Despite my struggles I have developed a strong passion for reading and on some occasions writing. Reading has become a favorite hobby of mine over the years, much so that I get gift cards for Barns and Noble on birthdays and holidays. I have a fascination for science fiction, memoirs, and yes sometime teen romance. I have lost count of the number of novels I have completed. Some I have read for pleasure include: The Hunger Games Trilogy, I am Number Four Series, The Giver, the Divergent Series, The Rules of Inheritance, and The Fault of Our Stars.
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- Reading and writing is a skill that many people begin to develop as a small child, from a time before they can even remember. As adults it seems so effortless to read and write, until you compare the style of writing from a child’s story to that of a scholarly article. If you look closer you see that there are many differences including sentence structure, terminology, and format. When you step into the academic world of college, you begin to see that writing can take many differing forms depending on what field you enter.... [tags: Writing, Writing process, Essay, Writing style]
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- My Personal Experience with Reading and Writing “Limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Ludwig Wittergurtain. Writing and reading are two nessesary skills that I need while I am learning a new language. After I moved to the US I started to realize that speaking basic English is not enough to be successful. I did well in my first job interview using my speaking skills – I got a job. But in the first day of work I understood that I would have to change my mind from “I really want to improve my English” to “ I really need to improve my English”.... [tags: Writing, Reading, Reading comprehension, Language]
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