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Practice Essay: Yu Darvish

Considered by Ranger Manager Ron Washington as an ace on his pitching staff, Yu Darvish (pronounced as "hugh") is starting his abilties as a winner. Particularly, he has been amazing, talented and gifted as highly savvy athlete who often seems as if he has the magic touch.

Additionally, Darvish studies his pitching skills, even though he came to Dallas with little of the English language on his tonuge. Clearly, this marvelous athlete had to remedy the paucity of his knowledge of English , especially since he was barely schooled in English.

Yet each time Yu came through, by nature, he "knew" and "recognized his stuff." Nevertheless, baseball sometimes breeds success.

Though philosophically the Rangers have earned a roster position for Ross Wolf, similarly, right hander Yu Darvish would pitch at Arizona, Boston, San Francisco, and, of course the Rangers. Ron washington, as the team manager, did not want his Japanese sensation to laze around waiting to start the evening game for the upcoming header.

Best of all, Yu seems to work heavily on his English. The Rangers and Yu appear to make a real team for the Dallasites, and the Asian baseball whiz tries to chat willingly and assiduously with his new team mates in his new language.

The term assiduously suggests that Darvish has...

ELISSA SOMMERFIELD is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in English from SMU. She taught English at SMU and in the Dallas County Community College District. For under 30 years, she has conducted classes in SAT and ACT preparation as well as in graduate school exam instruction and study skills. Additionally, she has tutored extensively in most academic areas, the ISEE, the composition of school entrance essays, and editing books. She has served as an SAT and educational consultant for 29 Texas school districts and has authored four books on SATs plus, with Frances Bailey Wood, co-authored and revised one on how to study efficiently. An educational consultant, as well as graduate school, college, and boarding school counselor, she is a member of Independent Educational Consultants Association and Texas Association for College Admissions Counselors. Sommerfield actively maintains her Certified Educational Planner designation and at UT was a Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year.

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