Okay so I’ve had a pretty unusual and crummy weekend which stopped me from doing this blog up until now, but hey, its Sunday and I’m expecting the day to go much better than the past two.
Believe it or not, but I was locked out of my room for hourrsss by my own roommate Friday night… but in my kitchen?? Yes you heard correctly, in my kitchen. Apparently the dorms are seriously into safety and I couldn’t even “break in”. I was going to call the lock out people in the front office but I decided I would wait because I had another option. Option 2 was simply waiting for my other roommate to get home so I can get back into my room through a shared restroom. Sadly enough, I waited until 4 a.m. until she got home to finally get into bed. PHEW! I was locked out with only my phone and a dead laptop. My phone proved to be useless for the blog site..
Now Saturday night, I was prepared to write the blog post but the internet was out all night. “This is just great!” My literal exclamation.
Okay well, now to start off the blog post. I decided to just write out my experience with the 5 paragraph essay and my writing experiences throughout college and such. I haven’t written an actual essay of any kind in so long. But I always say that and I feel as if I might be lying. I actually have written a 5 paragraph type essay in my Junior college which I feel is probably the worst thing since I have no experience in any kinds of other writing. I took a prerequisite English course my first semester and then English Comp (ENGL101) my 3rd semester. In the first class, we were still following the 5 paragraph system which I was fine with since I was just out of high school. We did learn different types of writing paper styles such as analytical, persuasive, etc. Except for the very fact that I didn’t realize that that class was very fast paced because it was an 8 week course. Yea I was happy I got over it faster, but not much stuck.
Now a crazy story about my English Comp class, we all sort of just passed that class by default because the teacher was really going through a rough patch and was getting fired by the end of the semester. We did probably one essay and it was a book review of sorts on the book Fight Club. So what did I learn there you ask? Possibly nothing at all.
Now that I’m in university here at Chico State, it’s so weird because my Junior college didn’t help me set up for anything! So my first semester here which was only last semester, (Fall’16) I found myself following guidelines very strictly, looking up HOW TO’s on google and ways to write and Analysis paper on a book. That’s the only paper I have written so far.
I feel like everyone in this class is so much more experienced with English papers and formats than I am because I had a crappy education with a somewhat flawed system. This is technically my first actual English class since I just decided to add on the TESOL and Linguistics minor. I hope I can learn more about writing in general so I can become a better writer and sound more inclined to be part of the English family here on campus.
Sorry for the ranting! But those are really all my experiences.
“Why do you write like you’re running out of time?” -Hamilton