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Kathleen Henderson
9/5 Discussion
Fri Sep 5, 2014 1:40pm
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My past experiences with English classes have varied throughout high school. My first year of high school I had a very tough teacher. She was very hard to please but never really told me how to correct my writing mistakes. We spent a lot of time in class reading plays and then we would have to right different types of papers based off of these plays. But it was always so irritating to me to write a paper when my teacher never taught us how to write. I understood the basics of writing but it was hard to jump into writing a paper freshman year of high school without knowing what she was looking for in our writing. My sophomore year I had a teacher that was again hard to please. However, he was a very truthful guy and I appreciated it because I knew exactly what he was looking for. He taught me a lot about how to take notes and be a better student as well as how to become a better writer. My junior year I had the nicest teacher in my school. However I did not learn a thing. She was a sweet woman who I could go to for advice in everyday life situations but for writing purposes she was not as tough as I needed her to be. She helped my GPA but didnít help me in the long run. My senior year teacher was the type of teacher I needed for my junior year. She was strict and didnít give our class a break. I wish that I had her for junior year because junior year is when I was applying to colleges and needed to write essays and actually show off my writing. I wish I could say that I didnít slack off my senior year but unfortunately I canít. I did slack off and I feel like if I didnít do that I would have gotten more use out of having a stricter teacher. On a positive note though I do know now that slacking off is the last thing I want to do. I think this semester I will get a lot from our class because the writing assignments seem genuinely interesting to me. I will also make sure that I use the extra time that is allowed for outside help on my writing because I know I need it. Word count:400

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