The next weakness I displayed in my writing was my grammar punctuation errors. This was common throughout my whole paper and it could have been prevented by simply going back and proofreading my work. The most common grammar mistakes in my writing were colon, comma, and quotation mark errors. Not including a common theme in my thesis statements was another weakness I showed through my writing. Making this mistake caused my thesis statements to become proficient and less sophisticated.
It is not because the contents of the journals are easier since I can write both reading responses and unscripted entries faster than typing into my laptop. The reason may be that I do not think much about the sentence structure before I write down something on paper. Also, I try to write really fast in order to put my thoughts down before I forget about them. The SAGES writing crew is very helpful that the tutors point out my grammar mistakes and train me to find my own mistakes. At first, they do not just look through my paper and help me edit it.
There will most likely be times where I complain and get upset, but I am willing to work through it. In conclusion, the most significant concept I want to improve is putting all my thoughts together and organized into a well written paper. I also commit to putting a larger effort into accepting my mistakes and fixing them. I know this class will prepare me for the future for the reason that my struggle with communicating in writing is not something I can avoid. It is a skill that I will need everyday, through college, through a career, and throughout my whole
Later on in the class I learned how to make it more interesting and eye catching. As you can see in my Comparative Analysis Essay it has gotten much better. The purpose I my Self-Inventory Essay sounded like this “I 'm good at figuring out the purpose of the writing prompt and using sources but I am not good at structuring and having sentence cohesion” but my Comparative Analysis Essay sounded much better “Something as simple as a parent’s language or financial situation is enough to impact the rest of their kids’ life”, it was more descriptive and smooth. It sounds like something people would want to
Again, my third one is a mess. And my last speech, I wish I reviewed all my facts and tailored the outline a little better. I know for a fact that I did my research, but I was too afraid that if I discuss all my ideas that will make me go over the time limit again. As a problem solution pattern, I didn't deliver an actual solution, although I did have a solution, I sadly cut it from my final draft. I found out that I need to develop my writing skills more, improve the organization of my ideas and always pay attention to what is being ask in the problem.
Attending this course made me realized I prefer writing articles than writing academic essays. I discovered my weaknesses that although I am good at writing, I often use too complex sentences by adding too many clauses, thus confusing readers. I lack knowledge on academic words, leading to improper use of vocabulary, and grammatical mistakes. My essay structure was very poor, as I failed to develop a coherent thesis, body, and conclusion. However, this course has also helped me to realize my strength as a writer.
I have realized that I have a lot to learn about writing still, and that I have some pretty strong weaknesses to work on. When I got grades back on some of my pieces I was surprised by how bad I was doing. I continued to put all my effort forth in order to prove to myself that I could do it. In my revision process I worked hard at looking at what others said about my work, and ways famous poets wrote, so I could try to find a way to make my writing better. I especially like reading Langston Hughes, and Edgar Allan Poe
I love that this class gives me the opportunity to write about what I’m most passionate about: differentiating socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. I try to be a very innovative and understanding teacher, although I know I often fall short. To properly address this topic, I think I will just share a story. It’s a long story full of ups and downs, but it is an important story. It is my story.
My skills for writing are not where I want them to be, but if I feel like I can better respond critically to other individuals points of views. There are a countless number of things I need to work on, but I can say I am still getting better overtime. Taking the writing 102 course made me view writing as less of a burden to me. Writing now does not seem to be very difficult for me, but more fun because I can be more creative and break thing down. There’s more freedom so I can also thing about what the author is trying to say or reveal to his or her readers.
In recent years, research into the benefits of reading has shown us that reading helps to improve focus, concentration and memory. But what many have known all along about reading is arguably more important than facts and figures: it is that reading helps us to discover and create ourselves. More than this, reading opens our minds to new concepts, therefore naturally building a more empathetic perspective
According to him, the most common characteristic in political writing is staleness. 4) Various examples are given on how we can be vague, but that this should be avoided at all costs seeing that, it often lacks meaning and avoiding this will result in thinking clearly. 1) To improve your skills you should decide a purpose, practice all the fundamentals, and look for a meaning while writing down new words. 2) State your topic as a question, be specific about what your claim is and try to answer that question. 3) All writing must have a purpose and a goal, what you write and how you write it will be influenced by what you envision, and there should always be a clear
While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading. While reading the assigned articles, Begley and Heilbroner, I left comments in the margins as well as underlining quotes that stuck out to me that I could potentially use in my essay. Another objective that I struggled with is the idea of properly combining my ideas with the ideas of others. I understand that doing this can make your paper stronger. It can help open more doors and help you go someplace in your paper you didn’t think you could go.
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.
I have grown as a reader because of this course, this course has allowed me to work at my own pace and broaden my genre of interests. This course has taught me to look past the main themes made in novels and understand the reasoning why the author decided to write the work. The strengths I have developed while conquering this course will help me in the future as the course improved my understanding on grammar, plagiarism and the overall expectations on essay writing. I have also developed the skill to read at a faster rate, as the course did not give an overabundance of extra time. The area I will continue to pursue to become a better reader is to continue reading when the course is over to keep myself familiar with punctuation uses such as
There are times where I mess up or do something wrong, but my plan is to put those failures to good use. Mistakes help me see what not to do, therefore, on my next attempt I can get it right. The areas I feel like I need the most assistance in are analyzing literature and being able to give a detailed description of the works. I struggle with being too vague and not giving an in depth analysis of the pieces. Another aspect I find difficult is getting to the word count on my writing