Honors english has helped me with many things; for instance, it has helped expand my vocabulary. It has also helped me learn how to sort evidence and claims efficiently, which was challenging.When I was in normal english I felt like I wasn't able to show my full potential, But with my teachers help they were able to get me into the honors program. I am a hardworking student that has passion for reading and writing. As we get grow up our vocabulary needs to grow with us. I know that normal english could offer some new vocabulary but it won't be able to challenge me.
Hi Mrs.Brown, I hope all is well back at home and school. I wanted to go back and say thank you for everything that you have taught me in writing. Here in my English 101 class all we do is write essays. By the way, thank you for sacrificing your extra time after school hours to help me become a better writer. You and your class has really taught me how to write more proficiently.
I never thought of myself as a great writer. I would always see my classmates have higher grades than me in my honors English classes, and it made me feel insecure about myself. Because of this mentality that I would not be as good as my peers, I never wanted others to look at my writing because I was afraid of judgment although I knew that it would help me. Eventually, I started progressing as a writer, and I knew that using tips and getting help was how I could improve myself. To this day, I dread writing essays.
With my willing to learn attitude and my great teacher Mr. Winn, I should be able to accomplish this difficulty of mine by the end of the semester. As I have stated once before, I don’t enjoy writing, but I don’t enjoy a lot of things but end up having to get the task accomplished. I speak better than I write which leads to me dragging out an hour long essay into a two week task at hand. Writing may be an easy thing for some people that have no problems with doing so, but others have such a hard time with because of their inexperience with do so. My process of writing is definitely not anything to brag upon, but will come easier to me as I write more in the future.
Writing is like a way for me to get all those possibilities, scenarios, ideas, and what if questions down on paper because it’s a way for me to express myself permanently. Before I took this writing course, I felt writing was not necessary for my education. In my writing 200 class, I have learned how to fix run on sentences, comma splices, fragments, and improve my grammar. I have improved my writing significantly, but I still have some work to do. I have been working on my writing and know I am ready to succeed at the next level because in 200 I learned how to proper use of transitions, and correct placement of commas.
Writing wasn’t my strong suit; in fact I hated it. I would cringe at the words “5 page essay” because I simply could not master the art of writing. Who was I kidding, this would be a lot harder than I thought. A surge of discouragement took over my mind as I heard of the other students who were planning to apply. I was starting to doubt myself more than ever before.
Over the course of this class I have greatly improved my writing skills. Although I have kept my grade at a 95% for each paper, it is evident that I am a different type of writer from when I wrote my first paper in this class. By improving on quote integration, correct grammar, and strong thesis', I have been able to become a more skilled and better all around writer. It is especially clear to see the improvement in my spelling and grammar. On the first paper I made 6 mistakes, the second paper 4, and the final paper none.
I’ve always dreaded going to English. I never really saw the point, I guess. And, to be honest, I didn’t put very much effort into learning how to write an effective argument, or any essay for that matter. However, I always received good grades, so I was oblivious to my writing deficiencies. I thought I could get by with mediocre writing skills.
The only class I would say that felt like an actual honors class would have been my AP world history class. Coincidentally, the instructor of that class was also the adult mentor of the National Honor Society program at my high school. My involvement in that AP world history class actually changed my perceptions as to what education meant to me. Despite being only one class, it was enough to ignite a desire within me to really love learning and really compel me to figure out how I wanted to further my education. I asked myself this question, "Do I want to be passive and keep my head down or do I want to participate and see where it takes me?"
When I registered for English 111, I held the personal belief that the whole process of proper writing restrained and suppressed the cleverness and inventiveness of story-telling. I pondered the question, “Is it possible for me to write a proper essay that can satisfy my inner story-teller and fulfill all the requirements of a college level paper. Immediately, my unease was addressed with our class’s opening assignment a reflection essay that requested me to write about what I thought were the weaknesses and strengths of my writing abilities . In addition, I was asked to discuss my personal writing goals and what I hoped to improve on throughout the semester. My unease, preconceptions, and insecurities about learning and using writing processes and techniques were disclosed, declared, and visible by the essay.