Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away and I often found it to be dull and like a chore. However, after being in VU Composition I feel that my ease of writing has returned and I am able to focus more on improving the details and content of my essays. Even though meeting word requirements can often be tedious, be my last essay, I found it to be an easier task to
As a former AP Lang student, I feel that this class has been very beneficial for me in that it has allowed me to apply the techniques and strategies I learned last year toward more relevant subjects. Having the freedom of choosing topics to write about for our various essays made this class more enjoyable than the other English classes that I have taken. AP Lang focused heavily on the techniques of writing solid essays, but instead of writing about useful topics, we analyzed the short stories provided on the exams. Writing a personal narrative essay was very helpful in my college application process and allowed me to employ the same kind of strategies that I learned in class into my college essays. Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company.
With my current drafting process, I write my entire essay, read what I have written and add a little bit more if something comes to mind. I came into English, with very poor writing techniques. One of the reasons that probably caused me to not get full grades on essays in school is because my first draft is what I would submit, rather than reviewing and editing it to improve it. Something I take great pride in is my grammar and spelling. Although I sometimes
With a topic I truly care about I wish I would have done a little more with my paper than I did. Grammatically, I still need a lot of improvement. I write like I would text sometimes, and that is a bad habit that needs to be broken. But just in one semester I can see my improvements though my
Also when I don’t feel the need to go back and add more words or details because I already had. That is how I know when I have written my best. I am taking this class because I need an English credit, but I am not just taking it because of that. I want to further my writing skills and feel more confident when I write. Also I want to be prepared for the more
There are several different styles of writing and learning, and if an individual knows their style of each, it can help them improve on their learning and writing skills. My method of writing is free-writing, I tend to start writing, and not stop until I finish. Similarly, I tend to learn best by absorbing a great deal of information at once, then going back and processing it. My learning and writing styles greatly influence each other, with my learning style helping improve my writing style. Since I was a child, everything I wrote was done using a free-writing technique.
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
There definitely has been some improvements in my writing this semester, but unfortunately there has also been some negative qualities that I have noticed coming up more often. The main difference that I have noticed in my writing is a better connection to the text and getting my message across better. The quality of my writing is usually directly related to the prompt, and since all of our articles we read were so intriguing, I was challenged more in my writing which made me strive to do
I appreciate how literature has formed the person I am today, and I poured out these feelings in my essay. Adding a quote to my final essay was recommended to me by my teacher. This helped improve my essay a great deal, and I am glad that I listened to this advice. However, I could have integrated a quote into my essay in a more effective manner. Nevertheless, I am proud of how the paper turned out.
This is important because most courses in college have writing in them. As the semester has progressed, I have slowly started to understand where I am with writing and where I need to improve. Revising my essays is a great way to learn from my mistakes. Although my writing is not great yet I am slowly improving
I have learned so much about writing in the last few months. I have gained confidence in my writing because of the many peer reviews and working drafts. One of my goals is to never settle for “okay”, to keep striving to be better. Once I am happy with how I did in something, I tend to become complacent. I do not want that to happen in my essays.
I can recall a record number of times my wife has challenged my communication skills. To improve one 's communication, you must develop good reading writing and listening skills. (Taylor, 2015) For me, one of the keys to developing some of my skills is paying closer attention to my reports at work. I also plan to enhance my vocabulary by taking the time to look for words to substitute for commonly used in my assignments. (Bethel University, 2014) Several of the tips found in Unit 2 Read Session will be very beneficial in increasing my writing skills such as reading aloud, walking away and returning to reread something to aid in finding errors.
The first event was a consistent thing which was teachers correcting my essays . Every time I would receive an essay or an assignment I would always have an error with using the words " their and there" and using the right conjunction words. The problem that I had was when I was younger I wasn 't taught how to use those words. For an example instead of using the word your correctly I would use it "You 're a pretty cool person." When in reality you 're supposed to use it with the word "you 're."
“My Reading and Writing Strengths” Overall, this class has been an extremely help for me. I have been able to identify my strengths throughout this semester. When I started to question myself about what were my strengths or weaknesses, I have discovered that I have more strengths than weaknesses. But, I know if I let my weaknesses take control I would not be a good student. Conquering my weaknesses would definitely make me a good student.