Going to school is mandatory and, most times, free, so not receiving some form of an education is rare. Reading and writing are used daily and is fundamental in life because of how often they are used throughout the world to relay messages but can be difficult skills to master. These skills have played a great role in my life because I am able to retain knowledge of what has been going on in the world as well as I have been able to express myself through words. My parents and teachers were the way I learned about reading, writing, and yearn for scholarship. I believe I was first introduced to books when I was a toddler when my parents would read me bedtime stories. To a non-reading baby, the book fascinated me because it had numerous words and colorful pictures on paper, and it would make my parents start to talk and soothe me to sleep. When I got old enough, my parents bought me a Leap Frog Hooked on Phonics system that teaches children how to pronounce letters and make learning to read easier. That was my favorite system in the world! I learned to match the letters to the sound it made and even learned a word that started with the same letter. I advanced very quickly and moved on to the read along books. I would listen to the man on the tape while I followed along closely with the books. Soon, I began to grab magazines and books that were around the house and read it to my parents. If I struggled, I would sound out the words, and if I still could not get the word, I would ask my parents what the word was, what it meant, and repeats the word until I remember how to pronounce it. This method helped me practice my reading and it also gave me an opportunity to learn new words, meanings and expand my vocabulary. When my parents saw my interest in reading, they started bringing me to the library so I could obtain more books. I read about three books every night, and would wake up with my head right on the page where I left off. The more books I read, the better I became, and I could not have been more proud that I was doing it all on my own. Reading, for me, was my favorite thing to do as I grew up because it helped me grow a large imagination and become one with the book. When I was asked what book I was reading, I would shock people because I would say three book titles instead of one and that was shocking due to my young age. Books were so intriguing to me I could not just read one. My love for books help me when in school, we had to read books in class. Because I started reading at an early level, I developed a vocabulary that exceeded others in the classroom and was also appreciative of being able to read in school. When I started to write, the first thing I learned was how to hold a pencil. Although it seems like a mediocre task, it was exceedingly tough for my little hands to get the hang of it. Once I mastered the art of holding a pencil, my father wrote my name down on a piece of paper and told me that it was how my name looks when written. He then went on to hold my and with the pencil in my hand and help me write my name. I tried once by myself, and I could not have been more proud. I put it on the fridge even though it only looked like tons of scribbles. Before bed, my parents would write down a couple words and I would then try to imitate it; this continued until I started school where I would be challenged even more with harder words. After I read what it said, I would grab a notebook and a pencil and start copying the words. When I started school, I learned how to start writing in full sentences. The teacher gave us students workbooks that had plenty of lines and had examples of the letters for us to trace. So everyday when I went to school, that was what we did until we finished the book and moved on the next one. If I finished working in my books and my classmates were having some trouble with writing their letters, I would go over to them and help them just as my father had helped me…
Reading and Writing Center Kingsborough Community College
Getting to Know the CATW
The CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW)--Abridged Guide #1
Excerpted from the Student Handbook/ Office of Assessment/ City
University of New York
The CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) is a standardized writing test that measures a student’s ability to do college-level writing in English. Entering first-year students take the test to determine their placement into English composition, ESL, or developmental…
March 7, 2014
Reading Writing 9
1. It is a primary source.
2. The document was letters from the American people.
3. The letters were written in the 1930’s.
4. The purpose of the letters that were sent to the Roosevelt’s is the American people asking for help financially.
5. Why didn’t the government create more jobs for our nation or possibly provide financial assistance for the American people?
6. That the great depression was certainly a tough time for our…
Not only have I improved my papers in WRIT 102, but my writing skills have helped me prepare speeches for my Speech 102 class. There are three ways in which I was able to improve in, including proofreading, peer review, and learning from my past grammar mistakes. My song comparison essay was my most refined essay, and probably my best one because I made my best grade on it. During Mr. O’Brien’s WRIT 102 class, I honed my writing skills, and those techniques have been very useful in other parts…
I have a have a hard time with this writing assignment, this is because I don’t have any significant literacy events that has helped or impacted me as a writer or a reader. The reason for this would be because when I was little my parents worked. In middle school I never enjoyed reading so I would find any way around it. Finally in High School I was put in special education classes so I got more into reading, because I understood it better. So I have never really wanted…
school, and holding down a fulltime career, she held us all together with her loving bond. She has known that for years I’ve wanted to go back to school to receive a degree of my own, and she knows the importance of how to keep up with positive writing skills and grammar also.
I know that my skills aren’t even close to being perfect, but I do know that I can and will succeed in my future ventures. The times that I have had growing up essentially alone having to basically raise myself were challenging…
The Importance of Academic Writing
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Importance of Academic Writing
When writing an academic piece there are four components your piece must possess, audience, tone, content, and purpose. They shape writing. These four components are equally important in any piece of writing, but they set a specific setting in academic writing.
Purpose is the first step because you must understand “Why” you are writing the piece. Once you have…
hues will underlay the children’s graphic design skills. Having a physical memory attached to learning a skill will help all students remember the point and purpose of an activity. Author, Mark Bauerlein wants our generation to slow down, focus on one thing at a time and work toward completing a large goal in one setting. I wish that I had better essay-writing skills, but I specifically remember the teachers who taught me the basics of writing telling me to write in paragraphs and take breaks…
Welcome to your course Academic English skills, which is also known by its code EAP7340.
This is one of four courses in the integrated EAP2 program. This means that although you will
focus in this course on particular aspects of academic reading, academic writing and academic
ways of speaking and listening, you should remember to transfer these skills and information to
the other courses in the EAP2 Program.
The Academic English skills course is designed to assist international…
Reading and Writing
I started writing before reading, I was about five years old or even younger. My mom started teaching me how to write my name first and then taught me the alphabet. I learned to read in first grade with my mom’s help I was the first one in the class to read. My first language is Spanish since I was born in Mexico. When I came to the U.S. I was about nine years old and by that time I already knew how to read and write fluently…
Why Is Writing An Important Skill?
If you were to walk into a fifth-graders English classroom, it would be a common thing to hear them say “when am I ever going to need this in my life?” but the truth is that writing skills play a very important role in communications in those around us. Good writing skills are also a larger part in your professional life. Writing is one of the important ways of expressing your thoughts, communication ideas and views with others. Writing skills can be the…