Category: ENG1101 Homework

Itā€™s starts off as an interview with theĀ author and a woman named Lucy Kolkin. It then blossoms into friendship, but then they lose contact with each other. The author was doing research for a novel about a woman who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. That woman was Lucy that worked as a shipfitter. The author read letter about Lucy and her husband. By doing this, she begins to understand Lucy and she feels a strong connection with her.

TheĀ reading by Juana Summers showed howĀ Pop Chart Lab took sentences from famous novels and diagrammed them. Pop Chart Lab is a design firm that used a long forgotten method to help better understand sentences. She explains to us about the controversy surrounding diagramming sentences. She begins to explain how it was used in schools long ago. She states that using the diagram makes it easier for kids to understandĀ  to write and use correct English. From ā€œAn Education ā€˜Phenomenonā€™, Burns Florey and other experts traced the origin of diagramming sentences back to 1877. Their findings show that diagramming sentences came from two professors who worked at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Burns begins to explain how when it was first introduced it swept across Brooklyn rapidly, but as the years went by it started receiving harsh criticism. they startedĀ questioning if it should even be placed in English classes today. Burns says ”that there are two kinds of people in this world, the ones who love diagramming and those who hate it”.Ā Burns also commented about how it never clicks to some students.