Dear Mrs. Dille

Dear Mrs. Dille,

During our class today I was asked by freshman students who would maybe one day also be taking your AP English class their Junior year. I was asked “Has your approach to writing changed during this course?” I said ‘Yes, because you have to truly understand what you are writing about to make it a good essay. You need details and a hook.’

“How has your approach about reading changed this semester?” My approach to reading has honestly stayed the same, I don’t really choose to read unless I have nothing else to do. It doesn’t come naturally to me, I wish I could say otherwise. My attitude about reading has changed a lot, I realize that reading and knowledge is power. In my book that I have been reading I learned how petrified wood is actually formed. How cool!

Having to write all semester every time that I am in class has really changed my attitude about writing. Yes, writing about arguments and having them have to be three pages or more is of course difficult but manageable. I don’t struggle with it as much as I would have in the beginning of the year. I have grown to expand my vocabulary and that will definitely help me in the future.

The piece of writing that I am most proud of is both of my political essays because spending class periods and after school researching to have a good essay and proof, an argument, and to get the point across takes time and I definitely did, Which makes me very proud of those pieces of writing.

I would characterize myself as a reader, I am more strong at reading and still like to read things that interest me and relate to things that are going on in my life at the time. As a writer, I am for sure stronger at writing. I have learned to write and get the reader involved. I might still ramble on but I can fix that with time and practice.

I feel like I preformed good but not amazing. I could have put all of my effort in somethings that I just did not. But overall I feel really good that I came into this AP English class not taking a Pre-Ap class, I am proud of myself for adjusting to the change.

At the beginning of the semester I has somewhat of a clue of what pathos, ethos, and logos were but I really wasn’t sure. Now I have them down. I know how to write a rhetorical essay that gives an argument, detail, etc…  I know about diction, connotative language and much more!

If I had a chance to re-do this class I would have put 100% effort into all of the essays I had to write, even though I made good grades and made A’s to just know that I put everything I had into those essays and classwork I would have felt so much better about the work and assignments.

My goals for the next semester is to work hard and pass the AP test!!! The suggestions I have for improving this class would be to pick our own books and to write about fun things such as a fun topic or a made up story of our own would be super fun!


Slice of life #5 Quote

It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere. But it’s a good place to be, I think. It’s like floating. From up above, you can see everything at once. It’s the only way how

– Danzy Senna, Caucasia

Missing summer #4

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d38/74207504/files/2014/12/img_0295.jpg. I am missing the warm sun that was always on my back, I am missing being able to go to barton springs with my best friends, I am missing long summer nights when we didn’t have a curfew, I am missing that tan I worked so hard to get. I miss it all. I hate it the cold. Summer come back.

Book blog #5

Junior and Penelope slowly get to know each other better and they go to the school dance together. Since junior is a poor Indian boy he has to wear his fathers old tux, he feels like everyone is going to judge and laugh at him but once he walks into the building all of the boys eyes fill with envy and the girls all admire how handsome he looks. Penelope just thinks to herself how lucky she is that junior is all hers.

Book blog #4

Junior has been at Reardan high school for a couple of months now, he has met this beautiful girl named Penelope they have gotten closer after Junior found her throwing up in the restroom seeming very concerned.