But nothing compared to the tedious work that I encountered my junior and senior year when I decided to challenge myself by taking AP English courses. Many people said it was just like any other English course with a little extra writing involved; my view was completely different. The AP English class... ... middle of paper ... ...bmit only the best papers. Everything that was learned, taught, and understood in English 1101 has now become a vital part of my educational journey. This english department has given me new insight on reading and writing that I could not obtain in high school; this english department has created a stronger more confident writer in me; this english department has taught me life long lessons that I will cherish now until I walk across that graduation stage.
I guess you could say no one in my family is really outstanding academically. Being bad at reading and writing, (but mostly reading) made me think that I was never going to be successful in my future life. Five years later flew by; in the 7th grade I got taken out of my English class everyday because of my IEP, and my helper teacher helped me with whatever I needed. She read and explaine... ... middle of paper ... ...to him one on one and all he had to say to me was good things. He said, “Evie, you have made a huge progress this year.
I would often have trouble remembering if we had homework or when it was due. Every year since I can remember, the students have been given a daily planner. In elementary school, I looked at it more as homework because we had to have our parents sign it. In junior high, I used my planner quite a bit, and it helped a lot. For some reason, once I got to high school, I stopped caring about being organized and my motivation dropped the second I walked through those doors.
Some authors can also view how writings has effected there lifestyles, because of their writing. There’s always a mystery behind the creative writing process, but it’s a boring mystery and some look at it differently (King 1). Some others believe that there writing in turn teaches others in multiple states and they can benefit from some of the hard-won benefits (Cubberly A4). There is always different reasoning behind authors’ ideas of writing, but these are many of the categori... ... middle of paper ... ...ject of inquiries, but this would not be seen until they think about it (Dillard 1). Most of the writers wonder the reasons for which they write by thinking why, what and how do they write it.
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.
It may be just because the individual simply cannot clear their minds enough and focus on just one thing. It could also be that the individual may not know how to write about themselves. In “Turning Oneself into a Character”, Lopate mentions that in order to turn oneself into a character in your own writing, you have to be able to look at yourself from the ceiling. In order to... ... middle of paper ... ... very easily to people, especially when writing about oneself. For some people, it’s a matter of trying to clear the mind, for others it’s trying to put mixtures of literature and grammar together to create writing.
I keep an archive of school work from past semesters of college and even high school. So I opened it up and looked through a few essays I had senior year at my high school. It quickly became apparent to me that although my writing style was consistent and slowly got better over those years, I still made some of the same mistakes in paper after paper. I tended to just throw out the idea I had in my head at the time onto the page. Yes I did manage to transcribe my meaning from my head to the text, but more often then not you couldn 't tell because It was buried under mountains of unnecessary text and formatted
I have made a lot of progress in my writing in English 2100T class. I still have many problems that I should not have as I am a college student. I try my best to finish every writing assignment I have, and try to remember those mistakes I made before in order to prove my writing skills. However, I still make some mistakes that I made before. I will like to learn how to write a good or a convincing essay yet, it is difficult for me to achieve the level as a college student.
When I am assigned to write an essay, the first thing I do is panic. I panic because I always seem to run into the same problems with my writing process. I have no central idea. I have no clue what I actually want to write about. When I was younger, I always started by making a web or an outline because thats what my teachers encouraged me to do in school, but I don’t do that anymore.
In my mind, I never really liked trying to explain in full detail what something meant. Back in high school, my teachers always wanted me to explain my writing in such depth that a kindergartener would understand why Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. Trying to explain my writing was always very tiring. I often would get bored trying to explain and just stop writing and do something else for a while. Most of the time in high school I didn’t like writing.