Only I know what I enjoy to read and will not put me to sleep. When we got to pick what I wanted to read about and write the paper on. I could really get focused into the book and paper because it interested me. Now only a couple of papers interest me and keep me attuned to the book. The ECA had me read a boring story then write a paper about it, and that was a struggle for me because the story was beginning to bore me to death.
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.
I chose to write only a 3-A paper and learned a great deal about writing a proposal to help solve or raise awareness for an issue. I found this paper to me more difficult to find a topic to write about since it wasn’t based on myself or a memory. My struggle to find a topic made me realize that not all papers will be easy when you have limited instruction on what it should be about. Since the paper was so opened we had to come up with our own questions, concerns, or objections the audience may have on our proposal topic. In the proposal, I also learned how clear you must be for your audience so that all their concerns are addressed since they may not be aware of the problem you are
To analyze a piece of text, one must read that text, break it down into smaller parts, then elaborate on those little pieces. It is no different when trying to analyze my own piece of text. My text’s topic is on recalling a memory that impacted you greatly in the literacy area. So analyzing it myself should not be too hard considering I can elaborate better on parts that I feel need touched upon, as well as explain why this is so important a little more.
I think the main problem I had was not believing in the thesis I chose and not picking a better one. Since I left this piece unfinished, there was a lot to be improved on it. There was only an introduction, so I did my best to add the remaining parts of it. This included writing support for my thesis and providing sources to do this. This revision was more difficult than the polished revision since I had to basically write an entire essay from the
Sontag rejects this, seeing reading instead as an enjoyable pursuit that has the pragmatic side effect of encouragement for creating her own content (Sontag). Kurt Vonnegut reports that if we don't endeavor to make good work that "they will stop reading you." Basically, Vonnegut is warning that we suffer from not putting effort into our writing. In addition emphasizing that, for the reader, reading is hard work. Generally he makes this claim to support his argument for simplicity and a pursuit of coherence.
There are various steps you have to follow to make your paper an “A” paper. One of the first steps I take is writing my full paper first, then going back to make sure there is no fragments or contractions. This step is tough to accomplish because it is heavy on taking up most of my time of proofreading. One of my downfalls in writing is I get focused on typing my paper, that I don’t use correct grammar and punctuation that later on turns into fragments. The biggest progress I made from my Preliminary Assignment to Paper One, I did not use fragment sentences.
During a this fall semester I made a decision that I am not proud of and felt guilt when i was confronted about it. When writing an outline for an assignment I copy and pasted a couple of points that weren’t mine. And I used them in the assignment as if they were mine. I knew that it wasn’t right of me being a critical thinker but I did it anyway not thinking about the consequences of my actions.
Heim, This semester has shown me the importance of happiness and communication through the written, oral, visual, and electronic aspects. I feel Like I have progressed in my writing, but I still have a lot to work on with organizing and delivering the writing. Improving on these topics in class has helped me feel more comfortable when writing and showing those writings. In the oral aspect I have a lot of work to do. In both of my oral presentations I felt very nervous and quiet, this can always be improved with more practice.
Overall, I was unsure how to achieve improvement in my scholarly writing. During this course I have learned that the development of a step-by-step process will insure that I meet the basic requirements of a well written scholarly paper. For example, I reflect on the writing components and the APA citation guidelines I have collected in my writing binder. In order for me to make sure that I use concise wording, proper APA citations, and the inclusion of a well-constructed thesis in my introduction.
In the first draft the author jumps right to the thesis statement and the publisher’s purpose. He does not have a clear introduction because it was missing an attention getter. The author started talking what the essay was going to be about, and for me it was just like the author didn’t want to spend more time working on the introduction. The author had some problems with sentence structure, moreover, I think that the author wanted to be more specific about what he/ she was talking about that sometimes he/she confused himself.
The book I got from my grandpa When I was like 7 my grandpa brought a book to me from his trip to detroit. It was a book about cars. It was like my favorite book for a long time because I liked cars a lot when I was growing up. The book was about a bunch of different chevrolet cars and who made them and designed them and stuff like that. Thats why I was so interested in the book.
Everyone has traveled a different road to get to where they are today. Some roads may have felt longer and more rough, but they were worth the ride. My road to literacy started out on what I would call a dirt road that had a steep incline. What I could not see at that time was that once I got to the top, I had a smooth ride ahead of me. If I would look back at how far I have travelled I would say it was worth it all the struggles along the way, but what is important is the sponsors I had that pushed me along the way.
I’ve had a very on off relationship when it comes to literacy. Up until the fifth grade I wasn’t much of a reader or writer. Then in fifth grade, we started reading really good books. Usually as a class. I found myself needing a way out of this terrible world in the sixth grade.