Create a thesis and an outline on Improving Writing and Reading Skills: Writing as Talent. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required.
Two years ago, I was not just a poor writer, but English was foreign to me. I come from Kazakhstan, a country where only a few can understand English. I moved into America two years ago and that is when I started my essay writing. Initially, it was stressful living in America, since no one spoke Russian or Kazakh, the languages I understood best. Primarily it was my parents’ idea that I move to America. They felt that American education was the best for me. I was then in 9th grade and the idea of migrating to a place that was, very different from my home country was terrifying. However, when I learnt that my relatives were planning to migrate to Boston, I was encouraged to face what I had initially considered challenging. I had told my parent that I did not feel ready to leave my country but after thinking of the idea of getting a good education, I decided to migrate to America.
Though I have been in America for only two years, I am glad that I made that decision. I searched for a high school in Boston since I felt it would be good to be near my relatives. When I joined Worcester academy, it was one of the most challenging moments of my life. The students spoke good English while I was quite poor in this language. The most challenging of all was the fact that I had to write essays, something that I had never done before. As much as I was doing fairly well in my other classes, essay writing was making me feel depressed since it was crucial and I was not doing well. Were it not for my teachers, who made me believe that I could write good essays, I would never have dedicated myself as I did.