This assignment was one of the hardest paper we had to do in our quarter because, we had complete freedom on how we wanted to develop our topic. During the peer review I found out that I had done the assignment wrong and didn 't have a clear idea of what I wanted to project in my paper. I took a moment to decide what I wanted to say and started to change and remove sentences that weren 't necessary. On my first draft of my Literacy Narrative I made negative statements about my writing, which wasn 't the purpose of the assignment. After some time, I finally decided to write about my growth in writing and how I found another outlet for my creativity and where I consider myself to be good at.
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
I might have lost the school spelling bee but I’m still keen in spelling and learning new words everyday. But that specific day had left me traumatized. From that day forward I felt uncomfortable sharing my literature, expressing myself, participating in academic events or something as simple as talking. This predicament fortunately faded away gradually throughout my years of development especially in high school. Anytime I am placed in the same position I was on that day I get feelings of nostalgia of this episode that occurred in my life.
The structure of coursework improved my writing skills. In one experience, my peer editing session explained that my childhood story showed a simple and clear writing style, but it wasn’t concise. This feedback forced me to evaluate my story and see in what ways it could be concise along with other writing tools that I incorporated. I realized from the experience that this was the first time I focused purely on improving my writing skills rather than understanding the course content. The course enabled me to confront my weaknesses in writing that I couldn’t in other academic classes.
I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper. That is why I am grateful for this class because it helps me write papers for others classes and do well. In the end, Dual English Comp has caused me a lot of stress but it has also opened my mind up to writing a successful college paper. I learned new things from writing a thesis to the correct apostrophe positions, to how to cite things correctly. My high school English class never taught me any of the things I have learned in here, so now I can proudly say when I go off to college that I know how to write a college academic essay because of Dual English
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 the excessive amount of sources I assembled, the paper was relatively straightforward. The research portion of my papers is an area that I am proud of. Looking over all of my papers, my progress can is easily detectable. Before this class, writing was foggy and hard for me; that can be easily seen in my early papers. However, I have somewhat grasped what it means to writing purposefully and academically.
I learned much more about APA format than I thought I would such as in-text citations. I did not know in-text citations were so important until I took this class. It was great to understand the different types of plagiarism and different techniques to avoid plagiarizing. My weakest writing assets would have to be coming up with a great introduction and building my body so it runs smoothly. I had and am having trouble with
There are many different traits that people possess that make them individuals, for me, the most important or prominent trait would probably be my need to always have things planned out in advance and as well as possible. I gained this trait mainly through elementary school, I was very unorganized throughout most of it and even though I wanted to be getting good grades, I was always losing and forgetting about my homework. Over time I think I just started to sort of overcompensate by being much more organized that I need to be. While it can sometimes be hard to plan out everything as much as I would like, it has been very helpful for me in the past with school work and all of my jobs I’ve had for me to be pretty good at organization and time
If it was anything below a 2.5 then I rounded down and a 2.5 or above was rounded up. I came to like this way of grading as I didn’t feel restricted at all. I was scared that I was grading to harshly at times but decided that if I was leaving comments along the way, then it wasn’t just a grade. It was a productive grading session that would enrich the students’ writing on the next paper they would write. If there’s one thing I didn’t care for in school and even now is just getting a grade on a paper.