Morrie was terminal by the time he had discovered the disease and he was going to die within a year. His wife, Charlotte took care of him while continuing to teach at M.I.T. Caring about Morrie, Mitch came back to his professor again, and took the final class that the professor began. Every Tuesday, once a week, this class was held in Morrie’s house. When they visit, Mitch brings Morrie food to eat, but later on, unfortunately he is not able to eat solid food anymore.
I enjoy reading once I get into a book I think is very interesting, but for the most part, when I read I get very distracted. It is very hard for me to concentrate and actually retain what I am reading if it is something I need to do, or not really interested in. Sometimes I need to read things over a few times to actually comprehend it. But if I am reading a book that I find interesting, I find it easier to read. I think this class has helped me realize that the
His name is Morrie Schwartz. One of his students (who he hasn’t seen in sixteen years) has just heard the news of his favorite professors, battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL), Lou Gehrig’s disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system with no known cure. The student, Mitch Albom, (also the author) decides to fulfill the promise he had made to Morrie after graduation, of keeping in contact. He catches a flight to Massachusetts on a Tuesday and does this for the next several Tuesdays till the death of Morrie. On those Tuesdays, classes were being held, not in the all too familiar classrooms of the college, but in the intimate setting of Morrie’s home.
In Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom meets with his favorite college professor who taught him at Brandeis University. Mitch and Morrie always had a unique relationship, a friendship that you don’t really see between a student and a professor. Many years after graduating Mitch finds out that Morrie was diagnosed with Lou Gherigs Disease which slowly breaks your body down until you eventually die. Mitch is a famous sports beat writer that never really had free time, but when he heard this news he felt he had to pay Morrie a visit. In the first visit Mitch has a flashback on his graduation day.
“Tuesday’s with Morrie” is an extraordinary book, which examines the relationship between teacher and student during the time of near death. The novel starts out with Mitch Albom, who is the narrator, remembering his graduation day from Brandeis University. Once he received his diploma, he went up to his favorite professor, Morrie Schwartz, whom he took all of his sociology courses with. Mitch promised to keep in touch with Morrie while handing him a present, a monogrammed briefcase. Both men moved on to separate lives, Mitch to a successful career in journalism, and Morrie to an ongoing teaching career at Brandeis University.
I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too. I am really proud that I have enhanced my pre-writing skills, writing structure and revising skills and have learned how to write an effective thesis statement and how to deal with rhetorical analysis. However, I still have lots of deficiencies in my articles, such as grammar problem and the lack of logical transition. In the past, I used to start writing an essay without writing an outline. I even did not brainstorm before I began to write.
His background is growing up his parent set aside special times for reading the bible daily during breakfast, and dinner. As a freshman he enrolled into Abilene High School. He had a leg infection that extended to his groin and the doctor pronounced it life threatening. The doctor was to amputate his leg but it miraculously recovered. It is that after graduation he was assigned to be the 2nd lieutenant in the infantry.
The workshops we did in class help me because every single time I received feedback on my writing I made changes in order to improve it. No doubt that after receiving feedback from others my writing sounded much better. With all this said it is evident that this English course helped me significantly. I learn different techniques that helped me improve both, my reading and writing. Now that I reflect on all the information I learned, I realize how much better prepared I am when it comes to reading and writing.
In John Williams novel Stoner, I found myself feeling a sense of admiration because of the passion and love William Stoner had for literature. Stoner physically touched literature as if it were beyond precious: “he would leaf through the book…fingers careful as they turned the pages, as if in their clumsiness they might tear and destroy what…took years to uncover” (16). That type of care and respect reveals the genuine love he had for literature. Not only did Stoner care about literature, but he also cared about his teaching. At different parts of the novel he would catch and notice the way he was teaching instantly in his thoughts.
I was always struggling with my behavior and focusing in class due to my ADHD. I never accepted the fact that I had ADHD until I was graduating high school. Throughout my elementary education my parents and teachers were always pushing me to go into separate classrooms for tests and activities where there would be less