Is Roosevelt Reading is a regular feature that highlights the reading
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What is your name?
My name is Carolyn Jackson
What year are you in school?
I am in my second year.
What book are you reading?
I am reading Think Big by Dr. Ben Carson. He is the renowned professor and director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Medical Institutions, Maryland.
Describe the book in one or two sentences.
Think Big is about “unleashing your potential for excellence”. We can overcome our challenges or setbacks by realizing, or as Dr. Carson puts it, “learning” our potential and going after accomplishing our goals and dreams.
What do you like or not like about it?
I like the THINK BIG acronym and concept of reading. The ACRONYM shared actually covers the theme of the book which is quite an inspiration to me. In fact, I am grateful for the opportunity as a current student at Roosevelt University. I am unleashing my potential and progressing towards recognizing the full possibilities of my life - the skies the limit!
T- Talent If we recognize our talent and use them appropriately and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.
H- Honesty If we live honestly and accept our problems, we can go far down the road of achievement.
I-Insight If we observe and reflect and commit ourselves to giving our best, we will come out on top.
N-Nice If we are nice to others, others respond to us in the same way – and we can give our best for each other.
K-Knowledge If we make every attempt to increase our knowledge in order o use for
human good, it will make a difference in us and in our world.
B-Books If we commit ourselves to reading, thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world.
I-In-Depth Knowledge If we develop in-depth knowledge, it will enable us to give our best to others and help to make a better world.
G-God If we acknowledge our need for God, he will help us.
Finally, reading sure activates and exercises the mind; it forces the mind to distinguish words and concepts as well as it helps us to use our imagination which enhances our creativity.
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