How First Starting Out On Our Learning Journeys Essay

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When first starting out on our learning journeys we encounter many struggles. For many of us it’s the first time we’re attempting to read and write, but for some reading and writing has been attempted and not succeed. When attempting to read and write for the first time it can be really challenging, you may fail a couple of times before you get it right, but learning to read and write is one of the most important things you encounter when first starting out in your education journey. Without either being able to read or write, I wouldn’t be able to write the above sentences nor would I be able to understand the words that i’m writing on this paper. Reading and writing is a very important key to furthering your education. Without this knowledge, it would be made impossible to learn anything. When you start from not knowing how to read or write, to knowing how to read and write you’re taking a big step in your learning education. Many things can be accomplished with the simple knowledge of reading and writing. Which many great people are molded out of their education; inspired by their education to go on to do great things, whether it be to free themselves or to fight for what they believe in.

In the essay “Learning to Read and Write” by Fredrick Douglas he discusses how he first learned to read and write and some of his struggles he encountered while doing so. He first was taught the alphabet by his mistress. Then the mistress who once was a sweet, supportive lady was…

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