It is essential to understand that classes taken in grade school do not give students a full understanding of each subject. With the topic of writing, there will always be a new lesson to learn, an aspect to improve, or a differing way to explain. Author Craig Vetter states in Bonehead Writing, “This is your enemy: a perfectly empty sheet of paper. Nothing will ever happen here except what you make happen.” Each story, essay, or response comes from a writer’s experiences. With each attempt at a new piece comes an underlying story of emotions the writer is facing. Each person’s writing is unique and the ideas people have are related to their past experiences and what they believe to be familiar with when deciding which writing style to use. As a high school student, I have learned many things about writing that helped me become the improved writer I am today, but the most essential advice I have received is practice makes perfect. Although there is no actual perfect way of writing, I have discovered that each essay I write, my writing improves. It is easier to spot mistakes, find areas to improve, and ponder elevated word choice to use.
I 've always liked writing. Even before I knew how to write I would make up stories and pretend to write them down. Each year in high school I 've written a multitude of essays on varying topics. I have selected three of these writings from each of my years in high school to examine as part of this rhetorical analysis of my writing history. As I 've grown older, my writing style has changed and I 've learned more about the world and developed my own personal writing voice more and more.
A person’s happiness is completely different than that of the person next to them. In Fahrenheit 451, the society is given the idea that happiness is found in the fast life. Students crash cars, crack windows, and drive recklessly for fun. Schooling in this society is not even in the realm of learning. Instead, it is filled with sports, electronics, and everything but an education. Death is a quick cremation instead of a proper funeral and mourning. Adults not only have poor relationships with their spouses, but also their children. Despite all these things, to the people of the Fahrenheit 451 society, the weak human connections and speedy existence
There are many important elements of the book, The Scarlet Letter, but the five most important scenes start with Hester being set free from prison with Pearl. Then the second scene is Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband, coming to town to seek revenge. The next is the scene where the governor threatens to take Pearl away from Hester. The fourth is Hester removes the letter off her chest in the woods. So, the last scene is Dimmesdale reveals his sin on the scaffold to the entire town. All of these significant scenes in the book helped show the moral of the story, which is to be who you are, be true to yourself, and show it to others.
As long as I can remember, writing has always played a major part in my life. In the eighth grade at North Middle School I had Mrs. Parent as an English teacher. Not only did she have beautiful handwriting, which inspired me to mimic her writing style, but she had a natural love for teaching and assuring that I wrote about what came natural to me. When I got to Lima Senior High School, I was placed in accelerated English with Mrs. Stepleton. Although she didn’t have the best handwriting, she pushed me with every assignment. We read: A Tale of Two Cites, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, and the Catcher and the Rye. All of which are voted on every top 100 best novel list I have ever seen. Not only did she push me to read these
My past experiences with writing have been the many times I practiced improving how I brainstormed my essays throughout high school. What I have enjoyed about writing during those experiences was gathering various examples from literature, culture, or personal experiences, and connecting them together to form the main idea for my essays. What has been less enjoyable about writing essays is trying to form from a blank slate about what the overall message of my essay will be.
On January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of America 's few standout inaugural addresses and one of the finest speeches in American history. By invoking the American dream and extending its promise to the rest of the world, Kennedy 's speech was an inspirational call to action that resonates even today. John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, The article “Inside Kennedy’s Inauguration, 50 Years on”, and a photograph of the swearing-in ceremony all contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. All three of these documents contribute to the legacy by their different styles. These documents all
I remember walking into the 8th grade hating the sound of “this essay will be written on…” and “turn to this page in your books..”. The only words to describe the pathos that those phrases gave to me were ear screeching, disgusting, nails on a chalkboard, the death of me, and lastly boring. The amount of times I cringed at those words could not be counted on two hands. Writing was boring and reading was a lame waste of time. They would not help me later in life, at least that is what I had convinced myself. A shift in my attitude seemed to occur when I stepped into Mr. Kelse Harris’ room at the end of the hallway where the air seemed a little lighter. My literature fire was re-lit and a flame ignited. It
Throughout my years of English class, essay writing has always been one of my weakest points. Putting my thoughts onto a piece of paper is easy, but it is the process of reforming my thoughts and conveying them properly that is difficult to do. The most difficult type of essay for me is argumentative. I find good quotes that are relative to the topic and incorporate them into my essay well. However, when writing, analysis and syntax is where I am the most lacking.
Message: Young students in the classroom can use their choice time/free time to write, paint, and design. Many students choose to write about thematic studies, others gravitate toward journal writing, and some want to capture moments from field trips or retell favorite pieces
With my idea in hand, and my essay waiting to be written I had set off on the journey that was writing it. The biggest challenge along the way, was to be able to muster up the motivation to continue illustrating this work of literature. Nearing the midpoint of my essay I had already felt exhausted and needed a nap, though it might have been the turkey talking, but I persevered on and pushed through until the end. Completing my goal that once seemed so difficult was greatly fulfilling and left me feeling
Writing, it seems, is an essential part of life in our culture. It is prevalent throughout every stage of our lives. First appearing when we learn the skill in primary school, the responsibilities attached to some form of writing will not cease to continue through our high school years, our college years, and inevitably into our lives as working full functioning adults. Writing essays, research papers, emails, reports and reviews, writing even persists for most past retirement, only to ever end at the grave, and the final signing of ones will. While writing is nearly guaranteed to be an essential part in all of our lives, this does not mean that all writing performed by everyone is the same. Ones choice of profession has a major impact on the content of their future writing, both in the field and while earning the necessary degrees for entry into those fields.
As the school year comes to an end, I find myself looking back and trying to remember, who I was as a student, at the beginning of 7th grade. Nine months ago, I was a 7th grader who didn’t know much about writing essay’s or essay structure. I wasn’t prepared for the challenges were thrown at me, throughout the school year. For example, at the beginning of the year, I knew very little about thesis statements, essay structure and I lacked the patience to proofread and revise my work. Now, after struggling through this year, I have learned how to properly write an essay and I plan to continue expanding my literary devices and vocabulary, as I continue to the 8th grade.
Writing is like falling in love: at first it can be frightening, but then it blossoms into a life changing experience, colored with vulnerability and freedom. Writing is a very complex art, it is merely the act of placing words on paper, yet those words contain thoughts, and those thoughts feelings. Those feelings can create a beautiful work of art, but only if the writer is willing to let their deepest and darkest thoughts run wild. What influences a writer to create magnificent works of art, are tragedies, issues in society, and the hope of inspiring others.
Writing has always played a huge role in my life. I’ve been reading writing for as long as I can remember as I have an immense love of reading. This love would grow into a love for writing as well; I still stumble upon journals and writings from my five-year-old self about the happenings in my kindergarten class. As time would go on I would discover academic writing, and how to convey my thoughts on what was the topic of student that particular year or semester in my schooling. Later, writing would become a constant for me, and a comfort; I was known to my friends as always having a journal, and a pen on my person. I learned to write down my feelings and my thoughts, song lyrics that were in my head, reflections for the day. I learned how