I was always afraid of the mistakes I would make in grammar, or not have anything to write in my essays. Once I started writing, although it was very challenging I managed to complete them, as I sensed it was an important skill to possess. I also believed it would help me to become a more proficient writer for my other courses, therefore, I wanted to complete this course of study prior to the other classes. What I didn't comprehend was that this course would also make me a more self-assured individual. In new situations, it always makes me a bit
I have broken down many times not thinking I was capable of writing about a certain topic or finishing a project on time; but I never give up. I think if I didn’t stress about my writing I couldn’t continue to grow. If I didn’t stress about my writing performance I wouldn’t want to learn as much as I do. I want to be the best writer I can be and I know honors english 11 will prove to be a very vital class for me. I know honors english 11 is going to be hard, but I’m certain I can do well in this class.
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
As each writing assignments is graded, I realize how much I have improved as a writer by the grade and the fewer mistakes that I have made in them. As each time the grammatical and spelling mistakes are fewer on each paper. I want to share how I have grown as a writer on second semester by being in class and reflecting on my previous assignments. Even though there weren’t many writing assignments this semester. There were some assignments that I have done poorly on.
Throughout this semester, I have made many great achievements and improved my writing skills drastically. This class has helped me improve my writing skills with grammar and methods for writing. I have also learned what I need to improve on, which includes effectively using quotes and writing narrative pieces. Many of the assignments in this portfolio are argumentative; I believe this style of writing is best for me. Overall, these assignments are the best I have written this semester.
With the fall semester quickly coming to a close, I have been reflecting about my writing intensiveEnglish class. This semester I have accomplished a variety of projects and assignments and have learneda lot about professional writing. I learned how to write a great resume and how to use its differentformats. I have practiced writing many emails, business letters, transmittal letters, and cover letters.My three largest projects that I completed were a job recommendation report, instructions on how tomake pumpkin cheesecake, and a brochure for my future cupcake business. All these projects havehelped me to master my communication skills which I will further reflect upon below.
To ensure that I did not have lower grades I started picking up in my second year, my grades in the third year were very encouraging as I paid serious attention to all the courses. I never missed any class unless there was a need to and I took office hours with lecturers very seriously. I would not relax until I completely understood a topic. My determined nature helped me to improve my grades. Each semester was an improvement on the other.
We all make mistakes, and most of the time we learn from them. From my Preliminary Writing Assignment to my Paper One, I have made numerous improvements in my writing but also many mistakes. Coming into College Writing One, I did not have papers to write to improve my skills in my upcoming years in college. Within the two papers I have written, I have expanded my word selection for more detailed paper, reduced fragments, and reorganized my thesis method for a better outcome. I came into this class thinking it was going to be just like high school.
Throughout this semester, I can honestly say that my writing has improved in both style and technique. These eighteen short weeks (give or take) have shown me both positive and negative aspects of my writing capabilities. My confidence has grown and I have learned many new things. I have been given the opportunity to pick topics that I feel I could write well about and this has made essays more fun and enjoyable. MY instructor and peers have both given me accurate critiques that have only bettered my work.
Sometimes, it helps a lot for someone else to critique your paper just so you can get someone other than your own opinion. Writing in college is way more complex than writing in high school. I always have to make sure that I revise and edit my papers now, because it’s crucial not too. Usually whenever I edit, I use a highlighter to mark out the text I need to correct. I also use tools that help correct my grammar and help me find misused words and punctuations.