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.
ENG-122 Reflective Essay My writing process has changed tremendously over the course of this class. I feel more accomplished, confident and I feel sometimes that my ideas and thoughts just come in to my mind out of nowhere and I start writing about anything now. I pay attention to my punctuation and grammar more as I have polished them more now, not only when I write but then others write as well. I am constantly looking for errors and I highly think this is helping me a lot in my career. 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.
When it came to writing for me, it has always been one of my weakest attributes. Then, it came time to reading and having to write about it, and my mind would always draw a blank. I believe that came from my lack of knowledge when it came to reading. When I used to read as a kid I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t until I got older that I realized I didn’t understand what I was reading; I was just reading to read so that I can get through the book. It wasn’t until I started taking college classes that I got a true understanding of how reading and writing go hand and hand, and how the better you read, the better you write.
My sentences still read very choppy although they are much better than when I started this class. This can be ironed out of my writing by spending more time proofreading my papers. The sentence fluency I think will come the more I write, even by my last paper I feel it has improved drastically compared to my first paper. I think I could have been even more successful in this class if I had spent more time out of class proofreading and using my time better while I was in class. I feel that I have grown more than I originally planned on because this class involved us more in the first quarter.
As I look back on the year, I feel that the techniques I have learned and the skills I have developed have improved my confidence in writing. I was able to learn the basics and from there develop my writing skills further. I learned all the necessary steps in creating a well-organized, logical paper but there will always be room for improvement. I started the year with little to no knowledge about how a paper should be properly written and organized. Over the course of the year, however, I learned how to effectively structure a paragraph, how to arrange paragraphs to make my writing more powerful, and how the process of writing a paper feels.
All of the work pertained and related back to that point. Another thing that I have seen change in my work over time is less grammatical errors. I really liked the use of peer review in Composition I and I have continued that even more throughout this semester in Advanced Composition. Before I turned in all of papers this semester, I had at least two peers look over my work and tell me things I could revise to make my paper better. I think that has helped tremendously in my work this
I become close with some of them influencing me to write about more about myself, religion, and race. We had to turn in a free write for my 8th grade class each friday but I never did them. Like I said writing was hard for me. I think the reason being that I was able to read well so I didn 't have much to write about other than the stuff I heard. Even then, If I did write was wasn 't going to be able to read it.
I never took the time to stop and see if I understood the section. This impacted me on my essays because reading plays a major role in order for you to write a good essay. One particular teacher in high school helped me improve my writing and reading skills. The advice she told me was to break up the prompt by extracting the most important information. She told me to focus writing about the main idea of the prompt, and to stay on topic.
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
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.
This is important because most courses in college have writing in them. As the semester has progressed, I have slowly started to understand where I am with writing and where I need to improve. Revising my essays is a great way to learn from my mistakes. Although my writing is not great yet I am slowly improving
When I first started in this class I did not have the best writing skills. I came from school that did not teach very good grammar and spelling. This change over the course of time in this class. When you write essays as often as we did in his class you tend to get better.My three Learning outcomes were riding in the discipline, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility. When I first took this course I thought what is a macro teacher gonna do about my writing discipline.
Without college resources, I would not able to learn different strategies of writing. I learned so many ways of writing a paper. I also learned how to start a sentence. The college’s OneSource Library and Perdue was a great helpful. With the help of Perdue, it made easier to distingue APA, MLA and Chicago citations.
They have taught me that structuring your paper is the key element to good writing. Somehow, I have learned a great deal last semester, which was difficult but I will be able to put towards me up and coming writing intensive courses. The readings throughout those two classes have helped me to understand the dos and
As I have mentioned last week, English is one of my weakest subject in school, especially when assignment involved with writing. Most of the time, I usually have my wife edit and proofread my paper before I submit them; that’s only if I remember to ask her. Otherwise, I will end up proofreading and submitting my own paper. According to Carduner (2007), it is nearly impossible for someone to accurately proofread their own writing and be consistently successful because after working long and hard on a paper, one will find little to no grammatical errors. However, having someone proofread my paper helps me tremendously to become more effective and confident as a writer.