The thought of wasting the last two weeks of my summer before ninth grade for band camp was a real bummer. Although I met some of the best people there and it truly changed my life, it did not seem the best waking up at seven o’clock every morning. Getting my schedule in the middle of band camp was not the best because I immediately wanted to go into the school and route my classes, but marching up and down a grassy field was stopping me. I remember getting sick to my stomach when I went home and looked at my schedule before the first time because it was just then hitting me that I was going to be a freshman at Sherando High School. Ninth grade was by far one of my best years.
Lying awake last night, I realized that losing my voice was the worst. To make matters worse, it had to happen 3 days before my audition for a musical. All of this happened because of me over practicing my voice. Praticiting all day was probably not the best idea. The doctor said that my voice went out because I spend too much time practicing and eventually my throat got sore.
So then it never goes as you planned? a In the Ted Talk “In the mind of a master procrastinator,” Tim Urban talks describes how your brain works if you are a procrastinator. A procrastinator is a person who always puts off doing something until it’s very very close to the deadline.
My heart was pounding in my stomach also not wanting to get judged. I knew school was mandatory so facing my fear was sadly going to happen. The first day of school the teacher asked me to write a page and a half about Belgium. My hands were shaking as I tried to write, hoping and praying it would be written well and right.
It became increasingly difficult because, inside, I was simply dying to go.” (98). Scenarios like this made it hard for Yen Mah to make any close friends because it was forbidden to hang out with them after school hours. Overall the themes and struggles of Yen Mah’s
but It was not impossible. I didn 't try enough because I already thought my grade was too far gone and that rolled over into the next semester. After the school year I was very disappointed in myself. I never have failed a class in my life but here I was applying for summer school. So I redirected my disappointment and decided to excel at summer school.
In my Self-Inventory Essay it is very noticeable that my organization is a problem. It is visible that I don’t have good transitions into and out of each paragraph; first off I use “my first strength”, “my second strength” which are very plan and simple. In my Comparative Analysis Essay we can wee that I have come up with better transitions to make the whole essay seem more organized, for example I used more specific transitions like “In Amy Tans Mother Tongue” and for the paragraph after it I used “This shows that the” which make it flow better and be more concise.
I asked her what was wrong and she said, “Nick, Your Dad took his own life in the middle of the night last night. I’m so sorry.” I immediately thought to myself, “What if I called him last night? Would I have been able to stop it?. ” I couldn’t live with myself for weeks afterwards and had to take nearly a month off of school to meet with a therapist and gather my thoughts.
Clearly, I am not so brilliant when it comes to test because I get really tense and nervous. To illustrate, on Tuesday of this week my professor of Developmental Psychology had a test which I was really stressed out about. But, I know that every test that I am taking is based on my knowledge to be used this in my career decision making. In fact, I have to take test that would be indicating types of moods that have to do with the children that I will be working with in the future. For example, a question asked in the exam was the age children development of their moods.
Now, I feel that writing is much harder than the speaking. Writing involves a broad aspect such as critical thinking, critical analysis, grammar, sentence structure and much more. By taking WRTG 101 class, it helped me to improve on those aspects. I really need to admire a great mentor, the Professor Branch who guided me on every mistake that I do. This course is very important for me to meet my writing skill at an optimal level.
I found these two essays to be the essays I had the most trouble with because it wasn’t something I was used to. I learned that how I thought it should be written wasn’t correct. By focusing on making my essays more understandable and making sure they have an easy flow I feel like I have not only improved my writing but also improved the way I speak and explain things to other
Some of my strengths I improved upon were hooking my reader into my paper, having enough information, and grammar. In high school teachers didn’t pay much attention to the grammar mistakes that I was making, during the English 101 class I noticed that grammar was being emphasized more, if I didn’t fix my grammar mistakes I would do poorly on all of my papers. In the diagnostic essay my paragraphs didn’t have a good structure. The introduction of my diagnostic essay was lacking because I didn’t mention everything I was going to talk about. At the end of my conclusion I wrote, “All of the weaknesses can be toned down if I just proofread my essays and think to myself if the paper met all the goals I was aiming for”, instead of putting this at the end of my sentence I would have put a solid thesis statement instead.
Throughout this semester, I have learned a lot from this class about my strengths and weaknesses in my writing and my preparation for in class writing. From the writing opportunities that were available in this semester, I have understand that my technical skills, like grammar are one my strengths in writing. Moreover, another strength of mine is that I am willing to revise my work, so it can be free of errors. However, I have realize that I have many weaknesses in my paragraph and essay writing, and this is mostly caused by lack of development in the ideas that I put in my writing. On the other hand, I realized that my writing has improved when I compare my recent assignment to the first assignment that I did in this class, I can clearly see
This paper was probably one of the hardest paper I had to write just because I felt like I was on my own. I was scared at first but i felt like this helped me learn how to properly look and analyze a speech or a writing in general. One way this helped was I highlighted what I thought was a rhetorical device and I had to properly analyze it and see what he/ she is trying to accomplish through his or her writing.