I am Donique Byfield and I am a sixteen year old girl in 11th grade who likes to draw. There are numerous amounts of things I would like to accomplish in school this year. Similar to everyone else there are skills that I excel at and skills that need to be further developed, however, one thing that makes me unique is that I work hard to achieve goals that I set.
Throughout my academic career, I have read many books of all genres to get a feel of the literary world and to enhance my reading skills. Ever since I was a young girl, I recall always loving to read any book that I came across and spending my free time doing so. As I got older, my interest slightly decreased but I still enjoy reading fine pieces of literature. I have always preferred to read over write because there’s so much more to learn from other people’s experiences and getting to relate to it as I get deeper into a book. The main challenges I have faced in my literacy journey is being able to express my full thoughts when I write. Everytime I would have to write an essay, I would not know how and where to start so it would seem like
My goals will help me become a stronger reader and writer in language arts. They will also help me improve on my weaknesses and become better on my strengths. I have grown a lot in language arts and have become more successful and I hope I can become better and better each year and achieve most of my goals. Since I am hardworking and I will continue to push myself to become a better reader and writer. I have learned in the past a lot about my literacy journey and it 's far from over. I still have a lot
During the course of English 102, I took this year of the spring semester. I have accomplished a variety of goals I once thought were impossible. I have not only grown as a writer and a student but as an individual as well. I feel that through my experience of this English course, I have achieved knowledge and self-confidence to step out into the real world. In putting together my portfolio, I could definitely see that I have made an incredible progress from the foundation of this class. My practice of grammar, words and the general structure of my papers has improved massively. Reflecting on my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, as well as things I have learned in my own writing process is a big accomplishment.
One of my strengths upon entering the AP Language and Composition Class was grammar. Throughout my schooling years, I was always able to comprehend English grammar concepts very easily. Over the year, I have enhanced these skills, now I can describe a clear distinction between the types of sentences (exclamatory,
I come from a strong Hispanic background on both sides of my family, my ancestors from my father’s side of the family originally came from Spain and migrated to Mexico. My family still holds true to Mexican culture and most traditions, despite becoming Americanized. However, all the schools that I attended were mostly white, especially my current school. With that being said, I had a hard time making friends at my high school, I felt that I couldn’t really connect with anyone. I still remember my freshman year in Art class, however. I sat next to a boy named Anthony. I just saw Anthony as another typical student at Rock Canyon; a snobby, pretentious white boy. We hardly ever talked to one another for the first two weeks except for the first day of class when the teacher forces everyone to introduce themselves and all the students reluctantly participate.
When I began my journey in search for a secondary education that would fulfill my desires I did not know where to begin, but I did know one thing: I wanted to get out of state. I was ignorant and believed that I was too good for the state from which I was raised in; I wanted to leave everything behind and see what the world had to offer. I kept this mindset for months upon months until my worrying parents finally managed to coax me into looking within Illinois for my education--it is at this point where I would stumble upon Illinois State University. I had heard multiple friends express their interest in ISU many of whom would call dub it their dream school. By researching ISU further, all of my misconceptions about in-state schools were dispelled. There are multiple things to see and do at the Quad and the surrounding areas such as restaurants, boutiques, and theaters. If that is not enough, I can travel to more than sixty countries with ISU’s travel abroad program. To make matters better, the ISU Nursing program, my selected major, is one of the best in the state. Coupling the excellent Nursing program is the Student Fitness Center, also one of the best. A great physical stamina and great teaching is what will shape me into a great nurse.
I could remember it as if I were to relive my life again. It’s just too bad that I couldn’t change anything that happened. Tree Top Piru Street was where I resided back when I was a high school teenager. The sun burnt my skin as I could see the skin peel as if I were a banana. The scent of carbon roams throughout the atmosphere as local vehicles of the neighborhood zoom past by to beat the rush hour. I was only 18 by the time, and so was my best friend Melvin. It was back in the year of 1991 when I last saw him. It was a tragic day for me and, especially, his family. We’ve been there through thick and thin, but I went on a fucked up everything.
I’ve grown as a student of English this term. I worked on several things including my weaknesses, what i struggle with on a daily basis and even my strengths. Doing this has helped me become a better reader, writer, thinker and a better person. I’ve also use the resources available, like going to tutoring and asking for help when i still feel stuck on something. Going for help is much better than trying to figure out for myself what i needed to work on. I know by setting a goal for myself and planning has also made me grow as a student. My reading and thinking isn 't much of a problem. But i still have a lot of weaknesses i need to focus on, such has actually trying to read an article or sometimes missing key ideas of what i’ve read.
I was born in Berwyn, Illinois in McNeal Hospital on August 6, 2000, on a Sunday. I was born a month earlier than I was supposed to be, making me a premature baby. I weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. As my father saw me he told my mother, “I make the most beautiful babies.” My mother’s family thought I looked like my father, the exact same nose, eyes, and lips. My mother was hemorrhaging after she had me and almost passed away. My father was going insane and called my family members to come to the hospital. Because of this, my mother needed a blood transfusion. Luckily, my mother was completely fine. My parents named me “Miss Alyssa Blanca Espino,” she thought this name was unique, as well as others. My favorite part
It all started on a summer day, I went to nags head beach with my family. We got a big beach house with my whole family and a few friends. This was about 4 years but it feels like it was just the other day. We went at the very end of the summer. It was still nice and warm outside.
My family is very inspiring to me. I am very thankful that my parents brought me into this world. Growing up my parents always showed me how exactly things work in life. One of the hardest things that I had to accept was that I could not have everything I wanted. There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish. Having two other siblings helped me prevent the want of being selfish. I do not know what I would do without my family. My family is very inspiring because they show me all aspects on how I should live my life through their experiences like education, parenting, and work ethic.
As a student one of my strengths is organization. I can say I can keep my school materials and notebooks organized in a way that I and others can comprehend. The reason I can say I am organized is because, I have hardly ever had in the past or present any issues with trying to find homework or assignments because I always kept my materials for each class organized and in a place I could easily find. Another strength I have is social skills. I can believe that I communicate with others well in a group. The reason for this is that I can explain topics in a group if someone does not understand, I can say that this skill came with confidence to speak up and trust myself.