Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Alex's Informational Essay On A Japanese Holiday



Song:  Yoake No Scat

Artist:  Yuki Saori
(one of the world's all time greatest vocalists)


Alex completed this essay a couple of weeks ago.
He just got the results a little while ago.

On his first draft...
he had gotten 50/50 points.

On his final draft...
he had gotten 100/100 points.

Although it is a very simple essay...
Alex had completed it in 1.5 hours...
including the research.

Just a few years ago...
Alex was having trouble writing essays (6th grade).

He is now enjoying essay assignments because he was taught 
how to structure them...and most importantly...
how to outline them as a starting point.

Knowing how to write essays is extremely important for all children...
as the process of researching information and reporting on it
will be used more and more as they rise academically.






Alex had also completed a critical essay a couple of weeks prior to the above.





The point is that Alex can easily type out these assignments because
he was given the basics...and lots of practice.

If a child is to be prepared for higher education...
essay writing is a must.

By the time a child enters a University...
it must be second nature.

He must be able to, almost effortlessly...
research and write essays at a furious rate...
as many of his assignments will be a form of essay writing.

At University...
the demands of copious amounts of reading and writing 
will quickly inundate and overwhelm an under prepared child.


A child must learn how to:

 Research 

Outline

and how to write using the many different types 
of essay formats...
before he gets into the 7th grade...
if he is to have adequate practice before he reaches high school.

In high school...
he will then be able to increase his output rate...
so he is prepared for University.


So many people falsely think that the world will judge them by their sex or their race
when they enter a profession.

NO

The world judges by positive results.

Educated people judge others by their ability to think rationally...
 and in how precise and concise they relay these thoughts in their speech and writing.

These reveal the potential of the individual to create positive results.

It is the potential of the individual which is most important to employers.

It is the ability to learn and to apply...
and the ability to relay this information to others...
in an effective and efficient manner...
that tell all others of the person's potential.


People often either, elevate their standing...
or condemn themselves in other's eyes...
usually within a few minutes...
just by how they communicate.

Although body language and personal appearance plays a large part...
what is most remembered...is how a person talks or writes.

Especially important is how a person writes...
as this is a permanent record...
and in most cases...
is the most heavily weighted...
as this involves all the processes of thought.

Writing is a culmination of a child's true observations in life.

A child who reads well written words...
of well structured thoughts...
learns to think, speak, and write well.

Through this osmotic learning process
(osmotic as the lesser concentration to the greater...and then becomes part of)...
a child absorbs from all around him...
and he soon learns to discern the well thought out and well written...
from those which are not.

He will then choose his reading carefully...
and he will then be learning how to become better
by understanding the mind of the author through his writing.

A child picks up on the speech patterns as he creates the movie in his mind
of what is written...of how things are described...and the thought processes behind them.

He picks up on vocabulary...
and how this vocabulary is effectively used
in a well thought out manner.

He learns the great value of precision and concision in his speech and writing.

A child actually starts his learning process into the structure of language
through his early years of reading (and which, hopefully, continues throughout his life).

Alex has always loved to read.

Any child who respects wisdom...
loves to read.

In books...
therein lies...
the wisdom of the ages.


In short...
well read...is well said  :)











2 comments:

  1. The progress that Alex has made in his writing skills may be the most important achievements he has made in the past few years for all the reasons you state about how people are judged by their communication skills.

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  2. This makes me especially happy. He always strives to improve in all of his areas. He has a winning attitude.
    Alex is excited to see how much he has improved, especially in his reading comprehension. We will find out how much he has improved in a few weeks.

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