I chose this writing assignment because I did not successfully address the prompt, and I feel like it is important I understand what really was being asked for this assignment. At first I was really overwhelmed because it was the first assignment and the process was confusing to me somehow at that time. When it came to rewriting, I re-read the prompt, notes, process done, and comments to see where I did not follow the process. I went back to change my arguments more into how this affects the audience. For strengths, my evidence is still strong, but as a weakness I still not a hundred percent sure it flows well.
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
This Writing and Rhetoric I course has transformed my writing style greatly. Through this course I’ve learned to analyze and synthesize my ideas in a better way. At first, I was quite reluctant about my writing and would often think that I was not doing a good job. However, Professor Karl and this course have lead me to the right steps that I need to follow in order to become a better writer. Subsequently, the first essay I had to write about was using Mark Edmundson’s Pay Attention!
One last challenge I overcame was the expectations I had for this class. Walking into this class, I assumed that it would be an easy A in, however, this became the only class I am struggling to get an A in. I was challenged with thought-provoking class assignments, and demanding essay choices. While being challenged with the material we covered in this class, I also acquired high expectation of myself and my writing. I aimed to improve my writing and I believe I have taken great strides in doing so.
They just look it through and write what they want to tell not what the essay requires. Frequently, in school, this is enough as the teachers are not concerned with teaching the kids to dig deeper into the theme, but it will never be enough for the college. You need to understand what exactly you need to pay your attention to in the essay, what points to highlight, and even what bulk of language to use, as the subject of the essay may state even that. Thus, change your attitude to the subjects and stop considering them as only the basic guidelines for your thoughts. In fact, this is a roadmap that you need to develop and your main guidelines for creating an effective
ENG-122 Reflective Essay 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.
I felt myself grow in my personal life. I feel happy with life. I got to experience fun moments with my significant other such as the excitement for my unexpected good essay grades or discuss the topics that were brought up in this class. I am eager to explore more into my major. I am glad that I have learned some skills for my essay, but these skills can also clean up my story telling as well.
The feedback was super effective and I was able to add information and finesse to my essay that I had never even thought of using before. I took the feedback seriously and took all thoughts from my reviewer into consideration and used them to better my essay. The only regret that I have is not getting more peer revisers. In the writing workshop, I participated as just a class mate as my essay was not being reviewed and I was not a facilitator. I treated the writing workshop as a peer review for myself as I took peoples thoughts and suggestions into consideration and applied it to my own
Even though the essay’s are some of the top written ones; there are still reasons why it should not be part of college writing courses. A Study in Ambidexterity written by Justin has a good example of why they should not be written. “So now, when I run into the inevitable questions in college applications about who I really am, I can answer clearly: I am ambidextrous” (Justin). With this essay for a college submission showing how well, something is used to represent what good qualities he has. Sadly, only one big idea is used to express the reasons why he is so successful in different environments.
My expectations coming into the course were high and remained high throughout the duration of the course. The essays I wrote in the class really challenged me to progress in my writing skills. The illustration essay really served as an example of what not to do when writing at a college level. My approach of the essay was really misunderstood and grammatically incorrect. I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant.
When I thought about my essay I realized I never truly revised my essays, I just cleaned it up a little then turned it in. Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers.
My schooling and upbringing have reinforced the importance of honestly and integrity. This year, in AP Research, we spent a number of classes discussing plagiarism and how to avoid it — some students, in paraphrasing the ideas of others and forgetting to cite correcting, have accidentally committed the act of plagiarism. As a result, I have learned the importance of citing correctly. I have also learnt how to clearly distinguish to readers what points were products of my own thinking, and what ideas were created and presented by others. Putting in countless citations is laborious and tedious, but ultimately worth the effort: plagiarism should be avoided at all costs.
The first event was a consistent thing which was teachers correcting my essays . Every time I would receive an essay or an assignment I would always have an error with using the words " their and there" and using the right conjunction words. The problem that I had was when I was younger I wasn 't taught how to use those words. For an example instead of using the word your correctly I would use it "You 're a pretty cool person." When in reality you 're supposed to use it with the word "you 're."