Personal Narrative: My Journey To A Higher Education

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I started my journey to a higher education and a better career earlier this year. The first step in doing so was to apply and start college, so here I am at the end of my first semester and I am almost finished with English Composition. English was never my strongest subject, in high school I failed my 9th grade English class and college has proved to be no easier. I currently have all A’s in every class but this one, which I struggle to keep it at a B+ and it disappoints me because I know I can do better. I don’t understand why I must take English in the first place, I am an accounting major, English is not something I will use in my everyday practice. As part of our final we are asked to reflect on how we have or have not improved in our …show more content…
Growing up I had never heard of or used MLA style, that is something I was never taught in school until this class, now I know what it is and how to use it to write a paper. Included with the MLA method, we had to include citations of all our work and put a work cited page at the end, again something I had never had to do before, now I am confident in how to do that. In our last essay, the synthesis, we had to do research on a topic and write an essay, because of that, I now know how to use the library database. I believe that having the knowledge of the library database will help me in my future class, especially English 1030, which I am not looking forward too. The last thing that I can see that has improved is my thesis statements and introductory paragraph, in the reading response essay I was told that my thesis need to be a little clearer, but my intro was decent. In my second essay, the comparative, I received very good remarks on my thesis and intro, and the last essay, the synthesis, I also was told I had a good intro, but my thesis was an incomplete sentence. The reason I still believe my thesis have improved is because in that last essay I imagine it would have been a good thesis if I submitted the whole sentence but somehow it got partially deleted, which I will talk about my proof reading skills a little later. Over all, my structure of writing an …show more content…
As much as I want to tell you I will improve, I have doubts because I find writing essays very pointless, they serve no purpose to me. Now if I was a literary major or I told you I wanted to be a journalist then I can see it, but I want to work with numbers not words. The most english I will use will be shorthand and jargon. With that being said, unfortunately, I do have to take English 1030 before I can graduate, so there are a few things I can do to make that class go smoother. Leave my opinion out of things and put my bias views aside unless specifically asked for them. Proof read, proof read, and proof read again, I had many mistakes that if I just proof read properly I could have caught some of them. I also realized I need to get someone else to proof read my work for me because my mind automatically reads things how it is supposed to be not how it is on the paper. Help, never be afraid to ask for help and don’t wait until it is to late. If I would have sucked up my pride and went and seen the tutor sooner I would probably have that A I so desperately wanted. In conclusion, I didn’t really improve my writing skills but on the plus side they did not get any worse. To succeed in future English classes I, need to lose the attitude I have towards the subject and admit I need

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