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Project Title

My Struggle for Literacy

Course

ENG100

Semester

Fall

Instructor's Name

Dr. Miriamne Krummel

Year

2016

Writing Process

One of my favorite parts of English 100 with Dr. Krummel was the amount of freedom I had writing every essay. There were almost no limitations about what to write, and there were no set boundaries as to what I could do. This allowed me to grow as a writer in ways I didn’t think possible. The very first essay, the literacy narrative, was very terrifying at first. I had no idea what I was supposed to write about so I just tried to write from the heart. I was unsure if I had done it correctly, so one day I went in for help after class. Dr. Krummel made me read the essay out loud and I was slightly terrified since I’m very introverted. While reading it aloud, at one point I was able to make Dr. Krummel laugh. Dr. Krummel said that this is a hard thing to do and that I’m a great writer. No one had ever said this to me before, since I have dyslexia English is something I’ve always struggled with and basically given up hope of ever being good at. This was the first time I had ever had confidence in my writing skills.

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