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“A day spent without reading is a day wasted.” What is your view?

This one was written just recently, about a month ago. I don’t remember the exact date.

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BookA day spent without reading what? And a day wasted for whom? And if a day spent without reading SOMETHING is wasted for SOMEONE, then how does reading turn a wasted day into a useful and fruitful one? Without answering these questions, the topic statement seems very harsh and one sided.

Reading can be associated with books, newspapers, self-written work, brail, musical notation, expressions, text messages, information on a computer, on websites, electronic books, and essays. Reading can also be divided into even smaller categories, such as reading advertisements, notes, memos, names, dates, and so on. In a nutshell, reading is about everything that is written down by any means of writing, whether it is electronic, handwritten, or digital. So taking this definition of “reading” into account, a day spent without reading will be useless. How can someone spend a day without reading anything? Continue reading

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Education is incomplete without an understanding of the basic mathematical principles

This was the first essay I wrote in my GP class. I got a B on this one.
Written: 14th October 2008

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mathMathematics is applied in every part of our life. From the moment we wake up, look at our watch to check the time, dial a number to make a phone call, pay a shopkeeper and when he gives us the change; these are just a few things where mathematics is used. The basic principles of mathematics, which are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and counting, are all used here. Education, that is, other than the education of mathematics itself, also needs support of mathematics, but first we need to define what education actually is. Continue reading