Hello dear grade 8 students,

Here are the the first sentences which summarize the first paragraph of “The First Seven Years”

Feld, a Polish shoemaker, wishes his daughter had been a man and perhaps were as Max, the studious boy who he frequently sees pass by. 

Miriam was the shoemaker’s daughter who loved reading the classics and didn’t want to go to college, but find a job and be independent.

Sobel the shoemaker’s helper loved to read the classics and lent these books to Miriam.

You will have to add the sentence or sentences that you and your group created for the following paragraphs or create a new one using the GIST strategy explained and worked in class.

1 Ana Corredor

When Max finished describing what he wanted done to his shoes, Feld marked them, both with enormous holes in the soles which he pretended not to notice, with large white-chalk X’s and the rubber heels, thinned to the nails, he marked with O’s, though it troubled him he might have mixed up the letters. Max inquired the price, and the shoemaker cleared his throat and asked the boy, above Sobel’s insistent hammering, would he please step through the side door there into the hall. Though surprised, Max did as the shoemaker requested, and Feld went in after him. For a minute they were both silent, because Sobel had stopped banging, and it seemed they understood neither was to say anything until the noise began again. When it did, loudly, the shoemaker quickly told Max why he had asked to talk to him.


“Ever since you went to high school,” he said, in the dimly lit hallway, “I watched you in the morning go to the subway to school, and I said always to myself, this is a fine boy that he wants so much an education.”

“Thanks,” Max said, nervously alert. He was tall and grotesquely thin, with sharply cut features, particularly a beak-like nose. He was wearing a loose, long, slushy overcoat that hung down to his ankles, looking like a rug draped over his bony shoulders, and a soggy old brown hat, as battered as the shoes he had brought in.


2 Daniela Ortiz

 “I am a businessman,” the shoemaker abruptly said to conceal his embarrassment, “so I will explain you right away why I talk to you. I have a girl, my daughter Miriam—she is nineteen—a very nice girl and also so pretty that everybody looks on her when she passes by in the street. She is smart, al- ways with a book, and I thought to myself that a boy like you, an educated boy—I thought maybe you will be interested sometime to meet a girl like this.” He laughed a bit when he had finished and was tempted to say more but had the good sense not to.


Max stared down like a hawk. For an uncomfortable second he was silent, then he asked, “Did you say nineteen?”


“Would it be all right to inquire if you have a picture of her?”

“Just a minute.” The shoemaker went into the store and hastily returned with a snapshot that Max held up to the light.

“She’s all right,” he said.

Feld waited.

“And is she sensible—not the flighty kind?”

“She is very sensible.”

After another short pause, Max said it was okay with him if

he met her.

“Here is my telephone,” said the shoemaker, hurriedly

handing him a slip of paper. “Call her up. She comes home from work six o’clock.”

Max folded the paper and tucked it away into his worn leather wallet.

“About the shoes,” he said. “How much did you say they will cost me?”

“Don’t worry about the price.”

“I just like to have an idea.”

“A dollar—dollar fifty. A dollar fifty,” the shoemaker said. At once he felt bad, for he usually charged $2.25 for this kind

of job. Either he should have asked the regular price or done the work for nothing.


3 Ma. Mónica

Later, as he entered the store, he was startled by a violent clanging and looked up to see Sobel pounding upon the naked last. It broke, the iron striking the floor and jumping with a thump against the wall, but before the enraged shoemaker could cry out, the assistant had torn his hat and coat o  the hook and rushed out into the snow.


So Feld, who had looked forward to anticipating how it would go with his daughter and Max, instead had a great worry on his mind. Without his temperamental helper he was a lost man, especially as it was years now since he had carried the store alone. The shoemaker had for an age suffered from a heart condition that threatened collapse if he dared exert himself. Five years ago, after an attack, it had appeared as though he would have either to sacrifice his business on the auction block and live on a pittance thereafter, or put himself at the mercy of some unscrupulous employee who would in the end probably ruin him. But just at the moment of his darkest despair, this Polish refugee, Sobel, had appeared one night out of the street and begged for work. He was a stocky man, poorly dressed, with a bald head that had once been blond, a severely plain face, and soft blue eyes prone to tears over the sad books he read, a young man but old—no one would have guessed thirty. Though he confessed he knew nothing of shoemaking, he said he was apt and would work for very little if Feld taught him the trade. Thinking that with, after all, a landsman, he would have less to fear than from a complete stranger, Feld took him on and within six weeks the refugee rebuilt as good a shoe as he, and not long thereafter expertly ran the business for the thoroughly relieved shoemaker.


