Personal Narrative: My Journey Away From The Writing Process

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After six years away from the writing process coming back and writing essays seemed like a task destined to fail. In high school my writing was, as far as I remember, excellent. I can recall receiving a writing assignment and completing it effortlessly without a single problem. However, when I entered this class that ease to completion was gone. Throughout the semester I have struggled with sentence structure and punctuation but have learned new and interesting ways to revise and correct those mistakes. Although I can’t quite say that writing is once again effortless for me I can say it is a task I can succeed at again. In high school English was my easiest subject. I can recall receiving an essay prompt and being able to immediately know what I was going to write about. Pre-writing exercises such as outlines and ven diagrams seemed pointless. A rough draft was all the prewriting I did. Revising was effortless as well, my sister would revise it then myself and that was all that was needed. When the teacher demanded to see some sort of prewriting I would actually do that at the very …show more content…
I was wrong. Even on such a simple prompt as “why am I taking college classes” I was struggling to organize my thought in my head. In high school upon reading a prompt an outline would form in my head almost instantly. I began to write and found myself staring at the computer screen without any clue what to write next. In our second assigned essay I once again struggled deeply. This narration essay had a more open prompt so even thinking of a topic was a challenge. For the first time since I can remember I sat down and did a prewriting exercise. A simple list of possible topics. Each topic would then have a few points I could talk about. By doing this I was able to figure out what to write about. Writing up a list like this is now something I do with many of the prompts we

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