Personal Narrative: What I Learned In English 101

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When entering this English 101 course, I did not know what to expect. I knew the course was going to be a lot of writing and work, but I would be able to get through it. A nervousness did fall over me while I started my first writing assignment. I knew I had a lot of improvement to do when it came to writing essays. I soon realized that college essays were nowhere near what someone would find in a high school setting. I soon came to the realization that I had very many issues throughout my writing. For example, grammar was a huge problem throughout my text. I remember getting told by my professor that I needed to work on this matter. I also had fallen into becoming a procrastinator my second semester of college. Pushing my homework and assignments off was one of the biggest mistakes I have made throughout my first year of college. Once I started this course, I was still in the horrible habit of pushing my responsibilities off, but after my first essay was completed, I soon realized that my professor was not going to tolerate. The way the class went was, either you do the assignments or you do not get a grade at all. …show more content…
That seemed to be the main issues along with a few formatting problems. Which was surprising because, I have been using MLA format since my freshman year of high school, but I guess you learn something new every day. Another point I was not pleased with throughout my grade book was not indicating the focus of my essays clear enough and elaborating on my thoughts. These two problems have been a major cause for my essays to fall short of what I was hoping. It is ironic going back and looking at the rubric for my “This I Believe” essay and seeing that I did not clearly state what my belief was, which was one of the most crucial parts of my

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