Personal Narrative: My Struggle With English Reading

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There are many difficulties and struggles that a First Generation American student like myself experience on the daily. My main struggle is the language barrier with English reading and writing. Growing up with foreign parents was not the easiest thing, but ended up being worthwhile at the end. My first and native language is Polish. I had not learned the English language till I started preschool and that is where I learned it from. Due to not knowing English well enough, I had to go to preschool twice so I could go to Kindergarten. I have had the chance to visit many cities, and the experience of different cultures and languages that come with them. I try to include my personal experiences to broaden and enhance my writing. Grammar and pronunciation have and always will be difficult to me. As time passes by, I try to improve it as much as I can. It is not an overnight process, but years and practice. My University Seminar class gave me a great deal of training and knowledge that will continue …show more content…
My summaries and analyzations of the reading improved a great deal from previously. Exact words need quotation marks so plagiarism does not occur. In chapter six of the book, “Joyride,” Kunstler describes “a machine that promised liberation from the daily bondage of place. And in a free country like the United State, with the unrestricted right to travel, a vast geographical territory to spread out into, and a national tradition of picking up and moving whenever life at home become intolerable, the automobile came as a blessing.” (Kunstler, 1993, p. 86) “Many young adults, like myself, can agree with Kunstler 's statement. Receiving your license gives a sense of control and freedom. There is a sense of relief that one can drive oneself wherever and whenever without depending on one 's parents. It is the open road.” (Stachowicz, Summary of James H. Kunstler: Chapter

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