Over the years, my progress in writing had decreased. When I was in school, I could write a decent essay and achieve less errors. But writing an essay now is a harder task to complete than before. Years ago, reading was interesting because it kept me hungry to learn more knowledge. But being out of school for nearly two years makes it difficult to write essays.
I began my year with four classes and one of them was my fourth block class, Dual Enrollment English 111. Typing papers and discussing interesting readings from the textbook has always been a good end to my day. Through the many English classes I have taken, this class has taught me the most so far. The experiences that I have in this class will guide me through college with a stronger understanding on how to write effectively and efficiently. Through Dual Enrollment English, I have learned how to write a well thought out paper while managing my busy schedule and have learned many lessons along the way.
I was really excited to get children’s books that I had in my bookshelf that I don’t read anymore, and I thought someone else could enough these books. I was really excited and motivated for the walk by seeing all my classmates bring bags of books. I also enjoyed doing bookmarks for the books. I really like doing crafts it is therapeutic for me, I thought writing inspiration quotes on
She put me in her college english class when I became a senior, because she said I showed potential to be successful, and I am so proud that I took that class because it taught me how to do more. When I went back to public school I joined the reading competition team again, and for both junior and senior year, I became captain because I showed the team that I was the willpower to read all 30 books within the deadline. Even though our team did not place in the top ten, each year we grew closer and closer, and my team says it is with the help of me. I think going back to public school has helped me. Even though a lot of people believe that Jeannette is not a good school, and that they do not teach us the necessary components to get us to learn, just like in Sherman Alexie's reading, but we have shown people that they are wrong, and that we have some of the best kids in the school around the area.
We talked about literacy sponsors and had to write a literacy narrative, where I reflected my growth in writing, and created goals on how I would like to improve. Obstacles were the main reason of why I didn’t learn how to read at a young age, but the people who believed in me helped me achieve my reading goal. They inspired me and embedded in me that failure would never overtake me if my determination to succeed were strong enough. Deborah Brandt helped define a sponsor as someone or something that supports, teaches, and acts as a literacy model and helps a person establish a literacy foundation “… makes it possible for someone to become literate and shape the way the person actually requires literacy” (Brandt 43).
On Liesel’s birthday, Max “Came closer to the bed and placed the pages on the floor...a late birthday gift.” (237) and when Max was sick, Liesel “was on the lookout for discarded items that might be valuable to a dying man.” (321). These two quotes together show that Liesel and Max have a beautiful friendship. Max knew that Liesel loved to read, and made her a homemade book for her birthday as a surprise. While Max was sick, Liesel searched for items every day for Max to wake up to. They both worked hard to make each other happy during this stressful event, and that is beautiful.
One of the things I remember in my first few years of school is going to the library at the end of each week to pick up a book to be read by the help of our parents during the weekend. My mother used to take that book and read it for me once and then lets me read it for her at least twice before the weekend ends. Undoubtedly, my mother played a great role enhancing my reading and
I was an avid reader by that time, and preferred books over people to keep me company. My parents encouraged my interest by taking me to the library every week and helping me pick books to read. The gradual exposure to the world of literature eventually lead me to write my own stories. One of my first experiences was a writer was producing my own interpretation of Cinderella after reading Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, who put an interesting twist on the classic tale. Finding the concept intriguing, I set out to do the same.
I felt less clingy, less irritated and much more self-reliant. Reading kept me busy so I didn’t have time to indulge in self-pity. More importantly, I could interact with the characters from great books and absorb strength, wit and courage from the best authors of all time. There was also an unexpected twist in my reading journey. By bringing my book collection to school and exchange with my new classmates, I established long lasting friendship with those who shared the same passion for reading.
I found the weekly planner assignment to be enlightening because it showed my weekly progression for the goals I set at the beginning of the week and the roles that I embrace in a given week. This assignment has helped me with what I can do better to align my goals with my actions. These goals come from the roles that define me, so by increasing my chances of achieving my goals, I am also developing my various roles. Completing a weekly planner for two weeks has provided me an opportunity to be critical of how I spend my time and change it to be more complementary to my key roles. The first week of the assignment , I spent a lot of time practicing, helping teammates with their schoolwork, and studying for the LSAT.