Personal Narrative Essay: Make It Fine

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Make It Fine
From the first day attending that international high school in Shanghai, I known what I need to do is try my best to speak, read and write English as first language. I was anxious, because the only contents for English I learned in middle school was just words and sentences. I never wrote an essay more than even a hundred words and I neither read even a single article more than one page. I sat in the classroom, facing the first foreigner teacher in my life, Mr. Fine. And I known deeply inside that what I had on English was almost zero.
We took English as second language in the first year. The main purposes in that year was to improve reading and get to know the phrases commonly used in English. Mr. Fine made the copy of “Animal
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we focus on writing various kind of writing, like narrative essay, argumentative essay and description essay. At very first, Mr. Fine taught us to do brainstorming before writing. This is really a good skill for writing, until now. With brainstorming, I wrote everything in my mind down, so that I could have a clear thought before I wrote. This was a significant strategy for me to start writing long essays. Beside brainstorming, Mr. Fine also taught us many other writing skills. However, only strategies were never enough. To get our interests on writing was the most important part. The most impressive memory in my mind is how he taught us to writing narrative essay. He asked us to make groups and to draw our own stories on the paper, with the beginning, the conflict, the climax and the ending. And then, he asked us to make the presentation about the stories, to tell the class what’s the stories mainly about. As we all finished the presentation, he pointed out that to write a narrative story, you just need to writing down what you just talk in front of the whole class and add some details. This kind of teaching method not only made us learn exactly how to write a narrative story, but also made us feel fun and free during the writing process. During that year, I learned many writing skills and genres. Also, I found my interests during I was writing and I also had the strong willingness to write during that

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