April 26, 2012
I recently got back an edited paper from my English professor, and I did pretty badly! Red pen marks appeared in almost every other sentence of my assignment. I got a C on the paper — easily the worst I have done on a written assignment!
Professor Larson provided some constructive feedback and set up an appointment for me with the head of the writing center, Sharon Williams. I walked into Sharon’s office embarrassed about my poor work.
Although Sharon and I had never met, she was so willing to help me improve my composition. We went over the basics, common errors that resonated throughout my work and set up a second appointment!
At Hamilton, no one is a stranger, and I find that professors and the administration are always so willing to help. To be honest, I have always known I have some bad writing habits, but it took some pushing from my professor and help from Sharon to finally address it.
Sure I got a C, but ultimately I am coming away as a better writer.
(Cheers to Sharon Williams for being so friendly and helpful!)
Majors: World Politics, Anthropology
Activities: America Reads, Outreach Adventure pre-orientation leader, rugby and tour guide
Pastimes: Sipping chai, shouting friends’ names across the quads or the bridge, keeping in touch with friends who are studying abroad, late night studying in KJ, overindulging on McEwen stir fry, laughing
Hometown: Medford, Mass.
High School: Medford High School