Our first was to write a paragraph, introducing yourself. I say to myself “this is simple, I am going to wow my professor write away with my writing skills”. Well, when I received it back from my professor along with her comments, my confidence sank immediately. In the words of my professor “great work!, you have one major punctuation error” I used a comma in between two sentences instead of
The first day of sophomore year rolled around and it was time to step foot into Mrs. Burrell’s class. Boy, was I surprised when I walked in and there was a new teacher, Mrs. Padilla. This is when the “Road of Trials” began. From the very first day she had stressed about the importance of the AP test. She gave us all of the AP rubrics, a sheet of transition words to use in our writing pieces, and she even showed us the agenda she had planned out for the rest of the year.
It all began, my last semester as a community college student, I was very anxious to start my last classes and finally be able to graduate. I remember waking up the first day of class and feeling my emotions rush all over the place, as I began my last couple of months at Porterville Community College. being really excited to take the last classes before graduating, but like always I left the toughest subject for last. I’ve never considered myself a good writer and this class made me remember that everyday. This class was English 101A with professor Stern, he is a very tall man with a big beard, and he has the type of personality that intimidates you right away.
The essays I have written this semester have improved immensely thanks to the feedback from both Mrs. Menetre and Mrs. Fleming. I improved my essays by learning how to manage these three main distractions: friends, surroundings, and technology. I made mistakes in my first essay, “Improving Myself
Although all of these comings and goings have a place in my heart, my biggest achievement was becoming class president and planning the 2015 prom. If prom was a hill, I climbed it at a snail 's pace. As the class president, I oversaw the organizing and fundraising involved. The one-night event required an entire year of planning, and as the president, I received my fair-share of criticism from my peers. However, when the time finally came, I realized that I was only human, and what I contributed to the prom was more than excellent.
The first thing that came to mind was definitely you’re class, where I grew to be a confident writer. In my class we read about the importance of “shitty first drafts” which I think helped take the pressure off writing an amazing paper from the get go. I learned how to write for the genre and tried to hone in on my audience for the paper. Once I had my first draft finished there was a peer review in class, which is helpful because not only do you get feedback from them, but you also get to read their papers, which can give you ideas on what you could do better. After that, I took their feedback, revised, and then turned it into my professor to get more feedback.
At Last, I’m A Senior Senior year has by far been the craziest, scariest, and most important year of my life. Many people imagine senior year to be laid back and care free; so far, it has been everything but that. Senior year consists of trial and error and is full of surprises (a great deal of surprises). It is full of late nights and taking chances. Can that homework assignment wait until tomorrow?
From this last semester in English 250, I have had the opportunity to improve my communication skills with written, oral, visual, and electronic assignments. This is the first class where I have been taught and practiced these areas of communication making me believe that my communication skills have improved slightly. When choosing topics for my writings, I often chose topics that I 'm familiar with. Along with more research on the topic, I needed to try and connect the audience to my writing. I feel like relating to the audience is very important weather its through writing or visuals, it makes communication greater.
Now, my senior English class takes place in this same room. I’ve watched myself change in this room, and now I’m revisiting the room that saw the biggest change in my thinking in the classroom and outside. It is important to add that the class I was put in sophomore year was already harder than my previous level and something I was nervous for. However, this class turned out to be harder in a way I could never imagine. It sparked academic interest and curiosity; it ignited a new mindset.
Good Morning/Afternoon students of Arthur Phillip. I’m Caitlin Santos the candidate of the Less Stress and More Progress Party. Today i will explain why you should vote for me to be the next president of Arthur Phillip High. Ever since I started high school in 2013, I noticed how much homework we received, how time consuming and stressful it was. Many of us suffer from facing too much homework to complete and not enough time to relax and enjoy life.