I did not like the book at first, just like any other book I was forced to read for school. But, one night I was reading and the book got so interesting for me I could not put it down. That was the first book in along time that I enjoyed reading that was assigned to me. After my junior year, I went right back to my old ways of not reading books. My senior year I took AP English, so this required a lot of books.
When we were instructed to sit quietly and read our history books, I would hold mine standing straight up on my desk and hunker down with something more interesting hidden inside it, like Jane Eyre. Thus I came to appreciate those large history books. By the time I advanced to junior high, my dislike of history was as well-ingrained as my love of English. It seemed this would be the case for the rest of my life, had it not been for an English teacher at John Marshall Junior High. Although the Great Disciplinary Divide continued, as it would throughout high school, this teacher (whose name I don’t recall) chose to ignore i... ... middle of paper ... ...eloped and taught, “Integrating Technology in the English Language Arts Classroom,” my syllabus stated that the final project and accompanying paper had to demonstrate a grasp of the theory and practice of integrating new technology.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
I guess you could say no one in my family is really outstanding academically. Being bad at reading and writing, (but mostly reading) made me think that I was never going to be successful in my future life. Five years later flew by; in the 7th grade I got taken out of my English class everyday because of my IEP, and my helper teacher helped me with whatever I needed. She read and explaine... ... middle of paper ... ...to him one on one and all he had to say to me was good things. He said, “Evie, you have made a huge progress this year.
English wasn’t an easy subject for me, I always had trouble with the language, but I had to try to teach myself some basic roles that where taught to students in the first grade. This didn’t bother me that much but rather it help me to see where my weakness is and try to work on it. I started to go to the library every day after school and try to read kids’ books to help myself out. And eventually I caught up with my class mates in English class, I was at the same level as my classmates. This was one of my grandest accomplishments in life, to learn a new language.
Destined to Be Read After I had graduated from a technical high school as an Electronic Technician, I decided to continue in the same field. I entered college to pursue an Electronic Engineering degree. When I started college, I was looking forward to taking philosophy because I had read some of my brother’s homework. My professor recommended that we read two books: More Plato and Less Prozac and Sophie's World. I chose to read the first one because I did not have the time to read both since I was taking a lot of credits that semester.
I loved reading the series and wondering what the next story would be about. Moreover, in elementary school, there was a program “Book It,” which was a reading program to encourage children to read more often. We received special buttons that... ... middle of paper ... ...dealt with boring things that happened in the past. My school did this to try to prepare the students for the SAT’s. In junior year, when it came time to take the SAT’s, I hated it.
I highly recommend this book to high school students and history teachers. I will never find the correct words to explain the impact this book has had on my personal feelings. Lies My Teacher Told Me provides the knowledge needed to understand how we are where we are today. This book is so much more rewarding than taking a nap in class.
Journey through History When I was around the age of 8 or 9, I read lots of books and realized it was so easy to be an author of a book. At that point of my life, I was convinced that I was going to be an author when I grow up. Throughout my life in elementary and middle school, I was given simple writing assignments that didn’t take much thought or research, making me feel as if the writing was effortless. I realized that when I entered high school, I would be writing papers that consisted of 5 to 6 pages long or longer and this would be challenging for me because of my weakness in writing. It wasn’t until I was in 9th grade, when I was asked to write a response paper to an excerpt from James Madison’s Federalists Paper No.10.
It is used to surpress ideas and images that the government this is unfit for the public to see. The book is targeted to people in the adolensce stage in life. Speaking from personal experience, students appreciate more than anything when they can read a story in their English class that can relate to them even if it is only a little. Holden goes through a phase in the book that basically every person in his age range goes through, and that is finding himself and figuring out what he wants to do with his life. Holden also resembles that adolescent rebellion that a person goes through at some point in that age range, which makes it ... ... middle of paper ... ...That is the worst word in the entire book besides repetitive word Holden likes to say.