Personal Narrative : The Death Of Me

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[insert clever title] English has always been the subject I struggle with the most. In high school I constantly worked to improve my grade. I jumped to the honors course my junior year to get a teacher everyone said helped prepare them for college. It was a hard course, we had recitations every week and pop quizzes almost every day. In-class essays were the death of me. I failed everyone I wrote, and pop quizzes meant I better of spark noted the story or I wasn’t going to pass. I constantly worked to improve the content of my papers. I would work to try and remove wordiness and pick the correct words. For example I was reviewing my own paper and found this “spear of influence” instead of “sphere of influence”. I learned a lot of study habits and work ethic in her class, but not a lot of English. While writing my argument paper, I struggled to pick the right content from each article I read. I constantly asked myself “What was important to the topic? Ovoid just writing about what I found interesting.” I went to office hours in desperate need of a twenty four hour extension on the deadline and help getting the paper to turn out. I took Mrs. Grey’s advice and got to work. I continued to refine and go to Mrs. Grey’s office for the next twenty four hours. “For example, a school trying the Turnaround program used the money that was normally used for security guards to pay for art and better art teachers ” I know that I revised that sentence alone six or seven times.

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