Summer Reading Assignment

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Summer Reading Assignment in English III

A. Timeline

1. Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch was a kid who loved to dream big dreams. And it was important to him to have specific dreams. When he was in grade school, a lot of kids wanted to become astronauts, but Randy just wanted the floating and to experience getting in zero gravity. When he was eight years old, their family went on a trip to see Disneyland. And to him it was the happiest place on earth. He wanted to become one of those Disney Imagineers someday who will build and create the amusing rides. He was nine years old when he started playing football. That sport taught him lessons that helped him to go through life like never giving up. He wanted to reach to the National Football League but he never made it. There were times that he experienced failing but it didn’t stop him to aim high because he believed that brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

2. Fulfilling His Dreams
As Randy Pausch grew up as a man, he never forgot about his childhood dreams. In fact, he almost fulfilled all of them. He never stopped nor surrendered when he encountered the hindrances that can stop his progress. Through all of his hard work and perseverance he was accepted at Disney Company and became an Imagineer and he also became a computer science professor at University of Virginia and later on transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was able to help and inspire many computer science students.

3. Having a Family
Randy first met Jai, who was working part-time in the University of North Carolina Computer Science Department, when he gave his lecture about virtual reality technology in UNC. Soon after, they had fallen in love with each other and were married. When Jai was pregnant to Dylan, their first born child, she and Randy faced a great trial. Jai’s...
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