In newspaper, I learned a lot of lessons. At the beginning of my journalism career, I always gravitated towards assignments that had nothing to do with writing. If there was a photo that needed to be taken, or a page that needed designing, I was the first to volunteer. It wasn’t until the second-to-last issue that something dreadful happened: I got assigned a story. Despite the fact that I knew I was good with words, I hated the thought of writing something that the whole school could potentially read.
I left for school, away from home, going to a university where I knew no one. This might be exciting for some as a fresh start; however, for me, it had its miserable moments. Growing up, I developed a fear of what others thought of me because I was often criticized as being abnormal, from befriending mostly girls, to my high-pitched voice, to how feminine I was, or who I found attractive. This social anxiety ate away at me and lead to more problems developing into clinical depression; however, I was beginning to cope and my behavior was becoming less maladaptive. I hoped to prove the fearful voice in my head wrong and succeed in a new environment; however, without the right support system, I began to fall.
I am referring to the old sayings such as; show don 't tell and to never repeat the same word in the same sentence. To others I suggest to not follow all the rules that are said to come with writing so they have the opportunity to enjoy the process more than they thought they would. It 's so fun to discover how easy it is to express your thoughts when you do things your own
First, the book is a bit dramatic than I expected it to be, but I can see the reason for that though I mean it’s almost the end of the world. I really didn’t like Marina’s personality in the book and how she relies on god to make her decisions which I don’t personally like myself. Plus, I thought that they could add more exciting events in the story than what they have now in the book. Finally, I pointed out the reasons why I dislike the book so far but it’s still a pretty good book though.
But the one class that I never seemed to stay afloat in was my Honors English 1 class. I was never good on tests, essays, or simple reading assignments. The first reading packet I had in that class took me by surprise. I was able to read it, but when it came to discussing it and answering questions about it, I had no clue what was going on. I was never able to figure out the story’s deeper meaning like the rest of my class could.
Author’s writing way of telling about Georgiana was very good, but he must have given something about her character as well. I think the way he explains the spot on Georgiana was the best way to attract the readers because the reader gets some imagination in his mind. The birthmark seems good to many people but not for his husband. The author in this way wants to say that the thing that when some do not have a thing then he likes that but when we get those things, then we do not feel comfortable with them and we want some improvement. Aylmer is the philosopher and that is why he always thinks the things should be just perfect.
I went to my original class after, the hallway was unusually quiet and not many people were even there. Classrooms were full; I think everyone was pretty scared about everything going on, especially because anyone could be accused. Once you’re accused you basically have to admit to it or else worse consequences will happen. The whole week had been crazy. I just can’t wait to get it over with.
From the start of the semester, I have found myself not meeting standards because of my difficulty being able to explain myself correctly. In one of the first formatives we were assessed on, The JFK Inaugural Speech, my use of quotations were effective, but the sentences that followed were opposite of that. While analyzing the comments made by you stating that the explanation needs to be more “specific” and “have a greater focus on analysis,” I made it my task to improve on what was keeping me from earning a better grade. When looking at my Destination Essay, the focus seems like I’m “playing with multiple ideas,” but I don’t necessarily have one perfect idea. By missing out on fixing these mistakes and seeking help from you, I continued to demonstrate this lack of explanation in multiple other essays and formatives.
I couldn’t go out and do normal things that I used to do. I would still go to school, but it was hard. Everyday just felt like it was repeating over and over again. It felt like my life was taken away from me and I couldn’t do anything about
Another aspect of the sadness of the language dying is that minority languages stands as a barrier for the progress and the value it is placed in that is mainly sentimental compared to majority languages based on the author’s point of view. Moreover, she gave an example of the philosopher Cohen talking about his valuable object that he first got when he became a lecturer which is an eraser. He said that he valued things and they are like treasure that he doesn’t want to lose them as the value of minority languages. As a result, he has some respond to that the value of the language is not completely sentimental and that they have some particular personal connection which he also called personal value.
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why? Intro:I never find a way where I can easily start writing with no problem. I am either too distracted, too bored, or trying too hard to focus that I actually don’t get anything done. Forcing myself to sit down and focus doesn’t give me a great start, it worsens my mind because I’m feeling more pressured.I know that writers struggle at first and once they start there is no stopping them. I wait for that to happen to me, but I find myself stuck.
Personally writing essays are just boring, and that makes it even harder to write a good one, it’s like pulling teeth. The more I write the better I am becoming at writing a great essay. Spelling and proper punctuation has always been a major issue in my writing. Failing to properly check my spelling and grammar sounds like common sense, but for some reason I sometimes forget to use spell check after writing and hit the send button
The Princess Bride is an average book, meaning that there were interesting parts and some parts that were not engaging. I enjoyed how they included great detail when describing everyone’s live and what shaped them throughout time because it gives you an overview on what the character is like. Although I didn 't like how during the story when something interesting is happening, the author, William Goldman, would interrupt and spoil some parts, because as a reader, I like to find out what happens without having to stop in the middle of the story. Lastly, since I do not enjoy fantasy books, I did catch myself throughout the book zoning out because some parts were just not interesting and I didn’t like how the author would ramble on at some points.
Coming to College Composition I considered myself to be a weak writer. I was not able to elaborate on my ideas, complete my sentences, and I was grammatically incorrect. Being such a poor writer made it difficult to write because I would always expect a terrible grade. The first week of class consisted of writing exercises which helped with the small things such as, grammar, punctuation, and coherent writing. After the building week I felt myself become much more encouraged to write and complete my essays to my full potential because I had a few more tips to make the paper better.