Beyond the value of the journal as record, there is the value of the discipline it teaches. The journalist begins to pay closer attention to what happens to and around him. He develops and sharpens his skills of observation. He learns the usefulness of languages as a means of representing what he sees, and gains skill and certainty in the expression of his experiences. To have given up one's experience to words is to have begun marking out the limits and potential of its meaning. In the journal that meaning is developed and clarified to oneself. When the intention of the development of that meaning is the consideration of another reader, the method of the journal redirects itself and it becomes the essay.
1. The author thinks of keeping a journal as _____.
[A] an association
[B] an adventure
[C] a discovery
[D] an observation
2. According to the author, keeping a journal is good for _____.
[A] observation and expression
[B] certainly and discipline
[C] experience and adventure
[D] consideration and development
3. By keeping a journal, one can _____.
[A] develop the usefulness of language
[B] develop his memory
[C] clarify the consideration to everyone
[D] have a thorough understanding of his experience
4. According to the writer, which of the following statements is NOT correct?
[A] The journalist can express what has happened.
[B] A journal can serve as a record of the past happening.
[C] The journalist must be able to observe closely.
[D] Writing helps develop the consideration of others.
5. The passage is mainly about _____.
[A] how to write a journal
[B] the expressions of a journal
[C] the values of keeping a journal
[D] how to solve the problems in a journal
参考答案: 1-5 BADDC