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Fadhila Al-Shammari
9/5 Discussion
Fri Sep 5, 2014 1:21pm
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In my previous English classes I felt very comfortable and confident with the assignments and materials. Despite the different methods the teachers had I was always able to conform to the specific assignment instructions of each course.
The English teacher I was taught by in my senior year was the most helpful since she worked very closely with me on my writing after class as well as showing me all the mistakes I was making but also my strengths in fluency, “charming” word variety, and organization of ideas. I believe she made my writing skills a lot stronger and helped me envision my writing ideas clearly from the start.
I do not feel as though I have ever had a non-beneficial English class before because whether the teacher is clear with instructions or does not give a crap I usually try to do the best I can on my own and figure out what is expected from me as a student. So, even if the teacher was absent-minded in class I found it some-what of a good thing because I have learned to find my own way through a course while coming out with a decent overall grade.
In this semester of English I hope to improve even further in my writing and I hope I find analyzing the Boyle stories helpful and interesting. I would like to believe all the writing that is expected from us is going to inspire me to come up with great or at least satisfactory writing pieces and essays. I can imagine that since professor Andy Bates does not cut the students any slack I will leave this course as a stronger and more independent student and person in general, without their cranium up their rectum.
I want to leave English 1100 with better sense of what I am weak but also strong at in my writing. I know I show a lot of personality and character with my choice of words and voice but I realize I tend to make a lot of shitty and clear mistakes especially with little things like commas, as anyone with half a brain can see. So I cross my fingers hoping I can become better at that by the end of this semester.
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