Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Something that really annoys me is writing essays. In other classes like math and science there is only one right answer and limited ways to get that answer. When you do a question, as long as you know what formulas to use, you can know if you are getting the right answer or not. In English class there is no right answer. Anything can be right as long as it can be strongly supported. I find it really hard to make sure I am going into enough depth when supporting my thesis and even creating my thesis, and this makes essay writing really annoying. I hate not be able to tell if what I am saying is right or if it doesn't even make sense. Also, even though we can't use any personnel pronouns in essays (another part of essay writing that really annoys me!), I feel like essays are very opinion based. Everyone interprets text in there own way, so essays on the same text can vary a lot. I guess that is nice for the teacher getting to read something different instead of the same thing over and over again, but I always feel I need to make my opinion the same as the teacher's opinion, even though I know that it shouldn't effect my mark. I also am a pretty good procrastinator. Especially when I don't like what I'm doing. Since I can never get my thoughts straight for what I want to write, I just get really annoyed and don't do it. One time I literally sat in front of a computer for two hours and did nothing because nothing would come to me. Then I have the hour before the essay is due to finally throw whatever I can together because I have no more time left. I am sure some of you are reading this and completely disagree with me. If you enjoy writing and like knowing that there is no right answer you probably love writing essays. I am just not that person though, and for me they are the most annoying part of school.