Throughout this school year I have learn a multitude of things in my English and History class. Many lessons reflected on each other. Two main understandings I have though is that Language brings us together as much as it divides us and There are many different stereotypes that come with langauge. In a Prezzi I talked about a situation with my dad. How he wasn’t able how to learn right or wrong, but through the language I had with him I could learn through his mistakes.
In my descriptive essay I talked about my situation with cancer and how I felt after my first operation. A quote i used was “That’s when it finally hits me. i survived, and now I could live my life however I see fit.” This quote goes with my general understanding because my situation with cancer had me learn a lot about how important life was and to accept all that goes with it. The quote shows that I have learned through this experience and that this experience did not only effect myself physically it also effected my language. The quote was a big turning point in my learning where I realized how much I really changed on that day and how it began my path on to my own life.
in my Language Autobiography I talk about how I used to let others talk for me because I thought their voice had more power. Two quotes from that assignment would be “To have someone talk through you ruins your words because you are not saying them with the power of their own language.” and “There are many different stereotypes that come with language.” The first quote helps show my language as I was younger and how I have learned as I got older. It also shows that language evolved for me and I learned because of it. The second quote shows, that due to stereotypes that show up in language, your language has to evolve in order to get around them. So you can show that language evolves through experiences such as dealing with many different stereotypes. Not only do people evolve mentally through experiences their language evolves as well.
In the end my general understandings of “Language brings us together as much as it divides us and There are many different stereotypes that come with language” is now completely clear. My assignments have let me learn all about language and how i evolved throughout my life. My situations have had me learn more than i could imagine, but I could not of realized how much I had learned until this class. The lessons we were taught has shown us a large amount of self reflection in this class allowing me to finally see the general understandings that are shown in this class. My general understanding has reached a very high point in this class and I hope that my portfolio is able to show how much i have learned in this class throughout the year.
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