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Lauren Smith
10/3 Discussion
Fri Oct 3, 2014 3:59pm
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In my last few years of school I wrote a little bit in elementary school and a pretty decent amount in my high school career. During my middle school years I hardly wrote at all and that is probably why im not the best writer that I should be. Even during my elementary and high school years I still was not writing as much as other classes or other schools. I wrote like maybe 2 research papers and a few summaries on books I read over summer break which was a joke. My father is an excellent writer and he has tried to teach me how to write better over the years and if it wasnít for him I probably would be an even worse writer now. Every draft that I wrote up I always brought to my dad to fix and it would be about 20 different drafts before I would finally get my finish copy to turn in to the teacher. Over the years I have done some literacy analyses but not a lot especially during my sophomore year and senior year of high school. I donít remember a lot about them just that I was awful at them and only got cís and bís, when my teacher felt generous, I never understood how to get my point across on paper and I never figured out how to look at a story and find deeper meaning. Honestly, I not knowing how to look deeper in a story really screwed me over on the SATs. I also rather do poem analyses because I love poetry and I find it easier to find deeper meanings in the beautiful or dark stanzas. This is what I did pretty well on and it confused my English teachers because they thought that poetry would be harder like it was for all the other students. Going into the T C Boyle paper Iím kind of excited to write about them because they are very interesting and I can share my complete views about them. I love how we go over the storied in class because it helps me see the individual details that I missed.
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