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Personal Narrative: What I Learned In My Freshman English Class

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During my freshman year at Lakeridge High School I have learned so much information in so little time, I cannot believe how much I have grown as a person and as a student. In my Freshman English class, I have grown and expanded my knowledge of what I had barely known before. Coming from the Portland Public School District, I had not learned as much as the other kids coming in from Lakeridge Junior High. This was a major challenge for me in every class, especially English. First semester was extremely rough for me because I had to catch up on what everyone had already known for years; however, over time I have learned to develop my thoughts and look at different aspects of and see a situation through different perspectives. At the start of freshman English, I had come in with little to no experience in writing essays and reports, let alone not even knowing how to spell the word essay! I have since grown to become a stronger writer than before which is just the beginning of what is to come. When I wrote my first essay I didn’t even know where to begin constructing it. But…show more content…
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