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recipe to play soccer

Faisal Rahman

Eng 1121 E-106


  • Love for the game (this is the most important ingredient)
  • Soccer boots
  • Turf shoes (if you plan to play indoors)
  • Soccer ball (at least one)


Make a schedule and try to designate at least 30 minutes of your time towards practicing soccer every day.

Put on your shoes, get your ball and run to the field.

Since you have run to the field, you are already warmed up.

But you should still stretch to avoid injuries.

Now start off by feeling the ball with your feet and get used to moving the ball with your feet. You will have problems balancing but its’s totally normal. With enough practice you will be comfortable with the ball under your feet.

Use BOTH of your foot to control the ball, as playing with just one foot will make you “one footed”; One footed soccer players are extremely predictable in the field.

Practice to pass, dribble and shoot the ball everyday as these are the basics of the game.

If you follow these instructions, you should have the basics of the sport down within a month.

Learning the basics is the most important step to become a good player


Drink lots of water and eat healthy food. Drinking will replenish the lost water from playing and eating healthy will improve your performance in the field. Welcome to the “beautiful game”


Faisal Rahman

English 1121- E106

Ten genres that I encounter in everyday life:

1.Texting 2.Novel 3.Online news articles 4.Non-fiction books (astronomy) 5.Online ads( YouTube, Facebook, and ads during browsing the internet in general) 6.Music: alternative rock 7.(TV shows: comedy, 8. Action) 9. Google maps 10. YouTube

I like watching YouTube videos the most and as a matter of fact that’s what I do for a big chunk of my free time. I watch a lot of “how to”, science, and funny videos in YouTube. It helps me to unplug myself from the  hassle of everyday life and gives me some motivation to carry on through the day. The audience for the science videos, mostly space science or astronomy, are people  who are passionate about space. These people can be very young, who just happen to have an interest in the topic, or people like me who are in college, and have developed a likeness for the subject as they grew older. The language and style in these videos are not formal and the reason being is that the video makers want to keep their audience engaged and not feel bored.

I think genres are different categories of information or types of communication. It helps us to find the type of information that we want since they are categorized.





shitty first drafts

” Shitty First Draft”

Faisal Rahman

Eng-1121 E106

  1. I used to write one draft for each paper or  piece of writing. I would spend hours trying to write the best i could. I would write down a line and erase it after reading it over and over.  It was not very pleasant, and made me hate writing. But now I have started to write  multiple drafts after learning that its very time efficient, and that the quality of the final paper also comes out much better than just writing one draft.
  2. I am new to writing multiple drafts. but for my last essay “suffocating freedom” i wrote four drafts. once i started to write, my ideas just kept pouring. But the ideas in each of the drafts came out different. I would blame my lack of experience with writing drafts for this. Like i stated above in question 1, I am used to writing only one draft per piece of writing, so when i wrote multiple drafts for “freedom” I could not contain my ideas. That’s why my drafts were not “down” drafts, “up” drafts and “dental” drafts. They were just drafts with completely different approach and ideas.
  3. I actually was not surprised at the title of the reading because professor Schmerler already told me how the first draft always comes out bad, and that i should just write down whatever comes to my mind(even songs, drawings) and just keep writing. SO when i read ” the shitty first draft” it was a lot like what prof. Schmerler taught us about writing drafts.
  4. I will have to get over my persistence to write the “perfect” piece of writing in one sitting or in one draft to be able to write a “shitty first draft”.


commute to college (excluding “the”)

I had mixed feelings when I woke up today. I was both annoyed and excited because college was going to stat again from today. After I took s shower and had lunch it was already 4:30.  It took me a few more minutes to get ready and I rushed out of my house. I did not want to be late on the first day of the new semester.  I ran to our subway station but missed a 7 train by a few seconds as it sped past me . Fortunately another train followed shortly and I quickly hopped in. I found an empty seat and   quickly sat down. I noticed a bright red light reflecting on a window in front of me. It was beautiful. I wanted to go up and sit facing the sunset but felt uncomfortable thinking what the person sitting there would think. Before i could make up my mind it got dark. I nodded off soon after and barely got up in time to get off at Jay street metro tech.

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