Taking English 095 This Semester Has Been Somewhat Of A Struggle For Me. When It Came Time To Write An Essay In Class I Would G
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Taking English 095 this semester has been somewhat of a struggle for me. When it came time to write an essay in class I would get all hyper and start to panic. However, the more essays that I would do the more comfortable I felt with myself in writing. Not only that, but also having the Writing Groups also helped me feel more comfortable.
The first paper in my portfolio is titled, "From Outside, In," by Barbara Mellix. It tells about the difficulties Mellix had with speaking two different languages; standard English and black English. She was confused about when and where to speak each language. This author argues about the ways those languages are taught to students (if they're even taught at all) and the way these languages are used.
Reading and understanding Mellix's essay wasn't hard for me at all since I could relate to some of the things she mentioned that she went through as a child. The hard thing for me was finding a way to start my paper and at the same time interest the reader. Even though I could relate to Mellix's essay, I would have to say that this was the weakest paper to write of the two in my portfolio. I didn't know where to put things and there were a lot of parts in my paper that weren't clear enough.
Revising this essay was just as hard as writing the paper, but with the help of the Writing Groups I was able to revise my paper better. The revision of my paper was just a matter of adding things in, taking things out, and substituting one thing for another. I als
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