Read the book

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

When I was in 11th grade I had an US History and Government teacher whose words really resonated with me. His name was Mr. Miller (well that’s what all of us students called him never knew his first name).  It was in Mr. Miller’s own words his “job to prepare us for college”, and in college the text-book was not the only reference material used. The U.S. History class was one of the first high school classes i had taken which sent us to the local book seller to purchase The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I loved that book! If you have yet to read this book definitely add it this summer. In the class many students purchased cliff notes did not read the book and failed the first quarter exam of the class.

Sometimes reading, especially when it is not a book we like, can be a chore, however necessary. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I would have read a set of instructions. When we do not read and merely skim over or buy the cliff notes we sell ourself short. Authors have poured themselves into these works and delivered to us through artful prose stories that, if we allow them to, will arouse emotions and passion in us that have been repressed and hidden. So today tomorrow if you have a text to read, take your time read the whole thing don’t skim through it and sell yourself short.




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