I hate it! I have never been good at spelling, so the editing part takes a toll on me. I often confuse words that may sound similar, such as whether for weather. Punctuation is also not my favorite part of writing. However, I do learn different punctuation when I’m editing because I look up information to help me correct or add punctuation to my writing.
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
This Writing and Rhetoric I course has transformed my writing style greatly. Through this course I’ve learned to analyze and synthesize my ideas in a better way. At first, I was quite reluctant about my writing and would often think that I was not doing a good job. However, Professor Karl and this course have lead me to the right steps that I need to follow in order to become a better writer. Subsequently, the first essay I had to write about was using Mark Edmundson’s Pay Attention!
I discovered that I didn 't really like this method that much because I didn 't get the chance to wholly appreciate the beauty of the work, as I stopped in the middle of it to complete the RR. Therefore, the next time a reading response was assigned, I took a different approach to completing it. That time, I read over the category list to remind myself of what I should be looking for in the text, found something in the text that interested me, made note of that interest in the margin, and continued reading. After reading, I went back to the margins of the text to find what I noted as interesting, and then wrote my reading response
This makes my editing process easier because I know what mistakes I made. One area of the writing process that still needs further development is choosing a topic. I find choosing a topic difficult because depending on what the subject it is, there can be a lot of different topics I could choose. Also, something else I’ve learned from the writing process is that revising and editing are the most important steps in writing an essay. These two steps are important because it helps crisp up and fix any mistakes in the essay.
Both the focus learner and me were shocked when we noticed she sequenced the story correctly by the second week of intervention. The week prior i had doubted if my focus learner would be able to successfully sequence.To my surprise correctly sequenced a few of the stories I believe my focus learner transitioned from just simply listening to stories to trying to make connections to her everyday life. Although my learner still needs a lot of work with her
My success’ are important to me but it’s harder for me to remember those who don’t teach me something like my failures do. Failure as a student are from a wide range from failing test to not doing homework. That may sound ridiculous but failing tests is something that happens to me frequently. From all of those tests that I didn’t do good on it taught me something about myself. It taught me that I am not a good test taker.
Through the past two semesters, I have learned a great deal about my writing skills. Before this class, the truly only wrote; filling my papers with the opinions I held myself. “Just writing” was my only option because that was all I had been taught. However, ever since I had attended GSW-1110 and GSW-1120, I have learned to adopt the formal writing style. Through the past two semesters, I have obtained many skills that will be useful to further my educational career, but there are skills that I, nevertheless, must improve on.
Reflecting on the process of writing the first essay for this class, I feel that it is important to discuss my initial thoughts and attitudes because they may have affected my writing. I am taking this course at the end of the RN-to-BSN program because I did not realize I needed it. I completed two freshman writing classes many years ago, but they did not count toward this degree. Every class in this program has involved multiple writing assignments weekly, and since I scored well in those classes, I felt that “Writing and Rhetoric” would be relatively easy and stress-free. Now, five weeks into this class, I understand that this type of writing requires more thought and effort because it employs a different approach.
I assume this semester I have learned how to be a improve my writing in my whole life than ever. But I feel the highest things I have improved in was remembering to capitalize your I’s and to pull out of all the worn out words such as; Big, good, and bad and Instead I use colossal, Favorable, and Improper. At the start of the year I would never capitalize your I’s and use loads of worn out words. Some of the things I absolutely need to improve is the clarity of my writing being it is tough to understand what I am trying to explain and win over the reader. Ultimately, I learned tons of excellent material to use in my life for later semesters and years to
In the past few weeks, I have seen myself grow step by step to become a good writer. I have had to work on essays which took time and effort and a few corrections from my peers and my professor. I have become accustomed to new writing skills and techniques which I believe will be of great use in years to come. I intend to incorporate corrections provided in class and even in peer group discussions into my writing. I believe learning is a process which demands discipline and proper guidance.
Looking in the Past Seeing this year pass by, makes me wonder how much I really accomplished. Wondering what if or what could of I’ve done to make it better would always come up my mind. Both reading and writing aren’t my cup of tea subjects, I really have trouble learning and processing how to really use certain techniques. Witnessing my transformation from the beginning when school started on August, to now ending the semester shows how much I’ve been improving. I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too.
Tara was a huge help with showing me how at fix my work cited and what I was doing wrong on the They Say I Say templates. Though I dislike having people read my papers, I find It very helpful because they see the mistakes that I make and that I cant see. I did learn that I can 't stress myself out while trying to write a paper because it will get me
I would be pretty upset if someone plagiarized my ideas and received all the credit. I believe that is how most writers would feel. DelGuidice (2015) believes Turnitin can be a teaching tool to help students learn from their plagiarizing mistakes. DelGuidice feels students do not realize they plagiarize. She explains Turnitin allows students to learn what they did wrong, how to revise it and, hopefully increasing their skills in critical thinking, research, and
I would make the project detailed and developed, but I didn’t follow the vague rubric. I’d make the rubric my bible, but still no change. I always turned in homework, though. So when she sat us down in the hall at the end of the year to discuss our EOG scores and what she thought we should try to improve upon in the coming years. She struggled to find a reason why all year I struggled to keep up my grade but scored a near perfect on my EOG.