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Nick Poggetti The Same As Everyone Else Apparently everyone or many that I’ve talked to and heard from are just like me. This too alike with some passages I read for homework. I enjoy writing when there are no bounds restricting what can flow freely. Creative story telling is a great way to share my experiences and thoughts, but all through high school I found myself struggling and never being able to put what I thought onto paper. A quote from a passage we read in Writer’s Way summed up how I was feeling about my writing throughout most of my high school writing experience: “An A is a lousy response to a poem.” (Rawlins 12) Similar to the author of the poet who received nothing but a grade on their heartfelt poem, I found myself wanting feedback from the few storytelling experiences I got in high school writing. Maybe it was just my teacher, but when I got back a
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Unformatted text preview: paper I put hours into and thought was a winner and received nothing but a “good attempt” in the bold, pink ink on the top of my paper, I felt like giving up. It wasn’t until my senior year that I really learned the basics on how to really write papers, whether it was formal or informal. Though I learned the basics, I do not claim to be a great writer of any sort. I feel my skills in writing are still mediocre. I am not ashamed to admit that I even have writer’s block writing this essay. It took me longer than it should have to brainstorm any ideas for this short piece of work. I don’t want to sound like a downer, but truthfully my view of myself as a writer has been shaped by years of disappointing grades and not very much support....
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