As a child I never really enjoyed writing but reading was very enjoyable. Despite my current writing skills, I never really enjoyed the task. I’ve always loved to copy others penmanship and draw, but when it came to organizing my thoughts about a given topic I struggled to completely express myself. At a very young age I began to read while in daycare.
My instructor Jennifer Jackson said this time “ Bravo! This is one of the strongest revisions I’ve seen yet.” This essay gave me so much confidence and made me feel I can actually write something interesting. Also, I sent my paper to The Writing Center, after I submitted my paper to my instructor to see any other mistakes I could have to improve my writing skills.
Throughout my years of writing in high school, I was focusing only on writing to fill the basic requirements to pass English. Over the time interval of the course WRI101, my writing completely transformed. Analytical thinking, balance, and flow were the focal skills taught in WRI101 by Dr. Daniel Fredrick. Through learning about what are considered to be the two most important skills in writing, content and style, I was capable of elevating my writing in a manner that distinguishes it from the typical college paper.
Do people really change? Going back to 2014, I was in grade 10 and I just changed schools. In my old school, I was always the excellent student and I was known for my good grades. That’s why I was really upset about changing schools. It was an immense adjustment for me as this was the first time that I transferred to a new school.
My freshman year continued with much confusion. The only reading that I was doing then was just reading Fanfiction, but those stories are just written by kids like me, with the same english skills as me. I found it extremely entertaining, but nothing about it was making me a better reader. I just needed to read more books that would challenge me. Reading is not my favorite activity.
My Literacy Journey “Sponsors, as I have come to think of them, are any agents, local or distant, concrete or abstract, who enable, support, teach, model, as well as recruit, regulate, suppress, or withhold literacy-and gain advantage by it in some way” (Brandt 166). While staring at a blank Word document, re-reading the articles that we discussed in class, and brainstorming for countless hours, I asked myself, what or who was my literary sponsor? In her article, she goes on to state that “sponsors seemed a fitting term for the figures who turned up most typically in people's memories of literacy learning: older relatives, teachers, priests, supervisors, military officers, editors, officers, editors, influential authors” (Brandt 167). From
my first days in my new country were tough because I did not speak the same language making it harder to be able to write and communicate with the people around me. But as soon as I learned the language things got a little bit more easier. My writing improve a lot I went from writing short sentences to paragraphs and to writing complete essays for school. I still remember an accident I had with my English teacher on sophomore year of high school. She made us write an essay about a book call “ to kill a mockingbird”.
I did my homework everyday, I payed attention, and I actually gained an understanding of the material I was learning. I went as far to ask my parents to give me a tutor to be certain I had no excuses. And now in my senior year in highschool my grade never dropped below a B. Refusal to fail is now in my
My plan for academic success is to pass all my classes with a C average. Another plan for academic success that I have is to choose classes that best fit my understandings and personality. Also I would like to get my license as a senior and have a job. Another academic plan for success is to have friends, friends are important to success because if I have no friends I’ll have no one to talk to while I’m working on school work. As well as the fact that I’m horrible at all my english classes, it might be a good idea to get those improved.
Before going to university, I have already been a lover of writing since primary school, all because of a childish reason: I scored high marks in writing exams. However, in retrospect, the real reason why I could pass the writing exams with flying colors every time, was because I always chose the safest topic, and churned out what my teacher likes best within the given time. After having twelve lessons of University English, my perspectives towards writing and learning have changed a lot. In my qualtrics, I thought “One of my major strengths as a writer of English is producing interesting ideas.”, but that was not true, because the first thing I found out about myself from my learning experience, is that the intention and process I had for writing were ineffective.
After getting my essays back, I would see I had not noticed all kinds of grammar errors. I would be looking over my essay, looking for the errors I made while wondering how I did not see it before. When someone else would read my essay they would almost instantly notice my grammar errors. Which made me feel like I really need to learn how to better see my own errors. 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.
My teacher really has my fellow classmates and myself ready for reality. She taught us everything we needed to know from the simplest to the most difficult techniques and has us prepared us for college. From the way she would teach us and also the way she treated us was an excellent way to show how the real life of a college student really does face on a daily bases. I’ll leave the class by having the prior knowledge of knowing what and how to write an argumentative essay and know how to simply justify the reading side and confront my face my fierce. This year taught me so much that I use certain techniques to help me in other subjects.
Going into our final peer review session with my first draft of my Argumentative Essay at hand, my peers told me that I needed more statistics in my essay about male sexual assault and the male mortality rate because I was arguing about males being on the disadvantaged end of gender equality. Additionally, there were conventional grammatical errors as well as radical statements that needed to be neutralized. I considered my peer review essential to my argumentative essay because I understood how my readers felt. As a writer, if I’m able to find pieces of my work that attract or repel my writer, I have an idea of what I need to improve on. The essential lesson I took away from this experience is that writing is much stronger when communicating and collaborating with
Carrillo Response to Paty Orozcoregalado Connection: HI Paty! I am glad to see that you brought up our 340 class. The assessments I did during the fieldwork for that class were some of my first hands on experience with using and interpreting screeners and individual studnt assessments. Discussion: I feel like this week’s reading has been great because it has helped me to further specify the uses of the many different types of tests and assessments.
Before this class, I perceived myself as a poor writer. When someone has never been taught the proper way to write a paper, you struggle through college SOC 300 (Dr. Stephen Adair) and hoped to get more out of SOC 478 (Dr. Fumilayo Showers) as you attend classes. I never thought about the process that it took to write any paper before these classes. However, these two professors have been very inspirational toward my writing.