My First English Class Discussion Essay

897 Words Dec 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Upon departure from my first English class as a freshman, I had no idea what to expect. The class was nothing like any English classes I had taken prior. Thinking critically about what we wrote, in class discussions, and readings every week were all in a day’s work here. I’ll be the first to admit that I did not really count this class as a top priority, and I did not think I would learn anything important from it just like my other English classes. I was terribly wrong. Throughout this English course there were three “ah-hah” learning moments that occurred to me as a writer, as a student, and as a citizen. Whilst in the middle of our second in class discussion we started listing out a bunch of topics because the class did not understand how to address philosophical implications. During most of the discussion I was finding myself daydreaming about the subjects at hand. I could not concentrate for the life of me. After a few of those discussions, about halfway into the semester, I realized that I was not benefitting at all from these discussions whilst some of my friends in the class were. I decided to go home and talk to my cousin about it. While we were talking she brought up that maybe I do not feel comfortable in group settings and not paying attention was a coping mechanism of mine. I’m going to be honest with you, this was not really my “ah-hah” moment, but rather a reminder as a student. One thing I try to cover up and do not really share with anyone is that I have…

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