Over the course of the semester, my main goal was to become a more precise writer and develop my identity as a writer. According too, the Portfolio Letter assignment sheet, becoming a better writer consists of precise planning, draft and revising. It also includes understanding a variety of academic genres by examining the basic characteristics that defines each type. In order too efficiently meet my goal of becoming a better writer, it was very important to have my work evaluated by others and myself as well. The use of rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, reading and writing all are the important aspects in this course.
I like to deeply think about the book and understand it better. I learned about how to write a detailed reflection after critically analysing the book. The hardest part was finding the right quote to back up my theory/thoughts. There are many quotes that I can use, but I had to find one that really described my
I could have thought only about it being chances for me to write an interesting college essay. To close my mind would have hindered me from the change and inspiration from the trip. I probably didn’t change the world, but the seeing more of the world has changed me. I hope that I can continue to learn from unexpected experiences as well as my education, and I believe SPU might be the place. To be good and industrious in anything I do;
Then I explained that memory along with some background information to help the audience understand it a little more. The first half of the extremely long paragraph would be me giving that background information, and sort of set up for the main idea later on. Since I cannot really quote the entire text, I encourage you to read the piece that I previously wrote, but for me, that memory means so much to me. It has more meaning than just it is important for my reading and writing, it is important because it strengthened me and my brother’s bond a little bit. At the same time, my point should be shifted towards the actual purpose of the paper too.
To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes. I felt I am not ready for writing class. However, I decided to enroll to this class because it will be very helpful to improve my writing, and the readings will be good references when I start writing my dissertation in the end of this program. It was good choice and I am glad I registered for this class. The readings are very useful and filled with information that help you overcome your fear of writing.
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 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
I intend to share this story with incoming freshman to encourage them to choose a major they are passionate about, not one forced upon them by outside influences. From reading my story, I hope the audience learns to not let other people’s actions influence their choices or aspirations in life. After I received very useful feedback from my first draft, I realized that that my biggest flaw in my paper was the holistic impression. In order to fix this I needed to make sure that my main point, or lesson of this essay came across clearly. The main idea of my essay is to not let others influence your choices.
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.