Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Freshman Nightmare '

808 Words Sep 10th, 2015 4 Pages
It was a cloudy morning, in the tiny town of Pen Argyl, when I walked up the long steps toward my first year of high school English. With sweaty palms and shaky knees, I neared the large wooden door. Gripping my schedule tightly in my fist, I found the classroom and searched for my seat. To say that I was nervous was an understatement. I had heard about the teacher from her previous students, and their comments did not alleviate any of my fears. She held her title as ‘The Freshman Nightmare’ due to her hypocritical attitude and the hatred she carried for us. I had previously talked to some of her past students and they warned me about her harsh grading system. I had even heard horror stories of her calling out students in front of the entire class! I wasn’t looking forward to the coming year. Little did I know at the time, she was going to make my life just as miserable, maybe even worse. To the majority of her other students, they accepted that they weren’t skilled writers and they moved on, but not me. No, I aspired to be a writer and I feared of her destroying my dream. I already possessed immense doubt of my writing ability and I dreaded the thought of her having to read my papers and assignments. Even from the first day, I knew it was going to be a long year. And it most definitely was.

I managed to survive considerably well in her class until the research paper came. After her explaining the topic, she went over with the entire class that we needed to receive a…

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