  1. Andrea Diaz
Feld could trust him with anything and did, frequently going home after an hour or two at the store, leaving all the money in the till, knowing Sobel would guard every cent of it. The amazing thing was that he demanded so little. His wants were few; in money he wasn’t interested—in nothing but books, it seemed—which he one by one lent to Miriam, together with his profuse, queer written comments, manufactured during his lonely rooming house evenings, thick pads of commentary which the shoemaker peered at and twitched his shoulders over as his daughter, from her fourteenth year, read page by sanctified page, as if the word of God were inscribed on them. To protect Sobel, Feld himself had to see that he received more than he asked for. Yet his conscience bothered him for not insisting that the assistant accept a better wage than he was getting, though Feld had honestly told him he could earn a handsome salary if he worked elsewhere, or maybe opened a place of his own. But the assistant answered, some- what ungraciously, that he was not interested in going else- where, and though Feld frequently asked himself, What keeps him here? why does he stay? he finally answered it that the man, no doubt because of his terrible experiences as a refugee, was afraid of the world.




  1. Mariana Tovar
After the incident with the broken last, angered by Sobel’s behavior, the shoemaker decided to let him stew for a week in the rooming house, although his own strength was taxed dangerously and the business suffered. However, after several sharp nagging warnings from both his wife and daughter, he went finally in search of Sobel, as he had once before, quite recently, when over some fancied slight—Feld had merely asked him not to give Miriam so many books to read because her eyes were strained and red—the assistant had left the place in a huff , an incident which, as usual, came to nothing, for he had returned after the shoemaker had talked to him, and taken his seat at the bench. But this time, after Feld had plodded through the snow to Sobel’s house—he had thought of sending Miriam but the idea became repugnant to him—the burly landlady at the door informed him in a nasal voice that Sobel was not at home, and though Feld knew this was a nasty lie, for where had the refugee to go? still for some reason he was not completely sure of—it may have been the cold and his fatigue—he decided not to insist on seeing him. Instead he went home and hired a new helper.


  1. Juliana Arana
Thus he settled the matter, though not entirely to his satisfaction, for he had much more to do than before, and so, for example, could no longer lie late in bed mornings because he had to get up to open the store for the new assistant, a speech- less, dark man with an irritating rasp as he worked, whom he would not trust with the key as he had Sobel. Furthermore, this one, though able to do a fair repair job, knew nothing of grades of leather or prices, so Feld had to make his own purchases; and every night at closing time it was necessary to count the money in the till and lock up. However, he was not dissatisfied, for he lived much in his thoughts of Max and Miriam. The college boy had called her, and they had arranged a meeting for this coming Friday night. The shoemaker would personally have preferred Saturday, which he felt would make it a date of the first magnitude, but he learned Friday was Miriam’s choice, so he said nothing. The day of the week did not matter. What mattered was the aftermath. Would they like each other and want to be friends? He sighed at all the time that would have to go by before he knew for sure. Often he was tempted to talk to Miriam about the boy, to ask whether she thought she would like his type—he had told her only that he considered Max a nice boy and had suggested he call her— but the one time he tried she snapped at him—justly—how should she know?

At last Friday came. Feld was not feeling particularly well so he stayed in bed, and Mrs. Feld thought it better to remain in the bedroom with him when Max called. Miriam received the boy, and her parents could hear their voices, his throaty one, as they talked. Just before leaving, Miriam brought Max to the bedroom door and he stood there a minute, a tall, slightly hunched  figure wearing a thick, droopy suit, and apparently at ease as he greeted the shoemaker and his wife, which was surely a good sign. And Miriam, although she had worked all day, looked fresh and pretty. She was a large-framed girl with a well-shaped body, and she had a fine open face and soft hair. They made, Feld thought, a first-class couple.


  1. Gabriela
Miriam returned after 11:30. Her mother was already asleep, but the shoemaker got out of bed and after locating his bath- robe went into the kitchen, where Miriam, to his surprise, sat at the table, reading.

“So where did you go?” Feld asked pleasantly.

“For a walk,” she said, not looking up.

“I advised him,” Feld said, clearing his throat, “he shouldn’t

spend so much money.”

“I didn’t care.”

The shoemaker boiled up some water for tea and sat down

at the table with a cupful and a thick slice of lemon. “So how,” he sighed after a sip, “did you enjoy?”

