My Journey Of Writing

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I have had quite a journey with writing, and all of the experiences that I have had have led me to believe that I am an okay writer. The first memory that I have of writing something is from the first grade. Our teacher would have us write short stories about whatever we wanted to, and then she would bind them into little books. I mostly wrote about my stuffed animals going on adventures. I am so glad that our teacher did this- it made writing seem like an exciting activity that was accessible even in 1st grade. In the third grade, I learned all about the art of cursive. I loved cursive so much, and it made me write more so that I could practice all of the swirls. Around this time, I would write the beginnings of stories. If I was ever bored, …show more content…
It’s a public school in Worcester that focuses on math and science, but it turned out to have quite a rigorous Humanities curriculum as well. My teacher there tore apart every essay that I wrote and crushed all of my writing dreams. I had a lot to juggle that year- the curriculum was mostly project based, and many times we would get a writing assignment the week before it was due, but also have a project due the same day as the paper. I would usually try to spend an equal amount of time on the project and the paper, but many times I would finish writing the paper the night before and have many people edit it the day that it was due before I passed it in. I still never received an A on a paper in that class. In eleventh grade, I was able to take a class that focused on scientific and technical writing. This class went much better than my humanities class. We wrote many things- from our resumes to a fifty-page research paper on a project that we presented at our science fair. In this class, we wrote papers for contests, and I won $200 for my paper on synthetic meat. I received a B on the paper from my teacher, but I was the only person from my class who won something! That class was difficult, but a lot of fun. I somehow ended up getting an A in the …show more content…
I decided to sign up for a class called ‘Popular Fiction: Reading in Installments.’ I thought that this class would be simple- the description said that it was a class where we would read classic works in the way that they were originally published. The problem for me was that were weren’t reading them at the pace that people were able to read them! We read Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, which I will say is a great book, but our professor would often have us read 200 pages in 2 or 3 days. He would then quiz us on each section, to make sure that we read. I was hard for me to read the sections closely on that kind of schedule, and often he would ask specific questions like: “What color was Mr. Boffin’s cane?” and I would have no idea. He also would have us write essays, but we would have 2 or 3 days to read the 200-page section that we had to write about and also write four pages about it. Needless to say, I lost a lot of sleep during that

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