Dr. Seuss once stated that the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you’ll learn, the more places you’ll go. The ability to read and to write, can be powerful in hard times, giving us a chance to experience a life of imagination. Since we were kids, we read books to build our imagination. Allowing us to become a part of a world of so much emotion and as we grew up, we relied on these books to give some kind of relief and hope.
When people move away from each other, the space can make their relationship better. Perry Patetic in his passage argues that the advantages to living in such a high mobile society are nothing to the many disadvantages. The author supports his claim by first showing ways that people's relationships are separated by distance. He continues by saying that we lack close relationships that our previous generations had. The authors purpose is to show people how easy it is to move away with today's technology so that people can see how their relationships are being affected.
In Richard Rodriguez’s essay, “The Achievement of Desire” he brings you through important memories of his life that impacted his education, and more specifically his reading and writing. As a child, he was eager to learn and ready to soak up all the knowledge he could get. He received many awards and good feedback from his teachers which gave him all the more motivation to learn more. Soon his motivation came out of annoyance of his parents. Rodriguez stated in the first portion of his essay, “Proudly I announced that a teacher had said I was losing all trace of my Spanish accent.” He wanted to be more like his teachers and less like his parents.
Individuals can indeed change their lives without having to make any external changes, simply by being comfortable alone will affect their lives and having a positive mindset have an impact on traveling. If an individual is happy during their trip, the trip will be a great trip regardless of where the destination is. By simply having a positive mindset, a simple
This created a great rift between me and the people that had been my friends. I began trying to hang out with friends but found they were always busy while I was home reading, waiting for an adventure. I had managed to keep a few of my friends and these people are still my friends today, but first I had to deal with being solitary for a while. After I accepted the way school, and friends were going to go I only faced one obstacle. Almost my entire life changed after my move, I had a new routine, some new friends, and a new way I had to learn.
Another struggle is trying to find an advanced word selection to replace those words we tend to use often. Since we have been kids we have words we like more than others. My words that I can not help but use is a lot, many, and my. To try and replace these words, I use Thesaurus.com. In my Preliminary Writing Assignment, I used words like countless, valuable, and hard.
Believe it or not we all fit in our own categories, but we come together as one in the end. No one should ever feel like they are isolated. Feeling like you belong improves your motivation, health, and mind to discover new people and things. Improving your motivation can be caused from feeling like you belong. If you are in trouble and you feel like you can fit in then ,“You are far more likely to reciprocate to help others who are in the similar position in the future” (Belong: Why do we need a sense of belonging?)
Writing is like a journey. Writing is a long path with many obstacles and many accomplishes but once I reach the end of my journey I will be an expert to take on my next. As I took my first few steps onto this path, I did not know what I was getting myself into. My first day in, I saw a sign on my path that said, “turn around now while you have the chance.” The sign appeared when the twenty-one page syllabus was smacked onto my desk, I immediately wanted to turn around and run back home. I took a few nights to rethink my decision on taking the course.
The brain can grow like the rest of the body, it just takes time, some practice and determination. As a child I love to read, but I was a slow reader, whether in school or at home I would read aloud. My mom noticed how I would stutter, not know how to pronounce certain words, and how long it took to read one page. My mom made me read aloud to her every night before I went to bed, she would tell me to practice on my pronunciations,and to keep rereading the same page until I wouldn’t stutter or mess up. As I practiced on my reading, if I were to mispronounce a word, my mom would have me sound it, syllable by syllable and if I still couldn’t pronounce a certain word, she would write it down on a piece of paper and help me pronounce the word