AP Literature and Composition
28 May 2015
Dear Mrs. Wade,
As I look back through my Lit Legacies project, it is easy to say that it was a bit challenging for me to write my pieces; whether it had been coming up with ideas, reaching that full 2 page mark, or even trying to figure out when I was going to write it with all of my procrastination. Here are some of my thoughts, struggles, and accomplishments as I wrote these essays.
As I wrote my blog posts I didn’t have any trouble at all. In fact, it was a bit relaxing to simply write my free thoughts and ideas at my leisure and take a break from the normal essays I am used to. I enjoyed that we put these on our Weebly, because for me, we did not use our Weebly’s in College writing last year and I had forgot how much I love them. Fun and organized, I love how they are set up like real blogs, but only seen by us. These blogs were quick, little pieces that let me take a break before we dove into the deeper papers.
The next piece that we were assigned was the author background. My lit legacy book was The Catcher in the Rye, so my author was J.D. Salinger. Personally, I enjoyed this paper as well. I like to research new things and I learned a lot about Salinger. He had a very detailed life; from living in Europe, fighting in the war, and going to various boarding schools, some parts of Salinger’s life were quite similar to his famous character, Holden Caulfield. Learning all these new things about this author were quite fascinating and for that, it was quite easy to write this paper.
My character analysis paper was definitely a more difficult piece for me to write. I struggled with connecting the ideas and similarities of Holden and Salinger. Although they had similar adventures and personalities, somehow it was hard for me to piece this essay together. I ended up doing not too bad, but it wasn’t one of my favorite assignments.
After writing the character analysis, was the annotated bib. I actually quite enjoyed writing this piece. It was fun to look up different articles on my book and look at a deeper standpoint of it. I really liked going to Andrew’s University and using their data bases to further research my topic. I also liked the format of this assignment. It was a nice change to go from an essay format to a format that was simpler and more easy to write. Minding jogging, pen flowing, at times the thoughts just came to me. I enjoyed writing my annotated bibliography and I definitely thought it was more stress free than writing the initial response paper.
Overall, through the good times and the bad times, I liked the lit legacy project. Stressful and time consuming, I felt overwhelmed at times , but I learned a lot from doing this project and I loved furthering my knowledge on The Catcher in the Rye.