Hi! My name is Ashley. I am 21 years old and a junior transfer from San Jose, California. I am an English major and I want to become a foreign English teacher. From this class, I am hoping to take away ways to teach composition and tips n tricks to help my students learn English. I want to find different ways to help them. I am really excited about the internship since that will help me greatly. In my literate life, I do not read or write for pleasure anymore. It is mainly for school. My reading material is textbooks or assigned reading for my classes and writing is usually notes or even memos to myself about what I am reading. The biggest insight for me was seeing how all of my writing is school based. It is usually short hand and not very interest based. Szwed’s text definitely made me realize that not only do I use my writing and reading for school but that is pretty much all I do. He mentions different way in which writing and reading can be used outside the school setting for example in a social setting or just normal day to day life. Reading all the different ways reading and writing can be used and seeing how i only really use it in one way most of the time was a bit sanding for me. I do also use reading for texts but that is such a small amount of my time that I don’t think it carries as much weight as my school time reading.