He borrowed a dictionary and copied every word , page after every page , reading and understanding as much as he could while copying , at the same time working on improving his handwriting . He was able to do this because he was in prison and had all the time in the world . Later , he progressed from the dictionary and started reading novels by well-read writers of history and philosophy (Malcolm X .What Malcolm X accomplished could be done just as easily in public schools . The only problem will be how to motivate and inspire the students to do what Malcolm X did and achieve what he was able to accomplish . To this end , teachers should not only be trained how to teach but also how to motivate .
Appendix H Wendy Ann Lum ETH 125 August 8, 2012 Appendix H SQ3R Worksheet Selected reading: Name your selected reading and page numbers here SurveyChapter 7Page 191 | Describe the value of surveying the reading. Surveying the reading is beneficial because it helps paint a picture of what you are about to read. This works because over the years I have conditioned my mind to automatically hate what I am about to read. Finding this technique was an eye opening moment and helps with my future readings. | QuestionChapter 7Page 192 | What questions did you ask as you were reading?When I started reading I thought “Why am I really reading this?
The more they practice and the more teachers and parents instill this in their minds, the better they will become. Perfect practice, makes perfect. Most people would probably have trouble with trying to remember how they learned to read. I would have to say that I am a person who loves to read and I think that is it really an amazing thing. Also, I am someone who is involved in education and research and I think that it is amazing how learning to read is said to be a talent that it potentially impossible.
I considered a good writer to be anyone who could effectively convey a message to a reader. Since going through the first two units, I have learned that good writing is quite a bit more complicated. Author Keith Grant-Davie discussed how important to good writing it was to analyze your subject matter to understand who all of your possible audiences are and who you may be representing when writing your material, and to address all parties appropriately. If an author can do this effectively, I believe that it is a crucial part of becoming a good writer. Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing.
In this essay you will see my findings on my particular learning style, personality type, and how I can now benefit by knowing this and how to expand my knowledge in implementing other way of learning. “Overall, learning is a blend of various styles.” (Pheifer, 2009). I discovered that my style of learning is that I am a visual learner! This came as a surprise to me since I always thought of myself as a hands on learner. Although in reflecting on this for a bit I realize that I do visualize and retain more information by reading and studying material, not just the hands on approach.
If we are to have a society that looks for the well being of all people, we must learn to recognize that as people we are diverse and must learn to embrace one another with love, respect, and honor each others’ uniqueness. For example, in “Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology” by Margaret L. Anderson, and Patricia H. Collins (2010), provided a wealth of information in the narratives they produced from the different scholars and teachers they worked with and interviewed to make this book inspiring and an eye opener to understand our world better. Transformation is not easy and we must be willing to change the way we think on many different issues that deal with gender, race, discrimination, and acceptance of each other despite our differences. The narrative that really touched me the most was “From A Native Daughter”, by Haunani-Kay Trask. I have not appreciated history as much as I should have, not proud to say; however, after reading this narrative it opened my eyes and mind that not everything we read or hear about history is the truth.
Graff goes on to further state that because of this every street-smart student has the possibility of being an intellectual. To find this potential intellectualism, Graff proposes that schools should allow and encourage students to write and read about their personal interests in order for them to transition easier from the street-smart thinking to more of an academic thinking. After this transition is started and/or made, Graff further encourages schools and colleges to teach the students to not just read and write, but read and write intellectually. Graff says a student’s writing should be challenged, forcing the student to come up with arguments to defend their opinions. Graff believes this action will further strengthen the intellectualism of our youth.
In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this. I think it was written for the workings of the mind because he wanted to get his point across about the constant internal battle of good vs. bad. What I enjoyed most about this book was the way he used characters to portray actions or ideas. For example, he used Cathy to represent evil and Aron to represent the internal battle of good vs.
Yes, the information was very relevant to the topic. It provided a lot of different ways to approach critical thinking while reading. It shows that a person must be assertive, open minded, ability and willingness to think critical while reading materials and papers. What I liked the best about it was taking the time while reading to stop and analyze the writing and think about the subject so you have a better understanding of it. The information really stayed on topic while all the different views of the reading, it’s really showed how critical thinking while reading is very important Does the information reflect a bias on the author’s part?
Rodriguez used Hoggart’s definition of scholarship boy to explain what had happened to him, because Rodriguez found that he is actually an example of scholarship boy. Rodriguez as a reader and writer had the real experience of being a scholarship boy; it is obviously that he had the greater authority to be an expert in demonstrating and explaining scholarship boy. However, Hoggart is the one who wrote about the scholarship boy first. If Hoggart did not write about scholarship boy, then Rodriguez would never have a chance to see the book. In addition, the book is extremely essential to Rodriguez, because the book made him realize the problems and mistakes that he had experienced as a scholarship boy.