Category: 1st Unit: Literacy (page 1 of 23)

Freedom Esaay

Khondakar Taslim
Eng 1121 Sec. E115
Professor S. Schmerler
Date 1/2/19


Everyone wants to freedom in their life. I want to be a free person always. I do not like if someone forced to do something that you are not interested in. Freedom is a different meaning for everyone. I am lucky from this side. My parent always gave me the freedom of my choice. That does not mean whatever I want to get from them they just gave me no this not like that. I was a little quiet child when I was a little. I never bothered my parent or my siblings. When we grew up my parents try to listen to us. We never ask something that they can deny to do that. Also, they try to listen to us.
My parents always there for me what I need for my daily life I got a good opportunity to learn lots of things. My mom always used to tell us if I give you too much pressure to not to do something it will not work for you if you tight something very tight it will break. So she said I give you some freedom it will not spoiled you. When I was a child that time my freedom worked different ways. They taught me a lot of things. My mom made some rules that time with some freedom. Some rules were very hard to maintain in our life. They gave me freedom but not always. It does not bother me. Personally, I learned so many good things and bad thing a well. I think learning age is when you are a child because whatever you learned you will never forget it. Day by day you will understand where you should get freedom where not. I think everyone should follow some freedom areas.
My family always gave me the freedom of my career choices. they support me a lot. what I have my future planning they never forced me you are not allowed to make any decision by yourself. first, they try to listen to me then they were to correct me if I choose something wrong. why it is wrong. I love to be independent in my life. if you are dependent you will never explore something new. people should get the chance to be freedom otherwise you cannot express what you are. freedom is not bad but some areas you need to be careful.
My mom always used tells us I give you freedom but do not miss use it. Sometimes too much freedom can be dangerous. We need to understand actually about freedom. I see sometimes around me when people get too much freedom they don’t care about what they are doing is that good or bad. Too much freedom can convict crime and violations.
I think everybody should get freedom for their personal opinion. Everybody has own choices. Some cultural they don’t have freedom of choosing whatever choose others for the women or children t that’s it. Some country they don’t give any chance to speak up women or kid. I never had complained about freedom. I hope I will be a free person always.


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What I did today

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Rahman Amina

English 1121-E106


Prof SSchmerler



Fear is an unpleasant feeling caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. We all seem to have a fear of something that gets in the way of life. Some are scared of living things such as roaches, snakes, spiders, ghost and etc. We can all think about this for a second: is this what we’re scared of or is this all in our imagination. Fear as a child is way different than our adulthood.


As a child I was scared of almost everything. I was scared of big roaches. I would literally jump on a bed or chair and scream for my mom to come inside the room and kills it. My poor mom would laugh so hard and call me a scaredy cat. Another example, I was scared of drunk men. If I saw any drunk men in the streets while I’m with my mom I would always think they might attack me or my mom. Majority of people are violence when they are drunk, so I would never want to be around them. But there were a lot of them in my neighborhood.


Another example, not succeeding in life. There has been many times I thought of giving up on school. Every tear drop, struggle, and stress helped me to push myself everyday to become a better person. I try to study in between of going to school and working full time. This has been really tough on me. I’ve gotten very overwhelmed at certain points. I am working hard on my life and future in order to make them happy, especially for my mom. But most importantly without my two besties Meva and Rob, it has been both my motivation through it all. I thank them for always being there for me and helping me as much as possible.


Lastly, I’m afraid of losing my parents. People need to realize that as we get older our parents are getting old as well. It’s sad to say but true. We just don’t know when our time ends and only god knows. I would hate to see my parents go. It’s also sad that I have to  work so much that I don’t get to spend time with them. Life gets so busy and we forget to spend time and cherish those little moments.


These fears are definitely beneficial to me because I learned to love and have patience with myself. While growing up everything made sense to me. Being scared of roaches have never changed and that’s one thing that stayed constant. The only thing that I’m fearful of is of life and how life works. I believe we are born here for a reason and it’s all a test. People forget that. Maybe others view it differently, but I was born to be different and unique.


Tesha’s Free writing

When all else was senseless you came along and brought joy, peace, uproar, kick fight and most of all spunk. You turned my life upside down and literally made me think out of the box. You continuously keep on my feet and kept me abreast of all things new possible within grasp. To have things to yearn for you were a dream that I had no clue for a second, could it happen?, least of all to me. You keep me content filled with  something phenomenally fresh at each turn. Each door that is opened  each step taken its to a higher  a new level just when I thought I had it all or knew it all her came you. You are what I appreciate, the love you have given and the love I have given unto you.



