Writing my first college Paper
Writing my first paper for college was not easy. I was in English 050. It had been several years since I had been in high school. I was scared and I wanted to do a good job on my first paper. I wanted to show myself that I could do this whole college thing. I was trying to prove to myself that I did not wait too late to come back to school. When I turned in my rough draft to him, I remember telling him “I hope this is what you want”. The next time we met in class my professor came to me and said ”this is an excellent paper, but this is a paper you can either re-write as a narrative or you may save this for our third paper that will be due later”. I decided that I was going to rewrite this paper and turn it in. I was completely unsure of what he was wanting. A narrative is what I thought I had written. I wrote a paper in my own words and told the story the best that I knew how. I asked my professor “can you please explain to me what you want or show me an example. I just do not understand what it is that you are wanting”. He went back to his desk and brought back a copy of an article. He said “read this, if you still do not understand what I want. I will try to explain it to you in a different way”. I read the article and said to myself “ok I can do this, it’s not that hard I just have to add a few things and change some things around”. I thought I understood exactly what he was wanting. He wanted a paper that not only made you feel as though you were part of it but also made you feel as though you were in the room while it was going on. As if you were in the story yourself. I rewrote my story and turned it in again. This time I was a little more confidant that I knew what I was doing and that is was the kind of paper he was wanting. When he handed me my paper back all I could see was red. I saw red lines and circles and slashes. I was very disappointed. I really thought I knew what he wanted. Well I did do what...
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