“It was all right.”

He was silent. She must have sensed his disappointment, for she added, “You can’t really tell much the first time.”

“You will see him again?”

Turning a page, she said that Max had asked for another date.

“For when?”


“So what did you say?”

“What did I say?” she asked, delaying for a moment—“I

said yes.”

Afterwards she inquired about Sobel, and Feld, without exactly knowing why, said the assistant had got another job. Miriam said nothing more and went on reading. The shoe- maker’s conscience did not trouble him; he was satisfied with the Saturday date.


  1. Maria José Coronado
During the week, by placing here and there a deft question, he managed to get from Miriam some information about Max. It surprised him to learn that the boy was not studying to be either a doctor or lawyer but was taking a business course leading to a degree in accountancy. Feld was a little disappointed because he thought of accountants as bookkeepers and would have preferred “a higher profession.” However, it was not long before he had investigated the subject and discovered that Certified Public Accountants were highly respected people, so he was thoroughly content as Saturday approached. But because Saturday was a busy day, he was much in the store and therefore did not see Max when he came to call for Miriam. From his wife he learned there had been nothing especially revealing about their greeting. Max had rung the bell and Miriam had got her coat and left with him—nothing more. Feld did not probe, for his wife was not particularly observant. Instead, he waited up for Miriam with a newspaper on his lap, which he scarcely looked at so lost was he in thinking of the future. He awoke to  find her in the room with him, tiredly removing her hat. Greeting her, he was suddenly inexplicably afraid to ask anything about the eve- ning. But since she volunteered nothing he was at last forced to inquire how she had enjoyed herself. Miriam began something noncommittal, but apparently changed her mind, for she said after a minute, “I was bored.”


  1. Laura Duarte
When Feld had sufficiently recovered from his anguished disappointment to ask why, she answered without hesitation, “Because he’s nothing more than a materialist.”

“What means this word?”

“He has no soul. He’s only interested in things.”

He considered her statement for a long time, then asked,

“Will you see him again?” “He didn’t ask.”

“Suppose he will ask you?” “I won’t see him.”

He did not argue; however, as the days went by he hoped increasingly she would change her mind. He wished the boy would telephone, because he was sure there was more to him than Miriam, with her inexperienced eye, could discern. But Max didn’t call. As a matter of fact he took a different route to school, no longer passing the shoemaker’s store, and Feld was deeply hurt.



  1. Adriana

Then one afternoon Max came in and asked for his shoes. The shoemaker took them down from the shelf where he had placed them, apart from the other pairs. He had done the work himself and the soles and heels were well built and firm. The shoes had been highly polished and somehow looked better than new. Max’s Adam’s apple went up once when he saw them, and his eyes had little lights in them.

“How much?” he asked, without directly looking at the shoemaker.

“Like I told you before,” Feld answered sadly. “One dollar fifty cents.”

Max handed him two crumpled bills and received in return a newly minted silver half dollar.

He left. Miriam had not been mentioned. That night the shoemaker discovered that his new assistant had been all the while stealing from him, and he suffered a heart attack.


Though the attack was very mild, he lay in bed for three weeks. Miriam spoke of going for Sobel, but sick as he was Feld rose in wrath against the idea. Yet in his heart he knew there was no other way, and the first weary day back in the shop thoroughly convinced him, so that night after supper he dragged himself to Sobel’s rooming house.


  1. Mariana Erazo
He toiled up the stairs, though he knew it was bad for him, and at the top knocked at the door. Sobel opened it and the shoemaker entered. The room was a small, poor one, with a single window facing the street. It contained a narrow cot, a low table, and several stacks of books piled haphazardly around on the floor along the wall, which made him think how queer Sobel was, to be uneducated and read so much. He had once asked him, Sobel, why you read so much? and the assistant could not answer him. Did you ever study in a college some- place? he had asked, but Sobel shook his head. He read, he said, to know. But to know what, the shoemaker demanded, and to know, why? Sobel never explained, which proved he read so much because he was queer.


  1. Sofía Buitrago
Feld sat down to recover his breath. The assistant was resting on his bed with his heavy back to the wall. His shirt and trousers were clean, and his stubby fingers, away from the shoemaker’s bench, were strangely pallid. His face was thin and pale, as if he had been shut in this room since the day he had bolted from the store.

“So when you will come back to work?” Feld asked him. To his surprise, Sobel burst out, “Never.”

