In the views of Langan (1987) and Gunning (1998) writing is difficult as they stated that writing is more complex and abstract than talking. Therefore, it is evidently true that writing becomes a problematic area for the students who write in second language (L2). Besides students, teachers too face difficulties in teaching this skill as students find it complicated to acquire and deal with confusion when they practice academic writing. Teacher’s plays an eminent role in language classes as it is his/her duty to keep students engage in different activities which not only polish their listening, speaking and reading skills but writing as well. It can be said that a good speaker may not always be a good writer as writing requires much more than speaking.
Elementary school was the first instance where writing skills had importance because it introduced me to the idea of paragraphs. Next, I advanced my writing skills with implementation of five paragraph essays, which helped lay the blueprint for writing papers in high school. Following middle school, high school introduced me to academic papers and the different types of papers one would be required to write in college. After high school is where one either falls victim to forgetting the skills they have learned, or they continue to build and improve on those skills by applying them to college coursework and or the professional workforce. To add to the importance of writing skills, I feel strongly that the use of technology, in my experience and by observations made, hinders the writing skills for the millennial generation and beyond.
In this assignment the author will be discussing how to master the skills of academic writing while in third level education. The author will be looking into why academic writing can be a challenge for people and why it is so important to reference the correct way in order to avoid plagiarism, why it is so important to learn the right way of referencing and the consequences it may have on the student that dose plagiarize another’s work. The author will also be discussing on how to improve your researching skills in regards to the subject area. The author will also be looking at what academic integrity and why it is important to have when working on assignments, thesis, essays, etc. What is academic writing?
When someone takes a writing class like this, they are able to identify what they are skilled at, if anything, and what they need to improve upon. Some have trouble with grammar, thesis statements, transitions, revising, or more. Personally, I have trouble with more than one aspect of writing, but I originally struggled
I focused more on passing a class rather than boosting my writing skills. Now that I am in college, I take writing seriously. Throughout the years, my writing process has drastically changed. As a writer, I will continue to advance my writing skills. Prewriting is significant when preparing for an essay, although this step is most of the time ignored.
Throughout the term there has been many writing assignments —big or small— that helped reflect my writing process or the process itself. In the beginning of the course I felt like I was an “ok” writer, but lacked some skills such as: organization, sentence variety, and vocabulary. Also, I did not like to write and had a feeling of dislike when forced to write. I felt like I improved on everything I wanted and was seen throughout the semester. I know how to organize my ideas, the worksheets given in class to work on sentence variety really helped, and vocabulary was built on some level.
Writing is a vital part of life. Before the creation of written language human communication was limited to verbal, in-person conversations. Everything changed when writing allowed thoughts and ideas to travel farther and more efficient than ever before. Writing is a talent that we learn at an early age and only hone as we proceed through our academic careers. This being said, as with any talent every writer has strengths and weaknesses.
Writing has always been an issue but yet interesting subject of mine. As hard as I try and write essays, and papers I just can’t get the hang of writing. But after taking this class, I did learn different writing technique and improved my writing proficiency, material body of formatting, and how to uncovering and properly use sources. Through class exams, essays, and a research paper, I was able to learn new writing skills. Although I have learned a variety of things, my writing still needs improvement.
Significance of the study The study will be about the reading ability and its relationship to the performance in science subjects among grade 8 students. The result of the study will be beneficial to the following: The Administrator. This study will help them to create program which focuses on the reading ability of the students. The Teachers. The result of the study would help them on improving their teaching strategies.