My feelings toward writing aren 't good nor bad. Writing is something i have had difficulty with in my past.I have no problem brainstorming ideas on what topics to write my assignments on, even if i am given a prompt, but I do have difficulty with sitting down and planning my work.I always find myself getting stuck.So I almost never take the time out to plan out my ideas i come up with.My choice in words always tend to make my assignments sound unripe.I agree in my past that i have been lazy when writing and reading that was before i realized my child like writing would not get me far in ninth grade.All of This has lead me to receving grades that i knew i could do much better than.Constantly being discouraged about my grades in english, I
Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help. Writers who have written for a long time and who are good at writing and the spoken language
Jonas thought that after they received their assignments, him and Asher, his best friend, he thought that they would grow apart and no longer be friends. Throughout the beginning of the book, Jonas kept worrying about how they might grow apart from each other. In the book Jonas thought to himself “...but what would become of me and Asher and the assignments we received”. Jonas did not want them to grow apart because they have been best friends since they were little. This was hard for him because he didn't know what would become of them and what would become of them.
¨Sometimes you have to be strong when you feel like giving up, have to fight when you just want to run away. Because sometimes it is all you can do to keep going.¨ ~Unknown author.This quote connects to the novel's theme because Joe had to keep fighting and pursue even though he wanted to stop working on the farm. He wanted to earn money to achieve his goal.The story by Cynthia DeFelice talks about a teenage boy named Joe who had always wanted a motorbike. His dad made him work on his farm to get some money to get the motorbike, but then realized he did not need it anymore. He started to befriend with the workers on the farm.
The three symbols lead to the conclusion that people rush through life trying to live the very best one, but miss out on so much in doing so. People overlook the nature surrounding them as they get caught in a routine without any adventure. How disappointed Henry David Thoreau would be to see people moving in a flurry of speed from here to there wasting time in traffic and working meaningless jobs. He stated in his essay Walden, “why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?” believing that people spend too much time on the details of life. At the end of Walden, Thoreau writes “I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there.
Essay Outline Topic: Sometimes you need extra motivation to accomplish something in life (Quitter’s Inc.). Introduction: Opening Statement: Have you ever experienced a scenario in your life where you were supposed to do something but had not found the motivation, so you just left it and did not care about it although it could potentially hurt you or someone else? One always encounters unmotivated people in life. If people are unmotivated to do something they sometimes need a push that will motivate them and get them on their feet. Author/Title: Stephen King’s Quitters Inc., illustrates a man who is in need of extra motivation from another man, to simply overcome an obstacle in his life before it consumes him.
Later in the poem, the narrator also implies that, at times, he “taxes” himself with “forethought of grief,” which reminds me of something that I once heard or read about stress. Stress was described as the feeling or expectation when one thinks that he will not be able to accomplish something in a certain amount of time. This definition has remained in the back of my mind because it essentially argued that stress was only a person’s fears of failing of a task at hand; it had nothing to do with the person’s actual ability to complete the task. When I stress about completing weekly assignments, encountering future events, or simply being able to make it school on time, sometimes I have to take a step back and recognize that my worries are unjustified. Hence, I admire Berry’s observations
In the story we are introduced to an odd character by the name of Bartleby, a scrivener who at “At first Bartleby did an extraordinary quantity of writing” ( Melville 11) and proceeded to write “silently, palely, mechanically.” (Melville 11). But this soon turned around when Bartleby decided to turn in the opposite direction, when he was given orders “Bartleby in a singularly mild, firm voice, replied “I would prefer not to” ( Melville 11). He seems to be committed to the idea of “preferring” not to do something, and he would respond this every time and seems to have given up on his job. This ultimately makes the lawyer say “you are decided then, not to comply with my request-a request made according to common usage and common sense?” ( Melville 13) Bartleby uses his free will to an extreme, though he never explains the reason for his stance, we can assume it is because he was sick of the work he was doing and found it to be pointless. Soon enough we find out that Bartleby found life to be pointless and then came the consequences of the decision he
Dad, I know that you are not here on earth with us any more but, your spirit is still with us. I want to write something down that really hurt me over the years. This is very hard for me to do but, am going to do it. I don 't understand why you never protected me when Jimmy, had force himself on me. This happen when we all Lived in Kirtland.
When that didn't happen I shortly gave up because I thought I just wasn't good enough to be that big. As I learned more about my goal though I realized he didn't accomplish it in a day either. It took him years of going to the gym twice a day to look like that. I knew now that if I wanted to look like that I would have to put the work in. Thats when I started seeing results and overtime I got distracted from my goal I just thought of how I wanted to look, the end result is the ultimate motivation while on the path to get there.
Thats the question i ask my self everyday these past couple of months. I feel as if I never made my own decisions in life. I always depended on my guardians and others to help make my decisions . It’s good to get help from others to make decisions but not all the time. There were time where I would like to do certain things and i would ask a friend how they felt about it and if they negatively commented I would automatically change my mind , there would be parties I would not want to go to but the people i surrounded my self around wanted to go I would force my self to go.
I usually prefer writing papers either about myself, someone I know on a personal level, or about a book. This paper was an experience that I have never encountered before and I feel like it pushed me to be a better writer. When I was first assigned this essay, I was disappointed because I did not want to observe anybody, especially for an hour. As I began to narrow down places to look, places like the Fairmount Park area near Sedgley Avenue came to mind, as well as the 30th street station. I originally planned on observing at the 15th street station due to its closeness to my house, but instead decided to observe at the Board Game Park which is located very close by.
I take breaks which add more time to write a paper. My biggest problem is procrastination. I spend so much time thinking about ideas for a paper, and getting distracted that adds on more time writing. Another reason I hate writing papers is thinking about what to discuss while writing. I hate writing because I lose my strain of thought when it comes to writing a paper.