In my AP English Literature course, my class and I have read many work of literature and have done multiple of timed write essay. I gained the experience of having to find my strengths and weaknesses in English. An aspect that I am in lack of when writing my essay would not be the part of fully analyzing my claim of the prompt but instead of having to complete my essay under a time restraint. Thus, I have been improving my stress level in being calm when fully analyzing the prompt under a time restraint. The times that my class and I have peer graded many of the other graded essays from the the previous sitting AP exams have helped me to view what the AP exam grader are looking for and what I need to do in order to pass my AP exams.
For instance while thinking about the synthesized essay and the amount of resources needed to write it, I made a plan which helped me manage everything on time. Planning for the structure of my essay helped me use a good amount of recourses and write a good essay. Since I am still in my Freshman year I think that such skills are going to be very helpful in the future. I think that I will be using what I learned from this course in many other courses including, Surveying lab, writing 204, and many other courses. This shows how significant this course
I just wrote the report without worrying about mistakes until the proof reading I did on my own to remove move the smaller mistakes. After I wrote the rough draft and proof read it myself I had classmates read it and give feedback. Since I put myself on a time crunch I had to rely on a paper checker website called grammarly to do the final proof reading before the revision. The revision I did right before turning it in, I just made the changes that where needed. The challenging things I face was to expand my thoughts, stay on topic, and working on timing.
The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about. Drafting for me is pretty similar, as also my ideas are coming into my mind at no speed limit and I try to focus in one at the time, at that moment, I am not thinking about
I knew I was good at writing as I was often asked to write for the school magazine or website, but I didn’t know what makes me a good writer. Before attending university, I made a commitment to engage in English classes and join writing workshops, so I could refine my writing. I wanted to learn how to write better essays with a wider range of vocabulary and less grammatical errors. I knew this course would help me improve my writing, though I didn 't know much about the learning process and goals. Through this course, I have realized my weaknesses and strength as a writer and learned how to structure and write an academic essay.
The components of my reflective writing portfolio parallel my developments as a writer who is more in tuned with herself—a creator. My revised essay was a piece that I wrote in my freshman English course. As I reread it for the first time in about two years, I was unclear as to what was the question or prompt that I was trying to address. That possibly speaks to a lack of clarity within my writing. However, while revising this piece, I was able to offer an extended, more evolved perspective; my goal was to better articulate to my audience the feelings that I possessed towards the subject.
I had entered this course with some understanding about writing and composing with the help of a previous class with Ms. Jamie. Without having the previous class, I would have struggled tremendously. 2. Has your attitude or understanding of your writing process changed since the beginning of this semester? If so, what influenced these changes?
This made my first essay very challenging due to the fact that I had to make people see and feel the moment I chose. My process as a writer changed drastically into who I am today. Every time I write an essay, I start to prewrite. Prewriting made my essay life way easier. This process helps you organize and it also makes your essay a really good one.
GENERAL REFLECTION Throughout this course, I learned several things about the material covered in class and also about my strengths and weakness when writing. I have become a great writer who thinks critically and uses all the knowledge I have at hand. But even if I improved I know there are many things I could do to enhance my skills as a writer. During this course, several of the assignments tested my analysis skills as well as my reasoning skills. I challenged myself by choosing subjects that required an immense amount of research and consideration while also thinking of how I could set up the paper.
ABSTRAC: The aim of these papers is to determine the issues and difficulties that Saudi students encounter when learning to write in an academic way and to explore writing mistakes and errors that student make while they are writing. Introduction: Academic writing is an important for students who learning English as a second language. When it comes to the teaching and learning of language skills, writing comes at the end, according to the natural order hypothesis of language learning, but this does not make writing skill insignificant. Rather, its significance increases manifolds in the academic contexts in which students are required to apply this skill as a main tool to show what they have learnt. According to Fageeh (2011), “many EFL