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Tamar Turner
1/30 Online Discussion
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:43pm
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In my opinion I always thought that English was one of my stronger subjects, behind math. Writing and the idea of communicating ideas to others is something I enjoy, hence part of the reason that I am a communications major. I really never took English seriously until high school because it all seemed to be repetitive until then. In high school English, one of the things I liked the most was the idea of being able to meet privately with your teachers. A lot of students normally donít take advantage of this but honestly there is nothing but benefits from doing this. For me, I met with my teacher not only to get to know them more as a person but to improve my skills; from vocabulary to getting tips on how to write an introduction. One thing I really didnít find beneficial at my school in particular was something called ďGrammar WednesdaysĒ. Basically every Wednesday my teacher passed us these sheets written at a 5th grade level and we were responsible for finding all the grammatical mistakes. Every student including myself just saw this as a way to gain extra points and we never really took it seriously. Looking back at my high school English classes, I can definitely say I took a lot away from each one, but there is always room for improvement. In this classes, I completed assignments such as book summaries, narratives, biggest accomplishment/failure, how to essays, persuasive and argumentative papers. While some of these assignments I submitted with no trouble at all, others really caused me to sit back and ponder before writing anything. I feel as though this semesterís English class will definitely challenge me in ways that I havenít been challenged before. Not saying I havenít written papers fitting the descriptions but I know that much more is expected of me now. In high school, yes some of the teachers graded hard but I had no trouble finishing all of my English classes with an ďAĒ. For this class and classes in the future I know that throwing anything on paper isnít going to cut it but I am looking forward to writing, receiving criticism, and then bettering myself. In the end, I hope to graduate from college having gained much knowledge and skills useful to me in the future.

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