I’d read biographies of the founding fathers and world leaders, as well as start my own writings explaining history. I’d have essays filled with why World War II was so close, what happened between Russia and America, and why we had the Great Depression. When I’m twenty-one, I will be able to vote for the next election. My ideas I’ve shared with the world, and the massive amounts of education I’ve went through will have me prepared for our next presidential election. My vote, along with many others, will be important, and could possibly get my ideas for America implemented into the system.
The use of the monographs will offer students with an insight on several American eras that faced significant changes in the nation’s society. The importance of learning cultural history with the reading of the monographs allows students to consider how the identity of American society evolved over the nation’s history. The narratives stress the function that American history courses have in education. Functioning as a method to explain the modern world, the course’s monographs will seek develop this concept by highlighting themes of cultural history. Ascertaining the themes of cultural history allows students to analyze the monographs critically.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby almost lived out his American dream, by finding the love of his life, and almost fulfilled the dream to be with her forever. At the beginning, Jay Gatsby made a dream for himself, he would have possibly been able to accomplish this dream if his life had not changed. He lived as a necessitous child and eventually enlisted and went into the military. When he was younger he had a planner, where he kept his schedule for a daily routine, which was a symbol of him striving to achieve his dreams. “One other dimension of Gatsby 's early, striving is revealed to Nick at the funeral by the grieving father, who lauds his son 's generosity to him.
I am an immigrant in the United States, so everyday my writing and speaking in English is always an important challenge for me during working and studying. Writing and speaking in English help me not only for my socializing and working but also for my teaching and raising the kids in the U.S. Moreover, I do not want to stop my challenge, so I have decided to go back to school to continue my graduate program at CSUS. Then, this English 220W course is so important for me to improve my writing in the discipline as my graduate project in the future. Being working more than 16 years with Department of Water Resources, I have written a lot of daily reports and sometime memorandum and some parts of the specifications.
A strong link can be made between the song “Atlantic City” that has words that reflect on the story Death of a salesman. The overall theme of this photo essay connects to the American dream and how it was only a dream for Willy Loman. This connection is evident throughout the photos through the album as well as quotations from the song that relate to the story Death of a salesman. In the song “Atlantic City”, it talks about a man who has lot debts and life problems, which relate to Willy Loman. Willy is a man who has worked his whole life as a salesman travelling from city to city hoping to accomplish the American dream one day like his brother Ben.
As life goes on you continue to see a lot of stuff from the past and how life repeats itself. I was reading a book about Emmet Till called “Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of The Emmet Till Case.” I really feel like college students should read this book. This book teaches us stuff about or past that we just do not know. I truly feel like this book would have a great impact on my students in my class. We are at the day and age where you still see racism every day.
Anh T Vo Dr. Oxendine Engl 1301-81057 18 December, 2015 Reflection Before my English 1301 class started, I made a commitment for myself that I would get an A in this class. In order to achieve this goal, I make some short-term goals, try my best, and consider my behavior. All actions and thoughts, which I have made in this course, give me a fresh result as the end of the semester is coming. Being an ambitious student offers me opportunities to keep encourage myself study hard and believe that my effort will be paid off. Before this course started, I bought a required book.
This fall term I decided to take Dr. Jeff Harrison 's writing 121 class since it was required for my degree. Little did I know that it would drastically improve my righting and thought process. In Harrison 's writing class I have learned or improved my critical thinking, writing and reading skills. Well as enhancing my cultural awareness by helping me dig deeper into verbalizing my thoughts. In writing 121 I have faced many challenge and luckily with time I have over come them.
As an entering freshman, at the age of barely eighteen, it is important for me to begin my college career making the best decisions possible. I would say they thing that “makes me, me” would have to be my determination. Throughout high school I have always made sure that when I needed help that I got it. I spent countless hours after school studying with my teachers when I didn’t understand what all we were doing in class. Ever since middle school I was put into accelerated classes and some were difficult to understand, I may not have gotten the highest grades in these classes but, I always tried my hardest.
I have been working on my writing and know I am ready to succeed at the next level because in 200 I learned how to proper use of transitions, and correct placement of commas. I am ready for my next writing class because now I know how to use transitions correctly in the essay. At the beginning of the course, I had no knowledge of what transitions were. As I look at the essay that I wrote on the second week of writing class, I notice some areas where I could have put transition phrases. This is shown at the end of third paragraph where I wrote, “ I learned a hard lesson about how to fight and defend myself ”.
I will make A’s in all my classes. 2/17/2017 I will use TCC electronic systems to help accomplish this goal. I will also have to set short and long term goals as well as practice writing essay exams. I will create study/homework blocks of time for myself and my son. 08/21/2017 I will have to plan a weekly schedule, make informed choices, and use different learning styles to achieve this.
She now helps write high school and college textbooks which she has done for the last 30 years. Everyone’s An Author with Readings by Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Beverly J. Moss, Carole Clark Papper, and Keith Walters; is about how everyday writing is very closely related to academic writing. This book discusses The Need for Rhetoric and Writing, Genres of Writing, The Role of Argument, Research, Style, and includes Readings. The text also bridges the gap between Facebook and academic writing, showing how some tactics students use in social media may also be used in their academic
Sullivan, Patrick. " An Open Letter to Ninth Graders" January-February 2009 Patrick Sullivan explains the various fundamental skills required for in coming alumni to succeed in college. The most fundamental, and important, of these skills is reading. Reading comprehension skills are a college must, a vast amount of time will be spent reading textbooks and other assignments. Not only is it important to read, understanding what you read and being able to "engage" with the material is an important factor that is directly involved with another of the prerequisites for obtaining success in college.
In Alex Johnson’s text, “Why Isaac Bashevis Singer, Truman Capote, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf (Among Others) Were Having a Bad Morning,” Johnson discusses the difficulties that college students and beyond face when writing essays. In reading Johnson’s piece, one thing that I found particularly interesting was when he discussed the product versus the process of writing (159). I found this part of the reading particularly interesting because I have found that the way I go about writing essays has changed drastically since high school. Generally speaking, as high school students, the key to success was to meet the deadlines set by teachers. For example, in my senior year english class of high school, my teacher had set various dates for
Though it is a book that has been on the censored list, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a worthy novel to continue in the high school curriculum due to its accurate portrayal of the time period. As a student reading this novel after many extensive United States history classes and the previous year taking AP United States History, I felt a new outlook after reading a fictional story about the matters of the depression and dust bowl of the 30’s. Steinbeck’s use of literary depiction strengthens the novel and makes it more than just a recollection of the time. His biblical allusions, imagery, symbolism, and figurative language allow the reader to immerse themselves in the time. As a result of this, the novel went from a tale of history to