when you know the direction you are taking your life is the right one?
When my English 150 class handed in our opinion editorials 1 week ago, my professor told us she wouldn't be giving many A grades. In fact, she told us we shouldn't expect one at all. She said she would be grading our papers harshly, and that we shouldn't get offended by the grades we would receive. I expected a B. A solid B. And I convinced myself that I would be happy with that.
Today, we got our papers back. She didn't hand them out until the end of the class period-- and honestly, I hardly paid attention all class because I was so anxious to see my score. Before she handed them out, she gave us (yet, another) lecture on not getting upset about our scores-- that college was like that, etc.. (It's a class full of Freshmen, obviously.) At that point, I was thinking to myself, "75. You got a 75. Don't be upset. You'll do better next time. Blah, blah blah blah."
When she finally handed me my folder, I was terrified to look at the score-- however, my curiosity could hardly contain itself. I pulled out the grading sheet, prepared myself for the worst, and looked at the score: 93. A. One of two.
This is what she said about my paper:
Though you expressed your concern that this topic choice was a little emotionally heavy, I felt this argument was very effectively executed. I thought you did an excellent job of incorporating logical appeals still while maintaining the full force of your emotional arguments. You seem to have a sophisticated handle on language and sentence-level mechanics, which makes your paper a palatable read. It was serious, honest, and at times very touching. The impulse to incorporate more logic I think was a good one. The conclusion I thought was very pointed and effective �C you managed to end a very emotionally-driven argument on a not-cheesy note. Again, your handle on language and timing is very keen. I hope to see more of this in papers to come.
Really, I'm just sharing because I feel good.
When I first found out that AP English credit doesn't count for English 150 when you are an English major, I was severely upset. (Just like most other English majors I've talked with.) However, at this particular moment in time, I am pretty darn happy about it. Heh.
Also, I am pretty sure I ate my weight in food today.
Who knew PF Chang's had such great desserts?
Yeah, not me. My senses were pleasantly shocked.
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