English has been difficult for me since I was first introduced to writing and I’ve never been exceptional at writing in general. In the past, I struggled with formatting and putting my words on paper. After taking your class, my writing confidence and speed has risen dramatically. Formatting essay comes easily to me now and I understand how I can improve as a writer. I know that what I am writing clearly reflects what I am trying to convey to the reader.
While I did learn some good ways to plan out my essay like for example free writing, and outlining I still feel as if they don’t work well for me. Although I have trouble getting my essays started, I still learn other ways to plan my essays from chapters in Building Writing Skills The Hands - On way textbook and also The Mindtap online homework. For example, I 've gotten many ideas like rain dropping, a simple list, and using a web. Overall, I’ve had an easier time typing writing my essays without having any problems with the new skills I learned from the book and online
I came into this class thinking it was going to be just like high school. Unfortunately, College Writing One is far more complicated than high school. I will continue to grow while learning many methods to improve my writing skills. Trying to improve your paper by not using the same words over and over again is more difficult than most people think. Another struggle is trying to find an advanced word selection to replace those words we tend to use often.
As a writer, I am constantly looking for ways to improve. Staying updated with current events keeps me exposed to various parts of the world. I believe that having an interest to learn not only about what’s around you, but also the world in which you live in, is really something that needs more attention amongst the student population. I am always getting inspired to talk and have discussions on topics about current events going on. When I start writing, I find myself having trouble putting my words on paper.
In Freshman Composition II with Professor Shaw-Tillmon, I have learned so much about how to become a writer. When it comes to reading and writing, I would prefer math or social studies because reading and writing have always been courses that somewhat struggled in. However, I enjoyed being in professor Shaw-Tillmon class, even though I was not very enthusiastic when it came to writing essays. I honestly do not remember if I ever wrote an argumentative essay in high school, so hearing ethos, pathos, and logos were something new to me. Professor Shaw-Tillmon’s writing class has taught me how to achieve many of the goals when it comes to writing papers, such as establishing satisfying critical thinking skills and using of ethos and logos appropriately;
Heim, This semester has shown me the importance of happiness and communication through the written, oral, visual, and electronic aspects. I feel Like I have progressed in my writing, but I still have a lot to work on with organizing and delivering the writing. Improving on these topics in class has helped me feel more comfortable when writing and showing those writings. In the oral aspect I have a lot of work to do. In both of my oral presentations I felt very nervous and quiet, this can always be improved with more practice.
So I practiced, a lot, and I believe that helped me. I remember coming home and I would practice writing words together and try my hardest to stay between the lines and make sure my letters were straight. Within time my handwriting did get better, but like I said it took time. I believe what the authors Graham has to say; the way you write affects the type of writer you are. I absolutely hated writing, why?
The moments of crumbled papers scattered around the classroom, a collection randomly thrown around as students ditch their ideas to move onto something new. The moments of painful outlines, rough draft after rough draft, and revisions upon revisions until a simple smirk takes over student faces as they discover they are proud to publish and share their work. Initially, it is important to understand that even though I struggled to write a personal narrative, I am very good at reflecting. Daily I reflect on myself as a teacher and on chosen instructional strategies while assessing students to determine the next steps in the learning process – stop and clarify, re-teach
My writing and reading process generally varies depending on its purpose. For class assignments, I mostly do my work in an environment similar to my class room. For example, I would work at a desk and begin with reviewing the assignment or prompt several times before I begin. When it comes to writing, I would often place my prompt at the beginning of my paper and I begin a series of brainstorms with bullet points under. Throughout my working process, I often come back to the top to refer to my prompt and my original ideas to compare my work and review if I am following through with it.
Even outside of school, I offer my fellow classmates to text me if they ever need any help, and I get numerous of text especially in AP Stats. Even when I have a heavy load of homework, I always take a slice of my time to help my classmates. It is not about how "I" could improve but how "we" can improve together. What I gained is not validation but rather a sense of filfullment. Take NHS for example, I go down there for tutoring and work with Dylan Pete, a sophomore, in particular.
Many things have affected my life over time. None of them have possibly effected my life more than reading and writing. Everyone knows that reading and writing is important, but for some people it has a bigger impact on their life. I believe reading in particular had a large impact in my life. I don’t know how different my life would be without reading.
I might have lost the school spelling bee but I’m still keen in spelling and learning new words everyday. But that specific day had left me traumatized. From that day forward I felt uncomfortable sharing my literature, expressing myself, participating in academic events or something as simple as talking. This predicament fortunately faded away gradually throughout my years of development especially in high school. Anytime I am placed in the same position I was on that day I get feelings of nostalgia of this episode that occurred in my life.