The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about.
Over this semester, my writing is better than before because I can express my thought clearer and more logical. The thing that helps me make my ideas clearer is the discussion during SAGES seminars. Each time before I started talking, I always went through the words in my mind so that I could prevent stumbling over words. When I agreed or disagreed with an idea, I first thought about my arguments and in the end concluded my thoughts in a sentence.
As I look back on the year, I feel that the techniques I have learned and the skills I have developed have improved my confidence in writing. I was able to learn the basics and from there develop my writing skills further. I learned all the necessary steps in creating a well-organized, logical paper but there will always be room for improvement. I started the year with little to no knowledge about how a paper should be properly written and organized. Over the course of the year, however, I learned how to effectively structure a paragraph, how to arrange paragraphs to make my writing more powerful, and how the process of writing a paper feels.
Later on in the class I learned how to make it more interesting and eye catching. As you can see in my Comparative Analysis Essay it has gotten much better. The purpose I my Self-Inventory Essay sounded like this “I 'm good at figuring out the purpose of the writing prompt and using sources but I am not good at structuring and having sentence cohesion” but my Comparative Analysis Essay sounded much better “Something as simple as a parent’s language or financial situation is enough to impact the rest of their kids’ life”, it was more descriptive and smooth. It sounds like something people would want to
Also, papers I have read through for errors have very well imaginative details. The author for the paper gives enough detail that readers follow everything that is happening and can picture
My sentences still read very choppy although they are much better than when I started this class. This can be ironed out of my writing by spending more time proofreading my papers. The sentence fluency I think will come the more I write, even by my last paper I feel it has improved drastically compared to my first paper. I think I could have been even more successful in this class if I had spent more time out of class proofreading and using my time better while I was in class. I feel that I have grown more than I originally planned on because this class involved us more in the first quarter.
Another thing that I have seen change in my work over time is less grammatical errors. I really liked the use of peer review in Composition I and I have continued that even more throughout this semester in Advanced Composition. Before I turned in all of papers this semester, I had at least two peers look over my work and tell me things I could revise to make my paper better.
Critical Reflection Unit Two Throughout the duration of Unit Two, my writing and research skills have improved significantly. Rather than writing on simply facts, I learned to analyze other people’s work in order to better understand their writing. I can now easily pick out rhetorical features and analyze them in my own writing. Another major improvement I have noticed throughout this unit was better planning skills.
After taking career connection I have learned more than I expected, during this class I have learned how to make a cover letter and resume which has landed me many interview opportunities, learning how to talk to employer through mock interview, learning how to preform elevator speeches and selling oneself to employers in a quick manner, and signing up for the Vandiver Center for Career Development Resources which allows me to see jobs made specifically for Queens students. The two key items that I find the most helpful from the career connections class was the cover letter and resume and the mock interview. I found these two to be the most useful things I learned because a cover letter and a resume are vital; they are what get what get your foot through the door and it is the first impression before the employer actually meets you. I found the mock interview helpful because it prepared me to think quickly and have
The reading strategies we discussed in class and in the courses content made me a better reader by showing me many different ways to read and write and understand it very well. It uses all these methods such as the KWL charts, writing a memo and reading the novel I selected helping me improve my skills greatly to become a better reader. Putting together the reading, writing oral communication and examining media all connected in helping me become a good reader and helped me to comprehend the understanding of making a personal connection to the world around you. That 's what help 's you in the future to make the the best choices possible so that later on when you make a mistake in reading you can look at the experience you had and learn how to properly correct yourself because at the end of the day they all deal with different skill set 's but all help you to become better in everything you
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
The moment I knew I had strengthened my ability to comprehend the history book was the final assignment. One area I feel I could still improve on is professionalism in writing papers. Grammar and correct punctuation is something I try to perfect, but it takes me many tries before it’s correct. This is a skill I am constantly trying to improve upon, and will be important in any class/job. I can improve on this skill by having others proofread my papers, and see which mistakes constantly they notice.
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.
I have grown as a reader because of this course, this course has allowed me to work at my own pace and broaden my genre of interests. This course has taught me to look past the main themes made in novels and understand the reasoning why the author decided to write the work. The strengths I have developed while conquering this course will help me in the future as the course improved my understanding on grammar, plagiarism and the overall expectations on essay writing. I have also developed the skill to read at a faster rate, as the course did not give an overabundance of extra time. The area I will continue to pursue to become a better reader is to continue reading when the course is over to keep myself familiar with punctuation uses such as