Who I am

Jordan - dillon, Montana
Entered on November 12, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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“Who I Am”

I believe that I am an average writer. I know that I won’t be like the great writers of all time but I still try my hardest to do better every day. I believe that I can write a good paper every once and a while. I try my hardest to make sure that every piece of work that I turn in is to the best of my ability and try to incorporate everything that was taught to me. I know that if I feel emotionally attached to a certain subject, I am going to do a good paper. I know that I still have a lot to work on in order to become a better writer, but I’m slowly learning as I go. I believe that if I was given a topic to write about it wouldn’t be a long essay that goes on for pages. For some reason I just jot down facts and my opinions towards the subject. I have a hard time trying to elaborate things into greater detail. I’m just a “Straight to the point” kind of guy. I know that when I first started writing as a child I didn’t think I was good at all. As I progressed through elementary my teachers tried helped me with my grammar and spelling. Taught me how to make an essay from beginning to end, and summarize stories with weekly book reports. In all that time I learned a lot about myself, and myself as a writer. I haven’t really noticed a change in my ideas and how I put them into words, but I have noticed that I could give my ideas a deeper meaning and somehow relate them to something in life. Being able to become a better writer is a way for me to express myself in a different way rather than physically. It gives me a sense of balance, like I can do something with my life that isn’t controlled by someone else. The 18 days in this class helped me to find who I am as a writer. I came into this class lost and nervous, but I found myself somewhere along the way. Now I am a more confident and open writer.