Learning the writing process has been one of the most helpful portions of this course for me. Before this course, I didn’t really have much of a process. If anything, my process was almost backward. I would write first and then organize and outline from what I had written. Understanding the steps of the writing process has helped me to improve my writing. It is more cohesive and organized.
Writing is a vital part of everyday life for most people, especially for college students. With writing comes a process. My writing process is my personal experience of what works for you when writing. Writing is unique to each person; everyone doesn’t use the same writing process or have the same writing skills. There aren’t any specific order or steps for a writing papers, but rather what works best for you to get the job done. My writing process consists of pre-writing/ideas, first draft, second draft/revising, editing/proofreading, and finally my final draft.
Before fall semester started my writing skill were not the best as my high school was not as strict in writing structure. The way I write has gotten sloppy and careless but I saw some improvement this fall semester
Every student has their own writing process. Writing process ways is the student's way to have the best writing assignments and make who ever read it understand their main idea. In this essay I am going to explain my own writing process for various type. In chapter 4 by Keith Hjortshoj “How Good Writing Gets Written” which talks about how should develops their writing skills and gives them some tips that they should use in their writing process. In “Decisions and Revisions: The Planning Strategies of a Publishing Writer” Carol Berkenkotter. Berkenkotter did study and experiment on Donald M. Murray to see how professional academic writer writes and see his writing processes. In this essay I will talk about how's my writing process is the same or different from other people processes. Planning and proofreading is strategies I’m using during my writing assignment
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. The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills.
If one were to ask students about the process of writing undoubtedly there would be many who would express that they found the exercise difficult. Perhaps there would even be great scholars who would give the same answer. One problem that plagues writers is something known as “writer’s block”, the condition of being unable to think of what to write next. Richard Wilbur in his poem entitled “The Writer” details a story of his daughter attempting to write while experiencing writer’s block. Although writing may sometimes be difficult, the challenge can be overcome by a little help from outside sources, hard work, and determination.
The goal in writing is to be able to clearly get your message onto paper and have the reader understand it in a certain way while also being unique and concise. I oftentimes found myself lost before even starting. Throughout my time in English 1010 I have noticed that my writing style has changed, I no longer walk into writing with no direction but rather have taken the techniques and strategies I was taught and used them to develop my own process and a sort of blueprint that I use to make sure that I am writing to the correct people as well as making sure that the message get across clearly. Finally, one of the most significant changes I have made to my own process is having my paper read by someone else. Peer review is an important step in
Writing a paper is a long and sometimes strenuous process. In Garrison Keillor’s “How to Write a Letter”, Richard Lederer’s “The Case for the Strength and Grace of Short Words”, and David Shipley and Will Schwalbe’s “How to Write (the Perfect) Email” authors are taught how to craft a compelling piece of literature. To write an effective work, the author must go through the arduous task of planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Each one of these procedure takes time, effort, and patience. If the author seeks to create a noteworthy paper, then it is vital that they follow every step with the rigor and determination mentioned in the professional authors’ writings.
I have taken some classes on writing and have improved my writing drastically over the years. As with everything, there is plenty to improve on. My high school was a college preparatory school, so we did countless papers. One of my strengths is to be able to come up with a paper fairly quickly, but I do need to improve in some areas. Things I should improve on are word choice and sentence fluency. I have had quite a bit of experience with writing, but as with everything, there is room to improve.
My supporting ideas would get mixed and I would lose the attention of the reader. Secondly after rereading my own writing it becomes clearer that my sentences are not making sense and the reader gives up before reading the rest of the writing. Previous teachers have told me that I am not speaking clear enough about the topic I am trying to explain and/or relate to. When writing it appears clear to me, but when someone else reads it, it does not appear clear to them. My third and final goal was to comprehend direction. When writing I stray from the topic, bring up three to four different topics and retract back to the original topic and fail the assignment. Since being in college, I have learned a new way to write without going off topic as
What does writing mean to me? Writing means getting people engaged in your piece. It means people wanting to keep reading what you wrote. The biggest thing about writing to me is expressing your thoughts and letting your mind go. Using good word choice and having a strong voice in the writing is something that makes it good. Also not leaving people wondering about what is happening makes a good piece of writing. I know when I have written something well, when I feel very confident in it. As I’m reading through it, I want to keep reading it. Also when I don’t feel the need to go back and add more words or details because I already had. That is how I know when I have written my best.
My writing process has improved drastically because of all the practice i have had. What I have learned about writing is a good essay has a beginning, middle, and end. I also learned authors use quotes in the middle of their story to make their writing more suspenseful. Great writing has only enough words to get the gist or main idea of the story. If there is too many words in writing, the reader can get bored of the story.
As I began the journey of returning to school, one of my biggest fears, was the writing aspect in the classes. The fear of reading and writing has never been a strong quality; however, I have never able to successfully be creative in the way I learn. I understand my weaknesses and when I need to focus on my strengths. I am constantly learning new ways, skills, and tools to utilize to continue to grow as a writer.
Thank you for giving me this chance to talk about my English class, it was very excited to be a part of English 101 this quarter. We act as a family in this class by helping each other in writing, discussions stories and responding to each other. To be honest, I worked very hard this quarter and I focused more on my English class rather than other classes I had taken in SFCC. Writing is something not easy when it comes to my mind, because I am an international student and it is a differencet from my writing style and English writing style, so I should separate between them. I would not say writing English assignment is very hard for me, but I mean I make some mistakes. We wrote four paper assignments this quarter, two of them about the story we read in class, one from a story and outside material and one about English 101 class at itself which is this paper. We must submit the rough draft before the due date of the assignment, which helps us to have clarification from our instructor and from a classmate. I am always improving after each paper I wrote, because I follow up with the comment I received, edit my paper then make an appointment with my instructor before I submit my final draft. These comments make me feel confident in the next paper. Writing in something that you can improve your knowledge and the way of thinking, comparing to my papers, I will discuss how I developed revisions strategies, learned proper citation, and how pre-writing can help improve my writing.
Two following types of inventions that I will use as a future writer include, brainstorming and freewriting. Brainstorming is producing ways with a group of people or by yourself of generating new ideas around the same type or area of interest. To do brainstorming you can either do it by yourself, or if with other partners to bounce ideas off each other which bring up new different ideas others can use. To help write out a brainstorm you can either write down different ideas as they come to the mind, or start with an objective and set a timer, and with that set up a flip chart, or a tree diagram. I will use brainstorming by helping me generate new ideas as a writer that will help me on essays or other things in the future, which in the end will make me an overall better writing. The second invention I find helpful as a future writer is; freewriting. Free writing is a pre-writing technique with a set