- Amy Tan
- Are You a Renaissance Humanist
- First week
- Found poem
- Last Supper
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Mona Lisa
- Nothing but the Truth
- poem futrue ancients
- Salvator Mundi
- Starting Goals
- Written post
Phillip Malloy is an athletic and immature teenager. His remarkable skills in track brought him the opportunity to be a school or even a state runner. However, he ruined his splendid future with his own hands. Using patriotism as a veil to blind the people. The teacher resigned but the truth is that he fooled himself with his own intelligent mind.
Phillip Malloy is athletic. No doubts to that. According to his former coach and current coach, he is a fast and hard-working runner. If Phillip behaved better in English, he would be able to join the school team and go for the county champs. In the book” coach Jamison saw me in the hall and said he wanted to make sure I’m trying out for the track team.” (page 6) His middle school coach said that he was REALLY good. “Then he said that with me on the Harrison High team we have a real shot at being on the county champs.” (page 6) This shows that Phillip has an outstanding ability to let coach Jamison like him so much.
Phillip Malloy is immature because he considers concerns from teachers as hate and dislike. His antipathy is pointed at the wrong direction when the teacher just simply wants him to learn. Hate rolls up like a snowball. He used media and “Patriotism to win against the teacher and got into another school. But nothing changed at last. He slapped his own face. Nothing but the truth. In the book. (page 24) “Narwin is so dumb that she didn’t get my joke. (page 24) “Bad combo- boring teaching and stupid books.” (page 24) This shows his antipathy towards literature and language.
This story directly reflects on the psychological issues that children are facing nowadays. Use myself as an example: I used to hate this teacher called Ms. Jackson because she gave me tons of homework. While it was smothering me, I decided to talk to my mom, to let my mom “punish her” After hearing the event, my mom told me that homework is for reflecting, it’s for your own good. This is valid, students are selfish, they do not understand the purpose for their actions. Now, I would really want to thank that teacher. At least, she cared about my progress in class.
In conclusion, Phillip Malloy is an athletic child with an undeveloped mind. Another prodigy, the product of intelligence destroyed by itself. Whatever what people do to bury their own sin, people will find out because it is nothing but the truth.
Waverly Jong is hardworking, considerate, and immature. On one hand, her advantages brought her infinite glory. On the other hand, her incomplete mindset is tearing up the relationship between Jong and her mother.
First, Jong is hardworking because she wouldn’t have won the games without the extra hard work. Looking in the story “Rules of the Game” written by Amy Tan, it said that “I found out about all the whys later. I read the rules and looked up all the big words in a dictionary. I borrowed books from the Chinatown library. I studied each chess piece, trying to absorb the power each contained. (page 3) “Chess consumed her spare time to gain more experience and skills that are chess related. “I loved the secrets I found within the sixty-four black and white squares. I carefully drew a handmade chessboard and pinned it to the wall next to my bed, where I would stare for hours at imaginary battles. (page 3) “This shows how desperate she is about her dream expertise.
Second, Jong is considerate because she plans out everything in chess. That is what makes her a prodigy. According to the story,” Blow from the South,” it murmured. “The wind leaves no trail (page 4)” I saw a clear path, the traps to avoid. The crowd rustled. “Shhh! Shhh!” said the corners of the room…” Waverly thinks before acting. Her advanced skill and the ability to play chess is significant. This shows that she is considerate on the chessboard.
Third, Jong is immature because of her undeveloped mindset. She only thinks about herself. “I knew it was a mistake to say anything more, but I heard my voice speaking, “Why do you have to use me to show off? If you want to show off, then why don’t you learn to play chess?” (page 5)” Her mother has a great sense of achievement but Waverly doesn’t seem to appreciate that. That mother must be heartbroken.
In conclusion, Waverly is a hardworking, considerate chess player, while having an immature personality. Hardworking because of the amount the huge amount of time and energy spent on chess. Considerate because of the excellent plays during the game. Immature because of the foolish actions, like hurting her mother’s feelings. Waverly has a split personality. In the chess world, she is observant, hardworking, and confident. However, she is still an unripe child in reality.
Entering the classroom with concerns and worries, exiting with joy and excitement. To be honest, the first week of school was so different from what was expected. I thought that I would die from the tedious courses. However, I was bathing in the river of infinite knowledge. Advanced vocabulary, equation awaits me.
1. English is like treasure the further and deeper you unearth, the richer the treasure. As a foreign learner, I am most interested in poetry. However, I never had the chance to receive the specific education that mainly focuses on what I’m passionate about, poetry. I enjoy poetry because unlike other types of writing, logic isn’t one of the limitations that constrain your imagination. With poetry, I can become a prolific designer, sculpturing my dreams. Therefore, I really wish that I can learn poetry in class.
2. We all have to admit that English is an obscure book. Even some most experienced teachers do not recognize every word in English. I am trying my best to memorize vocabularies but I am making little to no progress because of my poor memory. My challenge is to upgrade my level of vocabulary.
3. I am now learning some root words and prefixes. I think this would contribute to my level of vocabulary because my ability to recognize words will improve.