03-27-2009 09:30 PM
The more you read, the smarter you'll get!
Welcome, emilyMD! I tend to agree with you, though I do wonder if it's possible to be a big reader and still be un-smart?
You can read a lot of classic novels and big books and still be un-smart. It all depends on if you understand what you are reading, or if you are just skimming over the lines.
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03-30-2009 10:58 AM
Gemma620 wrote:You can read a lot of classic novels and big books and still be un-smart. It all depends on if you understand what you are reading, or if you are just skimming over the lines.Gemma
Welcome, Gemma! I think you're right, though I'd like to think that something would seep in from reading, even if not a full understanding. It seems like it's still better to try and get a little bit out of books rather than give up reading and lose out entirely.
04-22-2009 10:31 PM
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06-09-2009 02:49 PM
yeah when i was in 9th grade we read this play, a lot of us didn't totally understand it and i don't think everybody liked it either, this is the first shakespeare play i read so far and i didn't really like it i mean come on two strangers kissed at a ball before they even knew each other and then they fell in love then finally found out each others name then got married then had this plan so juliet would't have to marry paris by having her drink a poison/potion making her sleep for a day and two hours or so anyway romeo finds her looking as if shes dead so he kills himself then juliet wakes up sees romeo kills herself and all this happens in like two days i think WOW.
Unique--Did you ever see it performed, on stage or in film?
06-10-2009 04:09 PM