One literacy event that taught me something important or helped me acquire a certain skill is getting a job at Dairy Queen. While working at Dairy Queen, I have learned to effectively communicate with my coworkers. I have learned how to make certain products by asking questions. I also realized how working in a fast food place has changed my manners and the way I speak sometimes. I notice myself being more polite when I speak to people.
One issue that I read about was evaluation. The definition of evaluation in the book, The Call To Write is, "questions about whether something is good or bad, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable. effective or ineffective, valuable or worthless," Trimbur, 59". We see evaluation in multiple aspects of our life. We see it when we compare foods, drinks, vacation spots, electronics, literature, etc. I may think that tennis shoes are better to work out in rather than street shoes such as vans or converse.
One state issue and even national that is important to me is abortion or pro choice. This issue is important to me because I believe having a child is a blessing. People differ on this issue because some people may believe that abortion is alright in the case of rape. I disagree with that because the baby did nothing wrong. It is not the baby's fault that the mom was raped. Everyone should have the chance at life. An innocent human being is literally being murdered. That baby deserves a chance just like we got our chance to live.