On our first day of class in the third grade, my teacher had asked us to write a paragraph on how we had spent our summer. The kids in the classroom looked at each and it was evident that they were having trouble writing a paragraph, but not me. I remember how eager I was to start writing and to share it with the class. I wrote about the pool we had in our backyard and how I spent most of my summer swimming and playing with my cousins. Writing was something that came natural to me. I enjoyed writing about movies I had watch, a book I had read, or about an event that happened in my life. Writing was such an easy way to express such emotions and feelings, however as the years passed everything change. I no longer find joy in writing, instead I find it a challenge. I have come to the conclusion that I am not a writer.
Throughout High School, most of my English classes assigned one or two essays in the class year. I found that most of the essays pertained to a book we had read in class, where we analyzed the book and the theme the author wanted readers to get out of. The structure of the essay was repetitive and I found it quite tedious once I got to my Senior year in High School. Many of the other classes I took in High School did not require extensive writing. I had the most trouble with writing, once it was time to start applying for UC’s. The UC applications requires you to write two mandatory essays about yourself. I often wondered what they wanted to hear and whether they would pay attention to my grammar and whether it had to be done in MLA style. I learned that writing about myself gives me confidence. I feel that when it comes to writing about my personal life and events there is so much I can write about. The only problem ...
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...s an essential skill for everyone to have and it is also very therapeutic if you are using it to clear your mind. There are many different forms of writing, and my favorite would have to be free writing. Free writing allows you to explore all kinds of thought you have without worrying too much of about academic writing.
As for me, I will continue to write for the rest of my life because it has had positive effects on me. My image of writing has definitely changed as the years progress. In Elementary writing was one of my most favorite things to do. Once I entered my High School years I learned that writing was not for me and that it was one of the things I hated to do the most. However, it was in college when I realized how challenging it really was to be a writer. I came to the conclusion that although I am not a writer, perhaps one day I will become a good writer.
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