You might remember a while back when I mentioned (quite a bit) that I was writing an essay about Enjolras and Grantaire for English. I just realized that I never mentioned the outcome of that.
Firstly, I got it back early, because it had some “major issues.” Apparently I didn’t site a quote in the right format, which counts as plagiarism and therefore dropped my grade on the essay to a C. Now, my English teacher’s pretty cool, so he let me take it home and fix that citation and turn it in with a late-pass to improve my grade.
Before I get into the outcome, let me explain something about my English teacher. He grades essays very harshly. We’re in an advanced class, so as students we all feel personally affronted at getting anything other than an A or high B at something. But in English, it’s rather commonplace to get a B or C. Getting a B is considered good.
But A’s. Those are rare. Of the four or so essays we’ve had this year, I think I’ve gotten varying levels of B every time. And I like to think of myself as a good writer. And this is how it comes to pass that my lowest grade is in English, which is a class I’ve always loved and excelled at.
So I have this Enjy&Taire essay (titled Nobody Loves the Light Like the Blind Man) that I got a high C on and I fix two little citations and turn it back in.
I got an A.
And not only an A, a 100%
I’m truly sorry, and I realize this sounds like boasting (which I’m actually quite uncomfortable with. making a resume is the WORST for me), but I’m just truly in shock.
Like, real shock. Like, someone-get-this-girl-a-shock-blanket shock.
Maybe there was a mistake?
I mean I’d like to think that my deep character-analysis essay with mild shipping undertones was just that awesome, but I just. I’m at a loss…
So until I figure out how to react, I’m just going to leave it at this.
When given the option to write an essay over something you fangirl over, take the opportunity. You will get A. Hopefully. And use semicolons; that’s how your prove that you got an education.
*still fangirling because I wrote a ship essay*