...An American Childhood
Annie Dillard is a Pulitzer Prize winning author for non fiction writing. Dillard wrote about an autobiographic event that occurred in her childhood titled “An American Childhood.” The premise of the story is when seven-year old Dillard and a friend were chased relentlessly by an adult after they had thrown a snowball at a passing car. While in the process of reading Annie Dillard’s “An American Childhood,” I was interrupted numerous times, therefore I had to read “An American Childhood,” several times before I could understand the meaning of her story. I cannot relate very well to her quote by she was terrified at the time and yet she asserts she has “seldom been happier since” (22).
Annie Dillard loved playing football with the boys, nothing the girls did could compare to the excitement of playing football. Where you can throw a great pass or receive a pass while someone is chasing you to bring you to the ground. The boys let Dillard play baseball with them since Dillard had a strong arm like the boys through practicing.
On an early weekday morning after Christmas, many inches of new snow had fallen. Seven-year old Annie Dillard met the boys’ ages eight, nine, and ten in front of her house on Lloyd Street, where they had snow nearly to the top of their boots. The two oldest boys were Mikey and Peter Fahey who lived near Dillard on Llyod Street. The tough kid Chickie Mc Bride was there and Billy, Paul, and Mackie Kean too from...
...There is very real conflict between the values of the police and of the bohemian marijuana smoker. For whereas the policeman values upright masculinity, deferred gratification, sobriety and respectability, the bohemian embraces values concerned with overt expressivity in behavior and clothes, and the pursuit if pleasure unrelated to – and indeed distaining – work. The bohemian in fact threatens the reality of policeman. He lives without work, he pursues pleasure without deferred gratification, he enters sexual relationships without undergoing the obligations of marriage, he dresses freely in a world where uniformity in clothing is seen as a mark of responsibility and reliability.
The sun has just sunk below the horizon and a gentle breeze caresses one’s face. The muddy water of Soochow Creek, transformed to a golden green, flowed quietly westward. The evening tide from the Whangpoo had turned imperceptibly, and now the assortments of boats along both sides of the creek were riding high, their decks some six inches above the landing stages. Faint strains of music were borne on the wind from the riverside park, punctuated by the sharp, cheerful patter of kettledrums.
Under a sunset-mottled sky, the towering framework of Garden Bridge was mantled in a gathering mist. Whenever a tram passed over the bridge, the overhead cable suspended below the top of the steel frame threw off bright, greenish spark.
Looking east, one could see the warehouses of foreign firms on the...
An outline is a structural skeleton of the main points of the material as they appear in chronological, rather than logical, order.
Paraphrasing, the restatement of another writer's ideas in your own words
Summarizing, the brief restatement of a longer text in fewer words than the original text. The most important feature of a summary is that it is short, almost always fewer than 250 words. It is a piece of writing about another piece of writing. Its purpose is to condense a long piece of writing into a concise summation of its meaning. Note: Summaries are short accounts of things (including texts).
Short accounts of texts only.
B. Why teach Summary?
To help students:
1. In English
2. In other subjects
3. In the real world.
C. Sub-Skills which students need to develop
Students need to read as much as they can to broaden their knowledge of the language as much as possible.
By extension, students must be able to follow and understand narrative, appreciate argument, follow sequencing and anticipate consequences when they are reading. Above all they must be able to analyse what they read.
Selection of Information
identify the main topic
become aware of the gist of the passage
identify topic sentences and key words and phrases in...
...LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: HAYSTACK
The episode I watched was based on a kidnapping of a child named Kendell George, who was stolen from his crib. The police were called immediately by the mother who discovered the child was missing from his crib four hours after putting him to sleep. The former husband of Laura Kozlowski, Dan Kozlowski, a gambler and a drunk. After being tracked down they find that his alibi is accurate and he could not have taken Kendell.
The prime suspect is now the mother who had discarded all of Kendell’s things. After a crude and biased interview from a heartless reporter Laura Kozlowski hung herself. The DNA gathered from the crime scene proved to not be Laura’s but someone else. The forensic team tried to match the DNA to Dan and discovered he was not the father.
The police began to question Laura’s friends and Dan to find out who the biological father may be. The Detective, Elliot Stabler, found out that Laura’s former Husband was called Patty and he was very abusive. After tracking down Patty’s relative he was able to locate his mother who flatly denied that her son was involved in any kidnapping. The child was found a couple hours later clean, healthy and fed outside the fire station. Patty, who is the biological father tries to claim the baby but is assaulted by Dan. Patty sues Detective Elliot for violating his human rights and civil rights.
