Before entering this class I thought I was a well written writer, although as I continued to come to class and work on assignments I then had realized I could use alittle improving. Writing seems to come very naturally for me because I write all the time. I tend to write poetry to express what i 'm feeling at times, it is how I ventilate what it is that I am feeling. So when thinking about topics it is not very difficult for me due to the fact that most of the time I know exactly what it is I would like to write about. Taking this class has showed me how to be a more effective writer and a more effective researcher.
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
We aren’t taught to just begin a task without an exact goal in mind. But this method can sometimes lead to the discovery of an even greater reward. In today’s society, we as writers are trained from an early age to reach a set objective by any means necessary. But when looking back on this concept, aren’t we missing the whole point of completing the assignment in the first place? In this paper, I will adopt this notion of starting a piece of writing without a specific end result in mind, in the hopes of discovering myself as a writer and developing a powerful paper in the process.
This gives me more time to think about what I want to write about, jot down ideas, and write a passionate paper. Although I spend a lot of time reflecting on an essay topic after this process ends, I write and when I start writing, I continue until I finish my essay. I am able to do this because of the previous jotting down of ideas I did. After finishing my essay, I usually proofread it and in this process, I use software such as Grammarly (free version), which automatically corrects my grammar. This process is then followed by class peer review (I often aim to finish the paper before the peer review process begins so that I can get effective critiques from my peers and my professors since she also reviews our work).
The reason that I’m taking AP Literature is because I would like to understand different style of writing and how the author tries to sway the audience with their words. Another reason that I decided to take this class is because I want to be able to write better essay and learn how to get my point across without making it harder for people to understand. I also want to make a difference in the world with my words which has a big impact on people. I want to be able to write my story of what I have been through and how it has impacted my life but has made me stronger than I was before, and that anyone get through anything if you have support from others. I also am not taking the class for college credit but it would be nice to have it.
The reader can read beautiful writing and feel equipped with the knowledge of new writing skills from well taught writers. 2. The necessity to read and write frequently is the motion of practice makes perfect. To become good at something, especially a talent, one must practice skills. Writers know that there are much skills to be learned.
If I take more time to edit my essay and make it well thought out and clear to others, I should be able to have a better structure and correct grammar. For my word choice, I should look up easy words and find synonyms to them to expand my knowledge and vocabulary. My overall writing process for this was incubation, reading the speech multiple times and marking it up, writing my thoughts on paper and researching the rhetorical appeals to better understand them, and then writing my paper and editing. It effected my end process by helping me understand and convey clearly to others what the speech meant and what appeals were used, however, if I spent more time prewriting, my essay could have been
Sommer’s talks about the idea of being inventors of our writing and that revising occurs a lot when making a well-written essay. Sommer’s state at the very end that “Good writing disturbs: it creates dissonance. Students need to seek the dissonance of discovery, utilizing in their writing, as the experienced writers do, the very difference between writing and speech-the possibility of revision.” I had thought that scholarly writing was the importance of writing something that could make an impact that others and revision was important yet at the very end of Sommer’s article, she states that good writing should disturbs and students must write in their own eyes and sense and be in dissonance. Thinking about what
I’ve really learned that life is only what you make it. If it wasn’t for the frightening conversations, the throbbing headaches, and the gigantic D’s and F’s on my paper , I wouldn’t have wanted a change. My mind was set up to just pass the class, but I was determined to be so much more. I was going to beat the odds, and prove everyone wrong no matter how hard it may have
As a "writer" I 've found my writing style to be more of a put together flourish of words and thoughts that in another 's opinion might seem like it never left the drafting stage (besides the few grammatical edits and big words to make it seem like it was written by someone smart). I went through a stage of writing in purely second person, and because of that I lost the ability to respect the need of more emotional descriptiveness. I 've gotten embarrassed to write in that context and end up passing it up for more serious tones that just don 't get my writing anywhere extraordinary. I want to gain confidence in my writing so I can go the places I want to go with it, while also learning to keep it organized and in line with my exact thoughts. My thoughts seem to provide a more well-laid out idea than my actual writing does.
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. I feel like it was easy for me to add quotes and to explain more of what I wanted to talk about, but it was a challenge to figure out paraphrasing and summarizing the ideas of others that I could use in my unit 3 paper without
I want to push myself to write outside of the class to practice what have we learned until I know I will not and cannot forget it. Another goal is to better understand the rules of grammar, even though I am mostly able to implement them, I am still slightly unsure of when they are used. My third goal would be to clearly communicate my thoughts in the form of an essay. I have always enjoyed writing,
Additionally, my constant need for reading various masterpieces would also allow me follow patterns used by prominent authors with strong writing prowess. By the application of the given approaches, I look forward to having an improved ability to write in a better manner. However, since writing is a learning process, a future challenge could be the inability to improve suddenly as my already established style could require time to improve. Yet, I believe that change also requires constant practice dedication, and commitment, values that I hold dearly.
My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.