When I was around three years old, my mother stressed about the importance of being able to read. I remember not wanting to learn about the vowel and consonant sounds with her because she made it into a chore to sing my alphabets. I was home-schooled, so I grew up studying on my own. Before, my mom would be assigning me the homework. I never understood the books that I was told to read, so what I did was flipped to the back of the book for the answers. I became very good at it to the point that I noticed the answer for all the questions was, “Answer may vary.” I did not know what it meant, but I do know that it was the answer. When my mom checked on my work, she wasn’t happy.
Learning how to read and right I remember it like it was yesterday. I thought I would never be able to read and write as well as I wanted to do. I was homeschooled because I was on the gymnastics competition team, I was the youngest on there for a while. I used to train five to six hours a day, there for all the girls homeschooled but we all had to bring in our work on Friday to talk about what we had do and learned that week. I used to dread Fridays because I always felt behind because I was the youngest all the girls used to tell me that they were the same as me when they were my age. There was a teacher that came in on Fridays for English and math, she would always tell me I was fine, that I was at where I needed to be. My mom left the biggest
Reading is something at almost all people do. It is a cornerstone of our modern society, that along with writing takes up a major part of our time. In college, students are expect to read and write a lot. Between reading textbooks or articles to catch up on information for class to writing out lab reports or essays or even math answers most, if not all, of what a college student has to do for class can be put in either the categories of reading or writing. That being said when it comes to unwinding a lot of what I do is either reading or writing. I love to read novels, from modern young adult to the classics, along with independent short stories found online, and subtitles on all movies. I am also an avid writer, I write short stories and novellas for fun and to relax. I have even won awards for my writing when I was in high school. Reading and writing aren’t just a cornerstone of my life they are the fondation, almost everything I love stems from literature. Still, I have to be in the right mindset to read or write certain things. I can’t just sit down and do my homework anywhere, I have to have designated spots where I work. That is why I have four places that are, with the exception of one spot, that all have a specified purpose. The chair in my dorm is for homework, the cafe in library is for reading textbooks, the gym is for podcasts, and my bed is for everything.
When I was a baby the first words I read and wrote were easy, for example; dog, cat, mom and dad. At first I did not know the purpose of these simple words or why my teachers were so stubborn on teaching me even more words. As I got older I realized that those simple words turned into making sentences, and I was able to communicate by reading and writing with other people. Reading and writing are such essential tools for everyone’s communication skills and I believe it is important to have a good foundation. As much as it is important, as I got older I realized that it wasn’t much fun to read and write as it once was. The books got longer and harder, and the essays got boring and trickier. As a 7th grader my wish is to hangout with my friends and do simple tasks at school, not writing longs essays or reading textbooks. I don’t like reading and writing because is a lot of work, I loose concentration easily and honestly, id rather hang out with my friends. In a perfect world those things would be possible, but in the real world I must know good reading in writing skills because it is essential for everyone and everything. Writing and writing affect my life drastically because I need it for texting, reading fun books and street signs.
Due to this class I have been interested in why reading and writing is important, because of this I look up interesting facts about reading and writing, which I ‘d like to share. The importance of reading is 50 percent of U.S adults can’t read a grade book. 33 percent of high school graduates will never real open a book after high school. Also, In United States four out of 5 students are not proficient writers. About 17 percent of college freshman required remedial writing classes .I believe reading can be compared breathing I and writing can be compared to breathing out.
Language is an essential thing in someone’s daily life. Whether it is written or spoken it is our main way of communication with one another because of this someone is taught how to write and speak properly. Speaking is easier than writing because it is something someone has been doing since they were child. This is different for writing. A person is taught how to write when he or she goes to school and improves over time. I started writing papers after I came to the United States in 2014. I have improved on my writing skills since then. English 101 has helped me to write as a college level student. I am now able to organize essays and be able to write them in well structured way.