Jumping up, he strode over to the window that looked out

upon the miserable street. “Why should I come back?” he cried. “I will raise your wages.”

“Who cares for your wages!”

The shoemaker, knowing he didn’t care, was at a loss what

else to say.

“What do you want from me, Sobel?”


“I always treated you like you was my son.”

Sobel vehemently denied it. “So why you look for strange

boys in the street they should go out with Miriam? Why you don’t think of me?”


  1. Maria Camila Patiño
The shoemaker’s hands and feet turned freezing cold. His voice became so hoarse he couldn’t speak. At last he cleared his throat and croaked, “So what has my daughter got to do with a shoemaker thirty-five years old who works for me?”

“Why do you think I worked so long for you?” Sobel cried out. “For the stingy wages I sacrificed five years of my life so you could have to eat and drink and where to sleep?”


“Then for what?” shouted the shoemaker.

“For Miriam,” he blurted—“for her.”

The shoemaker, after a time, managed to say, “I pay wages

in cash, Sobel,” and lapsed into silence. Though he was seething with excitement, his mind was coldly clear, and he had to admit to himself he had sensed all along that Sobel felt this way. He had never so much as thought it consciously, but he had felt it and was afraid.


  1. Maria Paula Delgado
“Miriam knows?” he muttered hoarsely. “She knows.”

“You told her?”


“Then how does she know?”

“How does she know?” Sobel said. “Because she knows. She knows who I am and what is in my heart.”

Feld had a sudden insight. In some devious way, with his books and commentary, Sobel had given Miriam to understand that he loved her. The shoemaker felt a terrible anger at him for his deceit.

“Sobel, you are crazy,” he said bitterly. “She will never marry a man so old and ugly like you.”


  1. Alejandra.
Watching him, the shoemaker’s anger diminished. His teeth were on edge with pity for the man, and his eyes grew moist. How strange and sad that a refugee, a grown man, bald and old with his miseries, who had by the skin of his teeth escaped Hitler’s incinerators, should fall in love, when he had got to America, with a girl less than half his age. Day after day, for five years he had sat at his bench, cutting and hammering away, waiting for the girl to become a woman, unable to ease his heart with speech, knowing no protest but desperation.

“Ugly I didn’t mean,” he said half aloud.


  1. Juanita Nieto
Then he realized that what he had called ugly was not Sobel but Miriam’s life if she married him. He felt for his daughter a strange and gripping sorrow, as if she were already Sobel’s bride, the wife, after all, of a shoemaker, and had in her life no more than her mother had had. And all his dreams for her— why he had slaved and destroyed his heart with anxiety and labor—all these dreams of a better life were dead.

The room was quiet. Sobel was standing by the window reading, and it was curious that when he read he looked young.


  1. Juliana Uribe
“She is only nineteen,” Feld said brokenly. “This is too young yet to get married. Don’t ask her for two years more, till

she is twenty-one, then you can talk to her.”

Sobel didn’t answer. Feld rose and left. He went slowly

down the stairs but once outside, though it was an icy night and the crisp falling snow whitened the street, he walked with a stronger stride.

But the next morning, when the shoemaker arrived, heavy- hearted, to open the store, he saw he needn’t have come, for his assistant was already seated at the last, pounding leather for his love.


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  1. Adriana Rodriguez Orozco

     /  February 6, 2017

    When Max went back to the shoe store to ask for his shoes, he was very surprises because they looked amazing, Feld and Max were very silent and did not get to talk about Miriam.

    That night Feld discovered that his new assistant was stealing from him and he suffered a heart attack, he layed in bed for three weeksand when he went back to work, he knew that it was necessary to go to Sobel’s house and hire him back.

    • Complete and correct synthesis. Some mistakes in the use of punctuation and verb use and spelling.

      When Max went back to the shoe store to ask for his shoes, he was very [surprises / ww] because they looked amazing [,/P] Feld and Max were very silent and did not get to talk about Miriam.

      That night[,] Feld discovered that his new assistant was stealing from him and he suffered a heart attack [,/P] he [layed/ sp] in bed for three week[s] sand when he went back to work, he knew that it was necessary to go to Sobel’s house and hire him back.

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 6

  2. Alejandra Rodriguez

     /  February 6, 2017

    Paragraph 15.
    Sobel a refugee, grown and bald,had fallen fallen in love with Miriam. A girl half his age. He waited for five years, working at the shoemaker’s shop, for her to grow up. He had no protest but desperation.

