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Mario Gomez: At the End of the Day

Mario Gomez: At the End of the Day

Hello there. My name is Mario. No, not super Mario and no, I do not have brother named Luigi either. Although, that would be pretty awesome! A lot of people tell me that I am wierd and funny and nice. My parents on the other hand tell me that I am lazy and need to be more responsible. At the end of the day however, It comes down to whether or not I choose to be these things. What I do know for certain is at the end of the day, I choose to want to become a teacher! Which is easier said then done.

Being a teacher requires a lot of reading. I am not good at reading. I get distracted easily and will find myself having to reread sentences and paragraphs to fully understand the text. I believe in order to be a good reader, one must not only be able to understand what they are reading, but ask themselves, why. Why is the author writing this? Why is it important to me? What is it that the author is trying to do to make me think about, or rather, what is the take away message from his or her text?

As I mentioned earlier, I don’t read books, however I do like to read articles. Most of the time those articles pertain to technology. For instance, the latest development in cell phones. Other times, I will read comments on youtube videos, not just any youtube videso, but videos that have to do with current political issues. It’s actually very interesting to see different people’s perspective on certain issues.

My main takeaway from William’s article is in order to be a good reader, one must be able to discuss the reading and ask questions so that we can not only have a sense of what was just read, but realize that there are other perspectives of what was just read aswell. By doing this, I believe it is how we evolve as humans. Imagine if people wrote things and they were never discussed. I would hate to think what the Bill of rights would turn out like if it wasnt discussed over… To sum up, even as you read this blog right now, someone else might be thinking something a little different or maybe even something completely different. At the end of the day though, it’s up to you if you want to be a good reader and further discuss and enhance your knowledge of what you just read with other people.

One Reply to “Mario Gomez: At the End of the Day”

  1. Nice to meet you, Mario! I can relate to getting easily distracted when reading, as well. I often times find myself re-reading sentences whenever a different sound or movement catches my attention. I really enjoyed your take on William’s article. I agree that reading requires comprehension, but also the ability to be open-minded to other perspectives. Without looking at everyone else’s point of view it can be difficult to truly understand what to make of something or an issue, and “evolve” as you put it. It is impossible for all people to read and understand things the exact same way, so we have to learn to openly discuss and be accepting of different perspectives.

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