English and writing have never really been a huge passion of mine. I try to enjoy it the best I can but it has just never been something I have enjoyed. I strive to be a good student and make the best grades, but writing has always been my downfall. This year I am trying to do well in all my classes and pass with A’s. I am looking forward to seeing how far I can grow this semester. My high school experiences with writing and English are not the best. I have always just been wired as a math and science student. Math and Science have answers, writing does not. I don’t like just being able to write my opinion or answer some questions in an essay. I guess I have always thought I don’t put my points together very well. I think that I can be …show more content…
I wish I liked writing more but math is usually my focus. I do enjoy reading a lot but I never make time for it myself. I took an English class last year where we had to read a few different books and I loved it. The part I didn’t like about the class was that we had about two papers due every week about the books. I appreciate writers and I am amazed by what some people can do with words, I just never see myself being able to do anything like that. I see myself more as someone who writes for their assignments and that is all. I consider myself a good student. I try very hard to make the best grades and always get my homework done. Sometimes stuff gets in the way but I always try to put school first and get my education. Things like work, person life, and family make school more complicated for sure. I would say having a job make college way more difficult than if you were going to school and then going straight home. I try to multitask the best I can and hopefully I do well this year. I graduated high school in 2016. After that I left for basic and technical school, so I kind of took a year off, kind of didn’t. In basic we really didn’t do any school work, we learned things but it was more hands on or all about the Air Force. During technical school, all I learned about was financial management, nothing more. I appreciate what the Air Force taught me but I just wish it was more like college, instead of having to take a whole year of school
I have been reading and writing for most of my life. It all started way back in middle school. Most of my writings ended up being persuasive or narrative pieces. I would just sit down and pour out stories about myself onto pages like I was talking to a huge audience that was, for some reason, super interested in me. I remember in 7th grade I loved writing because I just got to talk about my life and all the things that happened to me. Whether the story was embarrassing to me, or were big milestones in my 13-year old life I always had a place to share a piece of me. If I couldn’t think of anything, I could just make something up and no one would know it wasn’t true. I would write about my crazy family and all the dysfunctional vacations we would go on and it didn’t even feel like an assignment to me. It was easy. It was a place that I could really express myself and I loved it. This sparked an interest in literature and writing that was carried out through my future in different forms. Components of all the writing and reading experiences I had, still show up in my writing style now, even if I’m not intentionally adding them in. But I’ll talk about that later, now for the next stop on my writing journey.
Learning to read and write in English was a very tough accomplishment that I made in first grade. It was difficult because my first language is Spanish. With the help of my parents and my teachers in school, I had the chance to learn another language. It took time, practice and effort to accomplish my goal to read and write in another language.
I was never was a strong reader or writer when I was younger. I never excelled in these subjects because I am such a literal thinker. I always enjoyed having straight forward questions and straight forward answers as they do in math and sometimes science. So thinking out the box was out of the question. I did do good in my English classes in school mostly because I enjoyed seeing at an "A" on my report card. Though I never really enjoyed writing, it never was much of a burden to me because I knew I had to do it. I only write when I have to. So whenever I do start writing I try to make it as good of a paper as possible. I am no writer so good can only go so far. I never was into having to worry about spelling and punctuation (mainly because
Every one has their subjects that they love and hate, and for it was defiantly writing. Writing is something I dreaded for a long time; I developed my hatred towards writing since probably elementary school. I hate writing when I’m expected to put a spin on a subject that just doesn’t work for me, personally. There are many times when I have papers due and sometimes I feel like I have nothing to say towards the topic. I could write a paragraph but to continuously write paragraphs after paragraphs it gets a little harder. I always contradict myself in my writings but that is something I have grown out of. Writing is time consuming and requires a lot of effort. They require a lot of planning and usually some accompanying reading and note taking. Taking notes is one of my weaknesses. In some intuitions like my high school for instances there was not enough time is given to the rough draft and not enough feedback is given before the essay receives a final grade. I personally believe that not everyone is a "natural-born" writer; but I do believe that everyone has the capability to become a decent writer.
