However, it was high school that happened to ruin my love for reading. English classes introduced me to analytical reading and since then I haven’t been able to read a book with out interpreting or analyzing the different passages. Unlike reading, I grew to love writing. At first I started small, little poems here and there and journal entries in my diary to twelve page research papers and short stories for creative writing classes. As a writer, I find my own voice by reading other writers’ works.
Miriam Hawkins Intro to Literature and Criticism Essay 1 - Reading Process Research Report 02/09/2015 From the Diary of An Almost Four-Year-Old I could have easily picked one of the other poems from the list of the three but this poem spoke to me in a lot of ways. One thing that I purposely left out of my log when I was writing it on this poem is the personal connection I have to this poem. Perhaps that is why I was ready to write on it when several of the classmates that I spoke to were not so ready to write on it. Not only will I reveal my connection to this poem and the stirrings that I experienced because of them when I read this poem as well as some of my thought processes after reading it a couple of times and what I believe this poem means based on what it says. At the first look at the title I was a excited about reading it and I felt a little trepidation.
Introduction I have known about this essay from the day I started this course and yet I managed to procrastinate until a few days before the due date of submission. I guess in a way I have done this due to my inner voice saying to me that I will not do well at this and why bother trying at all, and rather just start a few days ahead of time and hand in a mediocre essay which did not take to much effort and hopefully will get a pass. This voice comes all the way from school days when projects were to be done, where I would do a mediocre piece of work and get a mediocre score and my voice would say look at that – again you got an average mark. Truth be told, academics were never my strong point, I was a practical guy and resigned my self to living with that little voice. That was to be a mistake I would pay for dearly over the years and still do now.
Memorizing The Holy Book Memorizing the Holy Qur’an was not an easy task. There is no book that is memorized by each letter and sounds. A lot of Muslims memorize the Holy Qur’an to learn more about Islam and to stay close to their religion. My parents asked me once if I wanted to do it, and I had begun my journey in no time. I was out of school for couple years while I was in Downtown Atlanta memorizing the Holy Qur’an and came home on the weekends.
Four months later I began going to school to learn English as before I did not have time. However, I studied every day by myself, using a variety of learning styles and strategies which helped me to enhance and enriched my knowledge of English. Effectively these learning styles have to be practised to a great success. This process of learning English has been quite different to the instructed learning of the German language within a class. I first came across German when I was sixteen years old back in Barcelona.
Jim Keenan English 101 It Puts The Lotion In The Basket As most kids gradually start to read more and more as they mature, I was one of the few who didn't learn to enjoy reading until senior year of highschool. The teachings of Tom Alessandri were the sole cause of my newfound appreciation for literature. All it takes is the inspiration of one individual to turn someone onto reading and writing. Tom Alessandri was the last highschool English teacher I had, taking his Science Fiction & Horror Literature class. While many people would be discouraged by the title of the class alone, I was intrigued and immediately signed up.
1 Reflective Essay: Leadership I would not say that I was born a natural leader. I have always been quiet and reserved. I would much rather sit back and do what I am told rather than telling others what they should be doing. I never felt like I had that “it” factor that most leaders clearly portray. I never felt that I had “it”, mainly because I never used my voice.
My true self! This becoming myself thing started last year, but at that time i didn't have a name for it and i didn't take things seriously...i didn't take life seriously, and i tried not to care too much... And i don't regret last year. It was the start in finding myself and settling into myself. i'm using the word 'myself' far too much....i'll try to use it less. Well, now as i look at my friends and how they've grown and even looking at my family...so much has changed...okay maybe not that much has changed, but change has been evident!
No, not back then. What did happen was that I re-read the book and learned some incredible things about myself. I asked myself some hard questions, about my hidden fears and limiting beliefs, and was shocked at the kind of answers that came out as I journaled regularly. But I didn’t really dive in and do the actual work of tapping and clearing. For a year, what I worked on was developing deeper self-understanding, and self-compassion came with it.
However, I have never felt as though I knew enough about the “Good Book”. I dove into our reading assignment thinking that I would tackle this book just like I have done ever other thing that involved education, methodically and systematically. What I didn’t count on was the profound effect the scripture readings would have on my life. I would look at the individual assignments and think we do not have a lot to read this week. The thing is you do not simply read the Bible.