Ian as a Reader & a Writer
Ian became a reader through experiences. As a child he recognized that text was all around him. Every aspect of his life involved written words. The newspaper on the table, the nutritional facts on a juice carton... the list goes ever on. Ian quickly became interested in these cryptic characters that adorned so much of the world around him. He was introduced to books by his family, starting with simple pages with large pictures. Of course, as he grew older, the books got more complex. Like most other people, he began reading in depth through school. This helped Ian unlock the code of letters and words so that he could comprehend their meanings and find their messages. Soon he was reading anything and everything. The reason people read is different for everyone. Some read to get specific information, while others simply seek pleasure when they read. In general, people read as a way of receiving the thoughts, ideas, and information offered through text. To be a good reader, one must have a general interest in what they are reading, and focus on the ideas being expressed. They must also have the willingness to listen to what the words say and the desire to discover their meaning. Reading is easy for Ian when he can connect to what is written and find ways to involve himself in it. It also helps when the subject of the writing really interests him. What Ian finds most challenging about reading is when he can't connect to the text or figure out what it is trying to say. When it comes to choosing books to read, Ian loves fantasy and historical fiction. He also enjoys a good thriller. When choosing books, Ian looks for relatable characters, unpredictable plots, and challenging ideas. When at home, Ian often reads just before going to bed, or while he is eating breakfast every day. In general, Ian enjoys reading. He takes pleasure in partaking of the ideas that offers set before him through their writing.
Ian learned to write at a young age, scribbling his name on walls and in other places. His desire to write down ideas and thoughts came from the stories he enjoyed reading. He soon discovered that he could set his imagination free by recording it on paper. Ian soon learned to expand his writing from short storries to poetry and essays. People write for many reasons. Some wish to share information while others wish to share the fruits of their imagination. Some write to capture their memories and experiences. In order to write well, writers obviously have to know about grammar and word usage. They also need to know how to structure their writing so that they can convey their message clearly. Ian enjoys creative writing. He especially likes writing storries and poems. He likes creating plots and using words to paint descriptive pictures in the minds of readers. When deciding what to write, Ian draws from both his imagination and his past experiences. He is always composing new ideas for storries in his mind and reviewing his memories to encorporate into relatable writing. The response that helps Ian the most with his writing is constructive criticism that not only points out grammatical errors, but offers ideas to expand and improve his works in a creative and useful way. Ian writes almost every day at home. He often jots down ideas while they are still fresh in his mind. In general, Ian enjoys writing and is satisfied with what he produces. He knows that there is always room for improvement and enjoys looking over his works to see where he has grown as a writer.