Importance of English Class Essay
742 WordsJul 18th, 20113 Pages
Taking an English class during college is important for a fundamental education, because regardless of the major I chose, I must able to communicate well in written and spoken words. After all, in the future, when I try to obtain a job, the corporations will most likely base their decision on my ability to express ideas and opinions in a sophisticated and correct manner. Therefore, increasing my knowledge and skills in English will increase my opportunities to success. Yet, currently, many students try to avoid taking English class due to the great amount of practice and dedication that requires. This, in the long run, decreases their abilities to analyze, express and critique ideas. Personally, taking an English class has made my…show more content…
As a foreign student, English class gave me the opportunity to improve my overall knowledge about the language. Another writing mistake was thinking what I was going to write in Spanish and then try to translate it to English. Nevertheless, this does not work. The grammar and idiom differences would make my writing sound confusing and clumsy. In the future, this could affect my performance as a professional. And since a sloppy writing will most likely reflect on a person's poor vocabulary, I am presently learning to improve my vocabulary by reading frequently since it helps me to be exposing to new words, sentence structures, and styles techniques, which I could use in my future assignments. During the semester, I learned to focus on my strengths and work on my weaknesses. I could use my organization, paragraph structure, and transition skills to keep high quality writing. This will be helpful to assure an above average grade when I take English 102 during the summer. On the other hand, although students often try to avoid their weaknesses, I see them as useful. Knowing my weaknesses gives me the opportunity to work on them until they become strengths. For example, as I mentioned before, organization is presently my biggest strength. However, at the beginning of the course, it wasn’t. I had to practice and work on it until it became natural and
My Experience In English Language Essay
29 September 2014
My Experience in English Language
I am not a professional reader, nor am I a professional writer. As a matter of fact, I do not like writing at all especially in English, but then writing is a part of life. Since English is my second language, I always have a hard time writing and reading in English.
However, I have had to learn English to survive in this big country. I was born in Thailand. I wrote, read, and spoke in the Thai language almost all of my life. I had English class in Thailand class, but it was just three hours a week. English was not important to me back then until I moved to South Carolina, USA. I came here when I was seventeen. For me, it is very important to write and read the language of the place where one lives. However, my English was very bad. I could read, but I did not understand I read. Every book in English was closed book, no matter how I turned the pages. Also, I could not write at all. I moved to an environment that was totally different from the one I came from. I knew that this would be my biggest hurdle that I would ever have to overcome.
My first day in high school, I sat in the back of the classroom and felt shy about speaking with friends and teachers because I cannot frame a good sentence to express my problem. I did not even go to cafeteria to order my food; therefore, I always bought snacks from Walmart instead, and I took them to school with me. One time I forgot to bring my snacks, so I grabbed some...
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