I would only read books that were required for class, and even then I usually would not finish them. Reading was never something that I liked. When I got into high school, I started reading books for fun a little more than before. I was always a Harry Potter fan but since I did not like to read I only watched the movies. I remember reading those books and actually liking them.
As a writer, I think that I am not as good as I thought I was back in high school. I see myself as a student who tries their best, but makes “B” average work. I have never really taken the time to relate to my papers. I always just wrote what the teacher wanted and handed it in. In my mind, I never really liked trying to explain in full detail what something meant.
Be You, Everyone Else is Taken One bad experience I had with reading was in my second grade. I was brand new to the class so I did not know anyone. We had to get into groups of three and take turns reading a book. It was my turn to read and I struggled on every word on the page. I could feel myself starting to sweat because I knew the other kids were judging me.
From early on, I knew English would be my kryptonite. I was never interested in the subject and the books assigned along with the endless research papers made me resent the “boring” subject even more. It seemed as though many of my teachers in the past did not care for our feelings towards the material we covered or how we grew as readers and writers. We had no say in what we wanted to do or what we wanted to get out of the class. I understand that we had standards and certain things we needed to cover by the end of the year, but it would have been helpful if the teachers cared about what we wanted to learn, not only about reading and writing, but about ourselves as well.
I haven’t done a lot of writing in the past. However, the writing I have done has just been for my school. I have never liked writing so I kept writing only to what I needed to write for school. But the kinds of writing I have done are reports, autobiographies, and writing about people from history. I never wanted to do my writing assignments like I was supposed to, which didn’t help me learn how to write.
I learned a lot about animals and what i want to do with my life is help them, medically or behaviorally. My whole life I have wanted to do something with animals because of my love and passion for them. I didn’t really know what to do with my profound love of animals. The only job I knew at the time was a veterinarian. That was the only thing I thought that I could do with my life since I wanted a job with animals.
He went fishing, hunting, and yet worked on the farm with mamie. If it wasn’t for his health issue he would have kept running, but he had to go because of his heart, but he never gave up, he kept fighting for what he loved, at the right time he said it was his time. Fighing in the wars is what got him to the president spot. When he was a teenager everyone turned him down, but he finally got to where he needed to be.
While reading, my teachers taught us to look at the author’s diction, and to find the purpose the author was trying to portray throughout the piece, but I never did. It was hard for me to read a piece of literature not only because I found it quite boring, but because it was hard to dissect every sentence and find and what was important. I found English class to be somewhat boring and not necessarily useful. I saw it as something as simple as words on a piece of paper, and I didn’t understand what great importance a piece of literature held. I was clueless; to me, English was a class easily I could blow off.
When high school came and all of my writing was based off of books that I have read and assignments I have completed, I lost my passion because the act of writing seemed to become more of a chore than an enjoyable pastime. My overall writing experience in high school resulted in papers that last little to the imagination, basically regurgitating information that all of my classmates had as well. There were no original thoughts to be found in skimming through my papers. Everything was pretty cut and dry with what my teachers were looking for. I was rudely awakened when I reached college because the professors expect much more from their students and expect each person to have a unique viewpoint on the topic.
To say I dislike reading and writing is an understatement. From the time I was a young student in elementary school to who I am today, English has always been my least favorite academic discipline. The required assigned readings have failed to catch my attention and writing is a rather boring process for me. To me a book is an outdated form of entertainment that requires a significant amount of time and concentration, and writing as a chore that I dislike doing. I have almost always felt this way about reading and writing.