It took only 3 years to almost figure out his codes to the quatrains which are 4 short lines called quatrains. Three different times I put everything up and felt like a quitter because you see, I have an 8th grade education with a GED to go with it, no known knowledge of how to write, so how can I do these things? Something would hound me to go look this up and there would be my answer to the question I couldn’t answer. I was 43 years old working as a hairdresser long hours and trying to accomplish something I wasn’t sure about. Then I finally get to his last Quatrain and it is the word “Oracles” that got me again.
Time passed and I tried to lean English. I really had a hard time to learn English but I didn’t gave up. I had a hard time to study English because nobody were able to speak, write, and read English in my family. I finished four years high school. Then my family wanted to move to PA so, my family and I moved to PA.
As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class. Unfortunately, this teacher is said to have impossible finals. “There was only one way I could ace the final: reread every book that we had covered. Take notes and have them fresh in my mind. So I did it… The test was as hard as I thought it would be.
I chose to come to Job Corps was because I felt like there was nothing constructive for me to do in life. I felt as if I was just sitting around doing nothing all day long. After I completed my sophomore year in high school, I went job hunting that summer. I filled out multiple applications and every last job I applied for and attended an interview with never return my calls. I realized that without a high school diploma or trade related skills, my future would be dark.
I ended up writing a rhetorical analysis for the rhetorical analysis of the P.S.A. message. I felt extremely stupid when I came into class and I saw that everyone in class had about a page,while I had over three pages front and back in writing. Even though, I was disappointed that I had not created an outline and instead I had created another essay. I felt that it was helpful for when I actually had to write an essay.
At first I started off taking 1 or 2 classes per semester, but outside interference had me gradually upping the classes. Between work, a lack of motivation due to not having any idea of what I wanted out of life carved out, and pressure from family, I found myself not prepared for these classes. This is what you will see as you look up and down my transcript and see W's and WF's. You will see the unachieved goals, the times I thought I was an angel, the times I dreamt of being perfect. At the time of writing this paper I am 23 years old.
Sitting in a huge class with white walls and many strangers while hearing the summer bridge director give the instructions of a reading assignment made me feel frightened. Ever since I was small, I had always had a difficult time with my English writing and reading. Having challenges with my English made me have no interest in reading, until the summer bridge assignment changed my perspective of seeing books. During my experience in CSUMB Summer Bridge I was able to read a book who inspired me and changed my life completely. Our reading assignment was a book titled “The Pact” by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier.
Middle school was extremely ardous for me . I constantly had to write essays every single night because we read one novel every week. It seemed like I could never have a break from writing. The sheer amount of homework was nerve-wracking because I never expected this much homework. I remember expressing some of my my thoughts in my journal such as how hard writing essays was and how challenging my math tests were.
I have poor grammar and already know I will struggle with English next semester. My short-term goals are to pass all my classes this semester, do my work on time, and get a job. I need to pass my classes on my first try, especially since I want to go to nursing school. I know I will be competing with many to get in; therefore I need to turn my work in on time and get good grades. Also, I need to get a job so I have money coming in, since I didn’t get awarded a work-study.
The first essay in my portfolio is the “Non-Academic Discourse” essay. This essay was very hard for me to write because I don't have many communities outside of school so I really had to think about what I should write about. When I was writing this paper I was really trying to focus on my punctuation which has been probably the hardest thing for me to understand in English. After writing this essay, I learned that I really need to focus on many things in my writing such as my transition, punctuation, and format.
Many students of all ages have issues with writing, the only way to get better at writing is to have experience. I never paid much attention to my writing skills while in high school, I simply did not care about writing. This year as a freshman in college, I have struggled with writing this semester in GSW 1100. Even though I have not been passing papers, I understand that writing in college is extremely important to learn and develop. This is important because most courses in college have writing in them.
One would be on sign recognition and the other on driving rules, regulations, and laws. I was really nervous and I knew that I needed to do a lot of studying. About two months prior to the test, I got very lazy. I figured to myself, “How hard can it be?” I glanced at the online manual a few times and quickly took an online pretest. I completed the test with an 80% and so, this made me feel even more ready for the test.