The Most Important Component Of A Good Education Essay

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Education is valued all around the world, but what is the most important component of a good education? The main component of an education is evaluation The ultimate component of a good education is determination. Determination is having the motivation to aspire to grow more intellectually. Malcolm X , Frederick Douglass, and Helen Keller were determined to be educated no matter what kind of circumstances they were facing.
Malcolm X became educated by his determination to learn how to write well, be more articulate and even able to understand what he was reading while in prison. Malcolm X stated, “I saw that the best thing I could do was to get a hold of a dictionary- to study, to learn some words.” (p.1) He already knew that the dictionary was going to be a tool he would use to become more educated. Later on, he mentioned, “It was both ideas together that moved me to request a dictionary along with some tablets and pencil from the Norfolk prison colony school”(2). Although Malcolm X was in prison, he did not allow his circumstances to stop him from learning. He resolved to use his time wisely to become better educated: “Let me tell you something from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library I was reading in my bunk. You couldn 't have gotten me out of books with a wedge”(p.3). Malcolm X seized the opportunity to read and educate himself continuously in prison. Reading had opened a new world for…

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