Active Reading and Analysis

ActiveReading and Analysis


Iintend to focus my essay on native English speakers. These personsare born and raised in English speaking countries and use the Englishlanguage as their first tongue. Due to being exposed to well-polishedwritings, these folks find papers written by non-native speakers lesseducational or low quality. This perception is usually biased. Byhighlighting the insights advanced by Amy Tan, in the article “MotherTongue,”I will reveal why native English speakers may benefit from pieceswritten by foreigners.

Analysis,in this case, is important since it will help me make sense out of myselected reading. By reflecting on the ideas advanced in my reading,I will enhance my worldview, and, as a result, offer my audiencedeeper insights into the subject matter through data interpretation,inference, connection, and a coherent organization of ideas. As aresult, I will be in a position to discover the weak points in mydiscussion. I will also advance arguments that are more in-depth,persuasive, and, most importantly, authoritative. The informationthat I collect, by extension, will bring my audience to therealization that a person`s prowess in English is not the soledeterminant of his academic or intellectual prowess.

Myprimary intention in analyzing the selected article will be to bringto bear the importance of studying a piece of writing beyond themastery of English. The academic field asserts that students mustendeavor to perfect their grammatical skills. However, academia doesnot emphasize the significance of taking into account the writtenworks of persons whose writing abilities are not refined.Consequently, a lot of insightful papers and ideas are left out ofthe educational realm. Tan’s revelation of how people despise otherpeople (Tan, 2006, p. 22), because of their inability to speakEnglish articulately, will persuade my audience to change theirbiased viewpoints.


Tan,A. (2006). Mother Tongue: Don`t Judge A Book by Its Cover….orsomeone`s intelligence by her English. pp.20 – 23.