This gives me a jump start, or flow of ideas that can later on benefit my paper. In the article, Writing What Matters: A Students’ Struggle to Bridge the Academic/Personal Divide Emily Strasser uses the following sentence to highlight and pinpoint the real true value of writing “Writing can and should be much more than sophisticated sentence structure and nuanced word choices. The devices of grammar and rhetoric remain superficial skills until a writer employs them to express important and powerful feelings, thoughts and ideas” (WaW Pg.200). I enjoy writing about myself because it helps me express my feelings. A paper may include correct grammar and word-context, but until the writer can intertwine powerful thoughts and feelings into the work, the writer is unable to accomplish the overall intended goal.
Would memorization of poems or paragraphs of prose assist retention, and if so, should teachers require students to memorize and recite poetry? Many educators and professors memorized poetry in their educations, but “because it has always been taught” is not enough justification. The act of memorization is beneficial for certain contexts and for the brain. In her article, Lisa Van Gemert said memorization helps people learn English syntax and widen their vocabularies, and she included links to resources like Poetry 180 for the reader to begin memorizing! Memorizing more and more information creates new neural pathways and assists in neural plasticity.
Writing is one of my many concerning in my PhD program. Every time when it comes to writing I feel nervous and stressed. I actually I used to love writing in my first language and I was good at it. Nevertheless, writing in English is another experience and quite difficult. To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes.
I don’t like poetry because the rules are sometimes hard to follow. I don’t like book reports because when I read really long books, like Lord of the Ring, it’s hard to retain information from the book. The things that I would change would be the amount of books read in class. I say this because many people in our grade don’t read on the grade level
These mistakes have become a habit of mine, which I continuously make whenever I am writing papers. Not only this but these mistakes effect me more than just writing them in papers, but also these mistakes can make it appear as if my intelligence is not up to par. This meaning when someone, such as a publisher or professor reads what
English 2 is a class that is really different than the writing class I took before. In my previous writing class, the professor will give us really detailed prompt and explanation to guide us through our essay. But in English 2 is different, the professor did give us the prompt and explanation. However, beside these elements, the professor tend to let us do our own work. In the beginning I thought this is a little bit challenging because everything was so vague, and I feel like I am walking in the fog due to the lack of explanation and unclear directions.
I now know the different distractions that cause me to become unfocused and I will be better prepared to handle them in the future. I became a better writer by fixing the mistakes on my papers with the feedback from my teachers. I learned from this class that friends, surroundings, and technology are the three distractions that impacted the way I write my essays. I know now that for me to write a fantastic paper, I need to be by myself, in my home, and away from my phone and
His weaknesses are flexibility, public speaker, drive, and writing. Even though flexibility is one of his strengths, it is also a weakness depending on the degree of the situation; i.e. lack of knowledge of a certain program while he’s at work or representing the campus through SGA. The author knows that writing is not only a major component in all fields including this field, he has come a long way of bettering himself, so that his weakness in writing will eventually become his strength. Ever since elementary school, he was put into programs where students had a hard time understanding the concepts of writing, but in time through the combination of taking foreign language classes and taking full advantage of the program, he did improve his writing skills.
First, learning basic concepts throughout school helps people succeed later in life. Being able to read and interpret what the author says is a crucial skill in life. Being able to understand complex and foreign words by using context clues can help throughout life. Some high schools do not teach their students how to understand what the author says in their books and what the actually concept of the book tells
After taking some time to go over and analyze my essay about “a good man is hard to find” I found that I had a hard time trying to punt into paper the ideas I had in my mind, this lead me to made grammar mistakes and therefore the ideas in the essay didn’t flow as well as I thought they were. I found out that the use of commas is a little challenging for me, sometimes I don’t use them and sometimes I use them too much. After reading my teachers feedback I realize that there were a lot times I was retelling the story instead of focusing on my interpretation of the reading; one of the things I did to fix this issue was reading the paper out loud, this helped me to notice punctuation errors, it also helped me to develop my ideas more in deep