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A Letter About What I have Learned This Semester in ENC1101 Class

By sweetindiangirl7 Dec 06, 2008 938 Words
Respected Professor,First of all, while informing us about this assignment, you had said that you do not want us to write anything we do not mean; thus, I hereby swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God. The first day I had walked into your class, I was down right nervous. Questions of all sorts kept popping up in my head: What if this class is not worth it? What if he is not a good professor? What if he is mean? What if I get a bad grade because I can not write? And more what ifs…However, as soon as you walked in the class with a bunch of papers in your hands, and a smile on your face, all my "What ifs" were answered. I came to the conclusion that I was going to enjoy this class, and soak in the experience. I have learned many things in your class, three of which have helped me in many other aspects as well.

To begin, throughout this course, I have learned a lot about myself and my writing. I have realized that the more I write, the better I get. You were right when you said that writing comes to you naturally if you do it often. I have noticed that when I write with my heart and soul, I better my writing, as well as myself. I never thought that I could write; thus, continuous writing has boosted up my confidence. You know, my favorite dialogue from "Finding Forrester" is when Forrester says: "Do not think. Just write. You write your first draft with your heart. The final draft, you write with your mind." I do not know about the others, but that is so true in my case! If I do not think on my first draft, I do a better job. Then, I fix it up using my mind, kind of like what I am doing right now. I would have never known that if it was not for your class, Professor. Writing is a skill, and to master it is like accomplishing a goal. I know that I have not mastered it yet, but I did receive a highly necessary encouragement from this course.

Next, I have come to acknowledge that the type of professor you have plays a major role in the journey of education. Now keeping my oath in mind, I say this from the bottom of my heart that you have been one of the best professors I have had for English. I have literally promised myself that if I ever become a professor, I will steal your ways! Call me copy-cat or a thief, but hey, it works! I think that students learn a lot better if their professor is a little laid-back. I know that I do not learn well if my professors are grumpy and over-focused. It helps when they know how to laugh and enjoy, and yet keep the class going. Before I took your class, a lot of people told me that you give a lot of work. Instead of getting discouraged, however, I got even more encouraged to take you class, because honestly, I do not think there is a better way to learn than actually doing the work. I totally agree with the quote from John Dewey: "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." Through writing so much in your class, I now know my weak points and what I have to work on.

Finally, I have started to feel that my world and my preparation for the world have also improved ever since I have taken this class. My world is surrounded by fantasies, fairy tales, and poems. This class has helped me improve my poems grammatically, and has helped me develop my creativity. I can now express myself better in my poems and to others around me. Also, no matter where I go, I need English, because it is one of the main languages of the world. This course has also availed me in preparing for other universities and jobs. SAT and ACT are my weaknesses, but when I took them during this course, I realized it was a lot easier than before. That has to be something! That just proved to me that this course with you was really worth it, and I am very glad that I got this opportunity to learn from you.

In conclusion, I have learned many things in your class, some of which have helped me in many other aspects as well. I have learned a lot about myself and my writing, and I am assured that after completing this course, I have improved. I have also come to acknowledge that the type of professor you have, plays a major role in the journey of education. I do not think I would want any professor for this course other than you. Finally, I have started to feel that my world and my preparation for the world have also improved ever since I have taken this class. I feel a lot more confident about my poems, and my SAT/ACT. This class has been a wonderful experience right from the very beginning! It was a pleasure being your student, and I hope you will not forget me after I leave. Thank you for everything, Professor, and just to reassure you, I did not go against my oath. I can not think of a graceful end at the moment, but what could be better than a heart full of thanks and a sweet goodbye?Yours sincerely.

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