Reflection Of The English Class

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I have never been very interested in writing or much enjoyed English class. People have always told me my writing was good, but I never cared much because the process of writing itself was such a burden. As time went on I learned more strategies to make writing easier so I could get it out of the way faster, but I never really learned to love it. By the time I reached my sophomore year of high school I still strongly disliked narrative or creative writing, but I could tolerate, and sometimes even enjoy, writing essays about nonfiction subjects, such as nuclear energy and its application in space exploration or the state of foreign affairs between Russia and The United States of America. Throughout this semester I have learned how to make writing …show more content…
I could not wait to finally be free of the ball and chain that was English courses. I was ready to be through with writing responses to Romeo and Juliet and taking notes on the proper usage of commas. Despite this, I was a confident writer when it came to high school essays. I was so sure of my abilities that I would often only create one draft of an essay before turning it in, even if it made up a large portion of my grade. It had been years since I had done any sort of peer editing. All of this confidence left me the second I looked at the course syllabus for Composition One. I remembered the horror stories I had heard about the harsh grading of college professors and was sure that I would return to school the following fall semester with one of my own. I didn’t know of any specific way of formating my essays or how to analyze another person’s writing. I didn’t even know that MLA was anything more than a way of citing one’s …show more content…
I feel more confident in my ability to write an essay that would be fit to hand in to a college professor. I am no longer afraid to attend college english courses. I can recognize the difference between a personal narrative and simple creative writing. I have a clear AB format that I know and can utilize in my school writings so that my ideas are conveyed clearly to my teacher or anyone else who reads them. I can edit in a way that further clarifies my writing, without subtracting from the thesis of the paper. I have also learned during this course that even the best writer will benefit from drafting and outlining, because sometimes over confidence can be one’s downfall. I still do not enjoy English class or writing within itself, but I no longer feel dread when I think about taking English once I am in college full time or if I need to take an additional English class in high school for credits. I know that when I return to school in the fall that I can write any type of essay with hardly a pinch of stress associated with it. I am very glad that I decided to take this Composition One over this summer. Maybe you should consider taking it yourself if you ever want to become an even better English

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