Also when I don’t feel the need to go back and add more words or details because I already had. That is how I know when I have written my best. I am taking this class because I need an English credit, but I am not just taking it because of that. I want to further my writing skills and feel more confident when I write. Also I want to be prepared for the more
When it comes to improving these skills, I believe that the only way to do that is to practice and work on incorporating those skills into each essay. I will not become comfortable with those skills unless I force myself to use them. I also found myself struggling to meet the word count requirement, I would easily be able to write a good portion of my essay, but I struggled to stretch and add to my ideas to reach the length requirement. In order to improve this, I need to further develop and elaborate on my ideas in each essay. Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away and I often found it to be dull and like a chore.
It is essential to captures the reader 's interest and this will be done by finding how to well write a thesis sentence that will want the readers to keep reading and find out more about the thesis. In “Does Texting Affect Writing?”, Cullington used voice markers to demonstrate what others had to say about texting. For the reader, the voice markers help to integrate quotes of what others stated connecting it back to the argument. This made the text run smoothly for the reader and not lose focus. “To avoid confusion in your own writing, make sure that at every point your reader can clearly tell who is saying what” (71).
Nevertheless, I am proud of how the paper turned out. One of the assignments I am proud of is a mini essay about how to write an argumentative paper. The point of the assignment was to show that I know the steps to writing an argumentative paper. I feel like I clearly outlined all of the steps necessary. However, I could have improved the essay by not addressing the reader.
My writing portfolio is an accurate representation of my writing ability. These pieces reflect my ability to effectively communicate my main idea, read and think critically, do research, and learn independently. I enjoyed writing the creative assignments, which also happened to be what I was best at writing. This is perfect because in the future, I plan to be an author, and am already writing my first book. Being able to write creatively directly affects my ability to write a good book without having to steal ideas from other books, movies, or television series.
For me at least, writing takes a lot of pre-planning in order to organize an effective paper. Lastly I started to understand my general style of writing and the strengths and weaknesses I have. Overall I came into WRTG 101 with low confidence in my writing ability. Presently I believe I have a better understanding how my strength and weaknesses in writing. This experience has made me more aware of my own writing and given
Writing has always been a form of art, a way in which an individual could express themselves. Freewriting is being able to put words on a paper without another thought and producing quality papers. The advice of two talented writers suggests ideas that can help beginning writers feel comfortable in writing without feeling embarrassed. In the essay “Freewriting” Peter Elbow states that during the process, you should not go back and correct the paper. Along with Mr. Elbow’s advice Donald Murray had shared some tips about revising your papers.
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. Throughout this ENG 101 class I believe I have consistently improved my writing by using a refined process of outlining what I want to write about, properly identifying my intended audience, and continually
Metacognition is an awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes. The writing process I use to help write my essays for English is the same writing process I use for history exams. I create an outline of what I want to write, then organize them into different paragraphs where I then elaborate on the ideas I wrote down. What I have realized as a writer the key important part of my writing process in order to create the final draft is to do peer reviews. When I have many people read my papers and edit them or analyze them, I am able to take the constructive criticism and produce a great piece of
And I have decided to start using a flow chart to organize my ideas in help me stay on topic so that I don't stray and get writers block. Verbally expressing my papers are what excel in, because it gives me a chance to express what I have written in a broader tone. So that my fellow peers will understand the point that I am trying to convey. Aside from my trials and errors with my writing skills, one thing that has lead me to never giving up is that I know that with practice I will one day be great. I've always had a dream of becoming an author and a dentist.
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.
The entire assignment was basically creating a presentation on a genre we found on our own to show our understanding of the concept. At the beginning of this class I thought that all of the writing assignments were going to be extremely hard, but after this assignment I realized that these assignments really aren’t going to be too difficult. I think this is due to the Writing as a Process SLO and that fact that it really helps break things into easy understandable parts that flow into one another. I’m glad this was the first assignment because it helped me get a good foothold of what this class is going to be without being too
I do not want that to happen in my essays. I want to push myself to write outside of the class to practice what have we learned until I know I will not and cannot forget it. Another goal is to better understand the rules of grammar, even though I am mostly able to implement them, I am still slightly unsure of when they are used. My third goal would be to clearly communicate my thoughts in the form of an essay. I have always enjoyed writing,
The genre of this essay in particular is informational. It is meant to inform you of what to expect from your ENC 1101 class. I have been in your shoes, I know how scary the thought of college writing can be, but with determination and a few tips, you too can become
While the student is reading through their essay, they should also delete all the unneeded words from each sentences. While I was reading this essay, there were a few times that the student could have gotten their point across by using less words. An example of this can be found in opening sentence of the essay when the student states “what the essential pieces are in this puzzle are controversial”. The student could have got the main idea of the sentence simply by deleting the words “what the” and continuing the sentence from there. As far as formatting goes, I think that the student should research correct MLA formatting and become familiar with it.