It demands from us respect, attention, and comprehension. Therefore, we need to choose books correctly, accordingly to our age and taste. In the essay “I was a Teenage Illiterate”, by Cathleen Schine, the author shares with us her experiences with literature and reading. Shine tells us how, in spite of her graduate work, she felt stupid among her new New York friends when she discovered her knowledge of literature contained only medieval authors and books. She seemed illiterate.
Granted she did submit a draft to the school of what her speech would consist and used the word heck instead of hell. Why should she have to submit a draft to begin with? The school wanted to be sure whatever Ms. Nootbar planned to say would not cause any embarrassment and would be considered politically correct. Had Ms. Nootbar said heck as her draft had stated, she would have been practicing self-censorship. Even though she wanted to say hell like in the movie Twilight-Eclipse, she would have refrained and said heck because being a bright young woman she knew that is what was expected from her.
The majority of people will strongly believe that a book that should be studied and learned from will be one that individuals can connect with to the overall study of English. When you come to terms with the novel Fearless Fourteen, you realize that the only thing you can truly connect and interpret from it is that it is just a read about average girl’s lives solving a mystery just like in everyday life. There is no lesion, message, or connections that can me made to the real world about it. A novel that will go far in terms of educational purposes is one that can connect to everyday life in the world involving issues. It may also connect to novels being studied during the year and from previous years in high school.
She had never intended to write about her past, but had to do so as a college class assignment, never thinking it would be published in a book. During this assignment she realized how liberating it was to put her thoughts down on paper. It made her remember things about her childhood that she had almost forgotten (Bloom 376). These stories are aimed towards the audience of adults. “Wake-up call” is written for adolescence and young adults.
I was also taken back a bit by her willingness to address any question that I presented to her. I found it interesting that she had never planned to become a nurse, but when the war began, the government funded nursing students for their college education and like many other patriotic women, Mrs. Ingram signed on. It was expected
You’re just a name in the room! But if we haven’t met, this is my verbal introduction. I am a woman that for the most part stuck to a strict lifestyle and upbringing. I wanted to attend college right after high school but my journey took other turns, freeways, and access roads prior to now. I’m here today already traveling in the right direction.
She felt that the books for people her age lacked realism. (She describes them as "Mary Jane Goes to the Prom.") She wanted a book that would reflect the experiences she saw going on around her. No book at that time described what some kids her age had to deal with. She decided to write one.
The author places her thesis statement right at the beginning of the reading with very simple words telling exactly what the reading will be “ When I entered college, I discovered I was Latina. Until then, I had never questioned who I was or where I was from.” (119). Even though the thesis statement is written in simple language, Raya explained that she have been going through an identity crisis right at the moment she entered college. The statement is clear, specific enough, and especially giving the readers the wondering feeling of what will go on along her story. Raya successfully make a right choice of using her college experiences of having trouble defining herself to illustrate the frustrations she underwent.
All about Me Jennifer Webb COLL 100 I026 Fall 11 American Public University Eleanor Hewitt My name is Jennifer Webb and I am going to write an essay about why I decided to go back to school. I got tired trying to found a decent job, I wanted my daughters to follow in myself steps and go to college. I learned that most jobs are looking for some kind of college degree. I have been out of school for awhile and so I was a little nervous but after getting started I feel more comfortable with going to school. I want my daughters to always know that you can never get to old to learn new things.
Elzbieta I Pawlica Professor White College Writing II 17 February 2015 Rhetorical Analysis Texting Misconception In her 2008 student essay called “Texting and Literacy,” Veronica Stafford discusses a well debated topic: texting. Her essay was used in a textbook called From Inquiry to Academic Writing as an example paper on how to effectivity develop a thesis. The essay’s purpose is to inform her peers about the problems that are caused by texting as well as to persuade students to read books more often. Stafford begins with a short anecdote where she describes students who devote their full time and energy to texting. Stafford notices that they do not socialize with people around them.