Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help. Writers who have written for a long time and who are good at writing and the spoken language
7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School A school is considered to be the place where we acquire proper habits that help us during the whole our life. However, these habits are not always good especially when we are talking about writing. The matter is that writing is a rather special ability that has been common to each of us, however, not everyone is capable of telling that writing is really something they can do perfectly. Being a school kid, we discover only some basic principles of efficient writing such as the mechanical process of writing, basic abilities to present the ideas on paper, and key ideas for an understanding of style. In college, we start to understand that this knowledge is not enough as to write flawlessly, you need to know more than just the structure of the essay and the ways to use resources in your writing.
“The Sponsors of literacy” by Deborah Brandt could be easily related to Malcolm’s story except for the fact that he didn’t have your average literary sponsor. Malcolm’s story closely follows Dora Lopez’s in their quest for self-education. They both realized the struggle of being illiterate and not being able to communicate their thoughts. They both used books and correspondence to learn conversational discourse while practicing their reading and writing. He used the tools he could acquire behind bars to create a literary sponsor from a dictionary.
Adjust- Evaluate- Learn In the process of writing my Really Big Shoe, I have learned that one obstacle that I have not anticipated was the lack of organization of the structure of my paper. My writing displayed poor structure and organization, causing my paper to lose clarity; while I have a clear idea of the outcomes that I want, there is a difference in between having a clear idea and a structure for the composition of the paper. In order to deal with this obstacle I had to modify my plan of action, instead of starting to write my Really Big Shoe, I started by developing an outline for my paper. The introduction was a difficult part because I was uncertain about how to approach it, at first, I decided to start with an anecdote but instead, I incorporated an introduction that would give meaning to my thesis statement. In regards to to the work effort that I have invested in my writing as part of my personal evaluation the general criteria for my is primarily based on staying on schedule and applying critical thinking to my paper ,
Writing non plagiarized essays for academic purposes is very important. This is because plagiarism is a very serious offence in the academic world. Consequences are therefore very harsh. Students always strain to write quality non plagiarized essays so as to achieve high grades. However, writing quality and authentic essay papers is not a very easy exercise.
Taking different English and writing classes has allowed me to write different types of papers. One paper that can be very challenging is the personal narrative. There are certain requirements that you must follow; each paper is different depending on who assigns it. When I am assigned to write this type of paper, usually it is dreadful to start and accomplish. This type of paper should just be removed from college writing courses.
The issue of unimportant logic comes into play when too much is created. Baron claims that, “...not everyone should write because not everyone has something to say”(Baron 707). Not everyone’s material is worth to reading so why create pieces that will be neglected to readers. If profound literature is created, readers will gain excitement and therefore writers will also gain success. When writing is overdone, the meaning of literature and its logic minimizes.
Clutter is an issue that needs to be fixed because we are bombarded by unnecessary writing, frills and meaningless jargon. This doesn’t help any ones writing. It causes readers to be lost and lose in the writing. If a reader is lost in a piece of writing, that will not continue to read. Cluttered writing leads to misunderstood pieces, leading the reader to move on to another
First of all, Frederick Douglass hardship was the anger of not knowing how to read and write, and not have the ability, the capacity, and the resources to learn by himself. As I was reading I was understanding the anger of Frederick of know having knowledge of anything, of not seeing the world in a different prospective, but he proposed himself
It was a bad experience because I made it one. I was not aware of how much work it would take to be in an AP English class. I also did not apply myself as much as I should have. All in all, my literacy journey was one that anyone else has experienced. I went from an indifferent feeling about literacy to an
Going back to the previous point the next message in the book is the importance of communication, or to be more precise, the lack of communication. In this book, the letters start as lengthy and full of life, and as the book goes on and the communication decreases the letters are shorter and people become unhappy. Dunn’s use of letters as a form of writing shows effectively what the lack of communication does to people. When one shortens their communication with people, it can lead to loneliness and avoidance of actual human interaction. In the book, when the tiles were falling and letters were being discarded, it caused a communication gap.
I hate writing because I lose my strain of thought when it comes to writing a paper. I start off well with the introduction then by the third paragraph my mind is blank. Funny thing is I have a lot of ideas that I could type but just can’t express them when it’s time to write.
Personally writing essays are just boring, and that makes it even harder to write a good one, it’s like pulling teeth. The more I write the better I am becoming at writing a great essay. Spelling and proper punctuation has always been a major issue in my writing. Failing to properly check my spelling and grammar sounds like common sense, but for some reason I sometimes forget to use spell check after writing and hit the send button
The true definition of a “reading disorder” was not defined properly. This make it harder for readers to understand Ferreday due to the lack of understanding of what a “reading disorder” is in context of her argument. She supports her statements by using different sources as supporting evidence. The random transition between the different sources to support her argument aids in creating confusion for readers as well as lack of drive to read this literary work to completion. The structure of the article determines the easiness of comprehension of the main
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why? Intro:I never find a way where I can easily start writing with no problem. I am either too distracted, too bored, or trying too hard to focus that I actually don’t get anything done. Forcing myself to sit down and focus doesn’t give me a great start, it worsens my mind because I’m feeling more pressured.I know that writers struggle at first and once they start there is no stopping them. I wait for that to happen to me, but I find myself stuck.