Graduation Speech : My Writing

1181 Words Feb 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Hi, I’m Alexandria and I’m in the 11th grade, or a Junior in highschool. I usually love learning but this year I don’t have very good teachers so I haven’t been trying very hard in my classes; obviously I want good grades but nothing is interesting so I get distracted very easily and miss what the teacher says.
When I was in my least favorite class, language arts, on Wednesday we got assigned another essay. I had this class with my best friend, Kayley, and we usually did the essays together but last week we got in trouble and can’t do that anymore. The essay was a narrative and was worth half of our final grade but I wasn’t worried, I always did good on essays even when I did them the night before they were due.
“What are you going to do your essay on Alex?” Kayley asked me.
“I’m not sure yet, do you know what you’re going to do?” I asked.
“I think I’m doing it on a girl who loses her dad’s wedding ring.”
“That’s a good idea,” I said right before the bell rang and we had to go to our next class.
When I got home, I brainstormed a few ideas and decided that I was going to do my narrative on someone who broke her mom’s wedding china. I laid out the main ideas and decided that i would add in the details another day, afterall I had another week to complete it.
A couple of days later I decided to ask Kayley how she was doing on her essay, “Have you started your essay yet?” I asked.
“Yeah, I’m about halfway done, how about you?” She asked.
“I have all the main ideas down I just…
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