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,
I waited until the last five minutes of class, and I asked my teacher if I could see a few of my papers, and surely enough, I had done this same thing once or twice before. Some of my previous papers in my English class showed resemblances in other books I had read. Sometimes it was the tone I used in my papers and other times it was simply the wording I used that sounded like some of the books I had read. I never noticed how much my writing was influenced by these books until that moment. It was really an eye-opener for me
It was challenging to take the first steps past high school in making up a thesis for a paragraph, but a thesis statement for an essay up two pages is a different case. My thoughts on writing a thesis statement are somehow complex to me personal because I
In college, we start to understand that this knowledge is not enough as to write flawlessly, you need to know more than just the structure of the essay and the ways to use resources in your writing. In this article, we are going to discuss essay writing habits that we acquire in school but that have nothing in common with high-quality writing. Moreover, we will give you several recommendations on how to turn these ineffective habits into the effective ones. Never paying attention to the subject of the essay
He feels struggled. He had to work harder and received a failing grade on the first paper. However, he said “I was both devastated and determined, my not belonging was verified but I was not ready to be shut down.” He decided to search the school’s library to look up the publishing’s of his Professor. He would write his paper, research the Professors writing style, and then revise his own writing.
I took a journalism class for two years in high school and my teacher was a journalist herself, so at times I feel as if I have a good handle on writing. However, sometimes I do not know what to write or how to write it and I am always nervous that my writing will come off as amateurish. When I get that feeling, I become insecure about everything I put on paper. I hope to one day get over that fear or insecurity and be able to just write what comes to
A time when I was faced with a significant challenge, but learned to overcome it was sophomore and junior year in history. History has always seem to be the class I tend to struggle in, no matter who I sit next to or how many notes I take. Sophomore as time when on to second semester I realized I wasn’t doing well; I was procrastinating with homework, not doing well on test, and stated to pay less attention in class. I got a D for the first semester and when I saw that on my report card I knew I had to change something. I realized history need to become a much higher priority.
Throughout High School, I learned that reading and writing at some points can be a challenge to me. One of my problems is going off topic when I write essays. I had problems identifying the main points to write about when reading the prompt. Another challenge I have is reading and understanding the main idea of the section I read. In High School, I got in a habit of skimming through reading material, and not taking the extra time to stop and check if I understood the material.
Last fall semester was my first semester in college. I took English 111 with the hope of gaining some initial experience with college writing. I am an international student, so it was a struggle at the beginning to understand and meet the expectations of my professor, as well as to catch up with the pace of my peers. However, looking back to what I learnt in English 111, I think the difficulties did not prevent be from having an amazing experience. I was able to learn how to analyze a text, make an argument and support my argument.
My first day in this class I felt intimidating; not because of the students but because of my writing. I felt that my writing is never good. At first I thought that I wasn 't going to last the entire semester, but here I am at the end and I feel that I have improved on my writing. I feel that I can write more with more detail and have more enthusiasm. I really have enjoied this class, I learned a lot about sentence structure and brainstorming; gathering more information to better my writing.
I have learned a lot about myself as a reader and a writer. When I first began class, I tried to read the DRP test. I had forgotten everything about college vocabulary that was on the test since I left the university in 2013. I had not read any books in a few months until teacher recommend for me to take fifteen minutes to read
She stated in her paper that for many students the idea of revision makes them uncomfortable and can lead to them not spending very much time working on it. She found that the students were never taught how to truly revise their essays (Sommers 380-382). After reading and
I would frequently receive 3s and sometimes even 2s. However, the worst critiquing I have ever experienced was in 8th grade. My teacher Ms. Garncarz had us write narratives similar to the one I am writing now but she had us work in partnerships. After mostly working individually, with some help from my partner, my teacher told me that my writing wasn 't original and that I needed to stop having my writing rely on others. This took me back, because normally as children we were praised for our writing and collaborative efforts, however, now individuality is key and writing is criticized more than
The three major problems in my writing were my inability to cite my sources correctly, my poor use of vocabulary, and my constant use of run-on sentences. These three problems showed up repeatedly in my papers. With the help of my teacher, I have been able to learn from my mistakes. I can now take my new skills into future papers to prepare for college.
Engelhardt's article, "14 years after 9-11, the War on Terror is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped it Would", relies heavily on anaphora. It begins with the phrase, "Fourteen years.." in every sentence and shifts to every paragraph by page 2. This phrase draws the reader in and drills the event in our minds, reminding us of all that happened. Because his sentences list, the anaphora helps break up each thought, therefore allowing ease of readability. Another use of repetition is the phrase "Don't you..", directed to our reaction as a nation.