Tyreanna D. Wolfe
Writ 101, Section 57
18 September 2013
My Struggles in Writing
I have always struggled with English since I was able to read and write. My grandmother and teachers of my early development stage tried their best to help me with my English skills, yet I was very hard of learning. I also had a few problems with comprehending a lot of stories that I read. My teacher explained to my mom and grandmother that I had a high level of reading; however, I was not able to answer comprehending questions that followed the reading. Not being able to comprehend affected my ability to write about the stories that I read. I felt very discouraged. My grandmother took more hours off of work to stay at home to help me since my mom was not able to at the time, but I still would still did not understand. My grandmother thought I was going to fail but luckily I passed. In addition, I continued to a higher level of education.
Doing exactly enough to pass to the next grade is what I did every year while in elementary school. When I reached the eighth grade in middle school, I was given a very hard teacher named Mrs. Harris who required us to read many passages and to write summaries about those specific passages. Doing just enough to pass had to change. Usually, she would give us assigned readings almost every day and tell us to turn in the responses the next school day. I became overwhelmed by all of the reading and writing we had to do in her class. With me struggling with reading, I went to her after school to ask her to help me with my comprehension. Mrs. Harris sat down and gave me a few tips on how I could make
comprehending much easier. She gave me sample passages and helped me break it down where I could understand the passage more in details. I stayed after school for about an hour everyday for the next month and two weeks. She also helped me with the assigned reading that she gave out to all of my classmates every day. My grade in reading...