baobabs, there are also some simple flowers which have only one ring of planets. But from one certain day, I spot that a strange kind of seed began to get ready to produce a flower. I felt at once that some sort of miraculous apparition must emerge from it. But the flower was not satisfied to complete the...
Essay Assignment #2 Rewrite
What if the type of education available was determined by those socio-economic class or geographic area one belonged to? In Social Class and Hidden Curriculum of Work, Jean Anyon offers empirical support to argue that “public schools in complex industrial societies like...
The Scarlet Letter Essay
In the extraordinary novel The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a very unusual main character named Pearl. At the beginning of the novel, she is just an innocent infant who is abhorred by all the townspeople because of the sin her mother, Hester Prynne, committed...
Stockton, California, in 1940. She grew up in a Chinese community, where her parents did not know how to speak or understand English all that well. In the essay, “The Language of Silence,” Maxine Hong Kingston recalls some of the confusion and difficulties she had to face as a child living in two different...
English 118, Instructor Griffin
Audience: Class Mates and teacher
Caution! Kids At Play!
I loved growing up in my neighborhood. I lived on a street called Hemming Way and it was a beautiful street where each house seemed to stand on its own hill, almost...
English Nov. 3, 2006
Flowers for Algernon was written by Daniel Keys, the novel is about a retarded adult who is turned into a genius by an operation. Then soon discovers how...
In the essay I Just Wanna Be Average, by Mike Rose, examines the idea of setting low standards for students. Rose discusses the apathy amongst students who are given bottom level schooling. He describes the harsh treatment and neglect he receives when...
album called, ‘Life in Cartoon Motion’ in 2007. I choose this album cover because it is catching my eyes with its colorful image. Therefore, in this essay I will review and analyze the visual design of his album cover by looking on some important points of an album cover such as the genre of his music...
Mike Rose and Michael Moore share more than just their first name; they share a unsatisfied opinion of the American educational system. In Mike Rose's essay, "I Just Wanna Be Average", he uses his personal experience to show that students can be trapped in the system, despite their unnoticed potential...
Reading and Writing
Honors Section Essay
Sept. 2, 2010
“From Eating Books to Reading”
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” - Dr. Seuss
Books are multi sensory experiences that have played a huge role in my life,...
to stop the inevitable doesn't work out well.
So I have made it my goal for the following six weeks of my life to stop and smell the proverbial roses. In the end, while it may sound cynical to start with, we all die. Eventually our lives will come to an end. So perhaps I'm irresponsible, but having...
story takes place. The author states that it is June 27th on a day described as “clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.” Normally when a story starts off and the setting is so wonderful and perfect like this one...
6 April 2012
Diabetes is a group of diseases in which there is too much glucose in the blood. The high blood sugar levels are caused either by low levels of the hormone insulin...
In Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, the idea of existentialism can be seen in quite a few ways through alienation. Existentialism is the idea that the existence of one comes living and doing, not just being. One of the characteristics...
Teaching Kids to Write Fantastic Hooks
When it comes to teaching kids writing, one of the most important strategies to teach is how to write a hook. The hook is the very first sentence in the essay, and a good one creates a lasting impression with the reader. One mistake I see kids frequently making...
an impetus to learn. Mike Rose, a professor at UCLA, believes that academic success can be limited by factors beyond the student’s control. I agree with Rose on the idea that environment and teachers greatly influence the education of students.
According to Rose’s essay, “I Just Wanna Be Average”...
Tom is living in his future, can almost be compared to a little child. He wants to endure adventures and thrills. It reminds the audience of a little kid dreaming of being an astronaut, or the president of the United States.. Maybe this idea was given to him in all of the movies that he sees throughout...
with the Chinese, Russians, French and Nigerians, means broadening one’s perspective and integrating into the global social medium.
Depriving American kids and teenagers from learning another language, automatically means neglecting their future development. While creating favourable conditions for learning...
close attention to the sample sentences below.
Students will be expected to BEGIN USING appropriate words from various vocabulary lists in their essays, research papers and other writing projects. For language to become easy and natural to use, it must be put into regular practice.
with family. I love family picnics it gives me a change to interact more with my family member. No one is big or small we all behave and enjoy like kids on picnic. It is a nice way to see the fun personality of my family.
One of my most memorable family-picnic was on 25th December 2011. We all celebrated...
September 12, 2011
All readers can learn something from Literature. It is purposeful and has a further meaning then the reader gets right after reading. It takes time to really understand and appreciate the work. The author has meaning for what he or she writes, and may not...
What are you talking about I was sleeping. “No you weren’t, I went into your bedroom and saw empty sheets.” Ohh I was downstairs working on my college essay, I was up all night, and I must have fall asleep down in the office. “Oh. Okay.”
I really was at a friends house doing stupid shit and all I know...
Technology makes our lives easier, generates ease and saves our time but we cannot ignore the ewq
Although Bradbury’s technology is more advanced than ours, we too are becoming a world consumed by technology advancements. Our society is similarly addicted to television and...
“I Just Wanna Be Average"
Mike Rose is anything but average: he has published poetry, scholarly research, a textbook, and two widely praised books on education in America. A professor in the School of Education at UCLA, Rose has won awards from the National Academy of Education, the National...
Forms of Discipline: What is best for the child?
Children are like flowers, if well taken care of they will bloom. If ignored or tortured, they will wither and die. Child discipline is one of the most important elements of successful parenting. Today, many people have this notion that physical abuse...
Literary Analysis Essay
Parallel Paths by Kevin Clark
We would like to believe that love brings us together, but this is not always the case as Kevin Clark implies in the first two lines of “Parallel Paths” when he states “Today you’re lucky, in love with your wife for the first time in weeks”...
descriptions throughout the novel to tell us more about his characters. Simon, by the point of his death is shown to be an almost angelic figure. This essay will examine whether Simon can be said to be significant or not, and why Golding has created his character.
Simon starts the novel as a tiny weakling...
cultural center of the west coast. Also during this time, Seattle became an important stop for vaudeville tours and featured the exotic dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and by 1920, Seattle had come upon a politically radical folk scene inspired by Woody Guthrie
The first musical era, is the era of country music...
“I Just Wanna Be Average"
Mike Rose is anything but average: he has published poetry, scholarly research, a textbook, and two
widely praised books on education in America. A professor in the School of Education at UCLA, Rose
has won awards from the National Academy of Education, the National...
The smells are familiar to anyone: car exhaust, motor oil, and Chinese food.
Yet, it’s all clean on January 1st like someone took a big bottle of cleaner fluid to the streets. The fragrant smell of flowers (mostly roses) penetrates the...