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I wish I was properly taught how to write APA format papers. In high school, I strictly wrote all my papers in MLA format causing me to be a little confused about this writing style in college. APA format was crucial for majority of my classes, and is something that should taught more often to high school students.

Katrina Bersamin '18

Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University of Honolulu


Katrina Bersamin is a PCHS Class of 2018 graduate. She currently attends Chaminade University with the mindset of becoming an orthopedic nurse in the future. In her free time, she likes to write short little poems about life, but mostly about love and romance, for this generation seems to relate to this topic more so than ever.

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In high school, I was a part of Health Academy with Mr. Shishido, Mrs. Brighter, and Mrs. Matsumoto. Mr. Shishido and Mrs. Matsumoto’s class helped me learn basic anatomical prefixes and terms going into my pre-nursing classes, and the case studies they have provided for it got me to fully understand what my Anatomy and physiology, and microbiology professors would talk about. Mrs. Brighter also helped me with creative writing which helped me in my creative arts class of literature, as I progressed more in my poem writing skills.

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