Format of the Exam Here is a summary of the important 15-20 Interpretive communication—Comprehension, inference, application of basic culture knowledge 10mins: 12 seconds response time per problem Part B: Reading25% Reading Comprehension: Answer questions after reading a variety if stimuli, e.g., note, public sign, poster, e-mail, letter, story, advertisement, article, brochure.
"The Secrets of Our Secret" Throughout "Our Secret" Griffin explores the different characters' fears and secrets and she gives specific insights into these "secrets". Through examining others Griffin comes to terms with her own feelings, secrets, and fears. She relates to Himmler, Leo, Helene, and everyone else even though she is different than all of them. One fact that can be made about all of these characters is that they all represent humans and human emotion
• Reading now means skipping and skimming; five minutes on the same Web page is considered an eternity. This is not reading as Marilynne Robinson described it: the encounter with a second self in the silence of mental solitude. (The end of solitude, pg. 4)
In “Sharon Cho” from Speaking of Reading, Cho explains what effects reading had on her. Because it broadened her vocabulary, reading gave Cho a higher intelligence than most kids her age. She loved comic books. As a result, they changed her life by giving her a sense of justice, and she learned right from wrong. Not only did she read comic books, but she also read Myths and Biblical stories as if they were comic books. She saw figures such as Jesus as superheroes because he died for the good of mankind. For this reason, she became a better person by applying these teachings to her life, even though her parents didn't understand it
Taking the Smarter Measure assessment allowed me to learn so many interesting things about myself, stuff I didn't even know. A fact that took me by surprise was the fact that i’m an aural learner, which means that I learn through listening. I always thought of myself as a visual
Kyle Crifasi Richard English IV, 1B 31 August 2011 Literacy Narrative Typically, people think of reading when they see a novel or a short story, but I think of reading when I’m out on the baseball field. When I hear the word “reading”, unlike most people, I think of a green grassy baseball diamond at
Marysol Martinez Ms. Elliott AP English/2P 23 January 2017 Assisted Suicide Rough Draft Assisted suicide is an ethical topic that has sparked up many controversies. Individuals have heated disputes on whether or not patients who are suffering should have the right to die. Some worry that legalizing euthanasia is irrational and would violate some religions, while others argue that it provides a peaceful death towards terminally ill patients who are suffering from pain. Physician-assisted suicide is a contentious matter, in which there are many positive and negative aspects, whether or not it should be committed is a complex decision.
Reading and Thoughts In the essay “Reading and Thought”, Dwight MacDonlad talked about the kind of poor reading people are attached to in modern society. MacDonald believed reading materials such as Times and New York Times are too overwhelming for the readers. Readers tend to skim through the reading materials because most of the reading do not have any connections with their daily lives. Moreover, MacDoanld claimed that the readings people do these days are not thoughtful. The readings are rather irrelevant toward the readers. It is because the journalists to produce dull pieces of readings which are meant to be skimmed through without having too much thoughts involved. As the journalists do not have much consideration of the materials they produced. To the journalists the readings they produce are just a series of news that should be read driftly and left behind with no thoughful idea needed to be informed. These effects caused modern society to have a poor reading habits because people do not reflect and give time to think about the readings they did. Readers casually accept the readings even though they do not have provide any resourceful information for the readers.
Take the Time to Read a Book Leonard Pitts, Jr. says, "I am not alone.” He continues, “There are at least two of us who have forgotten how to read." He doesn't mean that people have forgotten how to read; rather people have forgotten how to become one with the text.
Book Review: New Passages Gail Sheehy has written a new way of thinking about the aging process. She uses ideas from Erickson’s psychosocial theory of the life cycle and creates new ways of mastering each stage of adulthood. Sheehy organizes her stages in age cohorts in which each cohort has
Passage: “I follow the sound, pushing off the wall, pushing Andy Evans off-balance, stumbling into the broken sink. He curses and turns, his fist coming, coming. An explosion in my head and blood in my mouth. He hit me.” (194)
After reading this article, even though I learned that reading changes how your brain functions
Susan McClary’s scholarly article, A Musical Dialect from the Enlightenment: Mozart’s Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453, Mvt. 2, starts off with her recalling a time after watching a performance of the concerto with a colleague and the two of them confessing different opinions about the soloist’s performance. McClary,
Bibliography McDaniel, Mark A., Daniel C. Howard, and Gilles O. Einstein. "The Read-Recite-Review Study Strategy: Effective And Portable." Psychological Science 20.4 (2009): 516-522. Print.
“Marks” by Linda Pastan is a poem about a mother/wife that is being evaluated by her family using the grading scale of a student that would get in a school. The poem is a bit harsh if taken literally but if it is viewed as a poem, it could be interpreted that the grading system that was mentioned is a metaphor that the author uses to communicate with the readers to clearly understand how she is doing regarding activity or chores that she has to do as a “mother/wife.”