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Unformatted text preview: A passage that I found interesting was one in particular about GI Joel Sherman. It states, “But he has no collection of word books, or any sort of books, for that matter. ‘I don’t read’”(Fatsis 119). Personally, this is very intriguing because I feel that I build the majority of my vocabulary off of my effort to read. Reading helps me not only learn new words, but also understand their meanings and the context in which they may be used in a sentence. Word Freak also state that not only GI Joel Sherman memorizes words just for the word and how it will help him succeed in scrabble, but neglects to learn its meaning. I feel that this is foolish, and even though he may strive to become a better scrabble player and knows so many words, his lack of knowledge disables him to implement those words into his life, which seems like a complete waste of time and effort....
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- Spring '08
- The Reader, Word Wars, Joel Sherman