My Most Difficult Learning Experience Essay

1099 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Learning to read and write is something we all have experienced and troubled with. Writing equips you with the communication and thinking skills you need to participate effectively in democracy. As a kid, I remember trying to read daily newspaper, different types of magazines, books and addresses on mail; basically, anything that had words on it. My favorite thing to read was the back of cereal boxes. Nothing made me more excited than sitting at my white and pink Barbie table and chair set and eyeballing the back of the box. Only being able to correctly read one or two words, it made me feel accomplished. My most difficult learning experience was beginning to learn to write. I was thrilled to learn to write, not knowing I was about to encounter a rude awakening. I wanted to learn so I could write things like a Christmas list and letters to people. I first learned my alphabet using an alphabet trace book. I traced the alphabet over the big blue dotted lines that formed different letters. Every day my mother would make me focus on a certain letter. I wrote each letter with ease. Then my mother challenged me to write the letters on my own on regular notebook paper. That’s where the frustration and difficulty hit me in the face. When I didn’t see the dotted lines, I felt pressured like I was taking the game winning shot in a basketball game. I remember getting fussed and yelled at for not writing the letters the way my mother expected me to. I would get in trouble for…

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