In high school, we would have weeks to pick a topic, create a thesis, outline the paper, write the paper, and then revise the paper. In college, the time restraints are not quite as lenient. Throughout this course I have learned time management is the key to success and to be more productive with my time. I have always had issues with writing due to things like grammar and sentence fragments. But this class has been a gigantic assistants to me.
Difficult because I did not know how to do it and it was interesting because it has put me in a position that is perhaps unexpected, and makes me be in agreement or disagreement in my thoughts. However, writing an argumentative essay has been an experience that taught me how important is to use academic writing,
Writing should have been something so first nature to me, but through the help of Mrs. Hermanson and her positive attitude, eager teach, and nurturing nature, I felt unafraid to make mistakes, I became more confident in my writing and ready take on the world of writing. When I was required to writing my first essay, I was so nervous due to the lack of confidence I had in my writing abilities. I was afraid if I didn’t
It was difficult for me since one of my weaknesses in writing was to decide on the content before writing. It could take me hours to do this. Therefore, most of the time, I dealt with this by running away from the decision and just writing freely. This course taught me the process of writing, which as it was written in the article is it divided to three main stages: prewriting, writing and revising. Before rushing to the actual writing, there was the first stage, prewriting.
Becoming aware of their weak and strong points, the students revised the first drafts and then were requested to bring the revised drafts to the class. The total number of writings they had throughout the semester was 5. At the end, after the treatment was conducted, the writing section of PET (2004) was administered to see how the students had benefited from this kind of
As mentioned in my previous journals the tutor is the backbone in my learning journey for this course. As a convention, I try and read the tutor’s comments several times to occupy in the real message so that I can concentrate on my faults. Because writing composition has always been my challenge I try and pay close attention so that I don’t keep taking in the same errors. Although, my emphasis is normally on what the ask of the assignment is, but I feel I get side tracked and make the mistakes that I can avoid in the interim. For the most part I conceive I’m ok, but at times I get swayed out with long sentences.
My primary goal was to satisfy the English requirement to complete my degree, but in the meanwhile, it has become my focus to improve my composition shortfalls. Writing exposition for me is a daunting task, especially at the university level. Getting word to write papers was relatively new to me and very intimidating. Additionally, one of the most difficult parts to overcome has been writer’s block, hence the reason it took me a few months to submit my first assignment. I was always concerned about the mistakes I would make in grammar, or not have anything to write my essays.
Writing is not an easy task especially academic writing. A number of factors are involved in writing which makes it a difficult task. when thinking of writing the first obstacle that emerged in one 's mind is what to write. finding and deciding the area of interest is cumbersome task for a new writer. many suggest to start writing by writing a diary.
I decided to answer the first essay because of my passion for the topic. I believed I could answer the question very well and explore and engage with the concepts from cycle 1-4. The final workshop of term one consolidated my belief in my ability to write the essay I chose. I was asking strong questions and was able to engage with the material well, drawing on past cycles to supplement the content of my questions. I was not confident enough to answer the second question because of my weaker understanding of the substance the question addressed.