There are many actions, characteristics, and goals that are set throughout life that help people become literate in something, whether it is in a sport, a school subject, or a hobby. Recognizing any strengths or weaknesses and setting out to make them better are also a large part in one’s journey to becoming who they are today. Subjects such as language arts are especially helpful when doing this and help bring out the voices of writers and readers, young and old. For me, the activities and decisions I have made up to this point, including reading and writing, have made me the person that I am today. Reflecting on this and my personality, strengths, and weaknesses have also contributed to my growth over the years and have pushed me
Reading and writing are both things that we all do in one form or another. For many individuals reading is a way for them to learn and experience new things, that otherwise they would not, and for some, could not do. Writing is a medium we utilize to communicate, that not only compliments speech but allows us to express ourselves, be it our thoughts or emotions, to others; be it a friend down the road or someone half the world away. One of the largest influential things in my life has been books, they have been an integral component within our family’s home. Looking back as far back as I can remember, books weren’t just in our home, they were part of what help make it one. Reading is something that was always encouraged at home by my parents. If there was a book I showed an interest in, or if they would come across a book that they thought that I might like or find interesting, my parents would always get it for me. Both my Mother and Grandmother encouraged writing as well. Both of them were always telling me that I should keep a journal. Reading and writing are a large part of what helps to define us as people in multitudes of ways. One of the most significant is being able to write and read history; and this is my history.
Reading and writing is easy for us. We do it everyday. People read billboards driving down the street and we are constantly typing messages to companions on cell phones without giving it a second thought. This idea holds even more true in a college environment. Throughout schooling, students have developed and greatly improved their literacy skills and abilities. Even non-students are often on their phones, reading passages through social media or possibly writing a text to a friend. Language is all around us. Although literacy is all too familiar to the college student, there was a time when even the most intelligent human beings were unable to speak and or write. I personally can recall spelling my name for the first time on the kitchen table. I used my green crayola marker to draw three massive crooked letters.. B, E, N. I was proud of my work and my parents were excited. This was one of my first milestones in my literary journey, however I do not believe it to be the most significant.
When it comes to old memories about how I started to read and write my mind instantly takes me right back to Pre K. Pre-kindergarten was long ago. 13 years ago to be exact. Now a days I don't even remember what I ate last night, let alone accurately remember all of my first memories of reading and writing. But I do remember bits and pieces. Reading and writing growing up was always special to me because both subjects each played a significant part in my life which led me to where I am today.
Writing is like painting on a blank canvas. With the paintbrush being the pencil and the canvas as the paper. Different colors expressing emotions and points of view wash across the canvas, or the blank space can be stared into, blocked by the overwhelming thought of which word to articulate first. Words are painting the canvas, resonating with the audience between the lines. Our world runs on language, the words we hear and speak all have a purpose, making English composition a fundamental part of college education. English teaches students to appeal to their readers and helps them understand how to write professionally, which is a skill that is exceptionally helpful in any career field.
The skill set of reading and writing never stops developing, as well it is not an easy ability for every one to learn. Thinking back on how you learnt how to read, there is not one moment or practice that comes to mind, but rather collection of moments and years that lead into someone being able to read. Where writing is a skill that starts with a simple building block of writing letters eventually turns into words, and then sentences. I believe reading and writing go hand in hand, as the more you read the better of a writer you become as you are exposed to the different writing styles of different authors. Through my life I had positives in reading and writing as well as a couple negatives, but my biggest problem was the ability to read aloud.
Reading and writing have always played an essential part in my life. From being a kid to my pre-teenage to college, I have managed to hone both skills to my fondness. However, even though it importantly helped, schooling did not influence me that much, but I managed to continue developing those skills I had into something else. Many unique things shaped and influenced my learning, and now reading, and writing has made think different and fast in responding to situations. I know even if I have nothing unusual to do, I’ll still have my talent and knowledge. To my achievement, I hope to develop those skills further so that I may accomplish my goals.
Reading and writing are crucial elements every student needs to understand in order to become successful. Reading and writing are necessities for everyone, regardless of their profession. Personally, I understand math more than reading and writing; the straight-forward answers allow me to perceive the concept clearly. Despite the fact that I still receive an “A”, English is still a struggle for me. Although I find reading and writing necessary, these subjects are harder for me to understand when compared to the logicality and precision of math.
Reading and writing are both important; you can’t have one without the other. They are skills that are increased constantly due to little things that most times are not noticed. Whether it is from a book to a poem, there will always be a way that it helps out your school performance. Reading and writing in general only helps absorb information, and enhance leisure or school related writing tasks. It has also made life itself so much easier because reading and writing are so beneficial for school and for life. How much you read and write today, will somehow affect your future job, family, position, or even your salary.
Reading is one of the first things we learn as we grow up. Whether it’s stories our mothers read to us or the little captions in our picture books. Along with reading, writing is another skillset we learn. Writing allows us to create our own stories so that one-day mothers will read our stories to their children. Putting letters together to form words and words together to form sentences is one of the most important skills we learn in order to advance in our educational systems. Reading and writing are needed in every aspect of life whether it’s for school, or a part of everyday life. There is a big part of the world that doesn’t have access to the education they deserve. Reading and writing is needed in order to create a prosperous future for yourself and others.