In general, I thought that this class was a pretty good easy class. I liked that we were about to work with the same topic throughout the course of the class. For my topic that I picked for both of the essay and the visual argument was books vs. movies. I really like my topic because it is a very polarizing topic, people either like books more or they like the movie more. While I was trying to find reasons to pin the two against each other, I found out that most of the time if people have read the book before than most likely they thought the book was a lot better than the movie.
Don't worry, by the end I'm sure that I'll have fallen away. I've taken a close look at this paper of mine entitled _The University Education: A Religious Experience_ and found that my thoughts about the metaphor haven't changed a lot. I'm the type of person who finds little religious quirks in everything, though (A result of: accepting evolution; seeing the Bible as a bunch of parables and tall tales - including Genesis and the entire New Testament; reading Don Delillo's _White Noise_ , Heinlein's _A Stranger in a Strange Land_, Baudelaire's "Voyage"; rebelling my over-religious, over-hypocritic mother; oh ya. Moliere and Chaucer; learning about different cultures and religions; etc., etc.). I like comparing people and their actions, myself included, to Christian rituals and events.
By Jane Austen's time, the genre had a clear enough definition of itself that her narrators rarely occasioned to intrude like Fielding's. Her first novel, Northanger Abbey contains some intrusive passages, though, even as a novice, she was developing a far more subtle approach to commentary. Austen argues for the novel without lengthy interruption, but like Fielding, forgoes authenticity in the process. By exposing the author's process and methods, Northanger Abbey and Tom Jones both concede the inherent fictionality of their work, but more importantly, they ... ... middle of paper ... ...iece, with lengthy, persuasive essay-like chapters throughout the text. Austen compresses her commentary and the narrator does not dominate the discussion.
I'm not so sure that Floyd Dell's work, Intellectual Vagabondage would be so important to me if I hadn't come across it halfway through high school when I was ready to have some illusions blown away. I came across it at a Goodwill or Salvation Army, I forget which. There it was, hiding among all the Reader's Digest Condensed Books and suchlike, just waiting to twist my head around. I loved its tone. Dell seems not to be showing off how smart he is, but is just a man concerned that he hasn't seen these ideas explained clearly, and thinks that a basic understanding of the subject makes life a little more comprehensible.
More over reading helps you become a complete human being. So, I don't see anything that should stop you going and get on reading a good book. H. Empirical Review Today literacy is power and inability to read and write is a great deprivation. Many educators acknowledge that reading is the key to continuous success in schools and enriches one’s personal life. Also a positive relationship exist between writing and reading in that students who were exposed to additional reading experiences and activities performed better in writing than those who concentrated only on writing practices or studied formal grammar.
Without a doubt, that was not the way I wanted to learn English. Furthermore, translating a literary text was something entirely useless for me. And although we were rarely exposed to such a translation... ... middle of paper ... ... teacher and gave the commands to the class. Our favorite game was “Simon says”. It was considered to be quite easy because students did not have to repeat the commands but respond physically.
My introductory paragraphs always lacked in complexity which was not a good thing. “…quality of an opener tends to forecast what follows” and in my case, the forecast was always cloudy and boring (Trimble 24). From reading this book I want to be able to amplify my openers by making a strong impact on the reader to attract their attention. To do this, I plan on implementing Trimble’s strategy of writing bold openers with concrete ideas in order to climax toward the thesis statement and the rest of the essay as a whole. I have always noticed that when I am not confident in what I am writing I tend to generalize my ideas and topics to the point where my thesis also begins to get muddled.
I was a good student and was able to do many subjects. I was a good English student and that helped me to write history papers. My words were very eloquent but succinct. I was able to get the point across. Schools seemed easy to me as long as I did the work but, history was the subject where I was able to pay attention to.
It’s exactly lik... ... middle of paper ... ... someone read written words, it’s still going to help them with their development and brain function. So, in the case of one who is not a big written word reader, audiobooks are their go to “book”. Fun at the same time So in reality, books aren’t always an educational. Books are going to help somone throughout their life in such positive ways, how couldn’t they pick up a book? If they want to be a better person and want to be successful in life, books are one of the many resources that can be used to get as far as they like.
Augustine’s attitude towards classical literature and thought was at times slightly self-contradictory. It is clear, however, that although he was grateful for the education he was given, it was not necessary to his conversion. At many points throughout his life, his education actually seemed to hinder his flight towards Christianity. Augustine continually incorporated Bible verses and passages into his own writing, artfully blending the Scriptures in with his own views. His attitude toward intellect is best illustrated by this short passage in Corinthians: “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength… but God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong” -(Corinthians 25-28) Augustine believed that the pursuit of wisdom without recognizing the importance and the power of God was useless.