The Importance Of Writing In School

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On Writing in School

Most students groan when they hear about a writing assignment even some adults feel the same sense of dread when hearing those two words. They feel as though they have better things to do with their time, or with their brain power. These students know that they would rather go out and spend time with friends or family then to have to write a thousand word essay. I admit I was once one of these people, I was someone who struggled to find the motivation to write, to find the need to write. And honestly it is something that I struggle with to this day though in a smaller capacity than I once did . It was not until my junior year of highschool that I found my love of writing and became someone who was excited about writing
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Essays were akin to torture for me, having to sit down and spend my time doing something that I did not want to was agonizing. I would often look out of my window longingly at my beautiful back yard, or at the Playstation that sat to the right of me, thinking that it would be such a better use of my time to not be writing. Essays became less about actual content or quality and became more about word count and length. Such as my essay in my Sophomore year of high school writing class titled “Helmet Laws” where I wrote a page essentially rambling about helmet laws with all the criteria needed to get a good grade rather than a well written and thought out essay. I would do anything I could just to get it done with. Essays written on subjects like the symbolism of Holden Caulfield’s hat or the history of German chairs throughout the 18th did not interest me. I hated having to slug through them. I believe that this lead to my dislike of all writing assignments in school, even those subjects that I enjoyed that I was associating writing with these subjects that did not intrigue me. This created an issue for me, I know I could love writing, I know that I loved writing, but whenever I began

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