Over this semester, my writing is better than before because I can express my thought clearer and more logical. The thing that helps me make my ideas clearer is the discussion during SAGES seminars. Each time before I started talking, I always went through the words in my mind so that I could prevent stumbling over words. When I agreed or disagreed with an idea, I first thought about my arguments and in the end concluded my thoughts in a sentence. If I used this sentence to start my talk, others could better follow my logic by understanding my main argument and expecting what I was going to say.
The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about. Drafting for me is pretty similar, as also my ideas are coming into my mind at no speed limit and I try to focus in one at the time, at that moment, I am not thinking about
Post Write for EP 2: Rhetorical Analysis In my essay “The Fight for Freedom,” I feel like I did a good job of portraying what Patrick Henry intended for his speech. I was able to take his sentences and portray them in a way that everyone would be able to understand. Some processes that helped me write this essay were; the incubation period, where I was able to think what I was going to write, the planning process, where I could organize all of my thoughts onto paper, and the process of peer review and being able to get advice to improve my paper. I still need improvement on my essay structure, my grammar, and elevated word choice. If I take more time to edit my essay and make it well thought out and clear to others, I should be able to have a better structure and correct grammar.
There will most likely be times where I complain and get upset, but I am willing to work through it. In conclusion, the most significant concept I want to improve is putting all my thoughts together and organized into a well written paper. I also commit to putting a larger effort into accepting my mistakes and fixing them. I know this class will prepare me for the future for the reason that my struggle with communicating in writing is not something I can avoid. It is a skill that I will need everyday, through college, through a career, and throughout my whole
Everything just starts flowing when I just start typing, not really focused on writing the paper. I just feel the sentences write themselves almost, and before I know it the entire paper seems to be done. There have been a few times when I struggled to end a paper with the proper sentence or wording, but I eventually figured it out after taking a short break. Although trying to put the correct words together to make a proper conclusion was difficult, I never gave
This gives me more time to think about what I want to write about, jot down ideas, and write a passionate paper. Although I spend a lot of time reflecting on an essay topic after this process ends, I write and when I start writing, I continue until I finish my essay. I am able to do this because of the previous jotting down of ideas I did. After finishing my essay, I usually proofread it and in this process, I use software such as Grammarly (free version), which automatically corrects my grammar. This process is then followed by class peer review (I often aim to finish the paper before the peer review process begins so that I can get effective critiques from my peers and my professors since she also reviews our work).
Second, proving your skill section is critical because it really shows how the skills should be interpreted in an effective way. I was struggling when I was writing the second paragraph of my cover letter, but when I reread this section, it became more easier to write the skills with evidence. Third, I learned how to target a job posting by tailoring the skills
In this portfolio I have included two of my pieces first I have included my Self-inventory Essay and second I have included my Comparative Analysis Essay. Through these two writings you could see that I have progressed with my skills of Organization, Text Formatting, Presenting the Purpose and Grammar. From my struggles with my self-Inventory Essay to, my clearly and correctly written Comparative Analysis Essay. Throughout. English writing 101 I was able to fully understand how to fix these problems for those essays and in the future.
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
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. It is about different strategies students can use to revise their paper. 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
As long as there I can see the significance and purpose to the things I do, I am willing to do the work. I intend to reach this goal of completing classwork and homework. I will reach this goal by setting and fulfilling other smaller goals, like coming to class prepared and paying careful attention to instructions. I intend to do all the work for this class because it will be worth it when I
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.
(Cooper, 2001-2016) APA format helps create the presence of a uniform appearance which aids in the standardized form of an essay which makes it easier to follow and understand. (Cooper, 2001-2016) I welcome the challenge and look forward to learning how to use this style to strengthen my writing skills which will enhance my communication skills. Another reason to become familiar with the format is that it is the preferred method of Bethel University online