Go dam it, why is it so difficult to write without the letter I makes me feel like I don’t understand clearly. Although I’m not good at writing, ironically I’ve thought about becoming an English professor. Just the thought about becoming an English professor makes me feel unique. I enjoy helping others and influencing others’ so teaching would be the perfect career for
Out of WOVE I struggled the most with my oral presentation. I do not like public speaking and often feel self conscious when talking to people I don 't really know. To get better at this I know speaking publicly and leaving my comfort zone will help me improve. I know working on this will help me greatly in the
The first memory I have of reading is in first grade. Every once and a while, parents were allowed to come to class and hear their kids read to them, so the kids can show off their progress they have made. Naturally I was excited for this, because I love to show off (humbly) my competency in nearly everything I can and this was a perfect opportunity for me to shine. I went over to the bookshelf and picked out a book that was challenging, yet not too hard, and sat down with my Mom so I could read to her. Everything was going smoothly until the word “island” came up, and I pronounced it “is-land”- I was so embarrassed.
Gayle Forman dedicated this book to her husband Nick who is Adam in this wonderful piece of literature. In my opinion this was a satisfying book. It had me on the edge of my seat in reading class. I like this book because it deals with a life or death situation. It is also romantic and shows a lot of love to all the characters in the book.
Only I know what I enjoy to read and will not put me to sleep. When we got to pick what I wanted to read about and write the paper on. I could really get focused into the book and paper because it interested me. Now only a couple of papers interest me and keep me attuned to the book. The ECA had me read a boring story then write a paper about it, and that was a struggle for me because the story was beginning to bore me to death.
Writing is one of my many concerning in my PhD program. Every time when it comes to writing I feel nervous and stressed. I actually I used to love writing in my first language and I was good at it. Nevertheless, writing in English is another experience and quite difficult. To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes.
Mumbling the words I 'm not sure how to pronounce. Reading quietly so no one can hear me fumble my words was how I read when called on to read in class. However due to being forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, Dante 's Inferno, and the Odyssey in a short period of time taught me to read at an average high school pace. My reading times became shorter while the pages grew in number. The idea of reading aloud will forever strike fear into my bones, but I have regained enough confidence to make it through the
I wouldn’t do a rough draft, an outline, I wouldn’t do anything but the final copy. Now my writing process consists of notes on what I can possibly put in my paper, an outline, two rough drafts edited by two different people and a final copy. Writing papers in college is a lot harder than it was in high school, but my paper quality has improved a lot. From my new writing process I have learned how to structure my sentences better, how editing helps myself and how every piece of information is important for a solid paper. In the beginning of the semester, outlines were a struggle to write, I was convinced they were pointless and useless.
The first thing that came to mind was definitely you’re class, where I grew to be a confident writer. In my class we read about the importance of “shitty first drafts” which I think helped take the pressure off writing an amazing paper from the get go. I learned how to write for the genre and tried to hone in on my audience for the paper. Once I had my first draft finished there was a peer review in class, which is helpful because not only do you get feedback from them, but you also get to read their papers, which can give you ideas on what you could do better. After that, I took their feedback, revised, and then turned it into my professor to get more feedback.
My “friends” start up a quick joke but overtime people around school start using it against me. The first day of school and substitute teachers were my least favorite days. Whenever the new teacher or sub would call role, everyone would wait until my name was called so they can whoop and holler when the teacher says my name wrong. It still happens to this day but now that my peers are more mature and I know how to play it off therefore it does not affect me as much. But I can always count on my best friend Malachi.
I often find that young students are ignorant to the fine classics that came before them. They find them antiquated and without a second thought, write off any merits these fine works may have. I personally love classical literature. I have struggled with the thought of becoming a teacher, but I feel apprehension at the thought of having to speak to a slew of apathetic teenagers is terrifying. I would want to share my excitement of these old works with the students.
She always loved to help me with my essays. I was always depending on my mother to do my writing homework. One day, my teacher gave me an assignment about comparing between poor people and rich people. This time my mother told me that this is really important subject in our lives that you will learn many things by writing this one. She told me, “You will learn the differences between being poor and being rich and what the disadvantages and advantages are for both.
The book did an amazing job at character reveal as well as character development. With some books, it takes a reader a while to become enticed by the characters or by the plot. With Wild Seed, it did not take long for many reasons. The first reason is because the book was well written which allowed for myself to follow along without zoning out. Secondly, the book was up my alley because of its genre.