Essay On Rascal Flatts

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I have always had a rough time writing essays in my academic career. The hardest thing for me in writing is structuring essays and making them flow. It wasn’t in till the 9th grade that I had a teacher who showed me how to set up an essay so that it is easier to read. One of the simplest things I struggle with in my writing career was spelling. Starting in elementary I would memorize words for a spelling test instead of actually learning how to spell them. This snow balled into a bad habit of spelling rather simple words wrong through out my middle and high school career. One of my earliest memories of learning to read and write, was with a computer program called Dr. Seuss ABC’s. I believe I was about four when I used this computer game …show more content…
In sixth grade I also started to realize that I had problems with the fluency in my writing. One of the essays that I had write in sixth grade was one over my favorite music artist or actor. I chose to write about my favorite band at the time, Rascal Flatts. The most nerve racking part of the assignment was, we had to make a power point presentation out of our essay to present in front of the class. I remember getting really nervous about presenting since I was still pretty shy, and most of the kids were new to me since our middle school combined from four other schools. In the sixth grade another thing that terrified me was teacher assigned groups; In these groups we reviewed each others papers. This forced me to share my writing with others. In the seventh grade I started reading a book that would later become a movie, The Hunger Games. At the time the books were just getting popular, most of the school was reading it or waiting to get it from the school library (there was a really long wait list). In the eight grade I had US history with my teacher Mr. Rimchisle. I entered the class thinking that this will be easy, since I had always done well in history classes, but then in around the time of the second quarter of his class he started to give spelling test. Each week we would have a test over how to spell that weeks 10 states, and all the states prior to that week. As a result, …show more content…
Haberle. Mrs. Haberle showed me a method of pre-writing that helped me structure a paper and make it easier to write. The method involved writing down what you wanted your thesis statement to be, and then writing down three main ideas and three sub ideas for each main idea. You would then turn the three main ideas into paragraphs and use the sub ideas to guild each paragraph. Finally, you would write a conclusion to reflect on the three main ideas. Another big change in my ninth grade year was I started to get over my fear of talking in front of a class; I feel like this was a result of my increased confidence in my writing. Even though I had made great improvements in my writing, I still struggled with spelling. I felt like spelling and transitions between paragraphs were the only thing that I really struggled on. In the tenth grade I discovered my favorite book series, Enders Game. I found Enders Game on display in my high school library. That summer, I ended up reading the next three books in the series. This was one of the only times I have ever read a book, let alone three, over the summer. In the eleventh grade I had a very fun and energetic teacher named Mr. Frank. Mr. Frank helped me develop my sentence structure. He helped our class use more then just simple sentences. One of my final classes I took in high school was film literature.

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