To me it is so much easier to write a paper on a short story because it is so much easier to go back and find material for my paper. If I had to read a story,then I would have to go back and read a couple of paragraphs to find the right material for my paper. I can’t stand doing that it bores me especially if it is a book that doesn’t excite me. In Sophomore year english we had to read “The Freedom Writers” which I didn’t really care for and had to write a paper on it. My teacher told me that I had to have at least three pieces of text in my paper to get a good grade.
So I did my best to try and show that I didn’t need the extra help like some others did, but all my hard work went in vain and I was never able to get out of the class. I began to feel as if my writing wasn’t good enough and I began to slack on my writing and reading. And by the time I got into middle school, I wasn’t as enthusiastic about literacy as a once
When I was eight-year-olds, I was always told to read a book by my teachers and peers and I absolutely loathed it. One day I was handed an assignment, we were set off to check out a book from the library to read during reading time, which during this time I dreaded. After what seemed like hours, I decided on a Junie B. Jones book that caught my eye. After a brief reading session of one hour, when I finished the small chapter book, at once I decided to check out another one of the books in the series which lead to another one and so on. On average I devote about twenty hours of my time a week reading books.
I don 't exactly remember the day learned to read, I guess learning to read came hand in hand with learning to write, slowly. I remember having to copy words off of a blackboard onto paper, then re-write those words over and over again until I not only memorized how to write them but also how to pronounce them. I remember every Friday was library day in elementary school and my friends and I would always fight to be first in line to get to the sports section because we never wanted to have to read anything "boring". I enjoy reading for pleasure but I dislike reading for information, most likely because I have a difficult time learning something just by reading it, I am more of a hands on learner. I enjoy the Killing series by Bill Orielly,
I believe that my greatest skill is baseball. In my youth, I found that I didn’t enjoy sports as much as my parents pushed me to try them. Quite possibly the competitive nature of sports was not enjoyable and I felt that staying within the comforts of home was better. However, something clicked after following baseball for a season and I urged my parents to sign me up. The first season of baseball that I played was a learning experience, but was exciting the entire way.
When I look back in my life, I remember failing many of my literacy tests. All throughout middle school I had a really hard time understanding poetry, novels, and even short stories. I would study really hard in order to grasp the topic and thought I understood it really well. However, when I went to go take the test I would fail and have to retake it. Back then, I never would have thought I would get good grades in any english course.
I didn 't like that when I was younger but now I like that I did. When I got older it was easier for me to read then with excitement I knew I was going to get past all reading test that come my way. I also knew I was going to work hard with frustration if I wanted to do anything big with my life. The day after the teachers got in touch with my parents with a
When I began Writing 101, I was not familiar with much of the course material and my writing skills were not developed; through the assignments and learning resources, I have now developed the skill set to develop thesis statements and complete coherent essays. In week one of Writing 101, the class was introduced to the writing process for college level writing. We focused on reading and note taking strategies to help assist us with starting and finishing the writing process. We also learned how to identify and correct sentence fragments. Our first writing assignment was due in week
When I first read this book I didn’t pay attention to the message of Eragon. When I started to think about it it made me realize I don’t try my best on some challenges. Sometimes I do the bare minimum to get the grade and get it over with. After reading this book I realize I need to try my hardest on everything I do, even if it’s
Also writing my name over a hundred times. So, whether I read as much as needed, I did the best I could. Now, reading is a necessity, I prefer to read at least one book a month. I look forward to learning new words and how deep an author can go. Everyone should read, I don’t know how you can develop a vocabulary without doing so.
To come into a new school and have to catch up on a fairly decent sized book, when I can 't stand reading anyway, was probably my only bad experience in the class. I had to get caught up on the book but we started another story before I could. When we started Goodnight and Good Luck it was much easier for me to stay with the movie and understand what was going on, because I was here when we started it. We watched the movie so it technically wasn 't a story, but a
As a child, baseball was not a competition, but rather an outlet for fun and an exciting activity, and that is how I saw it even as I got older. However, with aging, it became more competitive and success driven. It was difficult for me to reconcile my carefree attitude with the harsh, competitive nature of the sport. However, as I matured, it became easier. I stopped emphasizing blind competition, and began to enjoy the game for its method.
I think that I would have found a coaching book interesting but I could not get myself to read a book about teaching. I am sure that there are great books about teaching, but I could not get myself to try and find one. There is a book that I had read parts of that was about coaching and basketball but I did not read it all. I wish that I would have met this goal because I think it would have been beneficial for myself. Overall, this quarter I was pleased with the number of pages that I read but I think the content could have been a bit better.
I might have lost the school spelling bee but I’m still keen in spelling and learning new words everyday. But that specific day had left me traumatized. From that day forward I felt uncomfortable sharing my literature, expressing myself, participating in academic events or something as simple as talking. This predicament fortunately faded away gradually throughout my years of development especially in high school. Anytime I am placed in the same position I was on that day I get feelings of nostalgia of this episode that occurred in my life.