Obstacles In English Class

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In the quote by Christopher Columbus he states “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination” I thought this quote pertained to me because I know this year there are going to be many obstacles in English class, but if I just push myself I know I can reach my goal. As a reader and writer, I believe that I have grown stronger over the years. In the past, I did not like reading at all I would try to get by with reading as little of the stories as possible in order to pass. I felt this way until this summer when I started to read the books for English. I realized that not all books are boring and feel as if it takes forever to get through. The books I read over the summer got …show more content…
Just the other day I was looking through some of my essays from eighth grade. Back then I wondered why I didn’t get a good grade, but now I see that I would just go in circles and I would use the same words over and over again for example the word “you”. I do not find writing for pleasure fun. Although sometimes if I have had a bad day and I have no one to talk to I usually write how I feel in a notebook or on my computer to get it out of my mind. After I write it all down I will end up deleting it or getting rid of it. I do not always get A’s when writing, but I don’t fail my essays either. In my opinion, I would say that I am an average writer, but I hope to change that this year in English 11. One of the major things I struggle with in writing would have to be my run-on sentences. I have always had an issue with not knowing when to put periods and commas. I hope by the end of this year I will be able to say I have mastered not having any run-on …show more content…
The best study habit for me would have to be writing things down over and over again. Such as vocabulary I will write the word and its definition down until I can memorize it. This helps me because I am a kinesthetic and visual learner and I have to see what I need to say to remember it. I am most likely to read at night when I am about to go to bed. I also like to read in the car on the way to places. This summer I took an eight-hour car ride to the beach so I got a lot of reading done. I can be a shy type of person at times especially when it comes to asking questions so it will be rare if I ask for

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