Malcolm read books in the jail’s library so frequently that the librarian would let him take a few extra books back to his cell. With Malcolm’s vocabulary growing so rapidly, he was able to get involved with debates in the prison debate teams. Malcolm’s passion for learning was so intense that even after lights out he was able to find a way to read. Malcolm had memorized when the guards would do their rounds. When the guards came by he would pretend to be asleep, but then would continue to read after the guard had
While serving time in Charleston Prison Malcolm x had a friend that was very knowledgeable and Malcolm envied that. Malcolm was use to skipping over words not understanding them. He would only go through books that had reading motions. He decided that he would get a dictionary to study, to learn some words and even brush up on his penmanship, Malcolm couldn’t even write in a straight line he was ashamed. He became so fascinated with the dictionary that he copied it and read it over and over.
The education was meant for the men. She did not attend school; however, she did receive her knowledge from eight tutors and her father that always strived to teach her new things. Bradstreet loved to read and through reading she gained knowledge to help her succeed in the world. Her father, Thomas Dudley was the steward of the Earl of Lincoln estate. This is where she had access to a wonderful library that was full of many authors that she became well known too.
Weikun Lu 09/16/2014 EAD II, Section 21 1.2 Professor Kalteissen Title Literacy transmits an ability to screen negative and positive while growing and it may help people change their life. Literacy always plays a key role in daily life from past to present. Sherman Alexie is the writer of “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”. Alexie was born to a US family on the Spokane Indian Reservation in eastern Washington State and his family has[had] very poor living standard[s] but his father is[was] never miserly with books. In his essay he described[s] how he became a competitive student through reading books and gaining knowledge.
When Malcolm X met his prison inmate, Bambi, he observed how Bambi was respected by the guards and prisoners. He was impressed by the way Bambi talk about history, theology, literature. Then Malcolm X was motivated by the words of Bambi and started reading books, with the help of dictionary which brought a revolutionary change in him. Long Quote: Malcolm X claims that the Dictionary is a miniature encyclopedia for him, as it helps him to explore many things around him: I was so fascinated that I went on- I copied the dictionary’s next page. And the same experience came when I studied that.
When he entered into kindergarten he was advanced at reading while his classmates were struggling with simple books. Indian kids are smart, they struggled basic reading in class but can remember a dozen of powwow songs. They used simple words, but they could remember all the complex stories and jokes of their tribe. The other kids in his class did not like that Alexie was smart and that he answered all the questions the teacher would ask. So he was constantly in fights.
However, Atticus encouraged reading and prompted his daughter to read every night with him. In the 1930’s only someone truly intelligent would have promoted reading to their kids at such a young age, and that’s another reason why Atticus is a genius. Finally, Atticus is also incredibly smart because while most of his peers are shooting at targets or playing football, Atticus would rather read. Although he was already a successful lawyer, he still worked hard to improve his knowledge through reading. In a town where reading was shunned, Atticus always promoted it.
Jamison Mullen Ms.Cramer Final reflective essay 5/24/12 It’s been a long hard year for all the students that took English 10. It’s good that people take English because it affects the way we talk, live, and function in day to day life. I can say personally English helped my writing tremendously. I could hardly write essays due to my bad grammar and the inability to punctuate my words and sentences I’ve come a long way. It was worth every question and worksheet to where I am now.
Be true to yourself, help others, drink deeply from good books, build a shelter against a rainy day, pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings each day. Wooden was a very enlightened man not only did he have very spiritually based character but a love for poetry as well. “My father used to read to us all the time in the evenings. He read the Bible everyday and insisted we did the same” said Wooden in an interview. “There wasn’t a television for us to watch.
It is also the hope we all as a human being need. As a clear example we can use the essay “A Book-Writing venture” by Kim Yong Ik, where even though Kim’s novels got rejected several times by publishers he never gave up and kept trying. This example informed us that perseverance made Kim reach the dream of his novels being published. It also showed us how a perseverant person would definitely succeed in live. Another example could be me that even though the doctors told me I was not going to recover the sense of my left leg I kept doing my therapies.