I am now able to see the areas in which I lack in but I also recognize my strengths as well. To become a precise writer, you have to take the initiatives that will help you do so. These initiatives consist of working on different academic genres, planning and organizing material, identifying purpose and audience and for revising intentionally. It is also includes reading different types of texts and learning how to understand a writer’s argument and respond to the ideas of others. I believe that I am more than prepared to take on EH 102.
How I was feeling before the experiences, I would of read a lot of topics and just believe what I was reading and not really question it because that would have been more work for me and make things harder for me. During the project I started seeing that some information didn’t look right, compared to the rest so I started thinking, is this all true, where did I get it, is it a trusted website or book. Also I had to give my opinion on the theories of aging so I had to question the information by getting more information to back everything up, which made me start critical think about the topic. During the experiences my reacting was that, so many sources are actually not true and that we should never just believe what we are told, you should have your own ideas. After I was finish the project, I didn’t just learn about the elderly but about how important it is to question everything and don’t just believe it because it’s not always the truth and that I should only use sources that are trusted by the
My work was missing clarity, organization and a cohesive flow. 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.
When I first learned how to read, I developed a very strong internal motivation. I utilized this self-motivation in high school to reach my educational goals and aspirations. My self-motivation was vital for maintaining high academic standings, good time management and staying organized, which are all important for doing well in college and the working world. Finally, Dyslexia was actually a blessing in disguises because it helped me how small details work together to make the big picture. I was willing to put in the effort to learn to read because I saw how vital it would be for future academic success.
Although I have learned a tremendous amount about the strategy, there is a lot more to discover. However, if you use the technique, “you must survey, question, read, recite, and review each time that you prepare to write,” (VanderMey, et.al., 2001, p.4). “To correctly survey your material before writing, you must read about the author, read the title, and read the opening and closing paragraphs,” (VanderMey, et.al., 2001, p.4). Then, “you should glance at other pages, notice headings, and pay attention to topic sentences, paragraphs, bold print, and/or italics,” (VanderMey, et.al., 2001, p.4). Next, “you should begin to ask yourself questions, and hopefully you will be able to answer them as you read,” (VanderMey, et.al., 2001, p.4).
Furthermore critical thinking includes the ability to engage in inflective learning and it is also a special tool needed in research and writing in university. Critical thinking is highly important in researching and writing as most university students need this skill when writing an academic report. Only a few studies to date have actually examined the link between critical thinking and writing, however, their small but in-depth study suggested that properly designed writing assignments could support higher-level thinking, like taking notes, answering study questions, and writing an analytical essay. Look at the assignment question, and formulate some questions of your own categorising the factors involved, establishing cause-effect chains, making comparisons and contrasts, pointing out problems and suggesting solutions, evaluating theories and relating them to practice. In doing this writing academic essay would be easy to write and research on.Allen ( 1997, p.2) stated that reasoning has been one of the greatest advances that human being have made in their ability of understanding and making
However, writing quality and authentic essay papers is not a very easy exercise. First of all, for one to be able to come up with high quality non plagiarized essays, they have to carry our research on the topic of the essay. One has to know exactly what is required of them in writing the non plagiarized essay paper. The format, the body, the thesis statement, etc. In addition to doing research, for one to write a non plagiarized essay paper, you will need to be aware of the citation and referencing styles
I feel as if I choose to stay away from writing because I do not feel confident in my writing abilities. *ow, if I had a little better idea on how a strong sentence is structured together, I would feel more confident with my writing abilities. ! ma(or reason why I am not confident with my writing abilities is because I tend to have a problem with where to put the correct punctuation and also nowing when to end a sentence. It ishard nowing that my writing is not at its strong point, but I am willing to tae any chance that isgiven to me, to strengthen my writing process.
Another thing I felt I could get better at would be detailing without flying off topic and losing that main purpose for the audience. The detailing could use some work (like everything else), but it is not too bad, at least to me. I could be more specific in certain cases such as, “To me, my older brother was my biggest influence when it came to my reading and writing.” (Sheffield, Eric Major Assignment #1, 2017) where I could have elaborated more, or just used a better sentence in general. But in that first paragraph, what I attempted to get across to my readers was, how important that memory was to me and how it impacted my literacy. Then I explained that memory along with some background information to help the audience understand it a little more.
When placing the thesis in the middle and end of the essay it can get confusing for reader’s to understand because their won’t be answered until they reach the thesis statement which is located in the middle or end. The location of the thesis statement is very important to allow reader’s to understand the concept of the writing, instead of having unanswered
What I learned that certain events may occur and it will change your thought over something. The steps I had to take was to write a outline overview of what my essay was going to be like and think about the argument and claims I had to pick to support it and find quotes in the book that support my claims. We had to do timed essay about are theme of the essay were going to on. The way we wrote the essay was in TIED format because it would be easier to introduce the claim and back it up with evidence and finally discuss what it means. The leadership skill I used was to complete project effectively because I had to concentrate what I was writing about.
This class has taught me the foundation of how to become a rhetorician, and how that can benefit me in more ways than just English papers. I’ve learned key points needed to construct a successful argument in order to persuade an audience, whether that be on paper for a professor or in a job interview in the future. So far, I’ve written many prompts and slack posts. One of my shortcomings is speaking in my own voice in the paper and not fully delving into the proper lexicon. This is something I’ll be sure to nail in the final.