How Does Reading And Writing Affect Your Life

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As of today, Reading and Writing has impacted our lives dramatically. Reading impacts many aspects of life: it promotes cognitive function, which helps ward off diseases like Alzheimer 's, enhances knowledge of different topics and reduces stress and anxiety ("How Does Reading Affect Lives?" Reference). Writing helps our memory and helps us to effectively convey memorable information to others via the art of storytelling ("How Does Writing Affect Us?" Lifehack RSS.) Reading and Writing has had a big impact on my life. It wasn’t my best thing to do but I had to do it. When I wrote I found it boring because the topics I would have to write about wasn’t quite interesting. When I read I found it interesting, because I could relate to it and I could …show more content…
Learning to read and write during that age wasn’t hard but it was something I needed to work on. Around when I was in the 3rd I would read passages in class about topics like Christopher Columbus and Martin Luther King Jr. I also recall going to the library with my Dad and we would rent books. In those books would be books like (Lucado, Max, and Sergio Martinez. “You Are Special”.), (Pfister, Marcus. The Rainbow Fish.) and (Martin, Bill. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”.). My dad would read those books to me, then I would read them by myself. At my elementary school, Westhaven Elementary, we would have to read a certain number of books and we would win trips to different places and we would get incentives like lunch with the principal and things of that nature. My teacher was a big influence on my reading. I remember his name was Mr. Pointer and he was like my reading coach. We would all go to the library and we would have a reading session. I would read an article and then he would grade me on how I read. When he gave me my feedback it was harsh and it made me not want to read anymore, but took that criticism and I turned it into motivation. One of the main things I remember him telling me was when I read don’t repeat my words and that sticks with me until this day. The last thing I remember about reading and writing about is my fifth-grade …show more content…
It felt like I was an amateur at reading and writing. Also around that age, I had a bigger influence on what made me not like reading or writing. My mother and grandmother were a big impact on reading and writing and they stressed it so much that I didn’t want them to look at or revise my papers. My mother who has a Bachelor’s of Communication from The University of Tennessee at Martin, she would always ask to see my papers that I would write. Every time she would get my paper, she would get a pen and mark out a boat load of grammar errors. My grandmother on the other hand wasn’t as strict as my mother. My grandmother, who has a Master’s degree in Communication and is a twelfth grade AP English teacher, would revise my papers but she would motivate me as I went through my process of writing. In comparison the two together would make writing feel like a heavy burden that was forced on me. Despite the ongoing criticism from my relatives, my high school years on learning to read and writing was fun. but the memories and the feelings of the bad grades and remarks on my reading and writing made me not having a strong feeling for it like I used to. During my high school years, I attended a school in Mississippi called Horn Lake High School. There were some good times with reading and writing in my high school career. We read some amazing books

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