Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
Writing is one of my many concerning in my PhD program. Every time when it comes to writing I feel nervous and stressed. I actually I used to love writing in my first language and I was good at it. Nevertheless, writing in English is another experience and quite difficult. To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes.
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there. I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper.
A seemingly unlikely pair, they are drawn together by the one common interest; their love of writing. While they do have writing in common there is still some contrast; Skeeter was able to finish school and obtained a degree in English and Journalism whereas Aibileen was forced drop out of school when she was a child to help support her family. Subsequently she “writes an hour, sometimes two every day” so that she stays sharp. (175) Aibileen was apprehensive of her relationship with Skeeter, she worried that she could not truly trust her and that she would be in trouble, but as they continued to write the book Aibileen knew she would need to put her trust in Skeeter. Trusting Skeeter was especially difficult since she was telling Skeeter stories she had never told anyone before, such as why she writes every day.
This assignment was one of the hardest paper we had to do in our quarter because, we had complete freedom on how we wanted to develop our topic. During the peer review I found out that I had done the assignment wrong and didn 't have a clear idea of what I wanted to project in my paper. I took a moment to decide what I wanted to say and started to change and remove sentences that weren 't necessary. On my first draft of my Literacy Narrative I made negative statements about my writing, which wasn 't the purpose of the assignment. After some time, I finally decided to write about my growth in writing and how I found another outlet for my creativity and where I consider myself to be good at.
I think the main problem I had was not believing in the thesis I chose and not picking a better one. Since I left this piece unfinished, there was a lot to be improved on it. There was only an introduction, so I did my best to add the remaining parts of it. This included writing support for my thesis and providing sources to do this. This revision was more difficult than the polished revision since I had to basically write an entire essay from the
After reading the Invisible Man we had to write an essay, and what was great about this is that we had to brainstorm our own thesis (something that I have never done before, usually the teacher provides the student with the thesis) but everyone had a different view on the book. This was a great way of challenging the class as seniors. With writing our own thesis we had to argue and support one’s thinking so it would make sense to the
Academic writing has several misconceptions and myths that many people use till this day. Many people can admit that it is difficultt to break these habits/ misconceptions that we may have been learning since elementary school. The myth "Paint by Numbers" is a misconception that I truly struggle with. Ever since I was in middle school, I was always told to use a specific format and nothing else; hence the reason I sometimes struggle when I may have to write essays that are more lengthy, because I already made my point of the topic and gave my reasoning on why I support it, yet I still fall below the minimum requirement of words.
I have chosen to study English composition and literature, but what types of jobs does this major offer after graduation? Of course, I could become an English teacher or a professor, but these positions are scare in the current job markets. I know that I will be an excellent writer in the future, but I do not think that it will be a feasible profession to pay off massive student debt loans. I have often heard of former English majors not being able to find lucrative jobs, which makes me wonder about the career option of teaching. Also, I do not feel that I would be a good teacher, so I am also worrying about that option as a future choice.
I took a journalism class for two years in high school and my teacher was a journalist herself, so at times I feel as if I have a good handle on writing. However, sometimes I do not know what to write or how to write it and I am always nervous that my writing will come off as amateurish. When I get that feeling, I become insecure about everything I put on paper. I hope to one day get over that fear or insecurity and be able to just write what comes to