Freedom Writers

  • Reaction Paper on the Movie "Freedom Writers"

    REACTION PAPER “FREEDOM WRITERS” By: Racel Emmanuelle R. Mendoza There is an obvious discrimination shown in the movie “Freedom Writers”, where everybody hates everybody and they got no choice but to live in a world full of pandemonium. Random cultural implications are shown in the movie. Where one has to accept his/her society since birth, or someone has to really join a gang to keep up and belong to a hood. In the case of the students in the movie, they are just simply hopeless and what they

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  • Freedom Writers Film Application Paper

    A large problem facing Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers (2007) was although an integrated school system was considered a good thing at this point in history, the integraton created some issues. Society was not looking at the individuals in each school and examining how this sudden integration of different cultures would affect those involved. By suddenly uprooting so many students and drastically changing their environment, many teens were effectd in an adverse manner and had no desire to participate

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  • Freedom Writers

    In the movie “ Freedom Writers “, Ms Erin Gruwell explains, with the right discipline & dedication anyone can change, but one has to want to change. How does she get them to want to change? “Freedom Writers”, was made in 2007, and set in Long Beach California at Woodrow Wilson High School. It is about a class of students and the challenges they are facing. We get to know the teacher, Mrs Gruwell, an English teacher, first time as voluntary integration Programme teacher; she is one of the characters

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  • Writer Autobiography

    Writer Autobiography When it comes to writing, it may be captivating and enjoyable for some while being threatening and intimidating for others. Throughout my academic career, I have learned a great deal about writing. Starting from grade school all the way up until college, writing has been a fundamental part of my life. I have come to learn that from all my experiences and influences, I have been shaped into a descriptive writer. My strength in writing has always come from describing a situation

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  • Freedom Writers

    Teacher Evaluation In the “Freedom Writers,” a teacher was needed to teach freshmen English at Woodrow Wilson High School and Erin Gruwell took on that challenge. As it turned out, it was nothing like what she imagined it to be. There was racial segregation in the classroom and all her students had problems outside and inside of school. That however, did not stop her from being passionate about her job. She used new techniques to help her students become interested in the class while learning and

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  • Freedom Writers

    After seeing a film about the Freedom Riders, a group of teenagers who showed remarkable bravery during the Civil Rights Movement, the class decided to call themselves the Freedom Writers. In 1999, their entries became a best-selling book called The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. In 2007, Hilary Swank played Gruwell in the Freedom Writers film. Today, Gruwell runs The Freedom Writers Foundation, which she started

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  • Freedom Writers

    Freedom Writers Diaries – Their Story, Their Words, Their Future One of the main concerns that Erin Gruwell would face was teaching a group of kids that the school system process having an integrated school was a good thing in front of board members that had issues at that certain time in history. The school system did not look at how this integration with mixed cultures would affect everyone involved. This system would suddenly take them out of their own element and put them with mixed cultures

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  • Freedom Writers Diary Review

    Freedom Writers Diary Review The movie “Freedom Writers” is a true story about a white teacher trying to make a difference in a room crammed with black, Latino and Asian high school freshmen. It is defiantly a challenge, especially for a first time teacher. Hillary Swank is the main actress and she plays Erin Gruwell, a 23-year-old teacher in 1994 assigned to teach freshman and softmore English at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. By the time Erin steps into her classroom, two years after

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  • Freedom

    Philosophy 3101 December 6, 2012 Freedom In My Opinion The word freedom has little meaning to anyone if we don't have a common definition. Freedom is the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint or the power to determine action without restraint. In my opinion freedom starts with a principle of self-control or self ownership. We have legal control over our body and mind. The concept of freedom refers to a certain type of political empowerment

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  • Freedom Writer

    Ziegenbein 1 Elana Ziegenbein Professor Milner EDUC 210 26 April 2011 Freedom Writers The movie “Freedom Writers” is an inspiring story about one teacher’s dedication and commitment to her students. Remarkably, she manages to overcome the many struggles and hardships and significantly change the lives of her students. The film is based on an inspiring true story that encourages teachers to be passionate about their work. Many individuals do not understand the complex work teachers contribute to

