I Hate Writing Essay

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I Hate Writing Essays
There are SOOOOOO many reasons why essays are horrible monsters created by English teachers. For instance:
• You have no purpose to write 5 page papers in many jobs
• Once you learn about informal essays, all known structure is gone
• They take up WAY too much of the student’s and teacher’s time
• They create stress and hurt more than they help
• They are boring and no fun to write
• They are a waste of class time
• There is no point in writing so many (seriously, we’ve written close to a million of them)
• Ugh.
• They are a punishment worse than the death penalty
• The topics are not always relevant to real life situations
• AND (for us procrastinators) they are ABSOLUTELY horrible to rush last-minute
From when I was
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Already having the dislike for papers (I had enough experience with them in grade school), I was dreading the first paper I would have to tackle in this new environment, praying that maybe, just maybe, there would be a way to skip out on all of the upcoming papers. I thought, “Maybe we won’t have to have as many as we did in my old school.” But as fate is constantly screwing with me, I was assigned a paper on the very first day of school by, what it seemed like at the time, the scariest of all the teachers at this new school, Mr. Mulholland. I kept thinking to myself “Here we go again…” This paper was nothing much, just a one page report about what I believe in relation to the U.S. government, but it signified something much more: the beginning of the next four hellish, paper-writing years of my life. Ugh. Of all the papers I have had to write in my high school career, the longest, by far, has been a research paper in 10th grade, expected of me by Mrs. Derby. It wasn’t the fact that the paper was long, being that it was my first paper that had to be five-pages, but it was time consuming. Our English class had to write a paper based on research of a famous person that we were learning about for another class (talk about double the torture). Regrettably, I chose Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the most boring President in the History of the United States of America. I …show more content…
The essays seem to be getting easier, and that generally makes everyone happier and life just goes on so much better. But nonetheless, senior year has pulled a cruel trick on all of us as we are just now slowly getting back into essay season. The nerves of ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade have passed, with only the last year ahead of us. I now realize that senior year is influenced very heavily by writing, starting with this personal, informal essay. This essay is so doltish. After all, every single essay we have written before this one has always been structured and has a format. With these, there is no format, and no point. Why not start with writing informal essays first? With structure ingrained in our minds, we will all be looking for the three main points: a structured thesis, a well-written attention getter and a well thought out conclusion. This gross informal way of writing essays throws all of that to the wind. To continue on, picking out a topic to write on can be difficult and tedious. When given a topic, a teacher has a certain expectation for each essay, making it easier to correct, but in the end, we are still being forced to write this essay. We are also required to write a fifteen-page essay for something called “Moot Court” for our political science class. That is too much research and way too many words that I don’t care to type on an

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