Understanding my peers strengths and weakness helps me translate what I can do with my writing. A writer that has stronger writing skills gives me the advantage to improve my writing skills just by proofreading. When I am reading my essay aloud, I do not notice writing errors until someone else reads. When reviewers are confused with parts of my paper, I take what they say into consideration and change what I wrote. In this class, we had a peer revision for our writing process essay.
For me, ENGL101 served a great purpose in my academic writing skills as well as improving my confidence. I was never confident in my academic writing, in fact I only knew so little. I didn’t know where I stood or how I could progress but now I do. I certainly feel a significant improvement in my growth as a writer because of this course, even in such a brief period of time. I have been able to graze the surface of a few of the course goals, but I am aware that there is still a massive amount of room to grow and learn.
It can be revealed that different participants would have different levels of feelings about writing instruction. However, in general, participants’ feelings about writing instruction were not high. Ten out of fifteen teachers stated that they liked writing instruction. Among these ten teachers, two of them liked teaching writing very much. One of them explained that, I like teaching writing because this skill helps me teach my students how to write a paragraph using the structures and vocabulary given.
At times when I read there are words that I don’t quite understand. When this happens I look up the word and see how I could use it. This also goes back to my writing, if I find a word in a book that I have read I can add it to my writing to improve my writing skills. When I see the effect of reading on my knowledge it makes me proud of myself because I used to get teased for always reading, but that didn’t matter to me because , in the end, I knew that reading would help me. All those people that teased me for always reading were probably envious of how much knowledge that I could acquire from just reading one book.
For the most part I conceive I’m ok, but at times I get swayed out with long sentences. I worked on getting some of my sentences short as mentioned by the tutor, but discover it hard to keep them short as I’m unable to articulate my writing precisely. At times I find it difficult to see how I can edit my assignment to its perfection. I submit my assignment when I feel there are no more errors that I can
Throughout the duration of this class, I have been highly reflective on my work, but have failed to take into consideration past mistakes when developing new assignments. From the Personal Narrative Essay to the Destination Essay, common errors have take place amongst them all. Specifically, I have struggled to make the syntax of my essays less confusing and allow my explanations to be more detailed, but have always been successful in sharing interesting ideas with the audience. The first way that I have struggled to become more flexible and self-aware is by the lack of using correct syntax. Within almost every essay written during first semester, I came across multiple comments made by you that reflect my difficulty creating sentences
I had spent much time in reading objectives of the lesson and assessing students’ understanding of the context with a variety of activities so it was not enough time to meet lesson outcomes and I was to take extra time to reach objectives. My mentor suggested me, to get enough time, I should reduce some activities for assessing their learning and spending time for reading objective of the lesson and should give more opportunities to the able learners for leading the less able learners. Maybe the learners completely support their peers but I was worried that the less able learners might not get chances to show their abilities under their peers’ leading and supporting. In my point of view, I may encourage the less able learner to involve in their learning by providing wait time and more communication with them and I agree with my mentor to set a specific time limit for each activity of the
For this paper, the overall editing was also done with much thought. As said earlier, I, as a student, like to receive the best grades possible. I also dislike making mistakes and tend to not easily get over same. Hence, being aware of the expectations of the lecturer I was preparing the paper for, I tried nervously to eliminate as much grammar issues as I could find. From memory, as a result of doing classes with Miss Daley before, I knew she has a problem with my paragraphing.
From the lesson, I learned that teaching writing in kindergarten requires a lot of modeling. Learners need to see correct letter formation, the spacing between words, writing left to right, and how to reference resources to spell tricky words. I also learned that students are motivated to do their best writing skills when they are going to share their writing with the class. I never realized how important it was for students to be able to share what they have written. Students enjoy “showing off” their
Keywords: Reading, Reading Habit, Postgraduate students. Introduction: Reading helps not only for academic purposes but it also improves people’s language and conversation with others. Reading is one of the most important components of our language and it is an essential tool for lifelong learning for all people (Noor, 2011). Reading is one of the best habits to sharpen our mind and memory, to gain knowledge and to develop one-self in various fields, but unfortunately with the influence of modern technologies students spent very less time on reading and give more preference to other useless things and because of this the habit of reading has been gradually decreased among students these days. Reading Habit: The habit of reading can be considered as a sign of culture.