Seated in my petunia pink room at my tan desk an excruciating voice rang through my eardrum. “Again!” the voice bellowed. I hurried to rewrite my work. I started at the beginning with printed letters. A,a,B,b,C,c… I wrote every letter of the alphabet capitalized and lower cased. “Now cursive!” snapped the voice sharply. Again, I wrote all the letters but in cursive this time.
Authors use symbols in their writing to help the reader have a better understanding of how certain characters’ feelings throughout the story. By
Start Typing your essay in the space below: All my life people told me I will never finish high school, that I could not get good grades, and how I am going to be just like my brother and sister. As a young kid I thought that I was going to be a failure because of what other people said. So at a young age I just started to slack off in school. I thought school was for smart people and not dumb people. I thought of myself as a dumb person. From first to tenth grade I never took school seriously. Once I became a tenth grader I realized that I wanted to finish high school. As a kid my goal was to just get ok grades
My writing has improved greatly over the years. Now, I am able to write much longer papers, my writing is more detailed, my writing is straight, I am able to write in different styles, and my letters aren't shaped weirdly anymore. All and all, my writing has improved a good amount. I still do not enjoy writing that much. I am really enjoying math and science right now. The writing that I do like, is writing about a subject that I choose with no guidelines. My past writing pieces that I have done, have been the personal narrative (in 6th grade), and the researched based writing project (also in 6th grade). Both of those projects I did not enjoy that much, because we worked on those two projects for a long time. Even thought I do not enjoy writing
It wasn’t till she asked “How does it feel not being able break down the morals of the story given to you?” I said that it made me sad and frustrated because I wanted to succeed and do my best and it felt like I am letting my family down. After that she told me you see what you just did right there, you told me how you felt without hesitation or over thinking the question. After she explained that to me it became easier for me and I felt proud and accomplished that I understood reading and writing on all sides of the cylinder. When I was going to school my teachers always praised me about my work and how I always did great in class. Another problem started to develop though; I started to get scared because a lot of people saw me as the odd ball of the class because I was all about my business and my work when I went to
With the guidance of Mrs. Smythe, my peers, and my parents, as well as my own determination, I have gained much better control over the English language. However, I also learned something about myself as a person throughout my time in English 9/10. I used to let fear control me in English, which would translate to other parts of my life. Throughout my seventh and eighth grade years of Middle School, I would sit in silence for entire class periods, afraid to begin my essays, afraid to have to accept that it may not be as good as my other school work, afraid of what others would think. However, I learned this year that people like my mother and grandmother were not disappointed in my work but instead would suggest ways by which I could improve my writing. Additionally Mrs. Smythe constantly helped through the feedback she provided. Even when I received my first essay back, one that was clearly not to the best of my ability, she gave balanced feedback between ways to improve my writing while also providing supporting for future assignments. “It is not necessary to convert an entire scene, just the moments that are important. The inclusion of text in the last body paragraph is most appropriate, although there is still a bit too much of it. Good effort...” Even if I forget who said what in Romeo and Juliet, or the name of the main character in The Book of Lost Things,
Thinking about our first writing assignment, one of the suggestions focuses on the comparison of writing to running, it became apparent to me that this is something I would enjoy writing about. I am a long time running advocate, competing in marathons, and a neophyte writing student, and I find many similarities in both endeavors.
Many people enjoy and have fun writing, but then again, many people dislike having to write, including me. Writing has always been something I was never really interested on for many reasons.
Writing, when given a prompt or focus point, comes more naturally to me than some other things. I find writing and composing soothing and meditative, therefore I enjoy to write in a quiet environment such as my room, a classroom, or library. The room must be somewhat calm in order for me to process my thoughts in an effective, orderly manner that I can then write down. I do little writing outside of school and class work, so the majority of my writing is for academic purposes. Whenever I formally sit down to write an essay or prompt, I must have soft music or some type of noise playing because if the room is too quiet, I tend to become distracted. On the opposite side of the spectrum, if the room is too loud, it is impossible for me to focus
Hi, I’m Brooke Yliniemi. I am an involved high school student at Menahga High School. Through creative writing class, I was able to broaden and strengthen all my writing skills. I have always enjoyed writing, but never truly knew where to begin. With creative writing, I was able to find out my personal style of writing and what interests me. My writing has improved abundantly when it comes to writing poetry, and short stories. Through each section, I was able to grasp new skills and create personal goals to become my own writer.
I don’t think I did that much proofreading because I was too excited to just get all my thoughts down. When Ms.Breeden and maybe Mr.McCarthy came by my desk and glanced at my computer just to see what I was writing they were shocked on what I wrote because I wrote about a time when I used to live in Pennsylvania and I would do bad things and people would blame me for things that I didn’t do at school and Ms.Breeden and Mr.McCarthy said you really did that (those things) because you are a good person now or you are a good student now and I told them that when I moved I didn’t do anymore bad things anymore and I said that it was because of my friend choice I had in Pennsylvania and I think it was because of my friend choice. Yes I did some peer editing and this is what they
There I was sitting in the guest room of my aunts house. It was hot, the AC was busted, and I have not even started my history project. “I knew I should have started this sooner.” I said to myself. Ten minutes pass, and I'm still writing the first paragraph, when all of a sudden I hear a voice. “Take a little break man; you’re stressing yourself out.” I tried to ignore it, but the next thing I knew my left arm began to reach for my phone. I stopped myself. “I have to finish this project.” I said to myself, but I was not strong enough to stop myself a second time. As my phone sent a notification about a new video, my left arm sprang up and grabbed my phone. I wasn’t in control of myself. I couldn’t stop myself. It felt like the drive to
Before I came to college I thought that I was pretty excellent at writing. The first time I got a paper back I was devastated. My paper was plagued with red ink splotches. Thereafter, I was determined to write a better paper. Though, there are many things I struggle with; I am bound to enlightenment.
Interesting, too, is the fact that Bolter mentions emotional tactics involved in emails and instant messaging. How fascinating it is to realize that we have actually put different emotional “faces” to express how we are speaking through IM’s and e-mails. To think that we have come so far in this visual culture that we need icons and pictures to express how we are feeling through writing. As if the text was not enough to describe how we are feeling, it is far more simpler to just use images like these: J or L.