One of the novels I have read is 'Speed Of Dark'. This book was one of the reasons I started to study English.
When I wanted to read it, all the Korean copies are sold and there seemed to have no plan to republish it.
Before I read it, I only read books that were already made into movies such as 'The Chronicles Of Narnia', 'I Am Legend' and so on.
So this book was the first book I read without knowing any story informations.
Although it was categorized as a science fiction, it seemed more like a drama to me.
It happened in the near future where autism cured before people were born.
The main character was the last generation who couldn't take the treatment, including his fellow workers.
But they lived well. They have jobs and got along with themselves.
While I was reading, I couldn't find any differences between me and them.
When they had a problem with normal people, it was same to me.
Unfortunately their boss, He didn't like them. As far as I remember, it cost a lot of money to maintain his autistic workers.
And then the boss heard about a treatment that could cure autistic people even after they were born.
It was still in the experimental stage though, he wanted to his autistic workers take the treatment.
And the main character was struggling whether to take the treatment or not.
For the ending, some people didn't like it and from their point of view I understand, but it was good for me.
There was a try to make it into a movie, it didn't work unfortunately.
I wish movie producers would take a try one more time.
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The learners ability to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. correctly in sentences, using verb tenses accurately, and having the correct agreement between subjects and predicates. For instance, one would say "they were" instead of "they was."
There are 3-4 grammatical errors
There are 0-2 grammatical errors
There are 5 or more grammatical errors
The learner's ability to use certain marks to clarify meaning of their writing by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases.
There are 3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 0-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 5 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation.
The learners' ability to form words with the correct letters in the correct order
There are 3-4 spelling errors
There are 0-2 spelling errors
There are 5 or more spelling errors
The learner's ability to tailor the written work to fit the specific context, purpose, or audience
Mostly understandable. However, there are a few errors which cause confusion.
Easy to understand. Writing flows and keeps reader engaged.
Quite hard to understand.