Writing and English

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During the course of both English composition courses I took this year, which include English 101 and English 102, I have accomplished a variety of goals I once thought were unattainable. I have not only grown as a writer and a student, but as a person as well. I feel that through my experience of these English courses, I have gained the knowledge and confidence it takes to step out into the real world.

To be quite honest, all my academic life, I always categorized writing under English class only; however, I recently realized that the skills you acquire in English courses, will be extremely beneficial to you. Whether it is writing a business letter, to a history essay, knowing how to write, is always a must. As a young child, I loved to write stories to my mom, while using my creative, deep imagination. Writing was always a way for me to escape my every day life and jump into a much more elaborate, carefree, world of creativity. Although, I always enjoyed writing, during high school, I would often find myself frustrated considering I had the worst case of writer’s block. I constantly felt that I did not know how to write “correctly,” which caused me to begin to despise writing all together.

During the course of my English 101 class, we learned how to read closely, write a “text in context” essay, and how to write a reflective paper as well. Honestly, I found English 101 a breeze for me, possibly because my teacher was EXTREMELY laid back, and we never were pushed out of our comfort zones. At that specific time, I thought I was lucky because I was getting easy grades for a small amount of efforts. I was surprised for this outcome, because during high school I always thought college English was going to be much more difficult.

Now with English 101 over, I was faced with English 102. Possibly due to my feelings towards my English 101 class, I thought English 102 was going to be similar. I was completely wrong. I can remember the first few days of class, the...
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