After reading “When Handouts Keep Coming, The Food Line Never Ends”, it got me thinking why this article was even written. Everyone knows about poverty and people going hungry at Thanksgiving time. Everywhere you go in the month of November you see the salvation army collecting money, different work places and schools having food drives, homeless shelters and soup kitchens offering meals, as well as churches taking extra donations to help local families in need. The main idea in this article is to end poverty, if we ended poverty then naturally it would end the hunger cause. This whole article talked about food distribution centers, food bank trucks and raising money for the food to help spread amongst the people who needed it, but is this really ending poverty? Or by this generous, good hearted help, is it letting people continue living in poverty because it’s easier taking what’s being handed to you then to get out there and work hard to get out of poverty? In this article I think the main points are to get awareness out about how much poverty is out there in the world, and what is already being done about it. To let people know about the food distribution centers, food banking culture, food bank trucks, food insecurity and poverty. I have mixed emotions about this article, and maybe it’s because I don’t fully understand what it is like to be in poverty. I don’t understand how in the United States we have as much poverty as we do. How with all the technology that we have, free libraries with books and internet capability, such generous people giving food to the homeless why people who are in poverty can’t get out of it. If I were in their shoes I would be working hard to get my GED or getting myself cleaned up to get a job to make a life for myself. So these people living in poverty are they really stuck in poverty or is it easy for them? Easy to do not work and live on the streets or in shelters and taking free food. On the other hand it does warm my heart
Response Reading: An American Childhood
My first reaction to An American childhood was a lot like my own memories when I was a child. I have vivid memories of throwing snowballs at cars driving by, playing football, and hanging with the boys. I related to Annie Dillard more than any author I have ever read. Dillard was not the average type of girl growing up and neither was I. I’m sure though that this relates to many children when growing up and not having a care in the world. She was much more….
Teddy (Taotao Zhang)
Professor Margaret Poncin
9th Sep. 2012
Reading Response (P91; P92)
In the first article “writing for an Audience”, Linda Flower told us about the meaning and goal of writing. Also, flower analyzes the audience’s thought that give some examples to told us how to write a good article. She divided the important point that how to write a good essay into 3 parts. First is knowledge that shows the knowledge and good ideas to audience in your essay. Second are attitudes….
Reading Response 2: 38 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call Police
I think the article was written in order to highlight the level of ignorance that had crept into society especially towards violence, perhaps in wake of the recent increase of violent imagery on television. I feel it was intended to act as an eye-opener for the readers which shows them how such shameless acts of laziness can claim lives. The tone that Gansberg uses throughout the article is one that is slightly aggressive especially when describing….
English 242 D
Reading Response #4
A theme is the string that ties to entire story together. It is constant throughout the entire plot and connects the concepts to a bigger idea. However, the theme can do more than just that. Themes have the power to make a statement about a greater idea. It allows the story to be applied to some type of real world scenario. In “Mrs. Sen’s” by Jhumpa Lahiri the theme is able to be applied to a larger scenario regarding….
9 February 2014
In Mark Kingwell’s argumentative essay “Education, Democracy, and the Life Worth Living” (2012), Kingwell argues that people should not assume how well someone is educated based on how much money he/she earns. Kingwell’s purpose is to express his opinion towards education in order to convince the reader that education should not be about currency, but rather about making an individual more intelligent and better equipped….
By: Gisselle perez
Book name: The September Sisters
Author: Jillian Cantor
The September Sisters, by Jillian Cantor, is a story about two sisters, Abigail, the oldest and Becky the youngest. They both fight a lot and make each other’s life miserable, that’s all they do, then Becky disappears in the middle of the night, Abby struggles to cope with her own feeling of guilt and loss. Aby meets a new neighbor, Tommy, who with time, discover that love can….
dictionary helps a student to be more efficient at learning. It means students will achieve their academic goals without wasting time or doing useless work. First, having a dictionary can save a lot of time for students. For instance, when a student is reading a paper and gets stuck on an unknown word, he can just pick up a dictionary an check it. In addition, students will learn things independently. For example, they can always learn things alone with help from a good dictionary. Thus, students will learn….
I h8 txt Msgs: How Texting Is Wrecking Our Language Reading
Humphrys so troubled by the fact that the Oxford English Dictionary has removed the hyphen from thousands of words because he think that the author is trying to adapt to the new generation of writing as what he called fashion. Like shortening the word or using abbreviation as many people use on email and SMS. He thinks that this makes people care less in proper spelling and grammar. The reason for this change is because we are changing the….
Reading Response Essay
At the beginning of the semester when the reading responses were assigned, I really did not know what to expect or how to do any of them. As the semester went on, I slowly figured out how to improve my work on these reading responses. Some of the responses were pointless I thought but others were helpful. No matter how many reading response assignments we had on quotes and citations, I never one hundred percent understood how to do them until I kept on putting them into….
After reading about settings and about the point of views my eyes were open to new things that I never would have thought about before. There are many things that you would ever stop to think about and take the time to understand if you never knew anything about the setting and the point of view. The setting, point of view, and how a book it written is what makes a reader interested. That is why people tend to like book that have a setting that they can relate to and a point of view that they really….