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Essay On How Fishing Changed My Life

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Growing up school came first, I grew up about two miles from IUS and went to elementary school at Mt. Tabor. I played baseball in the fields behind where I had recess, and ran around the fields and school for cross country practice. When I got home after little league practice or cross country practice, I had to sit down and do my homework before I could watch television or go back outside. School wasn't important to me though, I didn't put any effort into school and didn't enjoy school.
Fishing was a release. I could just sit and relax, not worrying about school or homework. In many ways I can see now how fishing has helped me become a better writer and better person. When fishing if something doesn't work you can retie something else that can catch fish, I wrote a very bad first rough draft and decided to …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they grew up in mt. tabor and played baseball in the fields behind where they had recess, and ran around fields and school for cross country practice. they didn't put any effort into school.
  • Explains how fishing helped them become a better writer and better person. when something doesn't work, they can retie something else that can catch fish.
  • Explains that fishing and football were the two things they loved to do while going to school. they had decided not to pursue a chance to play football at college and to just focus on college instead.
  • Describes how they dropped calculus from their schedule after football season and put two english classes in to fill it, knowing that they needed help and wanted to do well in college.
  • Narrates how they got fed up with being one of the kids and who just gets pushed along and decided to apply themselves knowing they would do well just on the fact that they could learn to learn.
  • Narrates how they would sit staring into their mac book screen, thinking of ideas for a two-minute speech. they would imagine something fishing related to take them away from the computer screen and put their thoughts into words.
  • Explains that they have caught many fish in their life but the most memorable ones are the ones they tried their hardest for and the biggest. they use the methods they learned from fishing to make them into the writer they are today.

My biggest problem wasn’t that I didn’t know what to write about, I just couldn’t put my thoughts into words, I couldn’t find a good place to start. So, I would close my eyes and imagine something fishing related to take me away from the computer screen for a moment to find myself and put my thoughts into words. No sooner would I do this would the ideas start flowing from my mind into my fingers which put them on the screen just as I am doing now. After writing a paper I would imagine myself catching a fish, getting my trophy, or getting a good grade. After all the work of my first draft, I retied and created something that I am fairly proud of, I have caught many fish in my life but the most memorable ones are the ones I tried my hardest for and the biggest. The better the paper the better the grade and odds are, if I got an A on a paper it is because of fishing. I don’t mean this in a way where I just use fishing in my good writing, I use the methods I learned from fishing to make me into the writer and person that I am

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