English has never been my strong suit. During high school I took many advanced placement classes in all subjects except English. I have always been fascinated by the sciences and those were the classes I really excelled in. I thrived on my ability in those classes and honestly tried to avoid English because I was only average. Now, looking back at my high school writing experience, there was not a whole lot of writing which would make up for that explanation. I took many film as literature classes, reading classes, or a mixture of both reading and writing but never just writing. I think that will have a lot to say about my writing this quarter. Although I talked about English not being my strongest subject, I still find it to be very rewarding.
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Distant, cold, and non-existent describes my relationship with writing. My relationship with writing has never been a close relationship. Writing has always been difficult for me. I have never hated writing, but it has been a constant challenge for me. I will be discussing my fears of writing, the value of being able to express your ideas through writing, and what excites me about writing more and more.
Going through life we learn and grow differently in literacy. As a young child, I started off my reading by looking at pictures and then grew into more difficult literacy. Trying to comprehend how much reading would impact my life in the future when I was little, was something I never understood. Being in high school now, I have learned how much reading and writing would impact me and how many opportunities it could provide for me. Since I was that child who could have cared less about my literacy, I soon became the child that got so worked up if I wasn’t as superb as others in reading. Throughout my childhood, my literacy has had its ups and downs, but now being in high school I have worked hard in my literacy which has allowed me to take
Think about your experiences of writing at college. Which types of assignments have you found helpful in strengthening your writing skills? Where do you want to improve your writing? What’s the most useful advice you’re received that’s helped you improve your writing. Be as specific as possible.
I feel like my middle school writing career has improved with every writing project I have completed. As a writer I have changed over the years and have used many different tactiques in my essays. I have had strength in the ability to connect my idea with my evidence but I wish I could write a lot longer and more descriptive essays. I feel like my middle school writing careers has changed over the months.
My middle school writing career was a long and lengthy process with a bunch of struggles. I started writing in elementary school but did not really get into it until 8th Grade. When I really started to enjoy it I developed my writing style. Some of my strengths are/were writing my paper with little mistakes once I got a general idea. Also becoming fluent in typing was another plus. But there were areas that needed growth. One major place is that I have a lot of trouble getting my thoughts down on paper and I fall behind at least 3 days at the minimum. I also about half the time pick an organizer or an organizing method and I struggle with it so I fall behind even more.
While not a hugely transformative venture, I have found this semester to be a good vehicle for making my writing more accurate to its intended purpose. Prior to taking this class I did have some experience in professional writing for a few of the jobs I've had in the past, but this class organized those thoughts, gave them name, and pointed out where and how to pursue them. Its been an enlightening experience and provided me with tools I hope to use the rest of my life.
How am I still doing this? That is what I ask myself when I walk through the horrid english door. Through my middle school “career”, if you could call it that, I found myself loving narrative writing and having the choice to invent a story, lose myself in what i’m am creating. That is what I consider my strength, narratives, but everything else other than that, the analysis or persuasive, papers I did not excel in. sure I never got bad grades on them, but I do need to grow in those areas. So in this paper I will show you how I have benefitted through out my middle school writing career.
During this semester, I learned more about writing than I have throughout my whole high school career. The first thing we really covered was parallelism and that was probably the most used topic in all of our writing. To be completely honest I think this was the first time I had ever heard about parallelism and I still have no idea how to use it. We really focused on comma placement because in the beginning we were all just putting commas in random places, but now I feel as a whole we learned how to use them much more efficiently. We covered semicolons and where to place them, but still do not know how to use them either. During this semester I definitely improved my writing based on the fact that we wrote a ton, but I do not think my writing techniques have improved as much as I would’ve liked them to.
Within the past few months I have been in this class, I managed to improve in my writing, especially those that had to do with arguments. Before I entered this class, I rarely analyzed any forms of writing to find arguments or their ethical theme, though I still don’t, it became slightly easier to look for those then I was able to long before I came to this class.
Although I have not excelled academically throughout high school, I have excelled in athletics and having respect for others around me. Through playing sports and participating in different community service activities I have learned how to treat others with respect and how to work effectively and well with others. Throughout high school I have encountered many different types of people and coaches; there was a rarely a time that I did not connect and get along with the people I met. I hope to have positive effects on the different people that I meet throughout my life. I also try to be leader on and off the court. I want to set a positive example for the people around me. My basketball team had a rough season my junior year; showing respect
I have always been passionate about writing. From a young age, I would wake up on Saturdays and run straight to the computer to pour all of my thoughts into whatever story I would imagine that week. It brought me great delight and pleasure to express my thoughts in a way over which I had free reign, creating beings and worlds without limit or restraint of reality. I see writing as my best and most natural form of communication.
I gathered the Information and skills to learn this by writing a lot and always asking someone else their opinion or how to do it if I didn’t know it.
Writing is a useful skill that can always be improved. Even after graduating college writing is something that will be incorporated into our everyday life. My freshman year of high school writing was something I enjoyed doing. Many of my classmates would complain about our summer assignments but I did not mind the work load of essays because I knew my writing was improving in the process. Continuing high school, I realized how difficult it became to obtain an A in my writing assignments. I loved how my English teachers were harsh graders and challenged me in expressing my emotions when writing.
During my high school experience I’ve experienced many challenges and hardships. The things that have helped me the most is knowing that I am not alone and how my past experiences have strengthened me to be able to overcome these new challenges that I am faced with.
High school was hell. I went to a small school, very conservative and very athletics based. If you weren’t playing sports you were seen as less than the other students. Since I wasn’t on any teams I didn’t have many friends. The ones I’d had before high school had moved away or moved on from me. It didn’t help that the year before I started my freshman year I’d gotten diagnosed with major depression. Wanting to die every morning and school do not mix well. My freshman year seemed dire.