At the beginning of the school semester I did not think I was going to learn anything new or improve any part of my writing process. I assumed it was just going to be another class for me to drudge through as part of my degree program requirements. I soon discovered there is more involved in creating a well written paper than just putting words in print. Initially I was both surprised and disappointed in myself for turning in the Process Analysis Essay with a misspelled word in it. Furthermore, during the instructor’s critique of my essay, Ms. Flynn stated the paper “Needs more focus on a particular audience”, and more audience engagement.
I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper. That is why I am grateful for this class because it helps me write papers for others classes and do well. In the end, Dual English Comp has caused me a lot of stress but it has also opened my mind up to writing a successful college paper. I learned new things from writing a thesis to the correct apostrophe positions, to how to cite things correctly.
The Personal Statement Essay Your personal statement or school affirmations essay is both an open door for the school to assess your written work and in addition your own relational abilities. This is the spot where universities look past the ACT/SAT scores, grades and past volunteering encounters and perceive how you are not quite the same as different candidates and realize who you truly are. The nursing personal statement writing gives you a chance to highlight your special encounters and gifts. In any case, regardless of how intriguing your stories may be, a personal statement with an inert tone will neglect to make the correct impact on an entrance advisory board.
By examining the argument titled The Importance of Writing Badly by Bruce Ballenger in the book 21 Genres there is evidence of each rhetorical feature as he discusses the methods of writing that created the best outcomes. Ballenger uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to prove the effectiveness of his argument about the way we are taught to write within our educational system. Ballenger begins by talking about his experiences as a young writer in grade school. He was ridiculed for writing badly, particularly for making his essays “awkward” according to his teacher, Mrs. O’Neill. He often felt under pressure to write the perfect sentence with the perfect words and phrases making his writing unsuccessful in his teachers eyes.
Looking Back Looking back through my papers that I have written for Dual Comp. English III, I realized that I struggled greatly with the use of transition words. I had always used the same few in my papers for other classes and did not understand their importance. I learned that transition words can make a paper really good if used correctly, or really bad if they are non-existent. While writing for Dual Comp.
Dual Enrollment English 111 began with a pretest and it crushed me. The letter grade is not what crushed me but the weaknesses of my writing that it exposed to me. I was not aware of how unprepared I had been in being able write top-notch papers within a time limit. I decided it would be my goal to practice and excel at writing papers with efficiency.
Throughout my education, writing strategies persisted to be a challenge for me. I dreaded writing because I could never find ways to transition my thoughts from my mind to the paper. Ironically, a class that petrified me due to the amount of required writing ended up helping me in numerous ways. English 1301 and my professor prepared me for college and real life by giving me a foundation of effective learning strategies.
Through trial and error, college students are having to figure out what constitutes as acceptable writing for every one of their separate classes all on their own without their ethnic backgrounds taken into consideration. While although Dave was considered privileged because of his years of experience in classrooms that consisted of teachers and students who shared similar social backgrounds, “students from diverse communities may need… teachers in the disciplines… [to] provide them with assignments and instructional support appropriate for first steps in using the language of their community” (262) McCarthy’s findings contribute to the notion, “learning to write… is not only a developmental process that occurs within an individual student, but also as a social process, that occurs in response to particular situations” (236). Although McCarthy only documents Dave as he takes this “journey across the curriculum”, her study is addressing the college student body as a whole. She declares that the success of a student is determined not only by their intelligence, but also their ability to adapt to a wide range of social and academic settings without any negative interference towards their
Furthermore, the more mature college students will be able to have more in-depth discussions regarding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In today’s world, it’s tough for a teacher to not be able to discuss certain aspects of the book. The talk about the n-word and racial discrimination during that time period, for example, should be discussed within the classroom. The strictness of high school might hinder the potential depth of these conversations; while in a college’s less strict environment, professors have more of a freedom to discuss the controversial features that surround the novel. While regarding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, students must be mature enough and teachers need to be independent enough to teach all that is meant to be taught from the book, and the best environment for this is at the college
Looking back through my days of writing in high school there was a lot I did not understand about the writing process. My writing was much unstructured and overall very poor compared to what it is today after this class. I believe that I have always been a good writer I just have not had the tools and knowledge to create a well written and knowledgeable paper. This course has helped me to meet the learning outcomes of learning to conduct factual research, making original and unbiased papers, writing different genres of papers in a professional way, correctly implementing the academic writing process, learning proper grammar and mechanics, and implementing critical thinking skills into my drafts.
This type of essay College Board stresses goes against what one learns in school. Therefore, the way one is taught to write in school becomes seemingly pointless. Because the SAT essay portion requires a different approach of constructing an essay, “students are trained to write” (Thomas par. 10). The students taking
She stated in her paper that for many students the idea of revision makes them uncomfortable and can lead to them not spending very much time working on it. She found that the students were never taught how to truly revise their essays (Sommers 380-382). After reading and
I personally would enjoy being in a descriptivist versus a perscriptivist because they use language today as people speak it. Being a descriptivist you would have more room to experiment, journal, brainstorm, and free write. I wouldn’t enjoy going by set rules and the norms and not be able to experiment with different ways to write. I think its important for kids to explore with there writing and be able to express who they are, limiting kids from such a young age can limit their ability to be creative with writing. In my opinion I don’t think there should be “only one standard way of writing allowed”, there should be several different ways you can work off of and gain as much technique and skills from different styles of
Another reason that procrastinating poorly affects my writing is that the foremost main points are easily forgotten about. When I was a senior in high school, procrastination was my middle name. I understand that procrastination is like a way of life in high school, but once you get to college it is important to drop poor habits and form better ones. This is paramount to your success as a college writer, to avoid the evils of procrastination, rewards are often presented for the completion of each step at a certain time well before your assignment is actually due. In regards to the writing process, reward means receiving small things that I take pleasure in having, which will ultimately motivate me to continue writing and reach the end of the assignment with great success.
I started valuing school and how important it was to have the opportunity to attend school. Extra help would be assisted to me in help of building my writing to make it better. With so much kids at times it was hard to even get some help even if it was some minor issue. People right to communicate ideas, to be expressive which may make it seems easier to elaborate. Writing time was something that was spend during school more than home.