The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins Essay

928 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Before English 1157, I wanted to cry at the thought of writing an essay. I had always considered myself to be a horrible writer and I just had to accept the fact that I would never be good at it. Instead of being taught how I could improve my essays in high school, the teachers were only worried about the 5-paragraph essay format. With that being said, Dr. Rutledge mentioned how he hated that format and would give us an F if we used it. Terrified, I thought to myself “All I have ever learned was this format, how am I going to pass this class?”. There were many challenges I went through throughout the semester. One of the challenges I found very difficult was writing an introduction because I wasn’t sure how to properly introduce a topic. Another challenge was that I didn’t know how to create a hook interesting enough to get the reader wanting more. An example of this is my first essay in which I wrote, “The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is an extraordinary book filled with constant suspense.”. I still struggle with coming up with interesting hooks and introducing my topic, however I have shown progress within each essay.
One strength that I have when it comes to the writing process is that I’m great at brainstorming. However, before this class I had struggled with trying to organize my thoughts. Often my paragraphs would contain sentences that were disorganized and distracted the reader from the topic. Throughout the semester, I have learned how to organize my sentences…

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