Heaven Sent




Natural Conception

1 in 9k births

Avenues to Freedom – Revised






According to the Internet, Freedom is “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one feels without hindrance or restraint.” Also, state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

Coming from one type of life to another, life can be phased in different ways.  Life itself is filled with varying situations. One can face these situations at any given point in their life which would require them to make decisions.  Decision is conclusion or resolution someone makes after considering a situation.

We all have to make decisions in our lives that might be tough or easy.  Some people make decisions that can make them or break them.  In other words, it can either cause a person to become important in life, or it can cost a person his or her life.  As I look at the word freedom and studied its meaning, these words; self-determination, independence, self-government, liberty, and emancipated, gave me a clearer understanding of why some of our activists that made history.

Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. fought for one thing that was common, and that is “Freedom”. They believed in equal human rights among races in America.  Malcom X had his own way of fighting for that freedom.  He challenged the mainstream civil-rights movement, which sparked hate between him and others which developed into a violence.  On the other hand, Martin Luther King used the strategy of non-violence and boycotts in order to get equality among races.

Going back even further in our history, Frederick Douglass had one thing in common with Malcom- X which was educating himself through reading and writing.  Motivation is the reason one has the desire for acting or behaving in a particular way.  Also, the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.  Both, Malcom X and Frederick Douglas had a rough start in the early part of their lives.  They did not let that prevent them from achieving their goals in life.

Confinement can be both mental and physical because it deals with the present state a person is in. This state could be mental or physical.  As I read the article on Malcom X, I understood that he was in a state of confinement mentally and physically.   He was imprisoned, so at is a state of confinement.  No freedom to do as he might have wanted to, no freedom to go where he might have liked to go and no freedom to maybe speak the way he wanted to speak.

On the other hand, Malcom X found strength and freedom in reading books.  In books, he found a new life because he learned so much that a brand new world began to open up before his eyes.  While being confined to a jail cell for most hours daily, Malcom X, became fascinated with learning all he could.  He kept reading and educating himself.

After reading this article about Malcom X, I felt encouraged and motivated by it. I was really motivated by this article.  A few years ago, I read a short story about Malcom X, this article covered one of the main parts of his life.  I asked myself,’ have I ever self-taught myself anything in my life?’  The answer to this question is “Yes”.  Learning to play the Steel Pan. The steel pan is a National instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. This instrument can be easy for some and difficult for others.

I was taught the basics, I played with some small musical steel-bands, and even had some private lessons; but little did I know, that one day I would be arranging songs all by myself, and play them at small functions.   Also, remember that someone was having a function and wanted the steel pan music to be a part of this function.  They asked me to listen to two songs from a CD and arrange the music for these two particular song, to play at this function as a tribute to the person that was being honored.

I listened and listened to the music, over and over and practiced the sounds over and over, until I got the final product of what I was working on.  In addition, give the give music notes to another friend that helped back me up for this event.  This made me proud.  I felt a sense of achievement.  Looking back, I did not know that I could have actually accomplished what I did all by myself.  I felt free. This feeling of happiness is freedom.

There are some things in life that seem simple for others while on the other hand these same things appear difficult might be difficult for others.  As for me, even if I accomplished playing the steel pan, there are still many who are greater in arranging music and distributing music to different sections of a steel band.  A full steel band can have about seven sections. The names of these sections are: Tenors, Double Tenors, Double Seconds, Guitar, Cello, Tenor Bass, and Bass.  I played the Tenor pan.  Playing some of these pans for some sections can be difficult.

For me, playing a Tenor pan is not difficult, but can become difficult according to the amount the music that must be learned in a short space of time.  Also, for competitions like Panorama, the steel bands usually play at a certain speed, and tempo to get the sound the arranger wants to hear.  This is when it becomes a difficult thing to do. Trying out different things is something I enjoy doing.  Challenging myself by trying, out things even if a task seems difficult is worth the effort.


About myself and what I am doing

My name is Nadia Douglas.  I consider myself to be a no- none-sense person.  I like honest people.  I get along with people fine.  I try to make the people around me laugh and to be comfortable.

