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READING JOURNAL:

Listed below you will find a variety of questions to ask yourself as you read the book you have chosen.
Your task is to utilize the questions to help you gain a better understanding of the text. As you read the
text, you will need to reword the questions as it applies to the subject matter. Be sure to include the page
number. On the other side, you will need to write a response to the question based upon the text and your
own philosophy/experiences. You will need to have at least 10 entries. The entries need to be spaced out
so you have roughly 3 from the beginning, middle, and end of the book. You can only use each

question a maximum of twice.


a)What is the main idea or underlying value in the text?
b)What is the authors purpose or perspective?
c)What does (a particular phrase) mean?
d)What might be a good title for this portion of the text?
f)What is the most important word/sentence/paragraph?
g)Is there something in the text that is unclear to you?
h)Has anything in the text changed your way of thinking?
i)How do the ideas in the text relate to seniors who are about to graduate?
j)What do they mean to you personally?
k)Why is this material important?
l)Is it right that.? Do you agree with the author?

Question:

Response:

What is the main idea or


underlying value in the
text?

The main idea of this text to show the story of this


team and to help the audience understand whatkind
of coach was coaching these men. (7-21)

What is the authors


purpose or perspective?

the author talks about whats going on around them


and how it affected them. (42-55)

d)What might be a
good title for this
portion of the text?

Boat club should have been the name because


this talks about the many clubs formed on Oxford
campus between the men and how they were really
famous. (55-67)

)What is the most


important
word/sentence/paragraph?

An important quote in this book I thought was very


important because it practically summarized what
these men wanted and why they were willing to
fight for it. (101)

Has anything in the


text changed your
way of thinking?

The british season of 1920 changed my thoughts on


rowing a little bit and gave me a look at what it was
like then and how it now. I was able to see change
and also the different types of ways they do things.
(101-120)

How do the ideas in the


text relate to seniors who
are about to graduate?

The quote of page (176) soon you will be crowned


with laurels,which will wither, beause you have
fought and conquered, but fight above all the human
beast within youself and conquer it, to be crowned
with the laurels of immortality can relate to seniors
and how we are looking to the furture and we will
need to fight if we want to be someone some day.

What do they mean to you personally? (176-190) is all about the opening ceremony and talks
about Games, this means a lot to me because I love crew and the olympic games would be a
life changing experience. I enjoyed reading about it.
k)Why is this material important? This material is very important because it talks about the
olypic events and who beats who.(180-190)

What is the most important word/sentence/paragraph? Race Day.a time for athlete to saty off
their legs, to metally prepare and get ther minds occupies and focused:a time to relax as much
as pssible before the race:a time to write some last notes in a jurnal or a letter home. This is
the most important sentence of this paragraph because its all about raceday and it makes you
feel the intensity of the time. (190-220)

)What is the main idea or underlying value in the text? The main idea of the text is the Olympic
race of 1920 it began a revolution