Furthermore, during the instructor’s critique of my essay, Ms. Flynn stated the paper “Needs more focus on a particular audience”, and more audience engagement. Throughout this ENG 101 class I believe I have consistently improved my writing by using a refined process of outlining what I want to write about, properly identifying my intended audience, and continually
I did not understand in high school how to connect the thesis to the essay and how to make a counterargument. Although I has good ideas in essay one I did not have a thesis to outline and organize the paper and the counterargument was poorly worded and very biased. In my last essay the thesis connects and organizes the whole paper and the counterargument was structured and unbiased making what I believe to be a very well written paper. I did not know the MLA format for writing papers before this course. In my first rough drafts the formatting incorrect in a lot of different areas of the MLA format.
There was two reasons the first essay ended up taking much longer than the second. First I haven’t written an essay in years so getting my ideas on paper was slow. Second and probably the biggest reason is due to lack of pre-writing planning. I didn’t plan out how the essay should generally flow which resulted in different points I wanted to get across not being in a proper order. For my first essay it took a lot of editing and re-adjusting in order to make a logical flow.
I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant. After reading the assigned reading I still did not understand what was being asked of me and this is where I should have emailed my instructor for clarity rather than guessing. If I would have had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my
It was difficult for me since one of my weaknesses in writing was to decide on the content before writing. It could take me hours to do this. Therefore, most of the time, I dealt with this by running away from the decision and just writing freely. This course taught me the process of writing, which as it was written in the article is it divided to three main stages: prewriting, writing and revising. Before rushing to the actual writing, there was the first stage, prewriting.
While writing for Dual Comp. English III, I learned new transition words, how to use transition words, and how to add them into my papers to make them more effective. In the first paper I wrote for Dual Comp. English III, I had some difficulty with transitions. I was not sure how to add in a transition word to make my writing flow together and where I did decide to add transitions in my paper, they would be the same one, which made my paper sound repetitive.
The beginning of the year started of rough as we started writing our first essay. I had no idea how I was going to write it at all. I struggled and struggled, but I started to get the hang of it, or well I thought I did when I got the essay back i had mad a 64. I was only one point from passing it which was still a bad grade but like I said I have never been good at writing. Although I was not expecting a good grade, I still wondered what I had done wrong.
The graded rubrics of my essays for modules one through four indicate that I was able to produce an essay with a clear purpose, coherent introduction, appropriate voice and tone, audience awareness, proper formatting, an understanding of the assignment, and an effective conclusion. The rubrics also proved that I am aware of how to create a strong topic sentence, and succeed in choosing an understandable and strategic order of paragraphs for each essay. At the start of this course I had trouble with applying my critical thinking and reading skills. In module two I was unable to fully develop my central idea, had no clear structure of support for my argument, and did not consistently establish my claims. In module three I was still struggling with applying these skills even though I improved by a letter grade.
I would also like to add a stapler, three hole puncher, and folders to my space which would help me prepare my work for publication. Having extra materials available to me would improve the revising, editing, and publishing parts of the writing process and would help me stay organized as I
When someone takes a writing class like this, they are able to identify what they are skilled at, if anything, and what they need to improve upon. Some have trouble with grammar, thesis statements, transitions, revising, or more. Personally, I have trouble with more than one aspect of writing, but I originally struggled
Many students of all ages have issues with writing, the only way to get better at writing is to have experience. I never paid much attention to my writing skills while in high school, I simply did not care about writing. This year as a freshman in college, I have struggled with writing this semester in GSW 1100. Even though I have not been passing papers, I understand that writing in college is extremely important to learn and develop. This is important because most courses in college have writing in them.
I believe this article could be read by anybody interested in increasing their learning experience and what they take out of their readings. Alder did an excellent job of giving examples to support his views as well as convincing the audience to become involved in their own understanding of things they read. He made it more about the importance of the reader’s opinions rather than the promotion of his
She claims that the title and the introduction needs to tell the reader clearly what they are going to read. This opens the reader to the essay and the information in order to process the essay completely (Lunsford). She conveys that in the conclusion the writer needs to reevaluate the reader of the claim/ thesis. After that evaluate your sources in the paper, Lunsford suggests to organize all the sources In addition to drafting, the writer must proofread the essay to see if it needs improvement (Lunsford). She gives tips on proofreading the final draft before finalizing and
What I learned that certain events may occur and it will change your thought over something. The steps I had to take was to write a outline overview of what my essay was going to be like and think about the argument and claims I had to pick to support it and find quotes in the book that support my claims. We had to do timed essay about are theme of the essay were going to on. The way we wrote the essay was in TIED format because it would be easier to introduce the claim and back it up with evidence and finally discuss what it means. The leadership skill I used was to complete project effectively because I had to concentrate what I was writing about.
Many times it hard for me to sit down and write whatever comes to mind. When I write I like to make sure what I am writing makes senses, so that I don 't have to go back and fix a lot of things; especially if I am writing a long page paper. The only thing that I was able to agree on with her was that fact that not everyone write a perfect first paragraph.