Reading Assignment: Reading Assignment: Read pp.27-77 in Out of the Dust

Writing Assignment: I've revised it. I think the other one  we discussed in class was too hard. Below is the passage we read in class. Please open your own writing by using a line or two from the passage, for instance, "In the epilogue* to A Long Walk to Water, Salva Dut offers advice to his readers. He tells...."

Then use some kind of transition to indicate that Dut speaks from real experience. Finally describe the experience from his life that illustrates his point.

I think this assignment calls for a transitional sentence, something like "And Salva Dut is a man who knows whereof he speaks" or "Mr. Dut certainly has had enough experience on which to base his advice." That transitional sentence should follow your opening statement about the advice Salva offers. Then follow the transition with a description of Salva's experiences to show his advice is based on what he actually lived. Write me if you have questions. 

Passage
I overcame all the difficult situations of my past because of the hope and perseverance that I had. I would have not made it without these two things. To young people, I would like to say: Stay calm when things are hard or not going right with you. You will get through it when you persevere instead of quitting. Quitting leads to much less happiness in life than perseverance and hope.

*epilogue is a final note in book or movie saying how things turned out 

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Here is Berry's response to the assignment, which she turned into a pretend introduction to Salva as a speaker.

 

Hello ladies and gentlemen ,welcome to attend my lecture.Today,it is an honor for me to invite a legend who is a great charitarian in twenty-first Century. Before he come on the stage, please allow me to introduce him,our hero,the famous charitarian,the unprecedented great man--Salva Mawien Dut Ariik!

As we know,Mr.Dut offered a great assessment to Sudan,he driled the thousands of wells,helped local people have clean water to drink,he is a brave man,dared to fight with city hall and got win. Mr.Dut wrote his experience in the book called 'A Long Walk to Water' and gained the big success.I am sure everyone will remember his stirring and thought-provoking words:

I overcame all the difficult situations of my past because of the hope and perseverance that I had. I would have not made it without these two things. To young people, I would like to say: Stay calm when things are hard or not going right with you. You will get through it when you persevere instead of quitting. Quitting leads to much less happiness in life than perseverance and hope.

It is said that Mr.Dut has received a lot of letters from readers who wanted to discuss something about his words. Now,i am pretty sure,Mr. Dut certainly has had enough experience on which to base his advice.

Actually, Mr.Dut met a lot of frustrations during his ''journey'',especially when his uncle was died,nobody can protect him any more. But German philosopher* Friedrich Nietzsche said that which doesn't destroy us only makes us stronger,i believe Mr.Dut always remained his strong mind and belief.Well,absolutely,his felt fear,but what braced him when he felt hopeless? i believe is family ties. he wanted to find his parents,he know his uncle wanted him to survive,and these elements made him keep calm. Because of these,Mr.Dut use his wondrous perseverance, got over so many frustrations,and led many boys arrived refugee camps.Otherwise,maybe he would give up his iive.

If he really gives up his live,what a pity! So from it,we should learn something--keep calm and use your perseverance to get over the frustrations.In any case,you must remember to keep calm.If you really think you cannot brace any more,think about future,your parents,or something else which you expect.Last works,if you don't meet hopeless,you never find how big strength you have.

ok,now,prepare your clapping,let us welcome our star-----Salva Mawien Dut Ariik!

Great transition here: 

I am sure everyone will remember his stirring and thought-provoking words:

And here as well:

Now,i am pretty sure,Mr. Dut certainly has had enough experience on which to base his advice.

This is a very imaginative response to the assignment. I liked it,and you certainly did show how  Salva followed his own advice to always persevere, becoming in the process, to use your word, "a legend."

In the epilogue to A Long Walk to Water, Salva Dut offers advice to his readers. He tells the young people to stay calm when things aren't going well. If you persevere instead of quitting, you can go through it. Salva Dut certainly has had enough experinece on which to base his advice. When he was in South Sudan going to Ethiopia, his parents and brother were not found. His uncle was killed. He had no family at that time. He almost wanted to die. But he knew that his family wanted him to live. So he persevered and he succeeded at last.

Wow! Another piece of writing where I doubt anyone would guess that English is your second language. Very nicely written. I'm working on your previous assignment, but I will get back to you on this one as well with additional comments. But for now, great work!

  In the epilogue to A Long Walk to Water, Salva Dut offers some advices to his readers. He tells the young people to stay calm when things are hard or not going right with them and to persevere instead of quitting. Sometimes one who perseveres will get a better end. In the story, Salva led many teenagers to the refugee camp. They didn’t have any adult with them but they just did the hard thing by themselves. Perhaps they had felt helpless and even wanted to give up during the hard trip, they still persevered in the end and finally reached the heaven. “Do your best, and god will do the rest”, when troubles come, try to fix it instead of give up. Just do your best and I’m sure god will help you with the rest.

 

Some lovely writing in this passage Alfonso. You also did a terrific job making a general point about perseverance become more specific, so the reader knew exactly what you were talking about. 

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