If you couldn’t read or write, how would you tackle your daily life? Being literate is a crucial part of everyone’s life; reading and writing are essential for a person’s success. Every single day, it’s used, whether it’s for an Advanced Placement Language class or reading a billboard as you’re driving past. As a child, I grew up reading on a daily basis and I believe that I am as successful as I am on behalf of it. Countless memories have been created, thanks to the multiple books that have been read and the umpteen amount of papers that I’ve written. Throughout the numerous years of my education, my teachers and parents left a long lasting impact on my reading and writing skills.
The significance of learning to read and write is the ability for a person to express themselves to others by communicating vocally or through writing. The communication needs to be of substance in order for it to mean anything. Reading induces the ability to learn information one did not previously know. With ability of new words and their meaning within your arsenal, gives you the ability to attack or defend your point of view. With these supporting capabilities it enables you to take and stand for what you believe and want to express.
At a younger age, I never truly appreciated reading and writing for what it was, not until now. I could never find a reason to read or write because I always thought it was a waste of time. It didn’t help that both my parents never finished school, so I didn't really have someone to help in that department either but, as school and life began progressing at an unfair rate, I soon realized how I was overshadowed from other students because I couldn’t read or write at their rate or even compare with the vocabulary they maintained. But, once I did begin to read more thoroughly and write more constantly, I noticed change with myself. The demeanor I once had left and my grades started improving. It was far from easy since, there are words that just
For average kids who lead an average life, usually learn how to read in kindergarten or first grade. However, my story is a little below average. Like every other kid in my class, I was read to by my parents, but not explicitly on how to read. Entering kindergarten early with a lesser developed brain, already put me in a rough spot. And with a string of incompetent teachers, I never learned how to truly immerse myself into a book until third grade. My poor education leads me to have inferiority issues in my future and constantly believe that I will never be good enough.
Learning to read and write in English was a very tough accomplishment that I made in first grade. It was difficult because my first language is Spanish. With the help of my parents and my teachers in school, I had the chance to learn another language. It took time, practice and effort to accomplish my goal to read and write in another language.
When I was five years old I was diagnosed with dyslexia. So in elementary school I never wanted to read books and learning was extremely hard for me. When I would be called on in class to read outloud I would stutter, mix words up and become extremely embarrassed. I was put into a lot of “special” classes for being dyslexic but being put in those classes has been the biggest handicap of all. The standards for the classes were extremely low so I was never taught the basic reading and writing skills all the other kids learned. Dyslexia became a seemingly insurmountable wall that I
Growing, developing, and learning are the building blocks of life for all children. Each day they are confronted with many new concepts and various challenges. Can you imagine how it must feel for a child to not only be faced with these challenges life has, but to face them while living with a learning disability? Because I am dyslexic, I understand what it feels like; I understand what it’s like to feel wronged and invisible. Unlike some other disabilities, no one can really tell whether or not a person has dyslexia just by looking and him or her. While one might assume that would make dealing with it easier, I can easily remember wanting to wear a paper bag over my head that said “DIFFERENT” in all caps.
Reading and writing are both important; you can’t have one without the other. They are skills that are increased constantly due to little things that most times are not noticed. Whether it is from a book to a poem, there will always be a way that it helps out your school performance. Reading and writing in general only helps absorb information, and enhance leisure or school related writing tasks. It has also made life itself so much easier because reading and writing are so beneficial for school and for life. How much you read and write today, will somehow affect your future job, family, position, or even your salary.
Reading and writing are two of the most important tools in my life, because without them I would not have an education. They form the basis of a class; for example, completing a lab in chemistry would not be possible without following a written lab procedure. These two skills are taught at such a young age, and as education advances students must continue to strive to reach a higher level. I can remember in elementary school, we were always pushed to reach the next reading level once we had successfully mastered the one we were on. It was always a competition for my sister and I to be at a higher level, I usually won. Even though I was excelling in reading it was the complete opposite for writing. It is something that has never come easy