When it comes to improving these skills, I believe that the only way to do that is to practice and work on incorporating those skills into each essay. I will not become comfortable with those skills unless I force myself to use them. I also found myself struggling to meet the word count requirement, I would easily be able to write a good portion of my essay, but I struggled to stretch and add to my ideas to reach the length requirement. In order to improve this, I need to further develop and elaborate on my ideas in each essay. Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away and I often found it to be dull and like a chore.
Five easy steps to avoid that unprofessional look when self-publishing your book We have all read an eBook that made us want to cringe. The prevailing question is who let this get to the public? The grammar is shudder worthy, the syntax is sinful, and the punctuation would have caused my third grade teacher to grimace. The story was pretty good, but honestly, who could get past all the errors long enough to finish a chapter, let alone the book. No writer who is self-published wants this review.
Over the years, my progress in writing had decreased. When I was in school, I could write a decent essay and achieve less errors. But writing an essay now is a harder task to complete than before. Years ago, reading was interesting because it kept me hungry to learn more knowledge. But being out of school for nearly two years makes it difficult to write essays.
After receiving the prompt for this essay, I hurried to the books to find textual evidence. Looking back at my decisions now, I believe that I should have spent more time brainstorming the essay so that I would not be stuck in the middle of the essay, not knowing what to write. Because I used up so much time writing my essay, I had little time to edit and revise my essay thoroughly. I was only able to skim through it, leaving numerous amounts of errors in my essay. Additionally, I would say that my essay 's quality is poor because of the lack of analysis, the lack of organization, and the grammatical errors.
I almost immediately regretted that decision as soon as the first essay came in. As I looked at the essay requirements initially, I thought “this won’t take long.” After about three hours and laughable progress, I realize the little writing skill I had was long gone. I ended up struggling for quite some time but managed to complete it. I am not sure of the total time spent, however I do remember by the time the class got around to the second essay I completed it way faster than the initial essay. There was two reasons the first essay ended up taking much longer than the second.
After being trained, Ben was moved up to being a typesetter and then moved up again, soon after, to become a delivery boy for the newspaper. Even though Ben started working for The New England Courant when he was 12, it wasn’t until three years later that the first issue of the newspaper was published. All of these three years, before the publication, were filled with training and preparing to publish the newspaper. After quite sometime of typesetting and being a newspaper boy, Ben grew tired of his job. He wasn’t content with his duties, so he came up with the idea writing in the newspaper.
Looking Back Looking back through my papers that I have written for Dual Comp. English III, I realized that I struggled greatly with the use of transition words. I had always used the same few in my papers for other classes and did not understand their importance. I learned that transition words can make a paper really good if used correctly, or really bad if they are non-existent. While writing for Dual Comp.
Before the start of this class, I overused common imagery such as “shine bright like a diamond” to try to convey my feelings. Writing with clichéd imagery dilutes the reader’s attachment to the story because emotions are absent. In this class, I have learned that I have to reflect on my true feelings and emotions before writing. Hopefully allows my readers to feel what I once felt. My favorite imagery that I have written in this class was the spider web in the essay about my grandfather.
I thought this essay was going to be one of the hardest essays I would have to write in this class because I ever really understood the rhetorical analysis triangle. I always had trouble figuring out the difference between logos, ethos, and pathos. In high school, my teacher made the rhetorical analysis triangle really difficult to understand so when I had to start writing this essay I was really nervous that I would have trouble using the rhetorical analysis triangle. Throughout this essay, I had to put in a lot of research in each part of the triangle so I was able to understand the triangle and be able to write a good essay. While I was writing this essay I learned how important it was to incorporate the rhetorical analysis triangle into my essays
My writing extravaganza began in second grade when my world was changed, thanks to the teachings of Mrs. Clutter. The most distinct memories I hold from that year includes the colorful, giant list of homophones hanging on the wall, and the purple writing journals we kept throughout the year. The fire for writing that I developed in this class continued with me as I traveled to third grade and the rest of my elementary experience, but quickly died out when it came to middle school. Through a random app that I had learned about from my cousin, that fire easily rekindled and I was back to writing by eighth grade. These memories are just a minuscule fragment of the whirlwind of words that is my writing style.
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.
In English III we have had to read some old time stories and I wasn 't excited about it but, I feel like reading “The Crucible” and Billy Budd have helped my reading skills. Before I had this class I would look at old english and freak out and run but now I can understand it. Reading “The Crucible” has taught how powerful lies and manipulation is. There wasn 't any witches, Abby was just crazy. In this class we did a bunch of no red ink and let me say that I hated it but it helped me with constructing sentences and grammar.
It is three in the morning and he is working on an essay that he has been writing for the past four days now. Thomas feels his paper is not good because he compared to one of his buddies and his friends was a lot better and claimed Thomas “wrote weird.” He threw away his paper but then realized he could just revise it and make the perfect essay. He began to make notes on the paper to then be able to rewrite and create a better essay. His main fault is that he speaks and writes like an old person, using long rambling sentences that are boring. Thomas claims his casual writing style stems from him not putting much effort into his assignments since he only seeks a good grade.
Before this class, I perceived myself as a poor writer. When someone has never been taught the proper way to write a paper, you struggle through college SOC 300 (Dr. Stephen Adair) and hoped to get more out of SOC 478 (Dr. Fumilayo Showers) as you attend classes. I never thought about the process that it took to write any paper before these classes. However, these two professors have been very inspirational toward my writing. They have taught me that structuring your paper is the key element to good writing.
I remember reading Farewell to Arms for my one of my English classes and I really enjoyed it—even though I only read part of it and listened to the rest on audio (yeah, I really did not like to read at the time.) So I told her I would like to start reading Hemingway and recommended I read his first book The Sun Also Rises to start me off. I remember this being a quick exchange because I was back home probably within a half hour, but when I returned home I had a copy of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and was part excited, part nervous about reading