I am now able to see the areas in which I lack in but I also recognize my strengths as well. To become a precise writer, you have to take the initiatives that will help you do so. These initiatives consist of working on different academic genres, planning and organizing material, identifying purpose and audience and for revising intentionally. It is also includes reading different types of texts and learning how to understand a writer’s argument and respond to the ideas of others. I believe that I am more than prepared to take on EH 102.
One thing I notice is that the comments remind me the errors that I have overlooked. It is always good for me to know what other students see in my writing and help me fix it. I think the habit that hinders my writing is when I write too much or
My work is a constant reminder of who I am and who I am trying to become as a writer. The growth of my writing has come a long way and has gave me a better understanding of what I need to do so I can write better. This semester I think that my best writing would have been my narrative essay, I say this since I could express myself by using real world connections. As my time at the university progresses I know that my writing will be at the next level to where I want and need it to
“My attitude is if you push me towards something you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength” Michael Jordan. Knowing your weakness and strength is an important thing in life. It can help you succeed by knowing the things you need to improve. In writing, my strengths are in the content of my papers and the conventions. My weakness are in the organization of my information and my style of writing.
She explains the process, she took in her journey to become a good writer.’For instance she said, “I read closely, word by word, sentence by sentence, pondering each deceptively minor decision the writer had made.” Prose emphasizes the importance of interaction between the material and the individual. As humans, it’s only possible to learn through the growth of our mistakes, other’s successes, or the combination of the two. By practicing these skills, she is demonstrating the reward of effectively doing just that will pay off in the long
This gives me a jump start, or flow of ideas that can later on benefit my paper. In the article, Writing What Matters: A Students’ Struggle to Bridge the Academic/Personal Divide Emily Strasser uses the following sentence to highlight and pinpoint the real true value of writing “Writing can and should be much more than sophisticated sentence structure and nuanced word choices. The devices of grammar and rhetoric remain superficial skills until a writer employs them to express important and powerful feelings, thoughts and ideas” (WaW Pg.200). I enjoy writing about myself because it helps me express my feelings. A paper may include correct grammar and word-context, but until the writer can intertwine powerful thoughts and feelings into the work, the writer is unable to accomplish the overall intended goal.
College writing is demanding and differs greatly from high school writing. While both high school and college writing have to be grammatically correct and subjectively enjoyable college writing requires more skill and technique, which I have listed below. As a college writer, one is expected to prove that they have put some thought into what they are writing about by doing some research on the topic and incorporating the views and thoughts of other sources in the paper. It is important for these sources should be cited in the paper being written. In addition, a college writer is expected to take an authoritative stance on the topic or subject being discussed through the use of words which communicate confidence and conviction in a particular point of view.
My strength in writing are all over the place, I feel like I am good at choosing the right words for what I’m writing, at least the words that are in my vocabulary. I hope that I can get better at writing essays and the more serious assignments, I also want to get better at writing book style writings, like having to write like an author of a book I’m reading to write a “chapter 0”. I think I haven’t really changed my thinking of my writing, I just write to do it, I don’t analyse my writing unless it’s something I’m really interested in. Organization helps me, or it hurts me, my disorganization that is, I’m very disorganised if you couldn’t tell by now, my brain is always everywhere, and so are my possessions, and my writing. My brain is all over the place just like my work, my PAW lessons are staggered between one attempt perfection, and ten attempts with
Go dam it, why is it so difficult to write without the letter I makes me feel like I don’t understand clearly. Although I’m not good at writing, ironically I’ve thought about becoming an English professor. Just the thought about becoming an English professor makes me feel unique. I enjoy helping others and influencing others’ so teaching would be the perfect career for
My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.
Project One For this assignment, I had to choose a scholarly or academic text from my own discipline and write an essay in which I analyze how well such text meets the needs of the rhetorical situation. I have picked a text written by Janet Brennan Croft, which is about characters and how they both evade and embrace faith. The scholarly article is called, Turin and Aragorn: Evading, and embracing fate, and I believe it does a great job at meeting the needs of the rhetorical situation. The audience of this Article is that of students and that of those who wish to understand Tolkien’s characters in more depth. This can be seen because Janet does not focus on the whole story revolving both characters, only their background.
Serving the Audience Lazy, entitled, and narcissistic are just some of many cataloged adjectives used to describe the most recent generation of students. Clive Thompson, a well-credentialed journalist, makes a casual attempt at removing these damaging preconceived views that the young people of today face and challenge daily. However, the succinctness of his piece, “On the New Literacy,” allows the writing to unravel quickly, pulling apart at both ends by committing logical faux pas. Thompson pleads his case based on the study of a Stanford University professor of writing, Andrea Lunsford, titled “The Stanford Study of Writing.” In her study, Lunsford collected thousands of student writing samples from a five-year period, specifically from 2001-2006 (Thompson 157). The findings of her study are gripping.
4) He argues that the goal for a writer is to find the right approach in order for the audience to understand his side. 1) All good writers write “shitty” first drafts, but you should still write them regardless of how bad they might turn out. 2) She directly states her thesis in the essay, gives an example of when she
Each acts upon their beliefs as they perceive them, and as a result are poles apart. Mr. Young is passionate about his belief that teaching US Standard English as an anchor is a threat to people who he refers to as “multiculturals” (Young 111). It is interesting to observe that he uses his first vernacular to express himself, but uses the rules of US Standard English to write it with. This use of his preferred language made the article difficult to read, and understand unless the reader was very familiar with that dialect. His dedication to his opinion came across to this reader as extremely aggressive in tone.