My Personal Writing

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I struggled with writing papers and even sentences for spelling class since grade school. I didn’t have trouble with the sentence structure, but I didn’t have any ideas or know what to write about. If someone asked me a question, I could answer verbally but I would not know how to get my thought into writing. Writing was my hardest roadblock to overcome.

As I got into middle school, I did a little better especially if I was telling a story or relaying a personal experience. For eighth grade, I remember writing about Abraham Lincoln. I read books and articles about him. Then, I wrote a narrative story about Lincoln as a boy and teenager. I did really well and even my rough draft flowed well.

I did not do as well in for all my essays or papers. On some of my assignments, I needed to add information and details to my papers. I never really had an opinion about many of the things I was reading about. Many subjects were hard to relate to, and so I left holes in my information. By the end of middle school, I could do narrative and fact-based essays fairly well. Opinion based writing was still very difficult for me.

In high school, most assignments were based on history books. I had to read the book, and then rewrite the story. Rewriting the story in a different way became a problem. I sometimes had a hard time changing the words without changing the meaning. Many times, I would leave parts out because I did not understand what was going on. The worst paper that I
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