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The assignment was the first paper I had ever had to write, I remember thinking I could never write two whole pages. This teacher was not very fond of me nor was I very fond of her. Her name was Mrs. Finkletine, a woman well over 50, who seemed absolutely ancient to me then. We use to compare her figure to what the dinosaurs must have looked like millions of years ago. The paper we were assign was about North Carolina History and Facts. This assignment, a very bland, cut and dry topic no 4th grade boy would be too fond of.\nUntil this paper I had always had my mother to help me with whatever I needed assistance doing. Things had changed though in my mother’s eyes and she decided I must start doing the whole projects by myself. I did so in a slow dreadful manner, I procrastinated until the night before it was due. The next morning I turned in a very rough draft for the final draft. Easy to say Mrs. Finkletine was not pleased with my effort or the butchered piece of writing I had turned in. She gave me an F on the paper, the first F I had ever received. I was an A&B student so this didn’t fly well with my mother. Also it didn’t help that my mom worked right down the hall as a first grade teacher. Mrs. Finkletine told my mother before I could even think of an excuse explaining my horrid grade. I ended up redoing the paper for less credit and getting a C on it. \nFrom this point on in my life I dreaded anytime a paper was assigned. When I went to take the writing test the following year, I didn’t pass. I received a score of 11/20 and the passing minimum was 12/20. So close but no cigar, I took the test again and received a 14/20. Miraculously I got a passing grade, my family was proud of me for barely passing. This was something at the time I didn’t quite understand, why would they be proud of me barely passing? Every time I received anything but an A in a math course/test I got chewed out. I learned from here out that my writing abilities were below normal and a constant struggle I was going to have to deal with.\nI hated writing for the next three years of my life. Middle school had a writing test in the 7th grade that I simply dreaded, and was one of my biggest fears. Of course my 7th grade year, my English teacher was a joke, constantly pushed around by students. I might have been one of the ring leaders of these disruptions but to say the least I learned nothing that year. When the writing test came around I said a pray and got to writing. I just barely passed by 2 points this time and so thankful not to be entitled to the embarrassment of failing the test. \nWhen I got to my freshman year a lot of things changed in my life, I was going to a new big school where everyone knew me as Sarah McGuire’s little brother. Sarah was my sister, captain of the cheerleading team and friends with all the popular people. That same year I had a teacher by the name of Mrs. White, a beautiful 24 year old woman. My eyes would follow her around the class room if they had been super glued. She was not only easy on the eyes but had a very analytical, smooth voice. She helped my writing immaculately; I began enjoying the idea of writing. She made me think of writing as just telling a story of what you did that weekend. If you embellish the story the listeners would be more drawn into the story and to leave out the unimportant parts. \nThis led me to my love hate relationship with writing. I have enough stories to captivate a room, with everyone on the edge of their seats saying, “Then what happened?” Once I figured out how to tell stories I began writing as if I was in front of the room, with every one’s eyes looking at me as if they were asking for more of the story. 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