Reflective Essay English

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When I moved to the United States, I was only sixteen years old, and beginning my junior year in high school. I come from Dominican Republic, where the native language is Spanish. In my country most of the young citizens learn the basic of speaking, and writing in English. For example, my friends are able to understand, and interact with a movie in English, even if the movie does not have subtitles in Spanish. I have only been studying English for two years, and I successfully completed high school in the United States. However, in the two years I spent learning English, I encountered many struggles within writing, and speaking English eloquently. The three times in which English has caused me most difficulty were at presenting in my AP Biology …show more content…
The English regents have two written responses, and one long essay. Based on the data of the amount of people who fails the regents, the critical lens essay was the hardest part, in which students could not succeed in. Therefore, my English professor made us do essays samples outside, and inside class repeatedly. Furthermore, the final grade for my English writing class was going to be based on how well we performed on our last essay sample, before taking the regents next week. When I was completing my essay in class, I noticed that I was able to create a clear thesis in my essays. However, I was not able to support my thesis with relevant information. Every time I started writing my body paragraphs, I felt that I was not capable of fully explaining and conveying the message through the evidence I was providing, due to my poor vocabulary. I had a poor English vocabulary because I could not translate my thoughts and ideas in English because I did not know how a word or phases was said and written in English. As result, I had problems on my final exam because even if I tried before or after the exam to proof my thesis more effectively, I will have need more than just practicing samples. I will have needed to learn a greater amount of words in English that relates to the topic or just emphasizes main ideas, and different types of

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