In 5 Weeks I Learned About Organic Food And Writing Essays

Topics: Organic food, Organic farming, Sustainable agriculture Pages: 5 (1964 words) Published: October 3, 2013
In 5 Weeks I Learned About Organic Food And Writing Essays
Every year I go to Alabama to visit my grandmother (she passed away this January, so I won’t be going there anymore) and stay at my grandma’s friend’s farm at their trailer. This farm has cows, chickens, and other farm animals. Also they have a lot of pecan trees. Every morning I would wake up and meet my dad at the chicken coop, and pick 4 eggs to share for eat for breakfast. These free-range eggs were purple and bigger than conventional eggs. They tasted so delicious; I saw a difference between free-range farmed eggs and the eggs I used to get from the groceries store. Since then I have loved everything natural, and free range. At my parents’ house almost everything is an organic product. I always wonder why they are so obsessed with organic products. So I did research on what are the best ways to avoid hormones, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. One of the articles said that organic is one of the ways to avoid chemical fertilizers. When I started my English 111 class with Mr. Sloan, I had to choose a broad topic, so I could write five essays. I chose organic versus conventional food because it is an interesting topic to learn. Also it can help me to learn new ways to eat better. Anyhow, there is a question that I always asked myself: Is organic healthier than regular food? I found a lot of information about this topic, especially organic versus conventional food having pros and cons. It was very important for me to know the answer because organic food it is more expensive than conventional food. Our first assignment was a narrative paper. In my first draft, I made a lot of mistakes, especially on the content of the narrative (it was an essay not a narrative.) I was very confused, so my classmates helped me to understand the idea of a narrative paper. So, I end up with writing a second draft, and then I changed it to my aunt’s thyroid disease, and what she has been through since she got this disease. I really liked this story because it is something that is going on in my family right now. Every member of my family talks about her situation since she had a miscarriage. Her story starts with her being so athletic, winning three marathons in Lima, Peru, and ends with tragedy because she got pregnant. Later, she had a miscarriage because thyroid disease doesn’t let women have kids in some cases. She was devastated with the news, but even today she has to keep up with her diet and medicine. This topic was very entertaining because it was something that I like to write. I felt very connected writing narratives. I ended up with three drafts in total I was really excited that I was becoming a better writer. I started to like to write papers because I know that I can make informal drafts and fix them as many times as I need to make them formal and presentable. One my second assignment, a persuasive essay, I had to be as persuasive as possible. I had to leave my opinions out of this essay. It was really hard for me because in high school I took English as a second language, so they were more lenient on ESL student. When my classmates and I read our essays in Mr. Sloan class, we all found a lot of mistakes. I really felt like I didn’t need to work on it as much, and I felt prepared, but I was wrong. Our essays were not ready, and they told me I needed to be more persuasive on my topic. I did a lot of research for two days on organic and conventional food. I printed a lot of information and highlighted the most important parts of my sources. I found tons of sources but not all of them were food enough, so I choose four sources. In one of the sources about organic and conventional food it mentions; how organic food is healthier for people because it is free of chemical fertilizers and other chemicals. Another source says that organic food will help to reduce conventional farm pollution and to protect future generations. Most of my sources were mentioning the good...

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