In the writing 102 I was able to improved my writing knowledge. Throughout the writing 102 course I was able to improve many critical thinking skills such as. expressing my ideas clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas, including my reflective and independent thinking, Understanding the links between ideas, and determining the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas. In addition to the critical thinking skills I learned a lot about the process of academic writing. I learned how to find, gather and manage my ideas.
A writer that has stronger writing skills gives me the advantage to improve my writing skills just by proofreading. When I am reading my essay aloud, I do not notice writing errors until someone else reads. When reviewers are confused with parts of my paper, I take what they say into consideration and change what I wrote. In this class, we had a peer revision for our writing process essay. Reviewing their essays was interesting to read other peoples style of writing.
Most of the courses were straightforward and had a singular goal in mind, such as practicing writing effective English, and to learn to analyze compositions. These goals were mechanical and formulaic, and could be easily achieved by following a certain set of steps. Eventually, I
So far in AP Language and Composition, we have learned how to critically analyze texts using rhetorical and literary analysis. I feel comfortable with literary analysis because of how frequently and often I have been doing it in the past couple of years. Regarding rhetorical analysis we have learned diverse types of appeals used in rhetoric, appealing to a reader’s emotions using pathos, an ethical appeal using ethos, or appealing to a reader’s logic using logos. These skills and concepts are completely new to me and I am still beginning to understand how to use these appeals in my writing strategically. However, I feel more confident in finding these appeals in other rhetorical texts, including ads and speeches, because of how much practice
However, this class allowed me to experience communication by means of the written word, rather than verbal instruction with a professor and interaction with fellow classmates, which is a unique experience. Secondly, I grew to love helping others in their writing through the use of peer editing. In the end, there were things I learned through this class that I can apply to who I am as a writer, how I have developed as a reader, and what I have learned as a critical thinker.
In the past, I would search for ways to write a decent paper; now I have the skills to perform my own paper without having to rely on having assistance from someone else. It takes me a little while to develop a starting point, but once I have the first sentence, my words come to mind much quicker. I have also caught myself listening to the words that people speak instead of listening to what they are speaking of. I have improved on my speaking with the public because of this class. It has helped me to stop and reflect about what I intend on saying instead of speaking everyday language to the customers.
It has become easier for me to seek out problems and how to solve them, specifically when I’m doing assignments such as the timed writings in class. I’ve become more comfortable with each writing methods and I’ve become better at structuring my writings to have a better chance at
It has also allowed me to spark more emotions in my readers to make my writing more relatable to them. I understood that to make my writing stand out to readers; I must find creative and new ways to describe detail to show my readers subtly, what I want them to visualize; instead of overusing basic descriptions. Through this technique, my descriptions in my work became one of my major assets as a writer. Instead of using empty adjectives which represent emotions such as the word "sadness," I learned to describe feelings through the use of dialogues and action in my storyline to spark stronger reactions in readers.
Writing is a form of expressing yourself with words from your own thoughts and I have always seen writing for being creative and not just for school obligations. I use to write for fun; writing things based on book or movie reviews, letters to loved ones, or write my own thoughts down so I won’t forget later. Obviously, I wrote whatever came to mind, and was not too concerned on grammar or paragraph and sentence structure. I hoped that within this class, I can take myself serious and actually learned to use them properly. Therefore, I feel like I accomplished my goals by learning and applying the basics of writing.
Additionally, my constant need for reading various masterpieces would also allow me follow patterns used by prominent authors with strong writing prowess. By the application of the given approaches, I look forward to having an improved ability to write in a better manner. However, since writing is a learning process, a future challenge could be the inability to improve suddenly as my already established style could require time to improve. Yet, I believe that change also requires constant practice dedication, and commitment, values that I hold dearly.
Genre Throughout the different texts we analyzed in the first half of the quarter, we looked at the various genres of the texts in order to see how they affect rhetoric. Genres are important to rhetoric because they raise and manage expectations the audience might have for a specific work. This is because people have internalized the generic conventions of a genre. We delved into these conventions by analyzing different genres of texts such as Pitbull’s music video, film, various poems, and speeches. An example of how we analyzed a genre is how we annotated Horace’s poem about carpe diem.