When I think of myself as a writer, I think of a writing struggle. I struggle with getting things done by the deadline, there are times when I feel “on top of the world” this is when I write my best, and there are times when I can’t write at all, I just feel like dying. I went through a lot during Junior year, and it resulted in me being very depressed; which really affected my ability to write. I hate writing when my heart isn’t in it when this happens it leads me to procrastinate, waiting for a spark of motivation but, during Junior year I realized you just have to fake it occasionally and write with only your intelligent mind. My Junior year I decided to take Mr.Davies Dual Enrollment English class, a college level class.
The article by Donald Murray entitled, “The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts” provides readers a better understanding of the writing process and argues that writers learn to write, by writing and rewriting. Murray also contends that writers must learn to be their own best enemy. Well, I believe I have this trait covered! I will confess, that I purposely saved this course for last, due to the number of years between my last structured learning experience and returning to school to complete a BSN degree.
In my spring semester of English 1301, I was required to view reading and writing in a drastically new way. This steep learning curve highlighted my weaknesses as a writer and textual analyst. I have learned a great deal in my time as an English student, however I have much to learn about professional and colligate writing. The work I conducted on brief assignment two showed me that I had to work on understanding the difference between summary and paraphrase.
Since graduate school I have identified that I have trouble writing papers on subjects that are not of interest to me. I struggle to remain focus, and I get writer’s block often. It has been established that when and individual has selective attention they are generally working at the basic levels of perceptual identification (Weber & Johnson, 2009). One solution that I have utilized was taking scheduled breaks from completing the assignment. This would include reading a journal or two with taking notes than take a break.
The goal in writing is to be able to clearly get your message onto paper and have the reader understand it in a certain way while also being unique and concise. I oftentimes found myself lost before even starting. Throughout my time in English 1010 I have noticed that my writing style has changed, I no longer walk into writing with no direction but rather have taken the techniques and strategies I was taught and used them to develop my own process and a sort of blueprint that I use to make sure that I am writing to the correct people as well as making sure that the message get across clearly. Finally, one of the most significant changes I have made to my own process is having my paper read by someone else. Peer review is an important step in
Reflection Essay I believe since taking this English course has given me a better understanding on my writing and my personal composing process. My attitude towards writing has changed and I feel this class has and will make a significant impact in my life. Throughout this class I have discovered my composing strengths and weaknesses. I feel I have made improvement in my writing since the beginning of this course and I hope to improve with practice.
When it comes to writing I, for the most part have no clue on how to go about it. I have never exactly seen myself as a strong writer but there have been very few times where I would have said that my writing was weak. By no means do I think that I have the skills less than that of a high school student but at the same time, I wouldn’t go on to state I have the skills of an English major or even an English minor. That is my reason for taking WRT 098, I would like to improve my skills as a writer to at least the level a college student is supposed to be on as a freshman or maybe at an even higher level. My greatest fear about writing is that I try my best and it turns out to be one of those examples on what not to do in front of the class.
My writing is never perfect but what can be done is writing effectively. I have been practicing writing for three-fourth of my life and still today my writing is not even perfect. I went to school to read and write. Everyday I am still learning to write effectively. One time in high school my teacher told me to change out of her english class because she thinks it's too hard for me.
Writing Memoir—Creative Lying is a Source of Pride! An Interview with Lawana L. Perry, M.Ed. Southern memoir writer and educator Lawana L. Perry, M.Ed. offers tremendous insight into the writer’s mind. I asked eight questions about her experience as a writer and found her answers surprisingly open and honest.
Reading her essay some experience does and does not align with my own experience when it comes to writing. The first thing is my experience when I write is to do it at the last minute, sometimes I don 't even write a first draft. Second thing is, many times my raft draft would be my final paper. When it comes to writing I don 't like taking days and days just to write one paper; if i am going to write one paper I am going to write it in one day. Many times it hard for me to sit down and write whatever comes to mind.
In life, there will be many obstacles. Obstacles can take control you or you can use them to strengthen yourself. One of my obstacles is being a good writer. Writing has never been my strongest, I have difficulty in making a perfect sentence. Composition for me has been difficult and easy.
Since the sixth grade, the blank page of Microsoft Word has been one of my biggest obstacles in writing. Collecting my thoughts, organizing them, and then articulating them was a struggle. Over the last several years I have felt as if my writing has plateaued. Time and time again I found myself staring at the computer screen desperately trying to start my introduction paragraph. Feeling a need to change I enrolled at University of North Georgia in English Composition 1101.