English Support For The English Class Essay

1257 Words Sep 13th, 2016 6 Pages
English Support. Those words haunted me throughout my adjusting semester of eighth grade. From A’s to C’s and D’s, my English grades converted into flashing red warning signs of my need to get help. My enormous ego and stubbornness stood in the way; they didn’t step aside to let me see that the English Support class was what I needed. I got this, I thought. Man, was I wrong. After a claustrophobic and torturing student led parent-teacher conference, realization hit me in the face like a truck and I―myself―made the decision to enter the English Support class. Once enrolled, our next essay, for the dreaded English class, was on Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. I imagined English Support as a room filled with cubicles, where people sulked and every second dreading their load of paperwork. However, we listened to the formal middle aged teacher dragging on about what a comma splice was and how to avoid it. Turns out, it wasn’t like that at all. In the class, we followed along with the reading of the book. We discussed the importance of events and put into practice marking the book with thoughts, questions, reactions. By the end, my copy of To Kill a Mockingbird was full of yellow, red, blue, and black writing. Throughout the writing of the essay, English Support was the class where every day I wrote and got my paper marked up blood red. I was drilled on what I was doing wrong, how to fix it, and how to avoid them. After a million drafts and my blood and sweat put in,…

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