So I care about how well I write and get my point across to others. Rumery states, “It’s your reputation…Miscommunication can kill your business.” Although, many young people may say arrogantly, “I don’t care what people think about me,” they should, it’s their reputation that is getting hurt. If one has a great reputation, then they may be looking at career success and higher earnings in their future (Rumery). That’s enough inspiration for me, that’s why I am here anyways, retaking a freshman English class, because it will improve my future
An excellent writer might revise their work by adding missed words or phrases, fix misspelled words, or reorganize their thoughts. Revision gives the writer a chance to see if their writing is really worth saying and if the reader will understand it. The writer should think “Does the introduction clearly state what you intend it to? Will your aims be clear to the reader?” My opinion about writing has changed positively because i now understand why writing is important for daily life.
Not So Fast” Andrea Lunsford researched students’ writing for 30-plus years to see what effect new technology has on how students learn. Lunsford discovered that students are actually improving their own writing skills with the help of mass media. Not only does it allow students more access to educational resources and information, but it also encourages students to do more creative thinking and writing outside of class which Lunsford refers to in her article as “life writing.” In her research she recalls the account of a student who sent a friend a text message which was completely informal and would be considered unprofessional by most piers. However, the same student also sent a very formal and professional report to her faculty adviser later on.
In the Sample Essay A, the writer uses a numerous amount of in-text citations to back up the information which makes the claim stronger. Nevertheless, the student in Essay A used two sources, “To Err is Human” by Lewis Thomas’ and “The Difficulties Posed by Schools” by Howard Gardener, since the student used more than one source he/she has more evidence to enhance the essay. Although the essay was well written and organized, it had a few grammatical errors that were noticeable throughout the essay. In addition, the author of Essay A, changed perspectives to “I” instead of being in third person from the beginning to the end of the writing which causes confusion to the reader if not carefully read. After reading the essay multiple amounts of
In this chapter, John Bean suggest that beginning students think of writing as a separate skill when actually it is an integrate part of the critical thinking process. When I think of what Bean is saying, I can hear classmates saying, “I will just BS this assignment. ” Students tend to think that as long as they can write a decent paper then the content nor the process are very important. I like how Bean makes the writing element such a crucial part of learning so that one is not successfully achieved with the other.
Technology connects people more together on the topic of writing and critiquing. Publishing works online will give you the most unbiased comments about how internet users feel about your writing. There are an abundance of teachers who promote students to publish their work on the web such as Diane Davis, a professor of rhetoric at Iowa. In the article she emphasizes that, “publishing her students’ work online improves their writing at all stages” (140). The internet plays a big role and I do not see this tool going anywhere anytime soon.
This grants more creative freedom for the writer, while also instilling the different template methods through practice. In spite of the logical advantages that the templates give the writer, some people are still skeptical of this type of method. Many believe that these templates are a juvenile form that inhabits creativity. One student even proclaims, “I’m in college now, this is third-grade-level stuff.” (10) Regardless of these students claims that templates are too simplistic and less imaginative, Graff and Birkensteins’ idea that one must learn through template forms in order to enhance their skills in the future should be endorsed.
We as young scholars can easily comprehend the importance of literature, but if our reach to success is limited to only one source of information then we would not be able to comprehend the full expansion of knowledge. The fictional novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury expresses the critical aspects and values of reading books and that censoring out books including fiction limits the knowledge of a society. Although non-fiction adds additional preparation towards the understanding of information of the real world, fiction should absolutely be a primary part of the learning experience at least until college levels because it allows students to expand their imagination to spark creative ideas, does not limit their capability of expression through literature, and gives them a passion to reading. There are countless
Listen to the instructions given by the certified instructor, employ the process of prewriting, and outline their draft before writing so that they will be able to write better. In addition,” explaining a concept” in chapter of the textbook have influenced my choice of an even to write about because it explained deeply on how I can explain a subject to those that do not know anything about the subject, how to give listeners a clear dictionary definition, and how the concept is important or useful for me to be remember. For example, it is better to know the concept of a memorable event like eye-witness event to talk about; so that, one would have better things to tell the audience than to just grab a concept one do not know much about.
The purpose of this letter is to introducing my portfolio and how I have improved my writing skills particularly in different genres during this semester. Also, I realized that writing is a challenge for me, particularly when I do not like writing or I do not think of myself as a good writer. However, I need to face challenges and through my academic program I can learn how to write better based on some strategies that you have already taught me. This semester I have applied some strategies as guidelines including prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. Also, I have improved my writing skills through reading and analyzing different reliable articles, textbooks, and documents that were required for various assignments.
According to Deanna DeBrine Mascle, in her article "Writing Self-Efficacy and Written Communication Skills" instruction plays only a minor role in easing writing anxiety. However, self-efficacy is the biggest component to ease writing apprehension and mature proficiency. Students enter college with weaker writing skills.
By introducing students to print-rich materials and digital media with the goal of producing students better prepared for college and career. But does a lesser emphasis on the great literary works of Western history serve students well? Students who are only exposed to “informational texts” such as websites, blogs, and magazines (Greene 23) will suffer in the areas of vocabulary and critical thinking.
How to Be a Better Student Having good writing skills is very important to me. If I improve on my writing skills it can provide better grades and a higher quality future. In this essay I’m going to be stating ways that I can ameliorate my writing skills. I have never been a big fan of reading books and it is mostly because I’m too indolent or because I didn’t think it was fun.
“My Reading and Writing Strengths” Overall, this class has been an extremely help for me. I have been able to identify my strengths throughout this semester. When I started to question myself about what were my strengths or weaknesses, I have discovered that I have more strengths than weaknesses. But, I know if I let my weaknesses take control I would not be a good student.
Robert Mendez from Anita Merina article “Literacy: A Family Affair” had the same guilt of not knowing how to read. “Literacy is more than learning to read. It’s getting rid of the luggage of guilt and shame. It’s realizing you’re opening doors” Robert says (9). Robert had the same motivation as Malcolm X.