Write an essay responding to one of the quotes below:
After reading the following prompts and choosing a passage to write about, take a few minutes to decide what you have to say and to plan out your essay. Once you’ve decided on the thesis of your essay, take a moment to do a little pre-writing/brainstorming.
Please spend no more than one hour writing this essay.
Instructions: In a well-developed, revised essay, respond to any of the ideas from one of these quotes about reading, learning, writing, power, or any other related idea.
1. “And that is exactly what reading a book should be: a conversation between you and the author….Understanding is a two way operation; learning doesn’t consist of being an empty receptacle. The learner has to question himself and the teacher (Adler, 14).”
2. “In your natural way of producing words there is a sound, a texture, a rhythm–a voice–which is the main source of power in your writing. I don’t know how it works, but this voice is the force that will make a reader listen to you. Maybe you don’t like your voice; maybe people have made fun of it. But it’s the only voice you’ve got. It’s your only source of power (Elbow, 7).”
3. “Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other” (Freire, 244).