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    Writing is a Technology that Reconstructs Thoughts Summary In the article, The Written Word Literacy in Transition: Wolfson College Lectures 1985 by Gerd Baumann, the writer Walter j. Ong has provided the advantages and disadvantages of literacy in society. In the article there is a compelling reason to believe that both literate and oral cultures are important and must be exercised on a regular basis in society. Although literate and non-literate cultures are extremely different, each method…

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    the first time I had any formal experience with any sort of computer. I felt utterly lost. Unlike the other students in my class, I had no computer literacy whatsoever. This lack of computer literacy can be attributed to my family background. My parents, being war immigrants, emigrated from our home country of Afghanistan, where technology (and literacy) wasn 't commonplace. As a result,…

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    Physical literacy can be described ‘as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” (Whitehead, 2014). It is understanding what pushes you to undertake physical activity as an essential part of your life. This essay is about Physical Literacy, why it is important, and how the concept developed. Understanding physical literacy is very important for our wellbeing and for the…

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    The importance of literacy in a person’s life is very important, the ability to read and write. If a person does not know how to read or write how is someone going to know what signs say. Also when people go to a job interview and a manager gives the person the job and they pay that person less then what they are supposed to be paying the person. Also, what about when you get a paper in the mail and they are giving you money how are you supposed to know is that Being independent and not asking…

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    There is a wide broad definition of poverty, to specify it to one term would be impossible. According to Unesco, poverty is defined in absolute and relative terms. Absolute poverty measures the lack of basic requirement to satisfy our basic human needs. Such as, safe drinking water, food, health, education, information, clothing, shelter and access to services (Unesco, 2016). The other term relative poverty, defines poverty in the economic condition that people lack in order to maintain the…

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    never had the patience and I was easily distracted by my classmates. Then as I grew older trying to voice my opinions and write paragraphs became my biggest enemy. Literacy is more than the ability to read and write; it's also the ability to understand what you're reading and make sense in what you're writing. In most cases, literacy is completed through many years of education, but in most of the stories we read in class, the authors had to give themselves an education instead of being taught…

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    Don’t Just Call this “Literacy Autobiography” Reading has changed me in varieties of ways. Literacy is a great way to learn and to get more knowledge. Literacy is the ability to read and write and I believe that we all need literacy in our lives. When I think of the word literacy, It is the ability to read and write in a way that enables a person to function as a contributing member of society. A couple of weeks ago, I would have considered myself a very literate person. However, after reading…

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    My description of literacy has expanded throughout the development of my life. I used to think that literacy was just the ability to read and write. Even though this is a part of being literate, over time I have derived to recognize that literacy is a complicated journey that includes studying how to take the written word and incorporate what it means to you. It also includes the ability to definite one’s thoughts and feelings through the written word. Since I have become older I have come to…

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    In today’s society, literacy is very vital and is how we are able to communicate and comprehend what others are saying. Having the ability to read and write is a skill that is used daily and something that gets taken for granted. For most people, it is like second nature and they forget that some people are not as fortunate. Illiteracy is a worldwide problem, there is no race, culture or social economic class that is unaffected. Fortunately as technology evolves it helps people who suffer from…

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    learning process. Recently, the topic of adolescent literacy has taken center stage, due to new studies and research. Adolescent literacy is not just about being able to decode words—in fact, it rarely is. The research regarding the topic is both inspiring and discouraging in different locations, at different levels, and within different subjects. How can anyone know what adolescents need in terms of literacy? The truth is, however, that adolescent literacy has come a long way in the more recent…

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