Personal Narrative-The Integral Part Of My Writing

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As a young boy growing up an only child I had a very active and vivid imagination. It served to be my greatest attribute when it came to writing. I could recall stories I played out in my head and brought them to life on paper. Sadly that still left me with mediocre and at times some very low scores. It was extremely discouraging to put so much into a paper and receive a grade less than satisfactory for the work I knew was A+ material. What were my problems and what was I not doing to result in such low remarks? I took it upon myself to seek help in the form of literature from writers like Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou, Aristotle and some other incredible individuals in the writing game. What I first noticed was the …show more content…
I recall a time I was in my junior year of high school. I had a English teacher who everyone knew as "Mrs. Throw some D 's on yo grade" because she would never give anyone anything higher then that on the essays we 'd have to write in her class. The topic was simple. I had to write about how I was affected when 911 happened. I 'm not sure exactly what I wrote. I do know I pretty much described how frustrating it was to have had our game that day cancelled and so forth and so on. When I received my paper back she had written in big red letters "paper lacks structure" and she had docked me 30 points because of it. "What 's structure?" I asked myself. My teacher handed me a book titled "Green eggs and ham" by Dr. Seuss. My eye brows raised in confusion. How does this book relate to structure. As I read I noticed the structure of the reading. Structure and organization were also key elements that would improve my writing. My teacher explained to me had I mapped out what is I was saying and organized it better my grade would improve. Not to mention the improvement of my writing skills as …show more content…
When I write I can always hear myself speaking the words on to the page. My thoughts translated on to paper and shared with others. The addition of a healthy appetite for reading definitely improved areas where I was weak before. A good paper/book/whatever has to be clear. It also needs to convey a message that the audience can decode easily. Everyone has their own style to writing. It is what tells your story apart from another 's. I learned from reading other well known authors that not only was I capable of writing great papers but having a solid knowledge of different literary masters would prove highly beneficial to my success in the future. In any field before you become great you must first study the greats. Learn from those who came before you. I believe that I can become the best writer there is simply because I have not strayed away from individuality. I strongly believe that is what stamps you into the minds of your readers. Unfortunately the reason It baffles me as to how something so free and opinionated such as writing can be graded on such a narrow perspective. Individual creativity in writing should be celebrated and not docked because it doesn 't fit into a mold. Hence the reason why I have been confused and still am to this day. I hope to finally be freed by this

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