I believe literary masterpieces are based on politics, religion, and cultural traditions of that time period. I expect without a point of reference, stories would be difficult to understand. Expectation of Written Literary Masterpieces When I was younger, teachers handed out books for students to take home and read. Some of these books were not short stories, but instead, thick novels that were several hundred pages or longer. My expectations were that it was going to be a long, boring, and torturous few months trying to digest the material.
Listing a Harry Potter book is admittedly cliché, but it was the first book I ever read with gusto. When I was in elementary school, like many kids my age, I had an aversion to reading; my grades suffered because of it. The only way to improve your literary skills is through practice, and the best way to practice is to read a topic of interest. So at a parent teacher conference, my fifth grade teacher suggested I try reading Harry Potter, which at the time was quickly becoming a world phenomenon. My parents forced me to pick up the book, and before I knew it, I was enthralled with the story.
I needed an outlet from the pointless assignments which inevitably turned into me writing my own short stories and blogs. Although I did not learn much about writing from this unproductive class, I learned a lot about myself. I found my passion. By the end of the year, I was ready to go into regular English, but in the back of my mind I knew I had to at least see what the next year was like. I felt as though I went through hell and back with the previous class, how much worse could the next be?
Furthermore, the co-operations want to buy publishers because the books are becoming more interesting; also, books are coming in different languages. Mainly, the society has change, many years the books weren’t traveling anywhere, today for instant books are found everywhere they are moving. For example, books are moving into hotel, motel, etc. Later in the paragraph the author Proulx talks about “electronic highway”(par6) is taking over the world. Although computers are taking over but people are not going to “sit down and read a novel on a twitchy little screen”(par6).
My senior year I took AP English, so this required a lot of books. Thinking back to that year of school I remember finishing maybe one or two of those books. Although, I didn’t read all of those books, I still got a good grade in the class. One thing I did learn from that class about not reading all the books was reading the summaries is not good enough because, they leave out all the
I would just do really good in all of my English classes then I would have an A, once the quarter ended since I did not receive my AR points then my grade would drop down to a B. To get a B in English only because I did not read was fine with me. In Rodriguez’s essay he states that he likes to read because the teacher would praise his effort. Rodriquez got praised for reading by his teachers and I got a lower grade for not reading,
Reflection essay In the beginning of this class I had my doubts, I was unsure, confused, and discouraged. I decided to take it anyway. This would be my second time taking English 1301, you would think I would have learned my lesson and go to the physical campus to take English the second time around. The first time I took English I learned absolutely nothing I wrote so many papers and read a full book and I finished that class with a bad grade and no confidence. I can definitely say this class was different, very different I enjoyed every assignment.
As a writer throughout my public education, every year I was taught something different that by the end of the day I will come out of the class room all confused. Not being a perfect writer like many others has showed me that I can slowly improve in my writing. In writing there are many concepts known but each one is taught differently by each person. Not only are the taught different but they are also learned differently because it also depends on the learner. Since both reading and writing have never been that easy for me I can say that as a Senior in High School my english teacher taught me a variety of ways to be better at both.
“English teachers usually ask about reading assignments- questions designed to bring out the points that I had decided they should know.”, this is what started to turn me away from reading and writing. By the 8th grade I had drastically reduced the amount of reading and writing I did to a minimum of what was assigned. Personal expression and the freedom to learn what I was interested in became limited. My love, the passion, it dimmed in comparison to seeing the moon out in the morning when the sun is coming up, hardly there, but still noticed. Throughout 8th grade and up, I began to develop a pattern in my reading and writing that was formulated by all my former teachers.
Nellie also encouraged Stephen to submit his writings so that he would be more aware of his dreams and plans for the future. Nellie’s greatest favor to Stephen was passing on her passion of reading to him (Wukovits14). When King had started school, he had already written a handful of small tales, inspired by nonfiction books and horror magazines such as Tales from the Crypt. Although King was a great writer at the time, he usually could not get any better than C in other core subjects like math and science. Even though Stephen enjoyed reading, writing, and watching movies, he was teased at school for being different; he was taller than others of his age and was chubby.