Paragraph Naratif Larry suddenly woke up from a deep sleep. The sun was dazzling his half-open eyes, and he couldn’t figure out what time it was. The door to his room was closed; the house was immersed in some sort of reckless silence. He slowly got out of his bed and approached the bench right next to the window. For a moment, he thought, he heard a tapping sound coming from the attic. Then again he heard the sound, only this time it seemed to be somewhat closer. He looked outside the window and saw a man going by the left side of the road. On seeing Larry, the man approached his garden’s fence and whistled. At this point, Larry recognized Nick and waved his hand. He quickly got dressed and was about the get down to open the gate, but he again heard someone murmuring in the other part of the house. Larry decided to go to the attic and see what was causing this, now buzzing, sound. He got to the second floor of his house and looked toward the attic. He quickly opened its door and looked inside. Nothing was found. He was about to turn back and attend to his guest when he, suddenly, slipped on the stairs and fell. He called out to Nick to help him get up. Paragraph Procedure How often have you read a book from start to finish, only to discover that you haven’t retained very much of the information it contained? This can happen with any type of book: literature, textbooks, or just-for-fun books can all contain information you really want or need to remember. There is good news. You can remember the important facts of a book by learning to reinforce what you’ve read in a simple method. Here's How: 1. Have sticky notes and a pencil on hand as you read. Try to get in to the habit of keeping supplies on hand for this active reading technique. 2. Stay alert for important or pivotal information. Learn to identify meaningful statements in your book. These are often statements that sum up a list, trend, or development in a textbook. In a piece of literature, this may be a statement that foreshadows an important event or a particularly beautiful use of language. 3. Mark each important statement with a sticky flag. Place the flag in position to indicate the beginning of the statement. For instance, the sticky part of the flag can be used to underline the first word. The "tail" of the flag should stick out from the pages and show when the book is closed. 4. Continue to mark passages throughout the book. Don't worry about ending up with too many flags. 5. If you own the book follow up with a pencil. You may want to use a very light pencil mark to underline certain words that you want to remember. This is helpful if you find that there are several important points on one page. Don't mark a book that doesn't belong to you. 6. Once you have finished reading, go back to your flags. Re-read each passage that you have marked. You'll find that you can do this in a matter of minutes. 7. Make notes on a note card. Keep track of all your readings by creating a collection of note cards. These can be valuable at test time. 8. Erase the pencil marks. Be sure to clean up your book and remove any pencil marks. It's O.K. to leave the sticky flags in. You may need them at finals time! Paragraph Report Singaraja, Bali. Famous for its intricate textile designs, Bali is now facing problems in preserving its centuries-old textile traditions. One of the oldest and the most sacred textile designs, the Bebali ceremonial cloth is rarely seen anymore because only a few weavers are willing to produce the cloth. Like other ancient textile designs, such as the Penggringsingan cloth produced by Tenganan villagers in Karang Asem, East Bali. Bebali textiles have been produced for centuries by Bali Mula (indigenous Balinese) in Pacung village in Tejakula, Buleleng, North Bali. Pacung is one of several old Balinese villages, along with Jurah and Sambiran, in Buleleng regency. As is the case with other Bali Mula villages, the people of Pacung have their own traditions and language, which differ slightly from more contemporary Balinese villages. Pacung village was formerly a center of Balinese textile production. But in early 1970’s, villagers began to leave textile production to plant agricultural products, such as, oranges, which were seen as more economically lucrative. The villagers enjoyed more than 10 years of economic success from their abundant orange plantations, before deadly virus called CVPD attacked their orange “gold mine”. The sweets oranges suddenly disappeared, leaving behind barren soil and impoverished locals. Some of the villagers turned to the sea and became fishermen. Other worked as laborers or farmers. None of them seemed to remember that many women, especially the older ones, still possessed extraordinary weaving skills.