Writing In The Classroom

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I found it hard to understand how writing could be so difficult. Other subjects usually introduce radically new concepts as you progress to higher level courses, unlike English which appears to have the same elements taught consecutively since elementary school. My parents lack of knowledge of the English language also unfortunately made me fall behind other students who were born into an English speaking family. My mother would occasionally tell me “maybe you can teach me English one day,” and I still cling on to that statement. It became arduous to get some school work done as I could only depend upon my sister who was four years older, and of course this took a toll on my writing. I also remember the time when the teacher would ask “who needs a Spanish copy” and I would raise my hand. This was normal at least until I got old enough to be able to read the school notices myself and translate what they said to my parents. Although my parents were never afforded a formal education I have always felt a sense of responsibility to fulfill that learning gap, and to take advantage of the fact that …show more content…
I had higher expectations, and in an environment with kids who would simply rather cut class made it much harder for me to focus. I no longer had people coming to me for help, so I found no way to gauge my knowledge nor “master my subject matter.” Math was the only subject I did well in, and still do. As for my English classes I was usually just barely reaching the standards. I found it hard to write fully and expressively, and I no longer read as many books; although I did feel a need to read. It felt as if something had disappeared. The motivation and the inspiration I once had was diminishing with time. It was not until high school where I later made a recovery and I found once more the encouragement to continue

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