Enn 101 Reflection

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During this first short semester in EN 101, I have learned many new skill that I can take with me for the next four years. Without this course, I might not have gotten the chance to have known what a literacy narrative or a textual analysis is. I am not sure I wanted to know what those things were or what they had in store for me. Somehow through crying, panicking, and feeling frustrated, I managed my way through each of these essays. Some were harder than others as usual, but even with the hard essays they seemed not as bad in the end. There was always a sense of relief when clicking submit and knowing that I will never have to write that particular essay again. Although there were ups and an abundance of downs, EN 101 has taught me how to …show more content…
I am not going to have to work very hard in this class.” I was dead wrong. When getting back my grade for the literacy narrative, my heart dropped. What? Why? How? I thought it was going to be a breeze. A seventy three is not what I was expecting, maybe a seventy nine or an eighty. That was a real downer and a letdown. I knew my writing was bad and needed a lot of work and maybe this essay was a signal for me to try harder and give it my all. From that point on, I realized that English was not going to be as easy as I had first thought. I was determined to get a better grade on the next assignment. A textual analysis was our next biggest assignment and that is when panic settled in. I had no clue what a textual analysis was and how I was going to start it. To get me through this essay, I decided to write about an article on Bethany Hamilton. Since I love her story, maybe it would not be as intimidating. Although I loved her story, analyzing the text was a whole different ball game. I still had no idea where to start or what to write or look for. That essay was a struggle in itself and I am afraid to say it, but I still do not know where to begin with a textual analysis. My grade was not that much better than my first paper. I did work hard and tried my best with all that I had and it still came back with a sad grade on it. It was definitely the hardest and most confusing …show more content…
I was still determined to get a better grade, hopefully a lot better grade. The profile essay sounded like fun and a relief from what we had previously written. I felt like this was an essay I could get a grasp on. Getting to interview my Interior Design professor was my favorite part about this essay. I do not know what I did differently but the grade I got back was amazing. An eighty nine! That was exciting to know that my writing was not that bad after all. A tear might have fallen from my eye when you handed my paper back to me. It was a weight lifted from my chest to know that my writing was getting better. Assuming that my writing was decent, I felt like the next paper would be like a feather floating in the wind. The reflection essay sounded like something I could do quickly over the weekend. Unfortunately I am too scared to look at my grade for this essay because I know I did not give it my all. I think I rushed right through it and did not give it any detail. Maybe I did okay or maybe I did not, I just did not feel connected to this essay even though it was about me. I know it could have been a great essay and it could have been filled up with remarkable

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