My English Class

Topics: Writing, Essay, Punctuation Pages: 2 (575 words) Published: May 31, 2010
According to my class English 0320, it’s been a pleasure semester for me. My instructor was Mrs. Barnes. She is a great lady to have as my English professor. One thing is confirmed that when I came here I had zero knowledge about how to write an essay or any other things. I have learned several different things from in her English class.

In my first week of this semester, it seem that it’s really was not helping me anything toward how write a formal essay. But, after few weeks later it was getting really interesting class. First thing I learned in this class was how to write a formal letter. In fact, that was my first lab and my first homework assignment. It was really interesting, we wrote a letter to our grandmothers. Being honest, before I came in this class I was not aware with the word “slang word.” After I finished my first home assignment I understood that I had always use this slang words in my real life. I still remember that Mrs. Barnes told me “once in our life we will have to write a letter to our boss.” From that day I thought it was not just an essay I need to work on there is something else too.

After I learned how to write a letter, I learned the write a sentence. I learned that sentence made of a subject and a verb. When I came to this class I did not know this things. I figured that it is really important that make your sentence short and understandable. I learned that a sentence has to finish in one breath, if we cannot able to finish it use punctuation symbols. There are many different kind of symbols we can use in our sentence like comma, semicolon, hyphen, dash (or two hyphens), and period. Period is the most common mark to end our sentence. And now I make sure that my sentences have both subject and verb, otherwise it will consider as a fragment. I still need to improve how determined statement.

At the beginning of the semester my major concern was how to write an essay. I didn’t know that have its own body before I entered in...
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