I struggle at time management, procrastination, reading, and asking others for help. I feel like I do well with proofreading and making sure that I use the correct grammar, along with note taking. I have learned more this semester about writing than my two previous compositions classes. Everything seems to be broken down more, and this has helped me retain the information. My current class seems to be more fun, laid back, and the writing assignments are explained in detail, and I think this has eased some of my fears when it comes to writing.
As each writing assignments is graded, I realize how much I have improved as a writer by the grade and the fewer mistakes that I have made in them. As each time the grammatical and spelling mistakes are fewer on each paper. I want to share how I have grown as a writer on second semester by being in class and reflecting on my previous assignments. Even though there weren’t many writing assignments this semester. There were some assignments that I have done poorly on.
When I first started in high school, I had the intention that it wouldn’t be any different from middle school so I didn’t try as hard as I should have in classes so my grades weren’t as good as they could have been. It was sort of the same way at the beginning of this year but I fixed it quickly and now I only have one D when in 9th grade, I had more than one. Now that I know how easy it is once you start to pay attention, my grades have been going up a lot, and high school has become a lot easier for me. There are still some subjects that I’m just not good in, like science for example, but I still do all my work to try and keep a descent
Over the course of the semester it has became easier by every essay. My improvement was some not severely, but learning the basic again will help me for all class and other English courses. Writing again was something I slowly was becoming accustomed again as before. I also learn that I can expand my
I found out that I need to develop my writing skills more, improve the organization of my ideas and always pay attention to what is being ask in the problem. I wished that I gave more time practicing my speeches, I was not lazy nor slacking but I think I settled. I know I could have done better. However, I feel that I'm accomplished, I gained confidence in speaking in public. The speech class thought me how to be a listener, because if you ask me, I will rather go home after I spoke each meeting.
That was how I first came into realization of my expectations that were needed to be met in order for me to pass the class. I believed my writing will improve drastically as I learn what my weaknesses were and how could I prevent from making the same mistakes. At first, writing
Learning how to feel frustrated but still be kind, and how to work effectively in a group. I am learning so many new skills, and even though I am still terrified of navigating the 10/12 next year, I know that I will be able to get through
I remember trying to ask questions about concepts I did not understand, but she would always say, “What don’t you understand?” This was a frustrating question because I was completely lost and didn’t understand anything about what we were working on. I changed schools for seventh grade and my math teacher tested me on the first day of school. My mom received a phone call from my very concerned math teacher. I had tested at a third grade math level entering the seventh grade. Looking back to those times, I felt very bad about my abilities in school.
To ensure that I did not have lower grades I started picking up in my second year, my grades in the third year were very encouraging as I paid serious attention to all the courses. I never missed any class unless there was a need to and I took office hours with lecturers very seriously. I would not relax until I completely understood a topic. My determined nature helped me to improve my grades. Each semester was an improvement on the other.
Starting this semester, I was extremely intimidated by college and was nervous that I would not be able to do as well in college as I did in high school. I figured that the work would be much more difficult and that the teachers would not be as involved as they were in high school, which was true; but after the first moth or so, I began to really apply myself to my classes and now I feel like I have definitely adjusted well to the college atmosphere. Even though the whole “first semester” experience was not always easy or pleasent, I am very proud of myself to getting through it as well as I did and I am determined to improve next semester. My “frist semester experience” was a huge wake-up call for me. It made me realize that I can no longer rely on my teachers or my mother or my friends anymore and that it was time for me to be independent and handle things on my own.