I like a generally quiet environment while I work, because I need to concentrate solely on one thing and I find if there is more than one audio distraction I try to listen to everything all at once. I learned I can’t type out notes in class, despite being a fast typist because the information just doesn’t stay with me the same way as it does when I write it down longhand. I appreciate smaller groups, particularly in subjects I feel uncomfortable with like mathematics. I’m a returning student who hasn’t been in a true college setting in 20 years. I don’t remember how to “college” and I don’t even know that I did it right the first time around.
I am not a talker, so writing for me is straight to the point and then I’m done. Trying to generate ideas and other things to write about is a challenge for me. It will normally take me a couple of hours to write a good paper, and I’m only taking about a rough draft. The way I generate ideas is to just freestyle it until I have enough words typed or written down that I can so what play with and try to make sense out it. If I think about a subject
Reading was my only solace from the realities of struggling in school and not having many friends. When my reading addiction persisted into high school, I started to realize the severity of my actions, and how failure in high school was not an option. I took it upon myself to give up this obsession. Of course, I never expected my withdrawal to be easy, but I understood that the rewards would be worth it. Initially, I was always cranky because books were all I could think about.
Throughout the duration of this class, I have been highly reflective on my work, but have failed to take into consideration past mistakes when developing new assignments. From the Personal Narrative Essay to the Destination Essay, common errors have take place amongst them all. Specifically, I have struggled to make the syntax of my essays less confusing and allow my explanations to be more detailed, but have always been successful in sharing interesting ideas with the audience. The first way that I have struggled to become more flexible and self-aware is by the lack of using correct syntax. Within almost every essay written during first semester, I came across multiple comments made by you that reflect my difficulty creating sentences
I am the type of person who always wants to please everyone else, I rarely ever even think about pleasing myself. I am trying my best to worry less about pleasing everyone, and worrying about what other people think about me. I have so much more to worry about than the opinion of someone, who has no effect on who I am. I am not afraid of much, I am more afraid of failure more than anything else. I am not scared of success itself, but I am afraid of what I will have to go through to be able to become successful.
From a young age, I knew that reading was essential to living, but had been rather discouraged from reading for pleasure, due to the environment in which reading was taught. I was put into lower level reading classes and the expectation was lower than what I knew I was capable of. Reading had become a task that meant little to me until I met my sixth grade teacher, Mr. Bassler. With his influence, reading was something brand new and exciting that was not as enticing before. The challenge that literature posed before was utterly destroyed and I became an entirely different person, the person that I am today, writing about my passion for literature.
I ask myself: “What would I do in Craig’s situation?’. As I do this, I often get a better understanding of where Craig is coming from. I would definitely be stressed if I had tons of homework, being pressured by friends, and often not feeling like you have someone to talk to. I understand that Craig feels lost as he doesn’t find a reason to be as depressed as he is. He isn’t getting bullied, he doesn’t have family issues, etc.
However, it didn’t help, my spelling remained poor, as did my reading, writing and grammar. I consider myself extremely competitive which I believe has contributed to my success to date. I always strive to be the best and get extremely disheartened when I am not good at something. I believe this has resulted in such a disliking for reading and writing over the years as I could never do
My daily routine consists of homework and trying to get things done throughout the day before having free-time which is rare. More often, I will try to remember to spend time with my family, but think it is not important which important part of my life
After reading the required readings from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, I found that the story did not compel me very much on its own, and the writing was dense and difficult to get through. Although I felt a similar problem reading Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road, I found the story much more appealing, to the point where I could overcome my dislike for the style. Although there are many clever and witty parts in Cervantes’ novel, the story never interested me enough to push through the difficult diction; I continued reading because it was required for class. Also, the story irritated me because I felt that someone needed to truly intervene and stop this poor, mentally ill man from harming himself further. He ends up losing his ear to his endeavors
I have to put fourth extra effort and hard work in order for me to receive an A+. Personally writing essays are just boring, and that makes it even harder to write a good one, it’s like pulling teeth. The more I write the better I am becoming at writing a great essay. Spelling and proper punctuation has always been a major issue in my writing. Failing to properly check my spelling and grammar sounds like common sense, but for some reason I sometimes forget to use spell check after writing and hit the send button
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why? Intro:I never find a way where I can easily start writing with no problem. I am either too distracted, too bored, or trying too hard to focus that I actually don’t get anything done. Forcing myself to sit down and focus doesn’t give me a great start, it worsens my mind because I’m feeling more pressured.
" Well, we 'll pick up next week? You don 't need to do anything tonight or this weekend, I already have a good idea as to what were doing next week." Vic explained, flashing me a warm grin. "
so homework Is a thing I need I get better at. stop talking to neighbors always go distracted last year by talking to friends or just zone out. Planner never uses It last year now I need to use the planner for every single class. I am a caring person. I
Reading her essay some experience does and does not align with my own experience when it comes to writing. The first thing is my experience when I write is to do it at the last minute, sometimes I don 't even write a first draft. Second thing is, many times my raft draft would be my final paper. When it comes to writing I don 't like taking days and days just to write one paper; if i am going to write one paper I am going to write it in one day. Many times it hard for me to sit down and write whatever comes to mind.