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  • Freedom of the Press

    Some people believe that freedom of speech is something that should be limited when it come to sensitive information. I feel that if its limited it not freedom. This was a big problem. Note it was a problem. Its not the information that is so called sensitive it’s the public’s reaction to it that causes the problem I think the world only has a problem with freedom of press when it’s either about them or if its bad press. I have never seen anyone complaining about press that is in his or her

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  • Experiences as a Writer

    Experiences as a writer My experience as a writer is very limted. As a mechanic and seeing that this is my first time attending college I do not have much experience. The only time have to dedicate to writing is when I’m off from work. I am usually writing about my feelings for my loved ones in a journal. When at work I am required to write reports on the equipment and the functions of the machines. At school I am allowed to expand my knowledge for writing. My feelings towards

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  • Freedom Writers

    Erin Gruwell, author of “The Freedom Writers Diary” and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, spoke on encouraging diversity and understanding in a lecture titled “Teaching Tolerance” in Moreau Hall’s Little Theater on Friday. Penn High School sophomore Katie Laiman approached Saint Mary’s with the idea to invite Gruwell to speak as a part of Girls Scout Gold Award project. “I think this talk was really impactful, and I hope everyone that was here takes a lot from it,” Laiman said.

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  • Freedom Writers Diary

    In the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, some things were not added into the movie. They changed the perspective, so instead of the students telling the story and the teacher secondary, like in the book, the teacher (Ms. Gruwell) tells the story, and the students are secondary. Also, the entries are worse and more horrifying than in the movie, like abuse, drugs, peer pressure, illness, and violence. I think that these changes, in the book version to the movie version, were to have a 3rd person

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  • Freedom

    Freedom People today agree that freedom is a very important and that it should be part of their lives, but what does it mean to have freedom? Some would say it is the ability to do whatever you want as long as you do not break the law or hurt someone else, but others would say it is being able to do whatever you please without having any consequences. Many authors in the past wrote about this topic and what their definition of freedom was. Their writings inspired many people to think what freedom

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  • The Help of Writers

    machines) then it would be inhumane for us not to bestow rights upon them. If we view them as something inferior then it would be human for us to take our dominance and not give them rights. One of the most basic human rights is freedom. If a machine were granted freedom it would have the right to not be subjected to ownership. In the 1982 movie Bladerunner humanoid robots were strictly manufactured as service droids to humans who immigrated to colonies on Mars. If a humanoid robot or android were

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  • Freedom

    Freedom is an essential part of the good life. One cannot be living a good life if he/she is not free to do what he/she wants. However, with freedom comes the moral understanding of what can and cannot be done by the individual. If one is supposed to be living without boundaries then having the boundaries of morality stop unjust acts, this brings to itself what can and cannot be done by the individual. Thus, this brings an overall contradiction to the word freedom. Rousseau wrote, “Man is born

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  • Freedom

    the fundamental aspect of governance remains the “freedom” for all. The cry and search for freedom has lead to countless revolutions, multiple uprisings, civil conflicts, and consistent advocacy to for people to be free. Citizens cry for freedom include freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom to elect their own leaders, and a political system that provides equal rights and justice for all. Other advocacy for freedom include equitable distribution of national wealth,

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  • Freedom Writers

    Script ng Noli me Tangere Script Kabanata 50 hanggang katapusan Elias: Anim na pung taon ang nakakaraan nang maglingkod ang aking nuno sa bahay ng isang mangangalakal na kastila. Isang gabi, nasunog ang bahay. Elias: Ang sunog ay nakatupok ng malaking halaga. Hinanap ang may sala at ang aking nuno ang siyang isinakdal. Babae: (umiiyak) Hahanap tayo ng paraan asawa ko, upang mapawalang sala ka. Kukuha tayo ng magaling na abogado at— Nuno: (hinawakan ang kamay ng asawa) Saan tayo kukuha

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  • Freedom of Expression

    your voice can change what others think and feel. But a world without freedom of expression would be a world without social change. This freedom of expression allows you to be who you are and not be ashamed to show the world. The question we must then ask ourselves is what if we were stripped away from the right to express ourselves? What would a society be like? Can our minds even fathom what life would be like? With freedom of expression we can express different things in different manners, although

