Reflective Essay: What I Learned In Reading And Writing

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When I was young I was never the best at reading even though my parents owned many books and magazines that they read on a daily basis. My mother enjoyed reading her gossip magazines that she would receive in the mail once a month and my father had a whole bookshelf full of history books. My parents would always encourage me to read the books I would check out at the school library to improve my reading and writing but that advice usually went in through one ear and out the other. The only books I would really attempt to read had to be humorous or horrifying, my favorites were the Goosebumps collection. I loved reading these books alone in my room where I couldn’t be sidetracked by all the commotion that went on in my house. Even though I was …show more content…
Which is why I usually panicked and got worried whenever my teachers would utter the word essay. The most strenuous part of the procedure was the preparation because I was never organized when writing my essays some sentences where too short others where too long and some did not belong where I had placed them. It was always a hassle getting everything organized especially when it came to long essays such as book reports. I remember the weeks leading up to the due date of my essays would be terrifying I would always try to ignore it but it was a daunting thought in the back of my head. Had I taken my parents advice and read daily when I was younger perhaps I would have had better grammar and would have been better prepared for these …show more content…
The advice I received from my parents and teachers have really helped me develop as a reader and a writer. When I began to read more often my essay grades began to rise and I felt a lot more comfortable reading out loud for others to listen to my good and bad reading habits. My grammar improved over the years of reading and it is a lot easier for me to pronounce new words that I am not familiar with. Reading and writing will never be my favorite thing to do but they are something that needs to be improved to be able to move forward in

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