We invited students participating in Berkeley Connect in Spring 2019 to enter our Student Voice Contest and share with us a memorable experience they had in Berkeley Connect. The winning entry below was written by Arelli Adams, a first-year Media Studies student who participated in Berkeley Connect in English.
English has never been my forte. Which is why I decided to participate in Berkeley Connect in English, in hopes to become a little better at understanding the subject. When I am writing, I am always second-guessing my strategies and my structure. I always thought that certain people are just gifted at English and it comes easy. In early April, I attended this oddly surprising and relatable Berkeley Connect class and experienced my favorite moment yet.There was a panel of wonderful writers, and I heard something I never thought I would hear from talented English professionals.