Be kind to everyone you meet.
You may never see them again.

Write to be read - be better than you need to be!

Dear UGRU students,

                                 Welcome to my Writing classes.  I hope you enjoy them and learn how to express yourself in English.  Here are a few things for you to read and enjoy.  I hope they make you think too.

Robert Fielding

Desk 18 


First of all, live in the present - this is a university, not a high school.  If you didn't always enjoy your time at high school, forget it and live now.  Enjoy your time at university.  You will never get another chance to change your life forever, in quite the same way that going to university changes your life - if you let it.  Think about now, not the past.  Think about the present and how good it is, and then concentrate on your lessons - NOW!  Keep on concentrating - every day - in every lesson. 

Best wishes for the new semester.  I look forward to being your teacher.

Robert L. Fielding


Here are two links to help you learn about living in the present.


 Read these quotations about the imagination and then think about the ones that interest you or those you think are true and write a few sentences about your own thoughts on the subject of imagination.

Here are a few quotes on the importance of the imagination. It is the power, that molds and shapes everyone’s life.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
Albert Einstein

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
Denis Waitley

The key to life is imagination. If you don’t have that, no mater what you have, it’s meaningless. If you do have imagination… you can make feast of straw.
Jane Stanton Hitchcock

The world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Imagination is thebeginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine.
Louis Aragon

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.
Henry David Thoreau

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering 

Robert L. Fielding

Desk 18


Here are some quotations about success and how to achieve it.  Read them and think about what you read.  Do you agree with any of them?  Do you disagree with any of them?  Why?  Write down your reasons for either agreeing or disagreeing.
Quotes on Success and Attaining Success
Remez Sasson

When the mind thinks of success, the outside world mirrors these thoughts.

Success is the outcome of thinking, visualizing, planning and taking action.

Your mind is the generator of failure, and also the generator of success.

What you think today is what you live tomorrow.

Happy thoughts make your life happy. Miserable thoughts make your life miserable.

The image you have of yourself is responsible for the way people see and treat you.

Choose your thoughts carefully; they are the builders of your life.

Success manifests in small daily events, not only in the accomplishment of great ambitions.

The mental movie in your mind is the cause of everything that happens to you.

Nurturing a feeling of success attracts it into your life.

Nothing can stand in the way of absolute belief and confidence.

Your inner world controls your outer world. Learn to improve your inner world, and your outer world would be affected too.

The mental movie that you play in your mind is the life that you will live tomorrow.

When you rehearse failure in your mind, you meet failure.

When you rehearse success in your mind, you experience it in your life.

Thoughts fuelled by desire and motivation make things happen.

What you get is determined by the scope of your thoughts.

Rehearsing success in the mind, produces it in the material world.

Success is not only more money, promotion and social status. It is also more happiness, harmonious relationships and spiritual growth.

Change the mental movie that you keep viewing in your mind to one that you like. Keep playing in your mind, and before you know it the movie turns into reality. Do not undervalue the importance of success in small matters. It proves to you that with persistence, greater success is possible too.

Play a movie of success in the projection room of your mind, and soon this movie will turn into reality.

Your mental movies are the trailers of the future.

Your thoughts and mental images create your circumstances. Master your thoughts and mental images, and you gain power over your circumstances.

Attaining peace of mind, happiness, satisfaction, inner strength, spiritual enlightenment and realizing the inner self is spiritual success.

Attaining good health, love, good relationships, promotion, status, money and possessions, and realizing desires and ambitions is material success.

Your outer circumstances are the mirror of your inner world. Change your inner world, and you change your outer world.

Ambition is the fuel the feed your thoughts, visualization and actions.

Willpower, persistence, patience and work bring your desires into manifestation.

Visualize your goals clearly, add desire and faith, and you will surely achieve them.

Attaining peace of mind, happiness and good relationships also mean success.