In the courtroom in a plea to show that he loved the Kendell from the moment of his...
Happiness is the things that every people dream to have a lot because it bring us enjoy and delightful. I am a man who born on the planet earth, which give me a lot of happiness but there are three things that I will feel worst if I live without family, friends and to have my own good health.
First, I can’t be happy without my family and friends. Families are the one who give me birth, they take care of me as well as they could, they protect me and give me love. All of those things give me morale to do the entire task in my life. As well as friends, there are the one who advise me every time that will make me have problem.
Next thing is money. Everyone needs money. At this time money is very essential for all the people, we can’t live without any money. There are many things that we need to buy by money, Also things that we want to buy too. If I have got a lot of money, I will donate some of it to the poor, because to do those things I feel extremely good.
Last thing is my health. I want to be very healthy, I want to live longer. Good health makes me feel fresh every day then I can do my entire job in a day efficiently.
In fact, there are many other things that can make me feel happy. However, the most important thing that everyone must do is to make life the most valuable. And that will make every day in your life the greatest day.
...Summary: Act I, scene i
Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains to his friends, Salarino and Solanio, that a sadness has overtaken him and dulled his faculties, although he is at a loss to explain why. Salarino and Solanio suggest that his sadness must be due to his commercial investments, for Antonio has dispatched several trade ships to various ports. Salarino says it is impossible for Antonio not to feel sad at the thought of the perilous ocean sinking his entire investment, but Antonio assures his friends that his business ventures do not depend on the safe passage of any one ship. Solanio then declares that Antonio must be in love, but Antonio dismisses the suggestion.
The three men encounter Bassanio, Antonio’s kinsman, walking with two friends named Lorenzo and Gratiano. Salarino and Solanio bid Antonio farewell and depart. When Gratiano notices Antonio’s unhappiness and suggests that the merchant worries too much about business, Antonio responds that he is but a player on a stage, destined to play a sad part. Gratiano warns Antonio against becoming the type of man who affects a solemn demeanor in order to gain a wise reputation, then he takes his leave with Lorenzo. Bassanio jokes that Gratiano has terribly little to say, claiming that his friend’s wise remarks prove as elusive as “two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff” (I.i.115–116). Antonio asks Bassanio to tell him about the clandestine love that Bassanio is harboring. In reply, Bassanio...
Team Reflection Week 3
Week Three Summary
Team C Reflection
This week I learned about qualitative and quantitative analysis. Qualitative is exploratory research that helps develop an idea when there is uncertainty. This type of research is done with interviews of individual groups of people or focus groups. Quantitative research is research using numerical data. This type of research is done in bigger groups in different surveys types. Some examples are online or telephone interviews (Cooper & Schindler, 2011).
This week material helped me receive another perspective on using surveys. I enjoy taking some surveys however; when knowing I am being tested on something I tend to tense up. There is various ways to conduct surveys examples online or emails. Surveys can be simple and can be asked detailed questions depending on the research that is being explored. The way a survey is created will vary from topic-to-topic, and the outcomes will be different as well. I want to own my own business, and in order to create the right business for my area I have to research to ensure my business can survive. The material has given me the needed educational material to begin researching the required information to apply into my own potential business. When the business is established I can implement small surveys to my customers to provide feedback about my business (Cooper & Schindler, 2011).
This week we learned about...
...ENC 1101: Written Communications
September 23, 2012
My own summarization of, “Writing Drafts”, By Richard Marius
This article is about Richard Marius and the processes he uses in his own writings. He expresses the importance of starting with just a list, committing yourself completely to the project at hand, writing numerous rough drafts, and many other guidelines that can contribute to the process of effective writing.
A simple list is the first step to writing the first draft of anything. In the past, I was always told that writing a completely specific and organized outline was the correct way of starting a writing assignment. My last English teacher even made us turn our outlines in with our essays. According to the article, a list is just as good if not better than an outline because it allows for the flow of creativity without causing all the stress of writing a structured outline. The list does not have to be in any specific order, just notes that are of significance to the topic. The list can be organized later after all the facts have been gathered because as Marius states, “writers often start an essay with one topic in mind only to discover that another pushes the first one aside as they work.” (paragraph 3) He also says that if this happens, “be grateful and accept it”. I took it to mean that some writers have a hard time coming up with anything...