My Childhood: A Personal Analysis

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Growing up writing was always an important aspect of my childhood. I began to write thoroughly during my first grade school year, and I believe that having a teacher for a mom helped instill those skills in me at a young age. My brother and I were encouraged to write about everything at home. I kept a journal which summarized every book that I read, and I had a travel journal for every trip that we went on as a family. My love of writing was captured in every school assignment that I completed as a young child as well as every journal entry that I wrote. I always had a vast vocabulary which I put into practice as I wrote at school. During my teenage years my love of writing never faded. I found it very easy to complete assignments that …show more content…
My seventh grade language arts teacher, Ms. Hancock, always challenged me to do my best in writing, and as a result reach my absolute potential. She challenged me by having me spill my heart and soul into every writing piece that I did and she taught me to take my time with writing, just to name a few. In her class I wrote a powerful poem about The Holocaust, titled Auschwitz, which later became a published piece thanks to her advice. My writing improved drastically during that school year, and because she made writing fun I vowed to be like her in the future. Thanks to her recommendation I was placed in advanced language arts the next year, and I remained advanced all throughout my high school …show more content…
I have convinced myself that I am bad a grammar so much so that I blame it on my elementary teachers for not instructing me on the subject at all. I rely heavily on spellcheck when I am typing in Word. Grammar is something that I have never had the opportunity to learn well, and the thought always holds me back as a writer. I beat myself up over silly mistakes that others may catch in my paper no matter how many times I have read it over. Although I want to learn grammar and hone my skills in someway, the terms used to teach the subject float in one ear and out the other for me. Grammar doesn’t stick with me no matter how hard I try, and for that I am very insecure. Another terrible habit that I have adopted lately in my writing is being comma happy. I put commas in the places that I see them as necessary, but sometimes they aren’t in the right place. When I was younger I didn’t use commas at all, because like grammar the rules were never taught to me, and as a result I have the tendency to use them where they are needed and more often then not where they are not needed. Because of my lack of instruction, or lack of listening, when it came to grammar and punctuation skills as a teacher I would like to hone those skills with my students. I believe that both of these skills are important in order to make a good writer a great writer. Grammar and punctuation are not only necessary for literacy assignments

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