English wasn’t an easy subject for me, I always had trouble with the language, but I had to try to teach myself some basic roles that where taught to students in the first grade. This didn’t bother me that much but rather it help me to see where my weakness is and try to work on it. I started to go to the library every day after school and try to read kids’ books to help myself out. And eventually I caught up with my class mates in English class, I was at the same level as my classmates. This was one of my grandest accomplishments in life, to learn a new language.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
Over these few months I have grown as a writer and learned new and useful skills for the future. I appreciate the fact that my professor was not overly judgmental and off-putting while starting out in this class. This allowed me to ease into my first semester of college and taught me to grow as a writer. As far as learning new things goes, I have noticed a measurable difference in my ability to read and evaluate texts. I have gained a new interest in reading due to the fact that it was one of the main components of this course.
Throughout my entire freshman year, I have learned to communicate better, overcome difficult tasks, to comprehend all types of literature, ways to use and improve my reading skills, and several other things. Each of these items have affected my reading skills and how it has made my freshman year and beyond better. Communication was one of many things that we learned to do in this class. As a group, we communicated in our literature circle, Empower3000, and projects. During our literature circle, we would discuss study guide questions on the three books that we have read this year.
I just narrowly passed my math and science classes, but upon a tremendous amount of reflection over the Christmas break of my academic challenges and achievements I know what I did wrong, and now know how to fix my mistakes, and I am now in the current phase of bettering myself as a student. Everyone has subjects that are harder for them to excel in than others. It is not impossible to excel in these aforementioned subjects, but is takes a lot more patience and work to do so. I struggle in every subject that is math or science related. I have a very deep passion for literature.
Over the years, I can credit my parents, teachers, and many books for instilling the knowledge I would need to read and write. My memories of reading started around the ages of three to five. I can recall the first time I read a book by myself. I was ecstatic. My favorite early child-hood book was with out a doubt Curious George.
For me, it changed me. Helped led me to a higher education level, and has encouraged me to read more books. Nobody picked up a pen and wrote a novel without practice, skill, determination to learn. Some learn faster than others, even for authors at a professional level, there are still small bumps in the road.
However the many epics and epithets took away most of my enthusiasm. Later in the semester, we were each assigned a chapter, or “books” as they were called, to teach to the class. Our teachings had to include a summary of the events of the chapter as well as a list of literary devices used in the literature. So I summarized and annotated my chapter, and I found that I was looking forward to presenting in front of my class, which has definitely never happened before. I realized that because I genuinely
Throughout each experience in your life, you are expected to walk away with something; whether it be a new way of thinking, learned techniques or a mixture of the both. Throughout English 101, I ended up learning much more than expected. This was due to having a great teacher, but also the realization of how little high school actually prepared me for college English. The class itself took me on a journey of learning, not only acquiring new skills, but uncovering an unknown side of me as a writer; which then led to a change in my writing process and a solid achievable set of goals for the future. In this essay, I will be covering how ENG101 helped me advance my way of writing; as well as how it has affected me and what that means for my future college career.
With this class 's structure and teaching method, there is endless ways in which any student can grow, big or small. In Mcgee 's English Literature class during my senior year, there are multiple things in the class that I have learned for the first time, grown experience in from the past, and items that I could 've worked on better. Skills in the classroom that I have learned for the first time are items that are involved in certain authors and classic literary titles. When it comes to the class,