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Self Evaluation Essay

In school, we all know that most students hope and pray that they will receive the highest grades possible, whether or not they be a student that puts any effort into doing so. I am no different than anyone else in having a desire such as this. It is one of my longings, and yet I see the truth, however, that even though some effort was part of the equation, I may have to settle with a lesser percentage in this particular class. Not every single sentence and punctuation mark were worthy of punishment, but among them, there were others who surely should pay for their sins. They simply were not as well written as I would have liked and did not gain the professor’s approval either. Because of being slightly different than secondary school, I have not found English 1110 to be all that simple. That and the distractions that the other classes so evilly forced into my brain’s frontal lobe is what watered my lack of writing skills even more.

In secret, I wish that I may receive at least a B- and that these reasons could be acceptable enough to be used in my defence. A C+ however, is likely the only grade I will receive, and thus that is the mark I will strive to accomplish through this essay. If Hansel and Gretel were to survive through the long perils of secondary school and then enroll in a university such as I did, they would probably experience some major d ½ ½ Vu. If an individual were to read this Grims Fairy Tale, the bread crumbs could be seen as a symbol that represents the method in which high schools teach. These both are followed to what appears to be something positive, such as a pleasantly edible house or university seemingly representing freedom, only to find that an individual’s worst nightmare lives inside. Hansel and Gretel might think that university is much like high school, but instead, they would be faced with having to undergo some unnecessary adjustments. For no logical reason, the effort they once put into achieving acceptable grades in high school would no longer be enough after they have completed such a phase in life.

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They, like me, would have found that the strange path they once travelled, led them to something worse. This something worse is also something that gives an individual the feeling that things are never going to get any better. Every time it is assumed that you are going to achieve a good mark, the opposite occurs. Every time you have appointed the task of writing an essay, the essay just seemed too difficult, and thus you failed to do a good job on it. Being a failure is apparently part of life, so you could try explaining this to the teacher, but with a high level of doubt that that will do any good. After all this, the thought then remains that if you’re never going to be successful again, then why try being successful at all? This feeling of simply no longer knowing how to prepare an essay or other such assignments at a university level is most likely what resulted in my transgressions as a writer in this class.

To make matters worse, it can be painfully toilsome to try to actually “enjoy” completing an essay when the weight of all the tasks assigned by other classes is on the verge of breaking an individual’s shoulders. An individual often needs to be in a content state of mind when attempting to find the passion needed in order to create a work of art. An essay can be seen as such a craft, and is therefore failing to be as beautifully written as it ought to be is the destiny of an individual who is burdened with math, French, biology and psychology as well. An example of my slightly unacceptable writing can be found in all three of my essays and response papers that I wrote for this class. My first essay, for instance, seems to contain a never-ending supply of awkward sentences “People will still find ways of sharing what they think along with performing any other method in which a group can be born” as well as a high chance of words that need to be changed to more appropriate words, such as the word “It” in “It seems that community has benefited from the creation of the internet, when in fact it probably has not “.

My second essay seemed to have been an improvement, but areas of it too called for rain, especially in my poor thesis “Frequently we confuse the characteristics …what is masculine and what is feminine with the natural aspects of gender…” because apparently, it isn’t arguable. I appear to have made no improvement in finding objections during this essay as well. Out of all of my essays, the third certainly calls for thunder and lightning. This is only of my personal opinions, but I think it brings out the worst of my writing abilities, which will become apparent once the essay has been looked upon and then thoroughly dissected. My response papers were perhaps even more dismal than my third essay and all my other essays combined. The fourth response paper in my own mind showed that I did not understand the readings of which we were assigned, “In fact, it might be rather pointless to debate about the issue of ‘proper language’ at all.” It was also my only response paper that I recall had a quote, “‘WE must agree to spell cat c-a-t and note-l-e-p-h-a-n-t, and we must agree that by that word we mean a small furry quadruped that goes meow …”.

It is evident that I likewise did not understand the reading for my fifth response paper about Canadian slang”…Furthermore, perhaps Canadians are exposed to American media so much that we shouldn’t need to create our own slang. Maybe constantly hearing it said by them is enough for us to survive?” This last response paper as well as the other that was handed in had no quotes and they all most likely contained a plethora of awkward sentences as well. The existence of my poor writing skills has certainly been well proven in these short assignments that I have written. An individual may travel through each of these negative aspects that can be found in my English 1100 writings, then may use them to engage in extremely long dialogues with another, but the positive aspects that also can be found should not be ignored. How alone I know they would feel if at least the astonishing thesis I created for my first essay concerning communities was not discussed, “The World Wide Web has rather become just another part of the community that man has already put in place and has therefore changed very little”.

And how I described my personal experience with gender-restrictive language as an aunt”Now that they have inhabited the world long enough to be pressured with the apparent do’s and don’ts of manliness, they have been quick to realize that Polly Pocket and Barbie, unfortunately, do not meet these strict qualifications” would be such an unfortunate waste of paper if silence was the only word to describe them. And as much as I would like to argue that my response papers have been engraved with even greater sins than these and probably deserve to be ignored, there are noticeably good stories to tell about them as well. It can be read that I used “The ways in which humans phrase things seems to be continually changing as the clock ticks away” as the first sentence of response paper number four, followed by me introducing the author and then again in my other response papers. With the sentence, “Canadian culture will never die because it is using other cultures to keep it alive” I even used a conclusion that relates to the hook: “Canadians may not use slang as often as Americans, but does that necessarily mean that Canadian culture is slowly dying?” in the third response paper.

I, therefore, have no logical reason to deny that my response papers still contain the positivity of the necessary conclusion, topic sentence and introduction of the author I have learned is needed when composing a paragraph. Just as much as we have the words to discuss the endless reasons why my writing has been proven to be terminally ill, we can speak about the opposite as well. I have argued against my mistakes that have presented themselves with my essay writing, and yet I have no way to guarantee that these arguments will gain me the B- I would hope to achieve. I have experienced a slow death by homework in other classes, and misconceptions about essay and paragraph writing that high school has bestowed upon me. But despite these burdens, I have managed to produce products with almost as many good aspects as bad. My efforts put into this essay may even make up for my previous mistakes. Thus, perhaps I will obtain a decent percentage, but I have chosen to remain a pessimist and accept both good and bad C+ instead. Perhaps less thunder and lightning will choose to make itself known next semester

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