On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read

Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Education, Vinci, Italy Pages: 2 (644 words) Published: February 3, 2013
The article is called “On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read” by David Raymond. An editorial article publication by Bedford/ St. Martin’s in March 2009. This author tells his dyslexia experience how he felt through high school and tells people take easy to people who had dyslexia. One time, a substitute picked Raymond to read aloud from the textbook front of the classmate, but he told that he don’t want to read the book. The teacher getting mad because she think that he was acting smart so teacher want to see him after the class. He can’t read at a fourth- grade level. He cannot read homework and new paper at all. His family start suspect that he have a problem. He wishes he was dead because he didn’t understand how to read. He can’t throw a ball, couldn’t learn how to swim and also he cannot learn how to ride the bike. One time teachers try to encouraging spelling “cat”. He felt embarrassing because he doesn’t know how to spell “cat so his classmate make fun of him. When it his birthday, he did blew the candle and he wish that he want to have friends instead to learn how to read. However his life start to get felt better because teachers are helping him, he did won a letter on cross-country team also he have some friends. His embarrassed moment when he have to go to special education class but his friend ask where he go, he reply “to Mars”. In the end, He felt courage because he knew that the well-known people who had same problem like him and still can made it like Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci.

I am strongly felt sorry for Raymond but in the some way, I know he will be success. When I read this article and I knew he will be successful because when he was worry about what he will do after college and will be able to get hire while he can’t able to read but he said ” The only thing that give me any courage is the fact that I‘ve learned about well-known people who couldn’t read or had other problems and still made it. Like Albert...
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