Seven ago I graduated with my Associates Degree in Computer Technology and Networking.  After having my daughter who is now 3 yrs old, I have not  returned to college..  Three years passed by  and I have not done anything pertaining to my school.  I have decided to complete my degree so that I can get a little raise in my salary, on my present job.

I work as an Assistant Teacher in an Educational Center/ Dare Care.   I teach children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.  I use to work in the infant department at another center of the same company  of job, but was moved to working with the older children.

Children are amazing.  You learn of a lot of different personalities  and traits each child has.  Each child is unique in his or her own way.  Hopefully in the near future, I might move on to teach older  children.  I am presently working on some of my teaching credentials on the side of my “CST”- Computer System Technology major.

I read things that interest me such as the newspapers, christian books, Novels and flyers.  Working as an Assistant Teacher in my school can be influential because there are a number of different things that  I can learn on a daily basis and a number of things I have to keep in mind to do in order to fulfill ASC and Department  of Health standardize rules and regulations; even the Department of Education.


Inquiry Based Project

Inquiry Eassay

Freedom essay 2 (Revised)

Jackson Zhang

Section/E106 – Course/English 1121

Professor: S. Schmerler

Date: 3/1/19

Revision date: 5/19/19

Freedom through laws

Freedom today can almost be anything from, the freedom of being able to live, to the freedom being able to follow laws. We are born into a world today where we must obey laws, or else there would be consequences. Law is one of the most important factors in society today. Freedom to me is the result, and inspiration where one can do what they please without having to live in the shadows. Often, over the years, people have been incarcerated, and have died because society’s laws are advancing and we are caught up in the middle of it. Victims are sometimes forced to act violent in order to make changes in society. Laws can sometime be out of control, or abused. An example of an outrageous law is when China had placed a limit of having one offspring only. I was always that person that would wonder why some of the most unnecessary laws existed, and what would life be if they were never there.

As I got older, I began thinking about life more. There is a saying, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”, by Confucius. This quote applies to me every time I think about life. Laws are the most appealing to me in society. When I heard about someone becoming incarcerated I wonder if it was the criminal’s fault, or the law maker. I came to a conclusion that it was both party’s fault. My reasoning is because, when you create more laws it would mean more crimes. At the same time, it’s also the criminal’s decision for knowing there are laws, and decide to take matters violently instead of a peaceful way. I am not saying all laws should be free. Majority of them that people fight over today, and is to come in the near future would just make life easy if they were just gone.

There are many reasons why there would be laws. Laws, overtime can encourage people to form habits. What I mean by “encourage people to form habits” is the fact that back then laws/rules were formed to strengthen, and bring unity to people. People felt that it was the best option, and that these laws should keep on forming in order to preserve their peace. Therefore laws began to form continuously to the point where a country like North Korea, and China became communist countries. Some Laws can be beneficial, but some not so much.

Can there be a world where no laws exist ? That’s a very important question to a lot of people who cares, and don’t. I believe that having laws and certain laws is true freedom. Having a world where no laws exist would mean chaos. A great analogy of a world with no laws would be the movie called “The Purge”. Having laws is like freedom because, people are given chances. The ones that abuse the law are brainwashed into thinking it’s alright to keep disobeying, and that they’re gaining freedom, but in reality they are fighting a war.

Throughout life many people have been incarcerated for doing crimes, however when they are in prison they are restricted to the outside world activity. The incarceration of inmates and restricting them to connect with the outside world is like taking the right of someone’s life. Someone like Malcolm X who was a prisoner for 10 years was unable to do no more than read books only in prison as time passes. It is when we hit our lowest point that we are open to the greatest change, but sometimes we don’t get to fully embrace our possibilities, instead we are restricted by the rules that are put on our shoulders. Majority of the people in the U.S could likely be wrongly, and over incarcerated. The world’s incarceration number is steadily rising, as laws are formed so are crimes.

The closure of my freedom is the perspective of a lower magnitude of laws. My freedom has been restricted, laws are made where my comfort is steadily lowering. I believe laws are both important, and too much. My freedom isn’t backing down, and it’s not only affecting me, but also a lot others, some are more impacted than I am. I will always consider freedom as an act of being able to desire something, and executing that goal that we want. Therefore it’s nice to not have certain laws, but not too many, and not the unnecessary ones that makes our life harder.

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