Surely getting international level education which provides you with a foreign certificate has an extortionate price, but my family enrolled me in an international school starting first grade. I cannot recall how exactly I learned to read in my early stages of education, but I remember that I hated it. I’ve always disliked reading, I thought it was very boring. My school mainly focused on teaching students to be proficient in English and barely met the government requirements of our first language, Arabic. One of the things I remember in my first few years of school is going to the library at the end of each week to pick up a book to be read by the help of our parents during the weekend.
I thought this essay was going to be one of the hardest essays I would have to write in this class because I ever really understood the rhetorical analysis triangle. I always had trouble figuring out the difference between logos, ethos, and pathos. In high school, my teacher made the rhetorical analysis triangle really difficult to understand so when I had to start writing this essay I was really nervous that I would have trouble using the rhetorical analysis triangle. Throughout this essay, I had to put in a lot of research in each part of the triangle so I was able to understand the triangle and be able to write a good essay. While I was writing this essay I learned how important it was to incorporate the rhetorical analysis triangle into my essays
Looking back through my days of writing in high school there was a lot I did not understand about the writing process. My writing was much unstructured and overall very poor compared to what it is today after this class. I believe that I have always been a good writer I just have not had the tools and knowledge to create a well written and knowledgeable paper. This course has helped me to meet the learning outcomes of learning to conduct factual research, making original and unbiased papers, writing different genres of papers in a professional way, correctly implementing the academic writing process, learning proper grammar and mechanics, and implementing critical thinking skills into my drafts. Essay three was the essay that helped me to
People will often go to great lengths to relieve themselves of guilt. Nobody would believe that an epic book would lead to so much emotion. The last couple weeks in my English class I’ve been reading a book called the “Kite Runner”. The Kite Runner has a lot of guilt built up into it. I’ve learned threw out the story many characters are put through this horrible emotion, but more than others.
I’ve never been great with words, I could have this amazing idea but for some reason I could never get my point across in a meaningful way. My history with literacy goes a little something like this … growing up I didn’t have the best education to start off and this had a huge impact on me. I believe a reader and writer is truly shaped by their adolescent learnings and this was an area I really feel like I lacked, Although I never felt very good at reading or writing there were a select few novels and topics that I really enjoyed writing about. I always dreaded English class, not because I don’t like it or because I wasn’t interested in the book we were reading for class at that time. It had more to do with how low my confidence was with reading
Spring of 2014 I started my college career by enrolling at Highline College in Des Moines and take Highline’s placement testing. I scored significantly lower in math than what I had in high school, but I scored into college level English. I was highly discouraged with my math scores, I made excuses why I got those scores, blamed how long the test took, blamed how early it was but, after I calmed down and took the time to really look at the reason why I got the score that and realized It was because of my choice not to study beforehand. There understood that I wasn’t ready for college level math and where I placed was where I needed to start at if I wanted to start my college education with a solid foundation in mathematics. In Fall 2014 I began my first quarter as a Highline
Time passed and I tried to lean English. I really had a hard time to learn English but I didn’t gave up. I had a hard time to study English because nobody were able to speak, write, and read English in my family. I finished four years high school. Then my family wanted to move to PA so, my family and I moved to PA.
I had a big challenge growing up and had trouble with reading in my elementary years. Growing up listening to Spanish music and talking mostly Spanish was hard for me to start school and learn English, at 4 years old. The challenge was that for some reason I mixed my B's and D's, are and our, and would read slowly. Every time I read I saw the words but couldn’t pronounce them well and took time to see if I am reading it correctly, which most of the time I was not. No one knew I had trouble reading because I never showed it.
However ;I'm not going to say that all writing is all fun, it has its moments when it can be very unbearable. The first time I ever became truly engage in writing was in the 11th grade. My class in I were assigned a standardized writing exam about a persuasive topic chosen by the district , and let's just say it didn't go too well. Unfortunately, I failed the exam because I didn't organize the paragraph properly and I lacked
As a writer I would give myself a 5 out of 10 because writing is not one of my strengths at all even though I try my hardest. English is my second language so for the majority of my high school career I was in ESL classes instead of regular English I, English II, or English III classes. It was not until my senior year that I got into a regular English IV class. Senior year in high school was the first time I was in a regular english class. It was quite challenge but nothing I could not handle for myself.