English 1B with Dr. Harris was the first ever English class that I took in San Jose State University. At fist with the thought that everyone in the class was an outstanding writer, intimidated me and scared me into being quite and not talking. I did not produce any outstanding works of literature during this time, average or below average at most, but slowly my writing improved throughout the semester with me engaging in class discussions.
Coming barely out of high school, into a the University i knew that my writing needed serious improvement to fulfill the writing requirements most of the upper division courses demanded. To improve my writing i would participate in the class frequently, coming to class with the reading done, even if they were read at the last moment, helped me to add to the discussions we would have in class and giving me further ideas and tools to further myself in writing essays. Coming to class prepared was a moderate struggle because of me having to juggle school, work and social life at the time. Most of the writing that i have done for this course were mainly written in the night before at twelve o’clock at night and weren’t done until two or three in the morning.
For my benefit i could have visited the professor in her office hours, emailed the professor if i had any issues, and probably even research even more into the topics that we spoke in class about. If i would have earned any specific grade it would be between a solid B and C+.