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.
I have personally always disliked writing, especially an assignment like this one that is so creative and open to one 's own ideas. They cause me a lot of stress. I like to be given a topic or specific writing instructions when it comes to writing an essay. I like structure, facts, and ideas that I can use, or maybe it’s because I don’t like writing about myself. I really don’t know, but what I do know is that writing to me is a way to express yourself.
When I’m editing my writing, I read in my head and then out loud. Sometimes I can hear an error before catching it while reading and that's something that I learned about myself along the way. I noticed that I make fewer mistakes and errors when I read my work
Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer. At last, this course made me realize how much I enjoy writing. The only thing that I need to do is organize myself and analyze the text I’m working with correctly. After that, the words just come flowing
Writing is a topic that most people shy away from. Some think that writing is something only a few gifted people can do, but there is a writer in all of us. Upon starting this course there was some doubt in my mind if I would be able to write a paper that reflected a person with writing skills. Admittedly, there are still a lot of things I need to learn and practice on, but I have learned a lot throughout this course. I have been able to learn some tools that will help my ability to write on a college level.
The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about. Drafting for me is pretty similar, as also my ideas are coming into my mind at no speed limit and I try to focus in one at the time, at that moment, I am not thinking about
Before entering this class I thought I was a well written writer, although as I continued to come to class and work on assignments I then had realized I could use alittle improving. Writing seems to come very naturally for me because I write all the time. I tend to write poetry to express what i 'm feeling at times, it is how I ventilate what it is that I am feeling. So when thinking about topics it is not very difficult for me due to the fact that most of the time I know exactly what it is I would like to write about. Taking this class has showed me how to be a more effective writer and a more effective researcher.
So I practiced, a lot, and I believe that helped me. I remember coming home and I would practice writing words together and try my hardest to stay between the lines and make sure my letters were straight. Within time my handwriting did get better, but like I said it took time. I believe what the authors Graham has to say; the way you write affects the type of writer you are. I absolutely hated writing, why?
As a writer and speaker their goal is to be able to influence others by talking about everyday things that we don 't really pay attention to but affect us in a certain way. There are many things that can occur each day that we hardly pay attention to, but when a writer or a speaker talk about it, we visually see and realize how much it’s affected us and realise that we are not the only ones who are facing difficulties, there are many in this
The answers I got were mostly boiled down to “What I pick during my time searching for a book all depends on my mood at that moment,” and “I pick based on interest. Sometimes the original book I’m searching for becomes something that I don’t want to read by the time I arrive to get it, so I choose something else that I know I’ll enjoy much more.”. Those answers told me that the process of choosing a book is largely dependent on a person’s emotions at the time of the choosing. Now armed with some basic knowledge on the subject, I returned to my observing people in hopes that somehow I would suddenly understand what exactly happens in the process of book choosing. Alas, it was all for nothing, because while I had a small idea of what might be going through these people 's minds, I didn’t actually have the slightest clue.
Many times it hard for me to sit down and write whatever comes to mind. When I write I like to make sure what I am writing makes senses, so that I don 't have to go back and fix a lot of things; especially if I am writing a long page paper. The only thing that I was able to agree on with her was that fact that not everyone write a perfect first paragraph.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
Lastly, the audience will be changing from whoever reads my memoir to anyone who sees the found art. According to Glenn and Gray, the rhetorical situation can be understood from the purpose of the writer and the audience they are addressing it to: “Writers (or speakers) enter a rhetorical situation when they identify an opportunity to propose a change (in behavior or attitude) through the effective use of language. Once writers have identified a rhetorical opportunity, they prepare a message (using words and sometimes images) for a specific audience” (2). When changing my memoir into a visual way of found art, the audience will change along with it. The audience use to be for anyone that read my memoir, now it is more limited to anyone that sees in the art museum.
My writing process is what some might say is the least conventional and probably not the best, but I enjoy the way I write. I write the same way people brainstorm, the same way someone talks without revising in there head. I take the topic given and I think of a few ideas I could go with. Once I believe I have the idea I will go with, I open word on my lap top and begin writing. I first write the base of my paper getting the idea down and all of my thoughts.
I Agree free writing is a good prewriting technique to use. Which is writing down every though that comes to mind. I use this technique all the time when I need ideas for a paper that I am writing.There are no wrong answers when you are prewriting which is another reason I like it. When I 'm not using free writing I find it so hard to think of anything to write down. It takes me forever before I actually come up with something.