ENG-122 Reflective Essay My writing process has changed tremendously over the course of this class. I feel more accomplished, confident and I feel sometimes that my ideas and thoughts just come in to my mind out of nowhere and I start writing about anything now. I pay attention to my punctuation and grammar more as I have polished them more now, not only when I write but then others write as well. I am constantly looking for errors and I highly think this is helping me a lot in my career.
As a writer, I have grown a lot from someone who used to hate writing too someone can enjoy it most of the time. I am still not the biggest fan of writing but if it 's something I like writing about I can enjoy it. My goal for writing this year is to use more detail and bigger vocabulary. A strategy I can use for using more detail I can elaborate more on important events in the story and add more about the background of characters. I can also read other text and come up with ideas from that.
Throughout the term there has been many writing assignments —big or small— that helped reflect my writing process or the process itself. In the beginning of the course I felt like I was an “ok” writer, but lacked some skills such as: organization, sentence variety, and vocabulary. Also, I did not like to write and had a feeling of dislike when forced to write. I felt like I improved on everything I wanted and was seen throughout the semester. I know how to organize my ideas, the worksheets given in class to work on sentence variety really helped, and vocabulary was built on some level.
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
Throughout my academic career, I have read many books of all genres to get a feel of the literary world and to enhance my reading skills. Ever since I was a young girl, I recall always loving to read any book that I came across and spending my free time doing so. As I got older, my interest slightly decreased but I still enjoy reading fine pieces of literature. I have always preferred to read over write because there’s so much more to learn from other people’s experiences and getting to relate to it as I get deeper into a book. The main challenges I have faced in my literacy journey is being able to express my full thoughts when I write.
Honors english has helped me with many things; for instance, it has helped expand my vocabulary. It has also helped me learn how to sort evidence and claims efficiently, which was challenging. When I was in normal english I felt like I wasn't able to show my full potential, But with my teachers help they were able to get me into the honors program. I am a hardworking student that has passion for reading and writing.
While participating in the peer editing process, my eyes came across many different styles of writing. I read three different papers, and each of them were executed differently than mine. It was intriguing to see how an essay assignment could take complete different paths. I believe reading other student’s work allowed my creativity to grow, thus improving
One area that I improved on is my word choice. If I was categorized as a writer, I would have been categorized as a thesaurus writer. It seems like I would pick a word from Thesaurus.com and jammed it into my sentence
Before entering this class I thought I was a well written writer, although as I continued to come to class and work on assignments I then had realized I could use alittle improving. Writing seems to come very naturally for me because I write all the time. I tend to write poetry to express what i 'm feeling at times, it is how I ventilate what it is that I am feeling. So when thinking about topics it is not very difficult for me due to the fact that most of the time I know exactly what it is I would like to write about. Taking this class has showed me how to be a more effective writer and a more effective researcher.
Writing something for yourself is easy, but when you write something for outside readers to enjoy, it can be more of a challenge to write something that makes sense to the reader with the thoughts that you have. I struggled with this concept while writing the unit 2 paper. This objective was especially
Hello, I am Connor Love. I am writing this letter as a soon to be former student of Katy Leuschen 's "Waves of Change" writing 111 class. The first semester of my collegiate career has taught me many valuable lessons, from learning how to better succeed academically to how to deal with the flu without my mother. The lessons I have learned in writing class have not only helped my writing abilities grow, but also have helped me improve in other aspects of my life. During "Waves of Change" I learned how to revise my work, more importantly, that uncertainty during the writing process is normal, and revise my thinking.
The way I was writing before and after has really upgraded. I would see my work before and after and now am really shocked to see how much I’ve changed. Starting from the very first days in the class doing pre-writing journals, then moving to bigger assignments like doing different essays like the Memoir and analyzing Rhetorical Analysis were a drastic change. Learning certain chapters and lessons my fellow classmates taught us really helped, for example learning
My Comp I class allowed me to develop some of my writing skills that already existed. It also taught me new concepts that I had never learned before. Before this class I never knew how to use APA citation. This is now how I’m citing my last major essay.
The eagerness was prompted by my desire to see how far my writing has come. The thought of assessing the progress has been crucial in my passion for writing. My essays have improved greatly with minimal mistakes which on peer reviews have been cited as too minor to impact my growth as a writer. Drawing comparisons with my old jobs, I have to admit my writing is better organized and more professional in many ways. I now appreciate the need for specific and informative thesis.