Writing assignment two was a bit more different from assignment one, and other essays. The format of the essay was to be written in either a letter or a memo. I found this to be a challenge since I have never wrote a paper like the one assigned. My paper was written in a memo rather than a letter. The reason to this is because it is directed toward the school district back in my hometown.
Proofreading probably falls under the same category for me, sense it is my own paper, I have this since that nothing in the paper is wrong and I can’t clearly make it so that I have a just and unbiased way of finding problems in my papers. My last concern is probably my biggest weakness, I have a very big problem with procrastination. All my life I have been able to put off any work I had until the last couple hours and then finish it while maintaining a very solid GPA. It is just something I do now because I feel putting it off will help me get it done in the long run. As far as I know, this problem may be the reason for all the other ones mentioned in this paper.
While I am one of the few familiar enough with words that writing comes easily to me, I still find that going through an essay multiple times is an incredibly important part of the essay writing process. This importance was most emphasised in my English 108 class, where my professor made it a requirement to revise every essay twice, setting aside parts of classes to workshop with the class and insisting that we seek help in the University Writing Center around 4 times during the quarter. That, combined with the workshops and peer reviews done in my English 109 class have helped me create a process I can use to better my writing. Starting with an outline, I write a very rough draft before going through two or three revisions with my peers to create a strong argument and ensure the language used lends itself easily to whatever I’m trying to argue or explain. This series of edits and revisions is most noticeable in the thesis of my essays, especially in Lone Digger:
Writing and rewriting an essay is vital for perfection. If an author does not revise the essay, the writing piece will most likely be bland and unentertaining. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin.
What if I wrote something that was incorrect? What if there were obvious spelling errors? I fretted about this for a while but begrudgingly went through with the assignment. In the end, it turned out fine and I produced a nice, well-written article.
My biggest area to work on is my punctuation. I have always had a hard time with this area, and it continues to be a struggle. The most challenging part for me is when reading examples; I have a hard time relating them to my writing. Some websites that I have found over the last couple of weeks that have helped me out are https://www.thepunctuationguide.com/, as well http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation_rules.asp. So that I can quickly reference them when working on my essay both of these websites are in my favorites tab.
When reviewing the essay, I wrote, I discovery several error in my writing. First error was when writing a paper, I usually choose the wrong word choices. I tend to have to many commas, and to many complex sentence. Accordingly, having improper punctuation that should not be with a subject or a verb. There was some fragment in the writing and incomplete sentences that did not belong.
In this essay I will review how I have improved as a writer, my greatest challenges, and how has my writing changed from how it was at the start of class to now. Reflection is a powerful thing, I can still remember how it felt being asked to write an essay on my first day of class. I was so scared, would I be able to use correct punctuation and how bad will it affect my grade if I am not? I was so excited when the professor said it was just to see that we can write conformed sentences not to critique our grammar and punctuation.
The things that I need to improve when writing an essay is to help me write a thesis statement for my essay. I also need to improve the way I proof read and edit my essays after I finish them because I seem to miss my mistakes. I need to improve the way I make sentences in my essays run on sentences. I found some resources to help me improve these areas that I slack on in my essays.
Skills such as proper grammar and MLA format still need some adjustment. Even though I have things to improve, I was still able to improve some areas of my writing skills regardless even if it was a small improvement. In the beginning, like
And the second is you can use more than one grammar checker when one might not find all the mistakes. The third is that you do not have so many possible corrections to make to start with by having good writing and typing skills. And the fourth and the last thing is that you correct as many mistakes as you can. Then, it does not show them as a mistake. You do this when using the grammar checker for the first time.
I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant. After reading the assigned reading I still did not understand what was being asked of me and this is where I should have emailed my instructor for clarity rather than guessing. If I would have had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my