At the beginning of the year, everyone was so young. our minds were fresh out of middle school. Weather we wanted to or not we were here to learn; our brains absorbing all the knowledge they can. After a giant kick of reality, we learned, and i learned, how high school should really portray to us. while we sit and think back at the beginning days of high school, we find it out sketched in our mind on what our tasks are to do, what goals to set, and how to keep them forever in our heads so we don’t forget what high school is really about.
Cyber English was a big step in my learning process. I was able to recap on some literary rules and terms that I had learned the previous year in the 8th grade. Because high school is such a big step up from middle school, so were the classes. Although cyber English wasn’t very challenging, the writing and blogging of it all were stressed filled moments. Sometimes when I were to type for my independent reading I would be frustrated, thinking it wouldn’t look or sound right. Or that maybe people would read my blogs and never believe I wrote them. Now that I know how challenging English class really was, I had to focus more about what I needed to do in order to become a successful writer.
Some of the things I’ve learned were how to make complete sentenced, and fix run on sentences and fragments. This was a big help because if I ever read through my stories, I could catch many of my mistakes that I saw in my blog posts.
Some of the changes that I noticed in myself from the beginning of the year were that I actually had the motivation to write on my blog posts. Before high school, English was doing worksheets and reading books chosen for us. Here in cyber English, there is more freedom. You get to read the books you want and all you have to do is post blog posts about the book and your understanding of it all. If you do that, you just have to use your knowledge to keep the paragraph making sense and giving the reader what they want to see; you’re unique and creative, individual words.
My favorite book had to be to kill a mocking bird. As crazy as that may seem, it’s the truth. It was the most well written novel I had ever read. I absolutely loved the characters and sometimes I got a little emotional whenever something went bad for Jem and scout
After remembering my beginning years as a freshman, every thing I learned is very useful information. If I were to ever forget this class, I wouldn’t be able to become an author or journalist, my dream career for well into the future. Thank you Ms. Hogue.