I have learned if there is an opportunity for a greater contribution in life, go for it. I am interested in pursuing a place in English 1102 due to my work ethics and my interests in analytical and argumentative writing. In my past three years of high school, I would only take the high level classes in order to challenge myself, but I never knew the true meaning of being in an honors class until I started attending East Mountain. My incentive to be in multiple honor classes started my freshman year. When I started attending East Mountain I experienced an immense amount of reading assignments compared to a regular class, but it didn’t stop me from doing my best.
Even now as a senior in high school I struggle with moments of immense shyness. I had become accustomed to falling into the background so when I was asked by a teacher to join the student council my senior year of high school, my instinct was to say no and let the opportunity go by me. I decided to take a leap and it is already a life-changing experience for me. Student Council is an experience I feel will greatly impact my life goals and college education.
In the past, many problems prevented me from writing excellent papers. Throughout my years of writing in school, the papers I have written for this class have challenged me the most. In the beginning of the semester, I did not fully understand how much time and effort I needed to put forth to write a college essay. My past English classes did not prepare me for writing college-level essays, nor teach me the proper way in which to write the papers. The essays I have written this semester have improved immensely thanks to the feedback from both Mrs. Menetre and Mrs. Fleming.
As an entering freshman, at the age of barely eighteen, it is important for me to begin my college career making the best decisions possible. I would say they thing that “makes me, me” would have to be my determination. Throughout high school I have always made sure that when I needed help that I got it. I spent countless hours after school studying with my teachers when I didn’t understand what all we were doing in class. Ever since middle school I was put into accelerated classes and some were difficult to understand, I may not have gotten the highest grades in these classes but, I always tried my hardest.
It all began, my last semester as a community college student, I was very anxious to start my last classes and finally be able to graduate. I remember waking up the first day of class and feeling my emotions rush all over the place, as I began my last couple of months at Porterville Community College. being really excited to take the last classes before graduating, but like always I left the toughest subject for last. I’ve never considered myself a good writer and this class made me remember that everyday. This class was English 101A with professor Stern, he is a very tall man with a big beard, and he has the type of personality that intimidates you right away.
Since I practiced writing, and earned straight A 's in all my courses last semester, I decided to take English-101 this semester. Instead of paying extra money to take English-50, I thought I would just take English-101 and work extra hard to be successful. My problem with the literacy narrative is that I can 't write about myself. I guess it 's because I 'm embarrassed I 'm only starting college now, and have realized I 've been neglected in life. Whatever it is, I just can 't write about myself in my literacy narrative if I have to share it in class.
I came into my first college writing class feeling prepared thanks to you and your investment in me as a student in your AP Lang class. I developed as a writer more than I ever had in your class, and it definitely helped me in my college writing class this semester. I already knew how important it was to revise and continuously critically think about my writing, as well as the importance of multiple drafts and peer review. My English 110 class this semester was very similar to yours because we also did multiple drafts where I could revise my paper as many times as needed. The big difference was that the focus was on different genres and how to appeal to those, which was something new compared to my high school English courses.
But being waitlisted encouraged me to become more determined to compose convincing correspondence to enter VSU in the spring semester of
After one year I was ready to take the test. It was not like what I imagined, the test was harder than I thought, and I realize that my knowledge was not ready for the college. I was so disappointed, and I want to give up. After the test, I know that I have to try harder if I want to go to college.
But more importantly I felt a strong connection with my classmates, everyday was a new inside joke and several off-topic discussions and total disruption of the class by one (or more) students. Leaving that class would have been sad, one because I would feel I bailed out while they persevered through the class, but also because through that class I made some of my best friends, and have some of my favorite memories of high school. Honors World History was one of the hardest classes I have taken at Nashoba, and my grades would have probably been better if I had dropped to a lower level, but I continued with this challenging class because I loved my class, the teacher and the material, and because of that class I was able to pursue a variety of classes and
Looking back over the time and hard work that I have put into this course I realize that it was very helpful. Throughout the course, English 1002, I learned many new techniques that would help me achieve the goal of correctly writing a college level research paper. The most difficult task that I encountered during the course was writing the works cited page of the essay. It took a little time but eventually I began to understand the process. There were a few different research topics that we had to write about during the course but the most interesting to me was the community research paper.
Throughout my life, I truly believed that I was amazing at writing due to the grades I received on my essays in the English class. I thought it would be totally impossible not to be enrolled into Honors English my freshman year. However, the impossible became possible, and I was placed into regular English which devastated me. This made me seek revenge towards the school, to show them the mistake that they had committed, so I set up a goal to be accepted into Honor English 2 my sophomore year. To this day, I remember the anxiety flowing through me as I received my sophomore schedule from the school staff.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
I would like to be the student speaker because Washtenaw has changed my life in a significant way. I have learned countless life skills from going to school at Washtenaw Community College. By going here, I have gained the confidence needed to move forward in my life. I came to WCC as a high school dropout, with a G.E.D. I dropped out of high school at 9th grade to help provide for my family. My mother was in jail for a drunk driving offense and my father wasn’t around.
Changes I have grown academically because I have learned how write essays better. When Ms.DeVries was here she helped me a lot with my writing and gave me a strategy to catch my mistakes quicker. No Red Ink has helped quite a bit. I have been reminded of a lot of grammar rules thanks to No Red Ink and I have found out how to use punctuation properly. I have also gotten better at problem-solving in Algebra 1.