reaction paper

Topics: Writing, Problem solving, Source Pages: 2 (499 words) Published: October 3, 2013
The piece is about the effects of the declining English literacy in our country due to various reasons like mislaid nationalism and the media. The author wrote this article in order to let us recognize problems that our country is facing. It is indicated that, even though, us, Filipinos are regarded as one of the largest English-speaking countries, it cannot be denied that most of us do not seem to know how to speak English properly. And prior to this, rises a problem that has to do with many things such as difficulty in communicating with foreign people which makes it harder for us to catch up with other fast-growing countries. To justify the author’s statements, certain things were pointed out like her observation that made her rethink about our country’s proficiency in speaking and the factors that brought forth these dilemmas, and of course, to give us a speck of hope, things that can lighten up and lessen these problems were also tackled. One of the most compelling reasons about the said problem is the issue about pseudo Nationalism.Other factors like the abatement of education and the misunderstood improvising efforts of the media were also discussed. But despite of the negativity, there were still things that brimmed positivity like the willingness of the government to solve the difficulties we are facing. As I read the article, I realize its accurateness. This obstacle that we are facing is not as simple as it seems. It has occurred to me that I can also help and take part in solving this problem by starting with myself and not being ignorant. I especially noticed the piece’s legitimacy because of the author’s way of giving information and stating reliable sources which makes the more work trustworthy. I did not think that the author overlooked on some vital things for I believe that I will not be convinced by this article if it were incomplete. The writer firmly emphasized her point of view and her belief in what she thinks is the cause of the problem...
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