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  • Me as a Writer

    many people, I gravitate towards things that I am naturally good at. In school, I would use my strengths in math and science to my advantage to over compensate for my lack of writing ability. I find myself doing that same thing to this day. As a writer, I consider myself to be slightly below average. My inexperience coupled with a lack of interest, turns writing into a grueling process which is ultimately reflected in my writing. One thing I do have to my advantage is that once I begin writing,

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  • Writer

    When I look at myself as a writer, I never knew I could write like this. From grade school to high school I never really looked at myself as a really good writer. I doubted myself whenever a teacher said, “We are beginning another big paper.” I feared writing and never really gave my writing any thought. However, as I start college, I knew I would be assigned numerous amounts of papers. As I walked in the very first day of college I was scared. I thought I wouldn’t get anywhere because I thought

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  • Becoming a Writer

    Russell bakers essay on becoming a writer stuck out to me in particular. I believe the reasoning behind this is his main emphasized point. Which was that English and literature itself was boring too him, however because he believed he had a skill for it, his desire to be unique with purpose was fulfilled. Ultimately the authors’ main intention in my own opinion was to compose an auto biography of sorts, to reminisce on his first step in becoming the person he is today. His audience is a little bit

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  • Freedom Writers

    Freedom Writers In the movie “Freedom Writers” was more than a movie. It starts off with a new teacher that is going to teach a class that just immigrated schools. They all hate each other and don’t care about school because they all have bigger things to worry about, but Mrs. Gruwell didn’t want that to happen. Mrs. Gruwell gets two more jobs to buy new books for her students and take them on field trips. The kids started to care about their education more. They were so involved with their school

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  • Freedom

    Freedom does not mean license, but the wisdom to choose what is right for oneself ‘Freedom’, be it from fellow humans, prevalent customs, way of life or society, is a word that symbolises man’s intrinsic nature and individuality. It is a feeling that has been experienced and expounded differently by different people: freedom- the ultimate goal of thousands of revolutions, the ideal that inflamed the minds of myriads of nameless, faceless people and their illustrious leaders. Battles for freedom

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  • Freedom

    wisdom to choose what is right for oneself ‘Freedom’, be it from fellow humans, prevalent customs, way of life or society, is a word that symbolises man’s intrinsic nature and individuality. It is a feeling that has been experienced and expounded differently by different people: freedom- the ultimate goal of thousands of revolutions, the ideal that inflamed the minds of myriads of nameless, faceless people and their illustrious leaders. Battles for freedom everywhere are coeval with the beginning of

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  • Freedom

    succeed? America is no different than this. This nation was born on the ideas of freedom, prosperity for all and equality. Perhaps there is no people who have succeeded in exporting their country’s idea and philosophy to the outside world as much as the Americans’ success in exporting -the idea of America- to the world. The American Dream is something that resembles the political ideology, its essence is the faith in freedom that will enable people to achieve their goals by working hard. As a result

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  • Freedom Writers: a Message of Hope

    Freedom Writers: A Message of Hope According to Joseph Campbell, a scholar of mythology states that, a hero is one who hero gives his or her life to something bigger than him or herself, to some higher end not to mention also the hero undergoes trials and tests to see if he or she has the courage, the knowledge and the capacity to survive. To explain what this means I will use the protagonist Erin Gruwell (starring Hilary Swank), in the 2007 drama film, Freedom Writers, directed and written by Richard

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  • Freedom

    they deserved and the right to speak freely. Martin Luther King, however, choose to speak his mind. He spoke to the public about how everyone should be equal. He chose to be a leader and an advocator of freedom. The consequences of his actions were obvious, even to him. However, he had the freedom to choose what he wanted to do with his life, even under the restrictions of society. Black people restricted the popular rapper, Eminem. He was resticted because of his skin color, because rapping was

