I am basically a listener, I believe when there is an activity that needs to be done, I am hands on. In gathering my thoughts I try to jot down notes with the quickness, this is to make sure I do not lose my train of thought. Also, with my listening and organizing my writing, I find myself stressing and sometimes overwhelmed as if I have forgotten some important information. Expressing my ideas in a way to get my readers attention is very valuable to me so far as getting positive feedback. Fortunately, before I start writing on a regular basis I had a hard time describing and sharing my experiences.
The cover letter unit is really useful because I learned a lot of new things. One of the most important things I have learned from this unit is what to include in a cover letter. When I registered for this course, the first thing I asked my friends who have taken this course is how to write a cover letter. This unit taught me what the three paragraphs are and what goes into each one. Second, proving your skill section is critical because it really shows how the skills should be interpreted in an effective way.
Looking back at the beginning of this semester I was unsure of why I was in this class to begin with. I had thought that my writing was good enough to pass any class that Lake Land had to offer, but I was completely wrong. The things I have learned this semester of what not to put in my papers is a lot more than I think I have ever learned in a class before. I have learned to proofread my papers better, proper punctuation, and just to relax and not overthink my topic. Proofreading my papers has always been a weak spot for my writing.
The fourth step is writing the assignment and correcting the mistakes. The last, but not least, is bringing the final draft of my assignment to the reading and writing center and asking somebody to review it. This last step helps me especially for the reading responses for the book Seedfolks since a person who did not read the book has to understand what was all about. Thus, following all that steps helps me in the writing
My instructor Jennifer Jackson said this time “ Bravo! This is one of the strongest revisions I’ve seen yet.” This essay gave me so much confidence and made me feel I can actually write something interesting. Also, I sent my paper to The Writing Center, after I submitted my paper to my instructor to see any other mistakes I could have to improve my writing skills.
When it was due, I was ashamed of how little I got done. Thankfully the teacher had given me a couple of more days. So by the time I had turned it in it was done. Sadly though, due to all the stress I was under due to procrastinating the work in the first place, I had lost half my assignment and made a 40 on the work I did. I had a terrible experience with procrastination which ended with one of the worst grades I've ever
Writing essays and other types of posts has always been difficult for me. But, throughout this composition class, I have learned many interesting and new things about the different types of writing styles. When starting this class, I considered myself to be an average writer with run-of-the-mill vocabulary, ordinary sentence structure and typical finished products. This class has helped me greatly improve my writing skills in a variety of ways. I have learned multiple things by taking this class, such as new ways to approach writing and that there is much that I still need to learn about composition.
In my Self-Inventory Essay it is very noticeable that my organization is a problem. It is visible that I don’t have good transitions into and out of each paragraph; first off I use “my first strength”, “my second strength” which are very plan and simple. In my Comparative Analysis Essay we can wee that I have come up with better transitions to make the whole essay seem more organized, for example I used more specific transitions like “In Amy Tans Mother Tongue” and for the paragraph after it I used “This shows that the” which make it flow better and be more concise.
From the start of the semester, I have found myself not meeting standards because of my difficulty being able to explain myself correctly. In one of the first formatives we were assessed on, The JFK Inaugural Speech, my use of quotations were effective, but the sentences that followed were opposite of that. While analyzing the comments made by you stating that the explanation needs to be more “specific” and “have a greater focus on analysis,” I made it my task to improve on what was keeping me from earning a better grade. When looking at my Destination Essay, the focus seems like I’m “playing with multiple ideas,” but I don’t necessarily have one perfect idea. By missing out on fixing these mistakes and seeking help from you, I continued to demonstrate this lack of explanation in multiple other essays and formatives.
I feel like I have been making a lot of progress with my research on different assignments, my creativeness has gotten a lot better, and analyzing has become less difficult for me. This is the first time I have actually done a research paper on a novel while in college and it was a challenge for me; all the other research papers I did were on my major or what I career I wanted 10 years from now. The page length was my biggest problem because all the research papers that I
When doing these steps you have done all the steps needed for critical thinking and this is how reading and writing are very important in helping you become better at critical thinking. Critical thinking is a good skill to have because it can help you think about the outcome of an idea and not just doing whatever pops into your head to do. Most people start using critical thinking when they 're older because they have learned from there previse ideas that didn’t go so well so by making the mistakes of not going throw all the steps they know now to always think you options through and not just skip ever thing and go right to the
My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.
During school, I was taught the basic information with writing such as starting with an introduction, moving onto the body paragraphs, and finishing off with a conclusion. However, in general, writing is not particularly my strongest subject. My high school experience with writing was good at times because my class and I wrote a whole lot of essays, and I got more familiar with the different formats and styles. While spending my next four years at Florida A&M University I desire to obtain more information and spend more time writing so I will be able to get better.
4 April 2016 Dear Reader, As I reflect at the end of this semester on my work in my English 101 class, I am able to already see how much I have improved as a writer. This class has taught me many things and helped me grow and develop my skills as a writer. It has taught me how to use clear concrete details in my writings. I engaged in several assignments and peer workshop during this semester, and the feedback that I received from my professor and peers has helped me a lot.
Feedback from previous essays: “You could transition a bit more between examples, but these are refinements. “ Goal: My goal is to have a well organized essay that has every single sentence prove the thesis statement. Prompt: Life in constant conflict has major impacts on the people who experience it.