First blog article- The World is a Text
"The World is a text" Intro response:
I thought the article discussed very well how people develop their reading skills throughout their lives. It talks about simple details of everyday signs, advertisements, commercials, and newspapers and how it plays a role in one’s life. When we first learn about a sign it takes a small amount of time to learn and respect the action that it wants us to do. Afterward it becomes an automatic reaction, like how it says how we understand stoplights. A similar connection might have to do with advertising. We first see a certain food or product, then learn about, and before you know it you are using it daily and the company keeps sending ad’s out there, keeping you interested in their sales. It has to do with reading and understanding materials more and more easily as your mind develops. The first time someone reads the Wall Street journal the person might struggle to know where the sections that he or she wants to find or have difficultly understanding certain situations and vocabulary. However if they continue to read the newspaper daily, reading will become more and more easy, buying or picking up the newspaper will become automatic, and reading and flowing through the articles will be no problem.
Our minds develop over time and become a lot smarter if we are consistent with our studies and reading. The article showed and talked about a triangle built upon three corners representing: reading, writing, and thinking. Usually reading will be the first step followed by thinking and last writing. In-between these steps there is a transition where information can be lost, gained, altered or developed. Everyone starts off being able to read and only able to think and write at low level of skill. However over time, the skill and abilities of the reader will be able to analyze and make their thinking and writing skills something that is worthy of being a good writer.
People should be able to connect this article with their lives and see how it applies to themselves.