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  • Freedom

    Therefore, freedom is not absolute. In the West where personal freedom is held in the highest esteem, there are still definable limits. Freedom of speech, in the words of an American jurist, does not include the freedom to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theatre, unless of course there is a fire. America has enshrined in its constitution the Bill of Rights with the specific purpose of protecting the civil liberties of its citizens. Among its provisions are the freedoms of speech, religion, and peaceful

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  • Freedom Writers Critique

    The Freedom Writers           Freedom Writers was released in 2007 on January 7. It was based on the book the Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell, who wrote the story based on a school name Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Eastside Long Beach, California. This film tells a story about Erin Gruwell, who is a young teacher who just started her job as a freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School. She is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino and Asian gang members

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  • Freedom Writers

    their struggles and how they by members of her gang and ends up going to live with her aunt in order to keep herself safe. Meanwhile, Gruwell asks her students to write their diaries in book form. She compiles the entries and names it The Freedom Writers Diary. Her husband divorces her and Margaret tells her she cannot teach her kids for their junior year. Gruwell fights this decision, eventually convincing the superintendent to permit her to teach her kids' junior and senior year. The film ends

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  • Freedom Writer

    A large problem facing Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers (2007) was although an integrated school system was considered a good thing at this point in history, the integraton created some issues. Society was not looking at the individuals in each school and examining how this sudden integration of different cultures would affect those involved. By suddenly uprooting so many students and drastically changing their environment, many teens were effectd in an adverse manner and had no desire to participate

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  • Pedagogy of Freedom

    Pedagogy of Freedom Pedagogy of Freedom Paulo Freire has some interesting beliefs in his work, Pedagogy of Freedom. He takes a deep look into the current education system and shares his ideas looking to shape a new learning process. He mentions that the education system is too structured, which hinders the ability for teachers to teach and that students need to learn in an environment of freedom. This ultimately allows students the opportunity to engage in “right learning.” Freire believes

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  • Islamand Freedom

    ;Ikenna Anigbogu Professor Karmani Analysis and Expression Contemporary Debates in Islam Virtually, everyone believes in freedom of speech in any liberal society because it is one of its fundamental and most valuable tenets but how ‘free’, freedom of speech should be has been a bone of contention in diverse liberal society. The discourse about freedom of speech and the offense and harms it can constitute in a society has been an issue since the inception of liberalism. The Rushdie’s affair

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  • Freedom

    What is freedom? Is it an absolute right? We are born to become free. Freedom is defined from different aspects ,and according to different cultures, freedom varies from culture to another. Some define freedom as a natural right, the human being is born with. Everyone wants to be free and independent from others. Freedom is the right to do what one wants, live where he wants, eat what he wants, learns what he wants, and chooses the religion in which he believes, without ignoring or harming other

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  • Freedom Writers

    system. But how exactly can the youth change the present system when they are surrounded by a corrupt system? How can they do it when not all can study and get themselves involved in worthy activities? How can they do their advocacies when their freedom are suppressed? How can the youth fight the pain of a corrupt system and maintain their idealism for an ideal system? Our country’s political system has been tagged to be corrupt and hopeless. Politics is unhealthy and rights are abused. Social

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  • Literature and Freedom

    Student’s name Professor’s name Course Date Literature and Freedom The literature on freedom is one that provides empathy on the narration about the characters that are portrayed by the writers. Freedom is a perception of the minds as well as a belief of the particular status whether on an individual level or not. Freedom presents an image of the beliefs of the society in defining what is wrong and right. Different communities have rules to which those who believe in them follow and this is

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  • Freedom

    After success in fighting for freedom the African Americans engaged in vigorous process of upgrading their living standards, reconnecting with their people and search for economic resources. The promise for reconstruction was facilitated by the government policies such as the Special Field Order number 15 a long side Port Royal experiment which helped African Americans acquire resources such as lands, (Holt, 1979). The program saw African Americans get access to basic needs such as education, food

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  • Freedom Writers

    Freedom Writers Self-concept is the entirety of one's beliefs and attitudes towards their personal existence. Many people, depending on life experience, feel they have superiority or are at a disadvantage because of the group they fall into. This is seen in the movie Freedom Writers, each and every student has their own perspective on their own self-concept. These students end up finding similarities between each other because they have some sort of connection but only find it once they learn and