  3. Andrea Díaz

     /  February 6, 2017

    Andrea Díaz – paragraph 4.
    -Feld knew that he could trust Sobel; he always left him one or two hours at the store (after leaving) and a cent never disappeared.
    -Sobel had a very little interest in money; he prefered books, and he read them with complete dedication because he really loved reading.
    -Feld was worried for Sobel and he insisted him on going somewhere else or finding a better job; because that would be the best for him: to earn more money and have a higher salary.
    -Sobel´s reason for staying was that he was afraid of the world for his terrible experiences as a refugee in other places before working with Feld. This was only an excuse… Sobel might be in love with Miriam.

    • Correct synthesis. However, the last sentence is not in the text itself “Sobel might be in love with Miriam.” You are guessing

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 8

  4. Laura Duarte

     /  February 6, 2017

    9. Feld was disappointed by what Miriam thought about Max; of him being materialist, he was also disappointed because Max and Miriam wouldn’t go out again and that he didn’t call. Feld was deeply hurt because Max changed his route to the school.

    • Correct and complete synthesis. Some mistakes in the use of punctuation.

      Feld was disappointed by what Miriam thought about Max[,] of him being materialist[;] he was also…

      Analyzing 8
      Using language 7

  5. Juliana Arana

     /  February 6, 2017

    * When Feld hired the new assistant , he started waking up early to open the door for him and counting all the money at the end of the day. He also realized the new assistant knew nothing about leathers or prices, this made Feld realize Sobel was a really honest guy and that he trusted him so much more than he trusted the new assistant. Although he wasn’t really concentrated in that because the idea of Max being with Miriam was still on his mind.
    On Friday Feld wasn’t feeling his best, so he stayed in bed.

    *Max had called Miriam and arranged a date with her on Friday night.

    *When Friday came Miriam brought Max to the bedroom door, where he greated her parents.
    Miriam looked really pretty and fresh although she had been working all day.

  6. Sofía Buitrago

     /  February 6, 2017

    Feld talked to Sobel about his return to work ,but Sobel rejected him and questioned Feld about why he chose an unknown date for Miriam and not him.

  7. Gabriela Gutierrez

     /  February 6, 2017

    – Miriam returned from her date with Max and her father, Feld, who was looking forward to the date was disappointed because Miriam didn´t look excited about Max and didn´t think there was a connection between the two, although she agreed to a second date.
    – Feld was nervous for the date between Miriam and Max because he thought that if thinks went well between them she would go to college and have a better life.

    • Good attempt of a synthesis. However, the information in the second paragraph doesn’t appear in the fragment assigned.

      You confused the word “things” with “thinks”.

      Analyzing 6
      Using language 7

  8. María Mónica Arias

     /  February 6, 2017

    GIST 3 María Mónica Arias
    -Before Feld could cry out because of the price he gave to Max, the assistant went away.
    -The shoemaker suffered a heart attack condition if he exerted, so he would have to sacrifice his work.
    -Sobel appeared to help him and he became an expert.

    • Not clearly synthesized.

      What do you mean by “Before Feld could cry out because of the price he gave to Max…”?

      These two sentences: “The shoemaker suffered a heart attack condition if he exerted, so he would have to sacrifice his work.” and “-Sobel appeared to help him and he became an expert.” should be explained as a flashback.

      Analyzing 5
      Using language 7

  9. Ana Sofía

     /  February 6, 2017

    Ana Sofía Corredor
    Max is there to ask for what he wanted on his shoes. When he asks about the price, there is an akward moment between Feld, Sobel and him.They stayed quiet. Even though Max was confused, he did what the shoemaker asked. Then everything went back normal and there was noise in the room again. At the end, the shoemaker spoke to Max. He told him that he had seen him before and he complimented him. Max just said “thank you” with a nervous voice. There is a brief description of Max at the end.

  10. Maria Camila

     /  February 6, 2017

    Feld: although feld seems to be very confused because of the confesion Sobel had just made, he is not very surprised because he already supposed Sobel had strong feelings toward Miriam

    Sobel: Feld didn’t understand why Sobel had been working for a long of time with him if the payment was so bad so finally he confess Feld that he was in love with Miriam

    • Correct and complete synthesis, some language use mistakes though.

