Growing up, language art has always been my toughest subject since I started school. I lived my whole life in Vietnam till the age of six when my family migrated to America. Additionally, I couldn’t speak proper English until I was in middle school, so you can imagine the complication I experience when it comes to writing assignment. Throughout high school, I would spend hours on a paper just to get the bare minimum passing grade in English class. As a result of this, I view language art as a pointless subject that cannot be utilize in the real world. Eventually I began cherishing writing as I began my English 1101 class. English 1101 taught me how influential and significant writing can be through novels such as “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau and Fredrick Douglass “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” speech. English 1102 taught me how to become a better writer through different writing method and etc.
I’m not a writer. I hate writing. My mind goes blank when I write. Then I just stare for ever at a blank sheet of paper. Then the next thing you know it’s due tomorrow. After that I just whip something up really quickly. I like writing when I’m told what to write. For example I like to write on our journals, and I also have a church journal where I take notes about what the pastor says. I also liked writing the memoir this year. I usually don’t like writing things like that, but this year I did.
Accomplishments take me one step closer to happiness and tranquility. For example, maintaining an “A” in a rigorous course, helping others that are struggling, cook for my family, etc. are minor achievements and events that have formed me into a better being. Sometimes, ignorance gets the best of me, and it does conquer my sweet, timid personality that I possess. Accordingly, my accolades never suggest nor imply I am better than anyone else. I never consider highly of myself because we are equally intelligent in our own separate ways. It is a way to build up my confidence level as I am an introvert myself.
Cisneros uses writing as a way to escape the bore of reality, and helps to relieve her of past experiences. This can be seen in the vignettes of Rafaela and Mango Says goodbye. In the former, her character is symbolically escaping reality by wishing to escape literally, while in the former, she states how she passes the time when mail comes by thinking up stories, and tells a story in a fashion similar to a flashback.
My history as a writer has been a bit of a struggle of slow development. From a young age I had a hard time with spelling and this is still a trouble area for me, even with the help of autocorrect. As I grew in age and as a writer my problematic area became not including enough nitty gritty details. My bad experiences that I recall would always involve the start of writing because I struggle with beginning paragraphs. Also, I tend to use the ending paragraph to just repeat myself, so overall my first and last paragraphs are usually shit. I find that I usually have more success when writing about something that I truly enjoy and struggle when talking about something I do not really care about. Both my parents were minimal to no help with writing
My strengths as a writer are being able to come up with a lot of interesting topics and getting it on paper but I have challenges when it comes to organizing my paper and trying to tie all the topics together. Based on the feedback from my papers I would say there are many areas I need to work on for example grammar, punctuation and spelling. For me, it is many areas that I need to work on like grammar and spelling I have always had some complications when it came to those two things so I really try to make sure I continue to work on it. To improve my skills, I am going to take advantage of the Grand Canyon Universities writing center and also the tutoring center this will be beneficial to me because it will help me get stronger in my writing and to also get more feedback that will help me grow even more in the areas that I struggle in.
My feelings toward writing aren 't good nor bad. Writing is something i have had difficulty with in my past.I have no problem brainstorming ideas on what topics to write my assignments on, even if i am given a prompt, but I do have difficulty with sitting down and planning my work.I always find myself getting stuck.So I almost never take the time out to plan out my ideas i come up with.My choice in words always tend to make my assignments sound unripe.I agree in my past that i have been lazy when writing and reading that was before i realized my child like writing would not get me far in ninth grade.All of This has lead me to receving grades that i knew i could do much better than.Constantly being discouraged about my grades in english, I
Many people have written the way Quindlen talks about in her essay, it does help some individuals with what they may be going through. I have written the same way and it has helped me get through tough times. The experience was hard to get through because sometimes people want what may be happening to end and not relive it. Although, writing can help anyone escape from their problems and get their problems out.
