Reflective Essay: My Definition Of Literacy

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If you were to ask me what literacy meant to me when I was younger, I would tell you, that it represented reading a book, and simply writing. As a child I thought literacy had to deal with English class, although it does relate, there is much more to literacy than we think. Being young, I wasn’t aware of the definition of literacy, and if you are anything like me, you would eventually have to just learn on your own. Growing up I rarely thought about what literacy truly meant, but I can say that it was a question I was curious about. As I matured as a student and took more English classes, my knowledge of literacy, reading and writing, grew. The more I began to write essays, the further it seemed to take a toll on me to deepen my understanding of proper writing techniques. I began to question myself, how can I improve my own writing skills without knowing the basic true meaning of literacy? This is when I realized the only way I’ll figure out the meaning is by letting it come to as I mature as a writer.
When I was a student in Junior High School I found a true love with reading and writing. One of the things my English teacher graded us on was the amount of books we tested on. We had to read, and test on at least two books per six weeks. At first I was like any other
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Literacy has many different meanings; it depends on how you think of it. I have learned this through my time in school, mainly from my experiences in it. There is no right or wrong answer to defining literacy. At this point in my life, literacy has to do with majority of my everyday life routine. The meaning itself allows me to express my opinions, in such a way that I can say exactly what I feel without having to feel criticized on my own thoughts of what literacy truly means to me. I know that as I grow as a writer, I’ll discover different ways to interpret the meaning of

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