“A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89). Also, “many complain that because texting does not stress the importance of punctuation, students are neglecting it in their formal writing” (Cullington 89). These points are valid, but the evidence is limited because it is based on a few personal experiences, rather then a large study with much more research.
To make your AP grade better put in more effort simple. I know this may sound cliché but its true spending more time probably studying or maybe actually doing your homework is a start. I know I’m not perfect, I sure don’t always do my homework, sometimes I even make it seem like I do it but I know I didn’t. But all those have one thing in common; they are all actions that are results of lack of effort. A lack of effort is the universal first sign of laziness.
Even writing about – why I hate writing is hard. You would think it would be easy to write about something you do not like to do. Now I have to write this paper in a format I have never heard of before in my life. APA format – what the heck is that? One thing that makes writing hard for me is the parts of speech and how one word can be used in so many ways.
Yes, writing intimidates me. I am also a returning student and I am fluent in Spanish and English as a result making me think everything twice. Furthermore, through my school years, I have built writing insecurities caused by people I have known and a few English teachers who were good old fashioned bullies, making me in a sense hypersensitive to my writing. I wish in a blink of an eye they would all appear and be part of my English Comp I class today. As that concept ferments in my mind, I perk up, as a diabolical sneer comes across my face.
This removes stress, making this paper a little easier to write. This solves my predicament of not being able to stay focused on the task at hand. I am hoping this will prove to be beneficial to my grade, not detrimental. Instead of using the word “problem” so often during my paper, I have decided to reword many of the things I have said and even use new words, such as; issue, fiasco, predicament, and topic. Although the word “problem” still appears, it is not as often.
My English is so poor; I want to improve my English. First time, I avoided classes that involved a lot of writing, as I was still intimidated by past failures. But when poor writing began to affect my grades in other courses, I decided to take a composition class. Now, I use my On Course textbook in my English class, this journal will help me about self-awareness. I began to see how negative scripts could cause problems.
His exams, on the other hand, were essay question exams and were very difficult especially when someone didn’t study. After the first exam, I knew I had make sure next two were better grades but unfortunately I struggled in English, so essays questions were not my strengths compared to multiple choice. Professor Hammontree graded very strictly on grammar and counted off many points and ended up failing his class. He also required two book summaries and
Writing, was something that I was never good at even though I loved reading class, the writing part made me hate the subject. With such desperation of even hearing the words, "new writing assignments" my heart would instantaneously sink ten feet down. I recall being a second grader looking around all the sketchers lighting up with ideas, jotting everything that was coming to their minds on paper. On the other hand, I'd look down and I'd see an empty paper with no soul nothing just blank thoughts. The knowledge of knowing that the teacher was going to judge my paper, and probably make us read it to the class was terrifying too me and I just knew that my paper was just not good
Luckily, he gave me a second chance to re-write the paper, and obviously the only thing I could do was replaced all the repeated word with its synonyms. As a result, my grade is being pushed onto a whole new level. Secondly, my fear toward writing academic essays is grammar. It is obviously my weakness in English skill. I know that grammar is one of the tools to connect all the meaningless words together in order to make
E-mail, text messaging and electronic communications have "pretty much destroyed literacy and how students communicate," says Kitty Ellison, director of the writing program in the department of English at Howard. "Because text messaging and e-mail don't require students to conform to standard English, this gets picked up in standard writing," Ms. Ellison