Marianne (resplendentposy) wrote,

I can kind of see now why English Composition classes are meant to be taken as freshmen. They’re teaching us how to write essays... which I am currently writing in my philosophy class. Only, in English Comp, we get a week to write a rough draft of a 2-3 page paper, and in philosophy class, we have to finish 3 in 2 days. (Well, actually this past time the third was extra credit.) I’m trying not to get too arrogant with my writing skills, cause this stuff is way beneath me. I don’t know, to me writing just seems innate. Obviously your sentences and paragraphs have to have a flow to them. It seems weird seeing examples trying to teach people how to write that way. For me, it just comes out. I don’t know if I picked it up through school or reading or if it’s just naturally there.

And then there’s people who hate English. It’s English! We use it every day! It shouldn’t be that hard, should it? It’s like my one friend on myspace who I seriously have to try and decipher everything she writes, sounding things out to try and figure out what word she meant to type. It’s not even hard stuff, simple words... Speshul? Wonted? I mean, even if you don’t really care about spelling, at least try for the sake of the people trying to read this stuff. Proper spelling does wonders for being understood. I guess bad spelling/grammar is one of my pet peeves. *snicker* Of course, I’m a perfectionist. I try not to let it get to me too much though, since this is the internet. I should feel fortunate I haven’t run into more people who type like h4xx0rs.
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