Writing is not just about coming up with ideas and jotting them down on paper saying that it is your story because if it is then it is half done, and readers would not want to read what you have to say about how you feel on an experience that you have explored. Writing is about going through experiences and jotting those experiences down on paper and putting them in order so that the reader can understand what experiences you went through to get to the point that you have come to. Writing is a way to write you feel and to make it easy so that you do not have to speak what is on your mind. In my opinion writing can be my favorite thing to do because I like to write but when it comes to me speaking, I get nervous and do not know what to say when I get in front of a crowd. Writing can also be a way to get out of things such as if you want to break up with someone, tell your parents something that is bad that you do not want to tell them in person, talk to a doctor in a message just in case if your friends are
I promised myself that I will learn a new skill this year. I resolve to learn how to write with purpose. My mission is to figure out how to express myself with conviction. I refuse to write limp sentences but instead I will write sentences that pack a punch. I find other people’s writing impressive. I want to write impressively as well. Most of all, I want to write sentences that make me proud to have penned them. Nowadays every one is a writer. We write on social media every day, we send emails and short messages. However, we are not all great writers, this is the reserve of the few that put in effort and can cleverly coin a phrase.
My first writing experience I can remember is from elementary school. I was in the 3rd grade and my librarian asked me to write her a short book because she used to hear me tell my friends stories. At first, I wondered why would she assigned me this hard task. I didn’t know what to write about. I went home and began looking for inspiration for my story. At this time it was Halloween and I wrote a thriller novel. I wrote about a group of students being stuck in the school library and its a killer in the school. One by one each student would disappear without a trace until it was two students left and one of them was the killer. The librarian was so impressed with my story that she entered my book in the young author's contest. I won 1st place at my school and I was so proud. I never thought I could finish the assignment, let alone win the contest.From then I began writing stories on my computer and telling my friends and family. People loved how much detail I would add to my stories, all the twists and turns they had. The joy I had with writing lessened away the older I got.
Learning new skills in writing has assisted in so many over ways than just writing for school, it has helped in my career. Writing is such a beneficial trait to hold. I plan to improve day by day. I have so many opportunities available and plan to use to my full
Writing, in my opinion can be very therapeutic. Personally, I know that I use writing as a way to express myself, along with my thoughts. These past few years I have struggled with anxiety, depression and nightmares. For me this is when writing became so important. I keep a journal on the side of my bed at all times. In this journal I write down not only what worries me, but also any dreams that wake me up in the middle of the night. Writing and journaling is common advice for therapists to give out to their
Writing allowed me to be able to release all of my inner thoughts on to a piece of paper. Starting at a young age, I loved writing. I loved that writing allowed me to be able to put all the feelings and thoughts that were flowing through my head onto a piece of paper. Growing up, my love for writing began to fade. All this love that once appeared in my writing, gone. It disappeared. Then in seventh grade, I started to hate writing, it felt more like a task then as to express my thoughts and feelings. In eighth grade, I was afraid of people judging my paper. I started to feel that no matter how much time and effort I put in my writing will never good enough. Today I hope to be able to get my confidence back in my writing. I hope to gain reading skills and grammar
Reading and writing was one of my favorite activities to do as a kid, and it still is. Ever since I learned to read, I began to write short stories. Oh, how rude of me! I forgot to introduce myself. Hello Mr.Rase, my name’s Elena Serafimovski and I’m a writer in my junior year of high school. Writing is extremely comforting to me, I even find it therapeutic. As a young writer, I would write short stories on silly ideas like puppies or flowers because I enjoyed that. As I progressed through middle school, I picked up different styles of writing by reading books from various authors. The more styles of writing that I read, the more I wrote. I used to write about fictional characters and subjects. For example, I once wrote a small story on a girl moving in with her were-wolf stepdad. Over the years, I read more and more books which have changed my writing. I developed my own style of writing that I’ve learned to possess and I hope my ideas expand over time. I don’t recall where I got this inspiration to write because no one in my family likes writing. Actually, if I’m being honest, my family sucks at writing. I was never placed in any special writing classes, but only the standard classes for school. I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future. From this class, I’ve broadened my vocabulary and found new ways to check my pieces that I have wrote. I could always use more work with grammar because I have always struggled with that concept. I came into