Besides, improving at writing is mostly breaking bad habits. Like always writing in first person(Every writer of teen fiction).
Subsequent to this is slowly removing the fact that the main character is a Mary Sue, which just gets downright creepy when they pop up in first person writing.
@Dhampy: I don't think it was the right approach, really. Writing papers is, by and large, mostly a game of discovering what your teacher's particulars are and working around that. By giving them that kind of assignment - especially as a first one - you essentially will be able to leverage whether or not you judge that they have indeed "improved" against them in the future. Nobody who wants their credits would risk potentially doing terrible on a first assignment and not please their new teacher.
Just my two cents, though.
"DIS ONE TIME ME AN TYRONE WENT TO DA CHOCALET FACTRY AND DERE WAS DIS WITE GUY WIT ORANJE HAER"
And then naturally they would write something comparable to Paradise Lost in prose and composure for their final essay.
Cells are bad. My uncle lives in a cell. It's ten foot by twelve and he has to read the same boring, old magazine everyday. The end.
That is definitely not how papers work.
Your professor doesn't want you to pander to them. They want you to engage in scholarly discussion. They don't care if you agree with them, but they do expect you to be able to make a valid argument.
Don't mistake the lack of ability in the student for unreasonableness in the professor.
by the way, why does everyone love posting non-spam topics on OTD? im not gonna bother moving it though...clicking my mouse 3 times is too much work >_>
I dunno, man. I think if I were able to figure it out before the deadline I might be willing to try for something like this. Mainly only because English is my best subject and major, so I would be fairly confident that I could pull myself out of any hole I might be digging. Heck, I drew a ninja on a giraffe on my Algebra 2 final last semester for extra credit.
I love that movie.