My Year Of High School Essay

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Back in my freshmen year of high school, I cringed at the thought of writing essays. I could not convey my thoughts through my writing efficiently. After sophomore year, I became a bit more confident about my writing. It was not until junior year, however, that my writing drastically improved. IB English 11 enhanced quite a few of my weaknesses and molded me into an analytical thinker. Nevertheless, the process of becoming a capable writer was rigorous. One of my biggest challenges as a writer: time management. Though I can write under pressure, I cannot produce my best work under pressure; time is necessary to compose an excellent paper. I often procrastinated working on essays and watched TV shows or movies instead. Now, I tell myself I can only watch the next episode of Jane the Virgin after I complete my work. This technique assisted me in complete my work more proficiently and also eliminated the stress I would have gone through if I had worked last minute. Though I have developed better time management skills over the years, I attempt to improve them further constantly. Besides time management, I have always struggled with beginning and concluding essays. I find generating hooks that catch an audience’s attention quite difficult. Along with hooks, writing a conclusion that provides the reader satisfaction after reading my essay is also challenging. However, I learned a writing technique that helped me overcome this struggle: write the body paragraphs and

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