At the start of my freshman year, literature and language had no interest to me and I feel as though my writing reflected that. When it came to learning how to improve sentence structure or understanding the author’s purpose I was disengaged and didn’t completely grasp key concepts that would have improved my writing ability. But as my time in high school has gone on I’ve come to better understand how important it is to know these skills and that has made a huge and very visible difference in my writing. And because of that writing has become an outlet of personal expression to me as opposed to just being an obnoxious part of English. Three years ago, my writing was weak in terms of grammatical errors.
Writing has been around for centuries; writing gives us the ability to say what we want others to know by merely using words. Throughout history many styles of writing have been developed and different styles can make the reader feel excited, scared, sad and or even left hanging onto the edge of their seat. Everyone has their own style of writing; from the touching scripts written by William Shakespeare. To Plato the great ancient philosopher in Greece who founded the Academy of Athens. These are just some examples of how writing has impacted us and why it is so important.
In the past few weeks, I have seen myself grow step by step to become a good writer. I have had to work on essays which took time and effort and a few corrections from my peers and my professor. I have become accustomed to new writing skills and techniques which I believe will be of great use in years to come. I intend to incorporate corrections provided in class and even in peer group discussions into my writing. I believe learning is a process which demands discipline and proper guidance.
Coming into this course I did not know what to expect. My previous writing skills were sufficient for lower level writing courses, but I had never taken a higher level writing class. Regardless of my worries, I expected to gain experience and work on my craft of writing through practice and critiquing of my work. Though I had no problem constructing the language, I struggled with an essays structure and format, which I now understand to do.
I was unsure of my overall writing skills upon entering this course, but with each individual skill that was taught to us, I was able to connect all necessary components for success. In my previous semester in college I took several general education courses that had lengthy writing requirements and I was able to get these assignments done but not without many struggles and sub-par final products. By actively participating in class and completing all of the assigned work, this course has laid the foundation for me to continue to improve my writing skills. During the entirety of this course I consistently worked on all the of the technical parts of my projects.
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.
Brainstorming, writing an outline, writing the body, creating a title—there are numerous steps one can use in the writing process! This paper will discuss the writing process I use personally. When I write a paper, I follow four main steps: brainstorming, writing a rough draft, revising, and composing a final draft. Writing a paper can be a daunting task; therefore, when I write, the first thing I do is brainstorm. Because I normally have several ideas in my head, I find it extremely helpful to organize my ideas by documenting them on paper.
When I first started in this class I did not have the best writing skills. I came from school that did not teach very good grammar and spelling. This change over the course of time in this class. When you write essays as often as we did in his class you tend to get better. My three Learning outcomes were riding in the discipline, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility.
I am writing about my writing experience in my Writing 101 class. I am recently taking writing one on one class at University of Maryland University College. This is my evaluation of my Writing 101 class here at the University of Maryland University College. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my first to last writing assignment by reflecting on my writing skills at the beginning of this course to now by looking at the quizzes, discussions, and papers written for the course Writing 101. Writing 101 here at University of Maryland University College was a very challenging course for me.
The concept of writing as a process versus a product is quite new to me. Usually, my emphasis is one the end product and not necessarily the way that I get there. However, having been exposed to the idea of writing as a process, I came to realise that in reality I was passing through the process even without knowing and also that the process makes writing more rewarding. In this essay, I will explore my use of the process by analysing my writing process as I prepared a two page opinion summary recently on the article by Richard Fulkerson, “Composition at the turn of the Twenty- First Century”.