In my undergraduate studies, no course has left a positive impact on me more than expressive writing. Most courses I have taken dictated that good writing reflects the application and knowledge of course content and themes. While I improved as a student following this criteria, my capabilities as a writer needed improvement. This course helped me to overcome that writing obstacle and developed my self-knowledge that will help me in my pursuit of legal studies. The structure of coursework improved my writing skills.
The essays I have written this semester have improved immensely thanks to the feedback from both Mrs. Menetre and Mrs. Fleming. I improved my essays by learning how to manage these three main distractions: friends, surroundings, and technology. I made mistakes in my first essay, “Improving Myself
Besides, I am most satisfied with my summary and response. Before the time I began the essay, I was allowed to find the article that I loved, which made me very interested in writing this essay. Then I repeated the article I found in my own words, which is the process of writing the summary. I not only showed my own opinion but also shared many interesting experiences in my response. According to the test, I am a person who likes sharing.
In this portfolio, I have included my collection of assignments to showcase my writing abilities and how my writing skills have grown over the course of this semester. My best assignment is the Discipline Investigation and my second best is the Rhetorical Analysis. Although the RA was my second best assignment, I was able to learn valuable skills by deconstructing an article and identifying rhetorical appeals and strategies to find the author’s main purpose.
What I also learnt about myself as a writer is that I tend to write my best essays when I draft them prior to writing a final piece. It gives me a clear idea and a sense of a good thought out work.be it a mind map, bullet points or freewriting, they are very effective guides for ne personally and they transform my work into something
This fall term I decided to take Dr. Jeff Harrison 's writing 121 class since it was required for my degree. Little did I know that it would drastically improve my righting and thought process. In Harrison 's writing class I have learned or improved my critical thinking, writing and reading skills. Well as enhancing my cultural awareness by helping me dig deeper into verbalizing my thoughts. In writing 121 I have faced many challenge and luckily with time I have over come them.
I have learned a lot about how to improve my writing and make it more engaging over this past semester. When writing the first paper I learned a lot about how I write and how to improve my writing. At the beginning of this paper I learned how to plan a paper, by writing down ideas and notes down on a separate sheet of paper. This really helps to narrow down the ideas that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper.
Writing has always come easy to me, or so I thought. Over the course of this semester, I’ve realized that there’s more to writing than just content; in fact, there are many components to writing a good piece, including: transitional statements, expanded vocabulary, textual structure, text type, and integrating outside sources. As a high school student, I tell myself, it doesn’t matter how it’s formatted, you should be more concerned with content, but as a Composition I student, I’ve realized that format and content are entwined. By writing in different genres, Composition I has allowed me to expand on creatively presenting the content in my essays and improve my formatting skills. Furthermore, the different genres that I’ve explored throughout
During this semester, the peer review sessions have been most helpful, and especially helpful when paired with students who are more knowledgeable than I. Moreover, when going into these peer review sessions, most of the time I had a very rough draft of the assigned essay, but after the session, I knew exactly which steps I needed to take to improve my work. Additionally, when polishing my papers I would turn to the tutor before making the peer review suggested changes, but in retrospect, I now realize that I should make the suggested amendments first and then turn it into a tutor for
Reflection Paper As a writer, I feel like I really grew a lot in this past semester. I developed some specific writing strategies and techniques. Now before writing a paper, I take the time to think about it instead of just jumping into it. I will set time aside to pre-write and use writing techniques like freewriting and revising. I have learned that it is easier to begin writing the paper a week before instead of the night before.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
My Comp I class allowed me to develop some of my writing skills that already existed. It also taught me new concepts that I had never learned before. Before this class I never knew how to use APA citation. This is now how I’m citing my last major essay. Out of all the major papers we wrote, the major narrative was my favorite.
This really helped me compose a great first draft because my thoughts were able to flow freely for six hours without any interruptions. Lastly, I knew that the final phase of the writing process was going to be the most important for me, since I have struggled with editing in the past. To ensure a good grade on this paper I self edited countless times. In addition to self editing, I also had several teachers, peers, and my parents edit my paper. I believe that my use of the writing process helped me excel on this paper.
I was most engaged in this course when I was doing the research for this paper. Filtering through all the research and figuring out what is valuable information was the most exciting part for me. Additionally, finding information and connecting it to a suspect is the most satisfying part of my job. Writing the actual research paper has been the second most engaging thing during this course. It is difficult for me because I know I am not a great writer, but there are improvements in my writing since starting college.
I will admit at first when I started writing papers for English 150, I did not feel confident about them. But as I starting writing more paper for many classes I feel that I have improved. I still do not like writing papers, however I do not mind them as much I used to. I find it less hard to brainstorm ideas because of the resources I use. One of the important resources I have discovered throughout the semester is a writing specialist.