When I have an idea on my mind, I always struggled to write it out as a legit sentence. Although I know that I should change my wording when I am writing down my thoughts, I cannot think of a formal expression in a short time. This is the most time consuming process when I am writing. I find an interesting fact about my writing that I can write faster when I am writing my journals on real paper. It is not because the contents of the journals are easier since I can write both reading responses and unscripted entries faster than typing into my laptop.
Lewis’ book is mostly clear and precisely written. People who read this book will most likely change their outlook on the way they view literature and how they read a book. Even though, An Experiment in Criticism isn’t the perfect written book, there is a lot a reader can discover from it. The book is worth reading because it had a good argument and is presented quite well. Lewis makes a reader aware that they should receive joy from what they read, see, and listen.
I assume this semester I have learned how to be a improve my writing in my whole life than ever. But I feel the highest things I have improved in was remembering to capitalize your I’s and to pull out of all the worn out words such as; Big, good, and bad and Instead I use colossal, Favorable, and Improper. At the start of the year I would never capitalize your I’s and use loads of worn out words. Some of the things I absolutely need to improve is the clarity of my writing being it is tough to understand what I am trying to explain and win over the reader. Ultimately, I learned tons of excellent material to use in my life for later semesters and years to
Throughout my few weeks of taking this english course I have had time to reflect on my writing skills and I believe that I definitely have room for improvement. While my writing is not terrible it isn’t where I would like for it to be, and as of now I would prefer to be at the level of a college student. It is going to take a lot of hard work to get to where I want to be at, but with everything that I have learned throughout this course I think it may not be as tough as I thought. As a writer I believe that trying to go above and beyond what is asked, creating really strong proposal are my strength, but trying to go above and beyond, and not being able to execute it properly is my biggest mistake. Whenever I write I often think ahead of what I want to write and the apply it to my paper, but sometimes in the writing process I just blank out, and can’t think of the right words to say and which ones not to say and ultimately it leads to an internal conflict on whether or not I should leave it
The overall semester definitely had its up’s and downs . As a Peer Mentor I have learned to appreciate my hardwork much more and also learned that speaking up a lot is key to key action to many things. One of my goals for the semester as a Peer Mentor was to get to know my peer mentees on a friendship level or maybe as acquaintances. That goal actually came true in a way because I only made three acquaintances only. Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class.
I have realized that I have a lot to learn about writing still, and that I have some pretty strong weaknesses to work on. When I got grades back on some of my pieces I was surprised by how bad I was doing. I continued to put all my effort forth in order to prove to myself that I could do it. In my revision process I worked hard at looking at what others said about my work, and ways famous poets wrote, so I could try to find a way to make my writing better. I especially like reading Langston Hughes, and Edgar Allan Poe
Growing up over the years I have thought of writing to be a very limited field. Limiting writing to only published books, magazines and writing my essays for school, but over the course of the last couple weeks I have learned otherwise. Having read the texts that were assigned in class and discussed them as a group, has really allowed me to see that there are more parts to writing than the actual task of writing and allowed me to form my own ideas of good writing. Although some people believe that grammar and spelling makes good writing, in actuality good writing is created through understanding the context, connecting with the audience and realizing the genre you are writing in. The first of many parts of good writing is being able to understand
The Recalling days I would binge-read some of my favorite books, I remember how much my love for writing was incomparable to my love for reading; I could spend hours reading books but when it came to writing I always felt down. Maybe my inability to write in a similar or better way than the authors of books I read, provoked thoughts of a lack of imagination and strength to write anything that could be of interest to anyone. My confidence in my writing capability was at an all-time low. Slowly but surely, I pushed myself to practice more writing, using new words, learning more about punctuation I had assumed full knowledge of, and finally, though not at the level of my favorite books, my writing proficiency had experienced a noticeable improvement and so did my confidence in my writing.
As I reviewed my Gatsby essay, I noticed that there were several strengths and weaknesses when it came to my writing and format. While I feel I did commit enough time and effort during the writing process, I probably neglected to double check for the mirror errors that resulted in my grade of a low B. My grade was satisfactory, but I know with some additional adjustments I can improve upon my writing and work towards achieving a higher grade for the next assignment. In this reflection I will discuss the strengths and weakness of my writing that resulted in the grade I received. One of my strengths on this assignment was my proficient,advanced thesis statements that shaped how I wrote and responded to the three prompts in my essay.
My skills for writing are not where I want them to be, but if I feel like I can better respond critically to other individuals points of views. There are a countless number of things I need to work on, but I can say I am still getting better overtime. Taking the writing 102 course made me view writing as less of a burden to me. Writing now does not seem to be very difficult for me, but more fun because I can be more creative and break thing down. There’s more freedom so I can also thing about what the author is trying to say or reveal to his or her readers.
I have learned so much about writing in the last few months. I have gained confidence in my writing because of the many peer reviews and working drafts. One of my goals is to never settle for “okay”, to keep striving to be better. Once I am happy with how I did in something, I tend to become complacent. I do not want that to happen in my essays.
I am very good at making sure my writing is precise when coming to commas, explanation points, periods, etc. My word selection is also strong, in which I use stronger words to make the sentences sound good, and overall the paper more well rounded. My weaknesses as a writer is sometimes being able to explain my points that make sense to others, or sometimes connecting different points together to make one topic. I believe my writing has improved in the last quarter in such ways as being able to use different types of inventions and different types of writing modes. Before being in Writing 115, I struggled with doing different kinds of modes and inventions, and I feel as if I have improved on these areas and has made me an overall well rounded writer.
“My Reading and Writing Strengths” Overall, this class has been an extremely help for me. I have been able to identify my strengths throughout this semester. When I started to question myself about what were my strengths or weaknesses, I have discovered that I have more strengths than weaknesses. But, I know if I let my weaknesses take control I would not be a good student. Conquering my weaknesses would definitely make me a good student.
AP classes are said to be very hard, of course very challenging, and that they suck the living life out of you. However, regardless of that, I still choose it, because I believe that the more of writing skills you have, the better. I can’t have enough of English skills, because there is always something I can improve on. With all the different literary techniques, I can write better essays.
Yes, there are times I greatly dislike it, but there are also times I greatly enjoy it. My favorite form of writing is journaling. As mentioned before, I love when I get to pick my topic and write about whatever I want with no time limit. This year, I really would like to improve on being more creative and confident with my writing. So many times, I lose confidence over the littlest things, especially my writing.