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  • Women Writers

    amazing women writers I decided to do this topic because so much information I found online connecting to it surprised me so much. I have seen that much of the research papers common opinion was ”Women writers can never write as excellent as men.” Is that true? In my opinion, these thoughts are too narrow and bigoted. The people who have this opinion probably already have their own preconceived notions before they’ve made their judgment. I know there are more men writers than female writers, but you

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  • On Becoming a Writer

    On Becoming a Writer Introduction How in writing I have found that many people feel the same way when it comes to writing essays for school. On the essay “On becoming a writer” by Baker (McGraw-Hill, n.d,) I discovered that even people that like writing find it difficult to write when the write environment is not in place. Mr. Baker from Virginia goes into describing how dull and boring it was to write in high school English class; trying to follow the classic writing rules to pass a class

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  • Freedom Writers

    Film Application Paper The Freedom Writers Organization Development Seminar Two Prof. Williams Rebecca Shafer 1/17/2012 Film Application Paper: The Freedom Writers In the case of the Freedom Writers, the teacher was the Practitioner and the students were the team. When she first came into that situation the team was not a team they were disorganized and had no sense of teamwork. At the time the teacher/practitioner came into the classroom and was an outsider was not sure what exactly

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  • Freedom

    Freedom 1 We do have freedom in this country but we simply choose to ignore it. We live in a democracy, the most just kind of government, where we the people hold supreme power. It is an institution that is a culmination of revolutions, wars, philosophies and heroes. It is the greatest and proudest government in the world. One reason for this is that Americans

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  • Freedom

    Thesis: Unless the Rights of the first Amendment Freedom of Speech is Explained it can be used well and improperly. There are many ways it can be used and cannot. If it is wrongly used you will be prosecuted. What is Freedom of speech * A.The framers of the constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and expression to the citizens of the United States with the First Amendment, which reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech B.Freedon Of Speech is the first Amendment

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  • Freedom

    For centuries the word "freedom" has been a topic of debate, and for good reason. There are so many different views of what freedom truly means and what influences it has on our daily lives. According to the American Heritage College Dictionary the word freedom means "The Condition of being free of constraints. To me, the word freedom is being able to achieve anything you want to. It is being able to change your surrounding environment how you want it to be. Many questions have been asked about whether

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  • Experience as a Writer

    but I am often concerned when I have to write. Writing is a major part of my life, ranging from responding to a guest at work to emailing my attorney about my case. My desire to learn and ability to adapt to the writing process will make me a better writer long term, which will turn this weakness into a strength of mine. I do consider writing a concern of mine. I find myself getting uncomfortable when I have to write. First, I have a hard time starting; I just don’t know where to begin. Secondly,

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  • Reaction Paper on Freedom Writers

    Elisha Jane D. Serrano A55 TREDONE Reaction Paper on FREEDOM WRITERS We all have our own story to tell, the only question is…is it worth telling? The students in Woodrow Wilson Highschool under the class of Mrs. Gruwell were delinquents. They were part of gangs of every kind black, Latin and Cambodians. They were racist. They beat up people who aren’t in their gangs and they protect their own even if it isn’t worth protecting. My first conception of delinquents were that they

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  • Freedom Writers

    [Author’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course title] [Date] Freedom Writers- Movie Review “Freedom Writers" has a great advantage over all those other idealistic and somewhat naïve teachers who come to inner city schools and initially face setbacks but persevere and eventually gain the students' interest and teach them to achieve far beyond the expectations of society movies. Hilary Swank who stars as Erin Gruwell is an idealistic and somewhat naive new teacher who wears pearls and too-short

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  • Experiance as a Writer

    Experiences as a Writer Derrick Wiley Dr. Lynda Mubarak English 090 7/15/2012 Experiences as a Writer I have had a lot of experiences as a writer during my enlistment in the military. As a corporal in the United States army one of my job requirements as an upcoming NCO was to have good writing skills. With the responsibility of being a mentor over soldiers it was very important to write what we call counseling statements, also known as (DA form 4856). A counseling

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