One thing to know about me is that I used to love reading, when I was younger I would read anywhere from one to six books at a time. Gradually, however, as I grew older reading moved to the back burner of my life. I cut out the time I spent reading books and replaced it with the digital aspects of life that control most young adults of today. With that being said, my loving of reading has slowly been restored but not without struggle. The first time I was asked to pick up the New York Times, I dreaded it. I had become so accustomed to reading digitally that when I opened the newspaper to read it took about 2 hours to finish the front page alone. My past self could finish a whole novel in 4 hours, and I could barely make it through the front page without frustration. As my Word 103 class drew on I forced myself to sit and analyze the texts in front of me, I became determined to read the physical paper without a challenge. Before I realized it I was picking up rhetorical elements and the deeper meaning of the passages that would have been lost to me had I read it online. By reading the newspaper I was able to not only see the world from others people perspectives with the Sunday Review, but also register the headlines on the front page with a new emotional depth that I once lacked. Reading the newspaper every Sunday no longer t...
... middle of paper ...
... truly has helped me to enhance my ability to analyze a text, enjoy reading, and improve both my reading and writing skills. Before this course I would have struggled to write a 1000-word paper, but being aware of my past mistakes and consciously picking which elements I wanted to form in my work has made it that much easier. I can now read the newspaper in my pastime and not view it as a chore, while simultaneously examining it for a deeper meaning. I can also write quicker, more effectively, and with greater confidence than before which I give class discussion and group review acknowledgement for. Overall I have become more careful and aware in both my writing and reading, even if it is just slightly. I hope I can further use my skills to not only improve and refine my writing skills but to also enjoy reading enough to be able to put down my phone and read again.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- the past 16 weeks, I have grown tremendously as a writer. As the final semester comes to an end, I see how much I have accomplished in writing. In the past, writing papers were extremely difficult to do. I didn 't know where to start or what to even write about, but as the time went on I realized that writing is the key to success. My first day was very exciting, nerve wrecking, I’ve learn so much throughout the this semester, and I proven to myself that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.... [tags: Writing, Mind, Paper, A Great Way to Care]
1576 words (4.5 pages)
- In the past 16 weeks, I have grown tremendously as a writer. As the final semester comes to an end, I see how much I have accomplished in writing. In the past writing papers was extremely difficult to do. I didn 't know where to start or what to even write about, but as the time went on, I realized that writing is important. My first day was very exciting, but nerve wrecking, I’ve been learning so much throughout the whole semester, and have proven to my teenagers that they can do almost anything if they put their minds to it.... [tags: Mind, Writing, Creative writing, Writer]
1329 words (3.8 pages)
- A first day at a new school can always be scary and nerve wrecking. Starting a new school can seem as if making new friends will be almost impossible. In the end a new school calls for new experiences and new friends. It was the second semester of fourth grade year. My parents had recently bought a new house in a nice quite neighborhood. I was ecstatic I always wanted to move to a new house. I was tired of my old home since I had already explored every corner, nook, and cranny. The moment I realized I would have to leave my old friends behind was one of the most devastating moments of my life.... [tags: School, Lunch, Teacher, Education]
718 words (2.1 pages)
- Review of Literature Being a first time manager is a exciting but it can be really hard. You’ll have more money, more power and more responsibility. Even if you’ve been a manager before, you will find that there are new challenges and issues throwing at you most of the time. One of those issues is the pressure to perform. Many new managers will want to prove that they don’t need any help and this can be very stressful. This issue can also be very nerve wrecking. It is very important that managers have an active role in contributing in a company success and being the backbone of the staff to do their job effectively.... [tags: Employment, Want, Management, Time management]
1920 words (5.5 pages)
- Peripheral Nerve Block WHAT IS A PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCK. A peripheral nerve block is a type of medicine that is injected into an area of the body to numb everything below the injection site (regional anesthesia). The medicine is injected around the nerve that provides feeling to the area where you will have a surgical procedure done. A peripheral nerve block is done so that you do not feel any pain during your procedure. You may be numb for up to 24 hours after your peripheral nerve block is done, depending on the type of medicine used.... [tags: Anesthesia, Surgery, Nerve block]
745 words (2.1 pages)
- The first way Laila’s brain guesses that her fiends have ordered pizza at the dorm is because of her ability to smell the pizza. Her ability to smell is because her first cranial nerve, also known as the olfactory nerve, is functioning well. This nerve is responsible for relaying sensory data to the brain and results in the sense of smell. Olfactory receptors are located in the mucosa in the nasal cavity. When airborne chemicals and particles travel to the nasal cavity, they interact with the receptors.... [tags: Cerebrum, Brain, Lateral geniculate nucleus]
1367 words (3.9 pages)
- My mother’s old car always made a loud screeching noise when we were on the highway. My best friend Katie and I sat in the backseat and giggled at the noise together. When we had arrived at the mall we were always so quick to jump out of the car, as we were always in a hurry to be off on our own. At fourteen years old we found it embarrassing to be seen with our parents. “Be safe and keep your cellphones on. Call me if you need anything!” She yelled from the front seat. “Mom, I know.” I rolled my eyes and closed the door.... [tags: Mother, English-language films, Best Day Ever]
1290 words (3.7 pages)
- The first day of field marks the beginning of a new teaching experience, and for that reason, the first day of field will forever be a nerve-wracking day for me. On September 13, 2016, I, Mr. Cataldo began a new teaching journey, at Carlstadt Public School, a suburban school, in Carlstadt, New Jersey—Mrs. Mariano’s sixth-grade language arts literacy classroom. While walking through the front doors of the school, numerous questions began to come to mind, such as the following: Will Mrs. Mariano and her students feel comfortable with my presence in their classroom.... [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Lesson plan]
881 words (2.5 pages)
- The Reality of Nerve Impulses Transmission In the early 1900′s many scientists believed that the nerve impulse is an electrical transmission, on the other hand, very few others were proposing the idea of the chemical nerve impulses transmission. Although many reachers were working on this hypnosis , only the German pharmacologist Dr Otto Loewi was able to prove practically that nerve impulses were transmitted chemically using his extraordinary experiment that all started just after a dream The Eureka moment " the inspiring dream" Dr.... [tags: Dr. Loewi, father of neuroscience]
517 words (1.5 pages)
- Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Epilepsy Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by seizures which occur when neurons fire uncontrollably and chaotically. The four most common categories of seizures are: simple partial, complex partial, secondary generalized tonic-clonic, and generalized tonic-clonic. A partial seizure is one in which epileptic activity stays in a focused area of the brain. During a simple partial seizure, the patient maintains full consciousness and experiences hallucinations, illusions and/or muscle jerking.... [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
1079 words (3.1 pages)