I felt that it helped me enrich my writing as well. Moreover, seeing different kinds of writing was delightful and fascinating because each person wrote differently, and I gain a lot from only editing. Furthermore, it seemed that I could edit others' works better than mine. I noticed that when I edited my work, I sometimes did not repair some of my errors, or did not erase ideas that should be erased since I was attached to my work. However, after noticing it, I started to edit my work again after approximately a week since I noticed that after a while, I was more capable to edit my work
Over the course of the semester it has became easier by every essay. My improvement was some not severely, but learning the basic again will help me for all class and other English courses. Writing again was something I slowly was becoming accustomed again as before. I also learn that I can expand my
Every time I type or write, I tend to miss out most of the punctuation in my paper. But however, I would love to learn from my weaknesses and turn them into my strengths. In conclusion, taking Advanced Writing class will help me improve the areas of my strengths and weaknesses that I need to focus on. I would like to receive a score above the twenties on the ACT, which is the national average. By being above the average, more of the colleges are most likely to accept me as their
I guess I did not want to disappoint myself because I know I can do it. I am just not that quite confident. I guess I wanted to have a better goal in life and be able to aim and accomplish a bigger dream rather than working for low wage paying job like my older brother. This then became my motivation to do better and work harder in class. I work harder than the rest of my classmates due to my limitations with my English.
English 1121 has made me realize that the audience has to be put into perspective while writing. In other writing classes in high school, I would write a paper for the purpose that I basically had too, never even thinking about an audience. I learned that with every paper I wrote I had either a different audience or a different goal. With an audience involved, I learned that I had to keep my word choice in mind. Being proper and always having a college level academic tone when writing was something that was very important.
Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company. One of the biggest things that I have learned from taking this course is that good content is more important than sophistication. Both are very important in essay writing, but it is more important to have clear content and material so that the audience can understand your position. Last year, I always seemed to lose points on essays for not having sophisticated enough prose, so I came into this class under the impression that the most important things in a
I was not sure how to add in a transition word to make my writing flow together and where I did decide to add transitions in my paper, they would be the same one, which made my paper sound repetitive. In the first essay I wrote called, “Helping Others While Helping Yourself” I struggled with my transitions greatly. In the first and second paragraph I used
Although I feel that my speech had a strong structure, I do feel that my slides and I could have done more to make the presentation better. I think that I did not present enough information with slides or press the importance of the ones I did use enough. I also feel that I sped through my presentation too fast and should have tried harder to slow down so that my audience could follow along easier. I also had trouble with remembering what it is I needed to say once I stepped in front of the class, even after many practices rounds with my roommate and study group. This caused me to frequently look at my note cards, taking away from my eye contact and physical gestures.
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.
This would help with students who learn better with the same sexual orientation, race, gender, and age, and it would give them an even path for success. Looking in from the outside, I believe that this university does a great job with diversity, but there is always a need for improvement. Throughout the second week I thought there was a lot of thought provoking ideas that made me question who I was and what my beliefs were. People brought up great points, and there were a lot of ideas I didn’t agree with that were supported very well, and have made me change my idea on the specific matter. I really hope the class continues on this flow, because I enjoy the way that the class is discussion
When I thought about my essay I realized I never truly revised my essays, I just cleaned it up a little then turned it in. Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers.
Looking in the Past Seeing this year pass by, makes me wonder how much I really accomplished. Wondering what if or what could of I’ve done to make it better would always come up my mind. Both reading and writing aren’t my cup of tea subjects, I really have trouble learning and processing how to really use certain techniques. Witnessing my transformation from the beginning when school started on August, to now ending the semester shows how much I’ve been improving. I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too.
College algebra is fast paced! The work is hard but rewarding up to this point. I’ve found success in studying but realize that I need to keep up with the pace of the class more and by being creative in how I reach my goals. The more I learn, the more I find examples of in society and the world around me. Math 105, is pretty much what I expected in the beginning.