Today I got my first writing assignment back and I thought I’d post it here for you all, especially because I’m taking my English class to improve my grammar/writing. This first work is just a paragraph, so its pretty short.
Shopping for Clothes and Shoes
For a number of reasons, unlike most women, I do not like shopping for clothes or shoes. The first reason is that being fashionable can be a costly endeavor. Even a single pair of pants can set me back more than $50, depending on where I buy them at. For this reason, I prefer to buy clothing items only when I need them. The second reason why I do not like clothes shopping is because of the patience required. Although most women I know do not mind walking into a store changing room with five different outfits and trying them all on, I do not possess that level of patience. I usually get frustrated when the first two clothing items that I try on do not fit me properly, and then I start to get hot and cannot wait to get out of the store. The third reason, that I get annoyed with stores offering many brands and each brand makes their clothing to certain body types that are different from mine; for example, designer A’s size ten is not the same as designer B’s size ten. As mentioned previously, I tend to buy clothes or shoes only when I need something new. I feel happy and satisfied when I come home with something new that I like and feel good wearing, but I simply cannot stand the whole clothes shopping experience. Perhaps one day I will feel differently, and I will enjoy going out with my girlfriends to the mall. For now, I will continue to avoid adding new items to my wardrobe unless necessary.
Believe it or not, I got a 98, a score higher than I expected. This paragraph was not hard because I do not enjoy shopping (unless its at places like Lowe’s and Home Depot), so coming up with a few examples was easy. Though I prefer short writing assignments, from here on out, I’ll have to write a couple of essays of 500 words and two other ones of at least 750 words.
Writing is not easy for me. More often than not I hit road blocks where I feel like my mind cannot function, even about topics I’m passionate about such as animals, consumerism, and fitness. As I go along with my class and writing assignments, I’ll be sure to share with you my graded work.
Feel free to share your “constructive” criticism, but please be nice = ) and wish me luck!