Part 1 If I were to have it my way, I would enroll in hybrid classes which give you the best of both worlds. With and 112, I did not learn as much as I would have if the class would have been regular lecture style. Honestly, this class reiterated the same concepts I had learned in high school and further confirmed my ability to adequately write at the college level. However, this class allowed me to experience communication by means of the written word, rather than verbal instruction with a professor and interaction with fellow classmates, which is a unique experience. Secondly, I grew to love helping others in their writing through the use of peer editing.
Planning can help you to formulate ideas and to ensure that the structure of your final essay is logical and appropriate to the essay title. There is many different way of planning that I use such as drawing pictures, making lists, brainstorming, using graphic organizers. Planning is important because it make the writing easier when I plan what I’m going to talk about. Also in the article by Berkenkotter which she did study and experiment on Donald M. Murray to see how perfitonal academics and she found that planning is important process in Murray writing Strategy. “Some of the more provocative findings of this study concern the sub-processes of planning and revising that have not been observed in conventional protocols”.
I challenged myself by choosing subjects that required an immense amount of research and consideration while also thinking of how I could set up the paper. I learned how to apply different methods of writing styles into my own work and make connections between each of the points I utilized. Furthermore,
It started by providing the definition of Astronomy which get the reader more focused in this field. Then the researcher started to highlight the wide importance of astronomy in different aspects which attracts the reader more to the study. To support the importance of astronomy, the researcher listed the countries attentive in research in the field of astronomy. For the significance of astronomy, it is a main part of the curriculums from the primary education to the university based on the cited source. The purpose of the study is clearly stated at the end of the introduction which is developing an astronomy concept inventory to evaluate the undergraduates’ understanding of earth motion, moon and moon phases.
This is important because most courses in college have writing in them. As the semester has progressed, I have slowly started to understand where I am with writing and where I need to improve. Revising my essays is a great way to learn from my mistakes. Although my writing is not great yet I am slowly improving
My artifact was a textual analysis essay on Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Throughout this artifact process I learned how to analyze long text for evidence, how to structure a textual analysis, and how to compose an outline for an essay. My essay’s main argument was that Ray Bradbury showed both conformity and individualism throughout Fahrenheit 451. I was assigned this artifact to track my college readiness in the area of writing and to assess my take away from the book. To analyze means to understand on a level deeper than the surface I picked the individuality vs conformity prompt because I felt like it was the most prevalent one throughout the book and it was really interesting to me.
Understanding my peers strengths and weakness helps me translate what I can do with my writing. A writer that has stronger writing skills gives me the advantage to improve my writing skills just by proofreading. When I am reading my essay aloud, I do not notice writing errors until someone else reads. When reviewers are confused with parts of my paper, I take what they say into consideration and change what I wrote. In this class, we had a peer revision for our writing process essay.
I now do prewriting activities like abstracts, Venn diagrams, peer questions and much more. The way I used to write my body paragraphs was I would just start writing, and I would not even check to see if what I was saying followed my thesis or if it made any sense whatsoever. Now I think about what I’m writing and how it connects to my thesis. I check to see if all the information fits together correctly, and I see if it makes sense. In the past, my introductions and conclusions did not always fit with the rest of the paper.
It seems to me that it is really a good way to enrich my content and help me figure ideas out as much as I can. Generally, the reason why I can leave grammar, spelling and punctuation behind when I am writing is because it is only my first draft. After free writing, you can still edit your text
Growing up over the years I have thought of writing to be a very limited field. Limiting writing to only published books, magazines and writing my essays for school, but over the course of the last couple weeks I have learned otherwise. Having read the texts that were assigned in class and discussed them as a group, has really allowed me to see that there are more parts to writing than the actual task of writing and allowed me to form my own ideas of good writing. Although some people believe that grammar and spelling makes good writing, in actuality good writing is created through understanding the context, connecting with the audience and realizing the genre you are writing in. The first of many parts of good writing is being able to understand
Other than that, the class has not greatly affected my english. I write for fun in my spare time, so I already knew what I was doing. The major problem I have with my writing is swapping back and forth between past and present tense. Since this semester focused mainly on the more basic grammar points, it has helped me
Writing is a way of expressing one’s language into words in a visual form of a paper. Writing involves recalling words, forming sentences, and writing. Reading skills are important, but it is not everything that is needed to be literate. As to being able to properly communicate in writing is an essential part that goes with reading. Ever since I was going to school I was able to learn how to write.
The thesis is the main sentence of an essay. It tells the reader what the writer is going to talk. Every paragraph in the essay will lead back to the writer 's thesis statement, if it does not the writer is getting off topic. Knowing the aspects of a good thesis now I now know what I need to improve on to make my papers successful. Although the thesis is the most important part, one must also have strong topic sentences that back up the thesis.