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.
This author, Dr. Brock, uses a whole new way of writing that differs greatly from that of Zinsser’s. Brock, in the story, relies solely on the happenings of his daily life to journalize his thoughts and feelings. He uses a much more relaxed method of writing, seeing as he does not pressure himself into completing the task immediately. For example, if the day is not going well he will save the writing for when he is feeling much more alive and productive. Brock also states that if he is not feeling completely committed to write, he will take a break or go for a walk to refresh his mind.
The difference between our processes is that I don’t do as many of writing process that they describe like looping, drawing, or clustering. Also I don’t go into great depth when it comes to planning my essay. I like to quickly generate some ideas in my head and start writing my paper in a quiet environment. I could improve on my prewriting and planning by taking more time to write my ideas. PART B: Free Writing In just a split second everything in my life can changed.
Spelled out on a paper, a hazy mass of loosely related ideas can be forged into coherent work. An essay or some other writing can be drafted as the realization of one concept. My satisfaction comes from having perfectly embodied a concept. This is sometimes agonizing as I 've yet to write anything nearing perfect. As much as I obsess over my words and methodically revise each draft, my ideal continues to escape me.
When we write, we are writing from our hearts, and only we can truly understand what our hearts are trying to tell us. Writing for others may be okay, but to the person you are writing for, it would feel like they are missing something in your piece. That missing feeling can only be filled if they were the ones writing the piece in the first place. Just like Forrester told Jamal — never to think, just type. This should apply to all writers because the only writing that truly counts, are the writings we wrote with full devotion.
In term of organization and coherence, as Ha commented I also believe that I managed to keep a good flow of idea and to keep all my ideas on topic. Normally, writing an essay of this length ( 1000-1500 words), I would unconsciously go off topic resulting in a misleading essay. Therefore, Ha’s confirmation of my coherence is really satisfying. Nevertheless, as Ha mentioned in her analysis, my use of linking words is mechanically and repetitive. This may be cause by my inflexibility in words choice and lack of time to carefully examine my essay since I started working on the essay quite late.
Proofreading probably falls under the same category for me, sense it is my own paper, I have this since that nothing in the paper is wrong and I can’t clearly make it so that I have a just and unbiased way of finding problems in my papers. My last concern is probably my biggest weakness, I have a very big problem with procrastination. All my life I have been able to put off any work I had until the last couple hours and then finish it while maintaining a very solid GPA. It is just something I do now because I feel putting it off will help me get it done in the long run. As far as I know, this problem may be the reason for all the other ones mentioned in this paper.
On the other hand however writing has always been a major factor in my life for a various of reasons. Writing for me is my safe haven, the escape from reality when I am in need of a breath of fresh air. When I am unable to express how I feel verbally writing always come mind. Writing the thoughts in my head flows naturally with the rhythm on the in pen in my hand. Writing is an art to me, it comes naturally and free flowing.
Although this was a comfortable position to be in, I realized that I was far from exercising my full potential. Because of the growth mindset, I approach every problem or novel situation with the belief that I will be able to articulate a solution, regardless of whatever obstacles the challenge may present. In other words, "Instead of saying, 'I 'm either good at it or I 'm not, ' try saying 'I can learn anything I want to. '" Since adopting the
The Advanced Writing class will help me with anything necessary that I need help with and it’ll keep me on the right track to shoot my best score on the ACTs. Unlike any other classes, this class will benefit any person outside in the real world. Although, I haven’t taken the ACTs to receive the score that would’ve helped me improve in the future, or show where I am at, I don’t have to take it to know my strengths or weaknesses in English and Writing. One of the three strengths I have in Writing is focusing on the topic that I find interesting. I ensure to include what is important in my paper, and other details that are necessary for the readers to easily understand of the point of