics, internet systems and tech savvy gadgets.
Point 1: Sociolinguistics (8) 174w When it comes to reading, every student has different experiences in regards to what they are interested in reading. Working with students that are extremely diverse sociocultural theory addresses the importance of incorporate reading that students can relate to culturally. Implementing culturally diverse material, students begin to reflect with the story that they are reading and they are motivated to read because they are becoming part of the story. By implementing different cultures books, they are expanding their knowledge of other cultures that they are not familiar or were never aware. Adapting to students culture is important for a teacher to do, especially when teaching a diverse school because making those personal connections are crucial to building relationship with the students and their community.
A. The statement that I strongly agree with is that we teach process, not product (Murray, 1972). As we are fleshing out in this class and with our weekly readings, we are finding, that it is our responsibility as English teachers to respond to our students from a place of respect for what they may do and for what they will produce. Within all of our students there is a potential for their truth to emerge. Embedded within their truth our students will discover their voice.