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Reflection on Growth During Tenth Grade English Class
Title Page
Analyzing a Short Story
Research Paper
Table of Contents
Reflection on Growth in 10th Grade English Class
Introduction to ESLR's Section
Tennis Certificate
Chapter 12 Test
History Project
Chemistry Lab
Spanish Test
Community Service
School Involvement Reflection
Fluorine Poster
Yearbook Layout
List of Readings
Personal Reflection
Community Service Reflection
Biographical Narrative
Persuasive Essay

          Sophomore is that year when you are no longer the baby of the school, but you are not the hot shots yet.  Being a tenth grader was such an odd pahse, but I got through it.  I believe that i grew stronger in English class, but I did not try as hard as I should have. 
 
         In the beginning of the year I was so nervous and I had a hard time adjusting to the fast-paced curriculum.  I tried my very hardest in the beginning but i soon gave up.  I did not believe that I could ever get any grade higher than a C in the class and therefore concluded in me not trying at all.  I would not study, i would not revise my essays, i would not even try to learn the new vocabulary words because I was just going to wing-it.  I regret all of that because if I had tried at all, I could be getting a higher grade in the class right now.
 
          In the middle of the year, I started trying a lot more, our grading system was turned upside down out of no where.  I tried and tried, but i still do not get the grade that I think i should be getting in the class.  Maybe it's just me, but I do not think my writing is all that horrible.  I do sound repetitive and elemetary, but it is understandable (sarcasm, my writing needs to improve A LOT). 
 
          Towards the end of the year, where we are as of right now, I am barely passing by the class with a B-.  I do not think that is growth at all.  At least it is not a C, but soon it will be there.  If i had not spent most of my time out of that class and in yearbook, i think that i would be doing better in that class than I am right now.  I did not spend most of my time physically in yearbook, but my mind was always on it.  Next year I will not spend too much thinking energy on yearbook, I will spend my time developing my vocabulary so that I will not sound like a third grader learning how to construct a compound-complex sentence.

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