Recently in english 4 we had to do tide 4 paragraphs (analysis writing). I honestly don't like them and its not because of the amount of work we have to do.Ima confident writer and things like essays generally come easy to me I think its just a waste of time for someone like me.
After I wrote my TIED paragraphs for “Interpreter of Maladies” I felt relieved because I turned it in about a minute before it was due. As I was writing my TIED paragraphs I kept getting distracted and I kept pushing it off until it was almost due, working under pressure was the only reason why I got some ideas out. As a writer I know that I am better at creative pieces, but not as good at analysis writing.
Although I didn't complete the TIED analysis paragraphs, so far I feel like I have discovered a new strategy for analyzing my annotations. I understand that I’m a pretty cautious writer during the process. Like for example, when I was writing this it actually took me longer than I should because I deleted half the things I wrote and rephrased some of them and sometimes I deleted some words multiple times then just ended up using it in the end.
In the historical fiction book, "Ashes of Roses," the author Mary Jane Auch, shows how achieving the American Dream is both achievable and un-achievable. This book takes place in 1911 and it tells the story of how the American Dream and America is a very hard place to get used to, because you can't achieve the American Dream easy. The American Dream was to many immigrants now and then, to accomplish something important so they knew they really belonged here. The main character, Rose achieved her dream halfway and the author does a good job explaining how.
Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago.
Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day weekend, 2008. Baton Rouge had a lot of wind damage and power loss that lasted for days. There was also some flooding from local rivers rising due to rains.
I’m in an Advanced Placement English class this year, which entails writing more timed “academic essays” than I’d care for. I know in the long run it’s helping me become a better writer, but when the time is ticking down and you only have 40 minutes to write a coherent, well- developed, well-written essay. It’s pretty stressful.