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. Focusing on my strengths allows me to have the security that I can be a good writer.
Ever since I was in high I have had a problem with writing and had always had a fear of it. Writing isn’t easy for everyone, even though it may seem that some writers are inborn with this talent, they can also have some weaknesses to writing. For me as a writer, I but there are some areas in which I have strengths, progressed in, and have weakness when it comes to writing. One of my strengths when it comes to writing is being creative, I can tell this by the way I explain and write my examples throughout my essays in the past. Even though they might not be well organized when I first write them, I tend to go back and correct them after writing my ideas, that way I don’t lose the ideas I have.
Self-Reflection I feel like my strength as a writer would be creativity. I can come up with a story about pretty much anything from things that could actually happen to things that are completely impossible. Another strength of mine would be my love for writing. I love writing so much that although sometimes I feel like a failure, I won’t let myself give up on it. My weaknesses though, now that is a long line.
Reading and writing has made a huge impact on our lives. Being a writer is to make a mixture of critical thinking and writing skills in order to produce a well written essay. A well produced essay that showcases a feeling of being scholarly means to write creatively but still shows structure and has the ability to write precisely, having no bias, and creates a strong argument. Author of I Stand Here Writing, Nancy Sommer builds the idea of college writing by pointing out that “we need only be inventors, we need only give freely and abundantly to the texts, imagining even as we write that we too will be a source from which other readers can draw sustenance”. Sommers establish the idea that anyone can be an inventor of their own personal writing which can impact others on their own personal writing.
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.
In my spring semester of English 1301, I was required to view reading and writing in a drastically new way. This steep learning curve highlighted my weaknesses as a writer and textual analyst. I have learned a great deal in my time as an English student, however I have much to learn about professional and colligate writing. The work I conducted on brief assignment two showed me that I had to work on understanding the difference between summary and paraphrase.
My feelings toward writing aren 't good nor bad. Writing is something i have had difficulty with in my past. I have no problem brainstorming ideas on what topics to write my assignments on, even if i am given a prompt, but I do have difficulty with sitting down and planning my work. I always find myself getting stuck. So I almost never take the time out to plan out my ideas i come up with.
One unique thing in my writing process is the amount of time on proofreading that I spend on proofreading because it is more than the time that used in any other part of the writing process. Generally, I do not pay attention to spelling and grammar when I compose essays; thus, my first drafts typically contain abundant spelling and grammar mistakes no matter writing in English or my mother language. Due to this behavior, I rely on some online spelling check tools to ensure the readability of my writing assignments. One of my unique needs as I begin a writing assignment is that I prefer to write in the late night. I find that quality and of essays that I composed at midnight are better than any paper that I created in the daytime.
Writing Memoir—Creative Lying is a Source of Pride! An Interview with Lawana L. Perry, M.Ed. Southern memoir writer and educator Lawana L. Perry, M.Ed. offers tremendous insight into the writer’s mind. I asked eight questions about her experience as a writer and found her answers surprisingly open and honest.
When I decide what I want to study I reflect my decisión based on what I did on high school work in Gaitas. The work that I made in Gaitas was gratifaying and I learn a lot how to share with friends, how to control and guide a group to succeed, and the most important fight for our dream to win the competitions in which we participated. The decisión to came to the United States of America is for learn another language to prepare myself, so I study in different states like Texas, Massachusetts and Florida. However, I have to took a decisión between studying in Barcelona, Spain or Miami, Florida. I choose Miami for the closeness to my country Venezuela also because I didn´t want to lose the language that I already learned.
Through years of writing and learning how to improve, my style has been molded by not just writing words and facts, but also not write just opinions and two sides. I put my personality into my writing by, adding hints of my own justifications and commentary. Leading me to consider it a persuasive style, (literarydevices.net) writing ideas and facts all together yet getting my point across without specifically stating it. Thinking about it we just read Jon Krakauer, he gives facts and others opinion in multiple chapters but then inputs his own information and feelings towards Chris using persuasion, I like to balance my writing like that as well.