Personal Essay : Course Reflection

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Course Reflection When my advisor asked me if I wanted to take summer school the first thing I said was, “Yeah, I want to take English 101.” The only problem was that it started at 8AM and I usually worked the night before, but I thought I could handle it. I enjoy writing. I actually write in my free time sometimes, so I thought English would be no problem. For me, writing is either extremely easy or extremely hard. It’s easy for me when I don’t have restrictions from what I can write about. I can pick any topic and write it anyway I want. Writing was hard for me when I had to write about a topic I wasn’t an expert in. Maybe because I just wasn’t completely motivated by the topic. During English 101 I wrote a personal essay, informative essay, persuasive essay, and a textual analysis essay that made me really improve on my writing skills. The first essay I wrote for this class was a personal essay. The assignment was to write about a personal experience that you learned from. I didn’t really know what to pick so I ended up picking how I almost didn 't graduate from Niles West. However, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write a whole essay about that. After the class had shared their ideas I noticed that everyone had pretty interesting topics in mind. I decided to change my topic to the story of when I went to court and what I learned from the experience. I loved that topic because I’ve told that story over and over again to people who ask me about it. The only thing I had…

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