Essay about My First Time I Got An Unsatisfactory Grade

1399 Words May 3rd, 2016 null Page
The first time I got an unsatisfactory grade on my essay was in high school. I remembered staring at the sheet of paper trying to figure out what went wrong. There were red ink marks on the paper, indicating my lack of grammatical skills. From that moment, I knew I needed improvement on my writing skills. I felt really insecure about my result on the paper. I also thought that I was the only one in the class not good enough. I could not discuss it to my parents or teachers because I was ashamed of my score. Therefore, I set a goal to improve my writing. From that day onward, I begin to concentrate on how I convey my understanding of the subject to my audience. I have written mostly to my peers and teachers. The papers I wrote in high school were written to persuade my audience and were written in MLA format. In all my papers, I had to read, select, and use evidence critically to formulate and support my stance. Before we begin the assignment, our teacher explained the goals of the assignment and showed examples for us to understand the purpose of the paper. I had to analyze and support how the book Huckleberry Finn is a coming of age story. First I created a thesis to focus on three main ideas. Then I searched quotes in the book that supported my stance. I learned how to write the best thesis statement by practicing thesis writing in class. I also practiced how to write a short answer that had a thesis embedded into it; If I wanted to expand the prompt, I could. I used…

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