Pros And Cons Of Literacy

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The Struggles and Rewards of Literacy
Literacy is quite easily the most essential part of our education. Without literacy, we would be a society of rather oblivious, foolish people. Literacy in books and writing have the power to completely alter people’s lives. My life was significantly changed by literacy in many ways and many times. My literacy skills truly developed when I found a passion for reading books. That passion and desire of loving books began mainly in the seventh grade. It was during that time in middle school that I began to merge myself with people from other schools and put myself out there and be open to the idea of new friends. The friends that I made that year are the ones who encouraged me to indulge in the wonderful
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The conflict was when I had to leave the second semester of school last year because I was in the hospital day and night being treated for cancer. This schedule of constantly being stuck at the hospital from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily left my body drained both mentally and physically. Even on those heavenly days where I did not have to go in, I began to feel like reading was pointless, simply a waste of my time. I became uninterested in doing anything that seemed even relatively school-related, and that included reading. Being out of the school setting really put me behind the curve in my writing and literacy skills. Dealing with the trauma and seriousness of cancer made me really question why I even bothered stressing about school all these years. Adjusting to life outside of school proved to be much more difficult than I ever imagined it could be. It was not until this past June that I was able to complete the English that I missed during last year’s semester through an online course. It became incredibly difficult for me to focus in the online class. Literacy, which I once loved seemed like a chore now. I felt comfortable and I knew what I was doing when I was in school. When that comfort was so quickly stripped away from me, I no longer craved to entertain my passion for reading and

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