When I signed up to take English Comp 1, I thought this was going to be a simple class. I assumed because I enjoyed reading and writing I would pass this class with an easy “A”. I was completely wrong. I learned my writing wasn’t as good as I thought and that I had a lot to learn about how I translate my thoughts and opinions into writing. Taking this course has helped me mold my writing skills in the proper way that is vital for achieving my future goals. This class helped me change my writing style. I have a habit of making my writing very personable. When I’m reading a story, I love being able to feel emotion through the words but what I realized is that not everything that is written is a story. That is something I never considered before. Don’t get me wrong, I know the difference between a story about facts and a story about fiction but I didn’t realize that a writer’s choice in words can easily change the style of writing. I guess I figured it didn’t make much of difference. Once I saw the difference in my …show more content…
In my writings in high school or just simply speaking in my everyday life, I find that I can go from one point to another randomly. I don’t consider that I need to stick to one point and finish explaining that point before moving on to my next point. One thing that helped me was rea example essays from other students. I think this helped put an idea in my head on what I needed to write and the structure that I should follow. Specifically, the compare and contrast essay and the classification essay. I found these two essays to be the essays I had the most trouble with because it wasn’t something I was used to. I learned that how I thought it should be written wasn’t correct. By focusing on making my essays more understandable and making sure they have an easy flow I feel like I have not only improved my writing but also improved the way I speak and explain things to other
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When registering for this class, a wave of worry ran through me, because I had minimal skill when it came to writing, particularly in the field of formal writing. The high school I attended was academically poor, we never wrote formal papers, just informal book and movie responses. Therefore I was apprehensive about this class. This course was quite intricate, but I attend skills that will aid me for the rest of my academic career. Rhetorical knowledge, critical inquiry, process, and conventions are all concepts I have acquired.
With this essay I did try new strategies for writing. I came up with a small outline of what I was going to speak about in each paragraph. Previously, I would write the paper from start to finish. I did not think about how I was going to arrange the paper before going into my writing.
In this class I’ve transformed my writing from novice to expert and I am very proud to say that. Most importantly above all you will learn about yourself in ways that you never thought. That’s through the writings and projects we’ve done on others identity. The writings that shape our own identity were through blogs we’d have
Walking into my AP English class, one gloomy October afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised with a 100% written across the top of my essay. It was the first time I had ever received a perfect score on an essay. I was, undoubtedly, pleasantly surprised; however, inwardly, I knew how much effort I had to put in to excel in a language that used to be alien to me. As a Polish American, I grew up solely speaking Polish, not knowing a single word in English upon entering Kindergarten.
At the beginning of the school year, I would consider my writing very strategic and organized. Freshmen year, I was taught to use the “evidence sandwich”, and continued to use that structured outline throughout the next few years. This year, my writing has shifted from being very structured to being a little bit more personalized. I began to incorporate a lot of my opinions and understandings into my writing pieces instead of sticking to the facts like I was taught to in past years. Looking back at my essays from this year, I can see a clear difference in quality between the topics that I enjoyed and the ones I didn’t.
Every sentence that is being written can improve your writing skills, every paragraph is a learning experience. Since this is my second essay, I have improved significantly from my first one even though I thought the argumentative essay was way easier. Even though I have improved significantly there are still a lot of things I can improve on in my writing. For my analysis essay, the hardest part was doing a multi-layer analysis.
How have I improved as a writer? I am thinking about my action plan as a writer have I improved, have I met the goals I set out to achieve on my first day of class, and what have I learned in this class? I will go over my time in this class and review the various topics I mentioned above and more. Looking back over my time in this class I will critique and praise myself. How I felt about writing when I first started this class compared to how I feel now, I would have to say I am more comfortable with writing.
Another writing skill I was able to hone and utilize in the final draft of my essay was creating strong transitions from one paragraph to the next. Using the suggestions Professor Chapman gave me in her feedback, I reworked the transitions, giving the entire essay better
All of my English classes have been exceptional in helping me develop my creative writing skills and helping me understand the proper steps to take when writing or researching for a paper. In my composition I class we spent some time on learning how to research and translate what you’ve found by using critical thinking in order to write a successful
Writing has always been an issue but yet interesting subject of mine. As hard as I try and write essays, and papers I just can’t get the hang of writing. But after taking this class, I did learn different writing technique and improved my writing proficiency, material body of formatting, and how to uncovering and properly use sources. Through class exams, essays, and a research paper, I was able to learn new writing skills. Although I have learned a variety of things, my writing still needs improvement.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
Writing had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to take that initial step past the sixth form style of writing essays. Moving past this phase has greatly opened my mind. My thoughts are now able to be more complex because I have learned how to maintain a logical argument in a structured
My Writing Experience In previous courses, my writing skills have been mediocre or just enough to pass the class. Throughout the duration of this course, I have written a variety of papers using different techniques and skills. Previously I would write assuming that the only audience would be my instructor. This course has helped me realize that there are many steps and skills involved with writing a well-organized and easy to comprehend essay.