Graduation Speech : Elementary School Essay

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I’m sitting in a classroom full of anxious students waiting to get back their research paper that we worked on for half of the semester. Slowly, in a sense that feels like hours, my teacher gets to me. I’m excited to see what I got due to my dedication to this paper. My teacher handed me my paper and I flipped it over and I was crushed by what I saw. I got a D. I sat there thinking to myself how could I get this grade, I worked so hard. In the past I had struggled with my writing, but I never saw it to be like this. This 7th grade research paper made me never want to write again. However, in years to come, little do I know I would have to write many more papers that I could not just give up now. In Elementary School, the language arts teachers were supposed to teach the fundamentals of writing and grammar in order to be able to write well. As far as I can remember, I do not remember anything from any of these lessons, which greatly affected my writing throughout my schooling. For years to come I would struggle with writing. When I got to middle school is when I really learned that I knew very little about writing. My teachers would assign writing assignments and I would do them thinking I did them right, but the grade would always reflect the opposite. Even though I was getting these mediocre grades on all of my writing assignments, my teachers never once offered to help me learn what I was doing wrong. It wasn’t until my sophomore year in high school that I would…

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