      Feld: although Feld seems to be very confused because of the confession Sobel had just made, he is not very surprised because he already supposed Sobel had strong feelings toward Miriam

      Sobel: Feld didn’t understand why Sobel had been working for a long of time with him if the payment was so bad so finally he confessed Feld that he was in love with Miriam

      Analyzing 8
      Using language 6

  11. Juliana Uribe

     /  February 6, 2017

    Feld told Sobel that Miriam was only nineteen years old, and stated she was very young to get married. Maybe in two years he could ask her out. Feld left without receiving any answer. The next day, when the shoemaker was going to open, he saw Sobel had already seated down. He was working for his love.

  12. Mariana Tovar

     /  February 6, 2017

    Mariana Tovar – 5 paragraph
    At the beginning Feld was very anger with Sobel because of the incident, so he told him to stay at home for a week, but after talking to his wife and daughter, realice Solbe’s absense was changing in a bad way the business, decided finally go to find Sobel. unfortunately, a women told Feld he wasn’t at home, he thought it was a lie,and hired a new helper.

    • You have an adequate idea of the fragment, but in some parts it is confusing. There are a few language use mistakes.

      At the beginning[,] Feld was very [angry] with Sobel because of the incident, so he [told him to stay at home / he didn’t tell him] for a week, but after talking to his wife and daughter, [he] [realized] Solbe’s [absence] was changing in a bad way the business[;] [he]decided finally [to go] to find Sobel. Unfortunately, a woman told Feld he wasn’t at home [;] he thought it was a lie,and hired a new helper.

      Analyzing 6
      Using language 4

  13. Mariana Erazo

     /  February 6, 2017

    Feld went to Sobel’s room, it was small and poor. He had many books, it was really strange because although Sobel was uneducated he read a lot of books. Also Feld once asked Sobel if he had studied somewhere, he shook his head and never explained him why he read to know.

    • Correct analysis though a bit incorrect and one mistake of language use. Sobel told Feld he read to know, but Feld didn’t know to know what.

      Also you should say “never explained to him why he read to know.

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 7

  14. Daniela Ortiz

     /  February 6, 2017

    2. Feld started talking about the times se saw Max pass by and how he thought of Max being a very educated person. Feld tells Max that he wants him to meet his daughter, convincing him with positives characteristics of Miriam.
    Max is interested in knowing the physical appearance of Miriam and he hasnt any problem with meeting her. Finally, he asked for the price of the shoes and Feld gives him a lower price than the actual one

    • Correct in most of it, but imprecise in some facts.

      It is not clear why you mention “Feld started talking about the times se saw Max pass by and how he thought of Max being a very educated person.” It is not in the fragment assigned.

      Also there are a few language use mistakes.

      “..convincing him with positives characteristics of Miriam.” should be convincing him with positive characteristics of Miriam.

      “he hasnt any problem with meeting her.” should be “he doesn’t/wouldn’t have any problem with meeting her.”

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 6

  15. -Feld got from Miriam that max was studying accountancy and he was expecting a doctor or a lawyer; He thought accountancy was not as prestigious as others careers. However he searched about his occupation and discovered that accountants were very respected people, so he stopped the worries.
    – Miriam and Max went out in a date, and Feld decided to wait the girl, so he did. As soon as she entered to the house Feld was afraid to ask about any detail of the evening and as miriam was evasive, Feld could not got any information from Miriam.
    – From Feld´s relationship he says there is nothing revealing in their greeting.

    • Complete but imprecise in some part.

      The last sentence is not mentioned in the text assigned. Also, you made a few mistakes.

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 7

  16. Juanita Nieto

     /  February 7, 2017

    Feld imagine his daughter married to Sobel and so he is disappointed with himself because he had plan his daughter would married to a successful man and not with a shoemaker’s helper that is like 20 years older than her.

    • Complete synthesis though imprecise in one aspect. Sobel was not 20 years older than Miriam. Also you could have mentioned that Sobel looked younger when he read.

      Analyzing 7
      Using language 7

  17. maria paula delgado

     /  February 12, 2017

    paragraph 14.
    Sobel and feld were talking about how did Miriam know that Sobel loved her, and Sobel explained that he used his books and commentaries to make Miriam understands his feelings for her so Feld answered that Miriam will never marry an old and ugly man like him.

  18. I had to copy and paste this comment here because you had replied in the wrong post.

    Complete and correct synthesis. Only one two mistakes in language use.

    Sobel and Feld were talking about how did Miriam knew that Sobel loved her

    Analyzing 8
    Using language 6


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