Throughout the term there has been many writing assignments —big or small— that helped reflect my writing process or the process itself. In the beginning of the course I felt like I was an “ok” writer, but lacked some skills such as: organization, sentence variety, and vocabulary. Also, I did not like to write and had a feeling of dislike when forced to write. I felt like I improved on everything I wanted and was seen throughout the semester. I know how to organize my ideas, the worksheets given in class to work on sentence variety really helped, and vocabulary was built on some level. Building my vocabulary is still something I would like to improve on, as well as stronger thesis statements. The very first writing assignment, rhetoric analysis, …show more content…
I chose this writing assignment because I did not successfully address the prompt, and I feel like it is important I understand what really was being asked for this assignment. At first I was really overwhelmed because it was the first assignment and the process was confusing to me somehow at that time. When it came to rewriting, I re-read the prompt, notes, process done, and comments to see where I did not follow the process. I went back to change my arguments more into how this affects the audience. For strengths, my evidence is still strong, but as a weakness I still not a hundred percent sure it flows well. I felt like all the practices and processes were very beneficial to improve my writing skills. I will take all skills to English 5, but specifically Swales movement and Huckin’s methodology. These two made the most sense and really helped improve my writing. Sentence variety, for example, NPA will definitely be of use and I plan to use all sentence improvements for next semester. As a student in class I felt like I did really well. I really enjoyed the class, and learned something new every time. If I could change anything I would try to be more interactive in class and participate more. Also, I would have spent more time really looking into the different writing processes to really attack the writing style. Overall, I enjoyed the class and enjoy writing a lot more than I did
Before entering this class I thought I was a well written writer, although as I continued to come to class and work on assignments I then had realized I could use alittle improving. Writing seems to come very naturally for me because I write all the time. I tend to write poetry to express what i 'm feeling at times, it is how I ventilate what it is that I am feeling. So when thinking about topics it is not very difficult for me due to the fact that most of the time I know exactly what it is I would like to write about. Taking this class has showed me how to be a more effective writer and a more effective researcher.
During my college career I have been doing a wide variety of writing. All of which have assisted shaping as well as molding me into an effective writer. Some of the classes that helped improve my limits to excel as a writer are my English 280 class, intro to Computer Science class, and lastly Juvenile Justice Class. I have done a few segments of writing in the three semesters of law enforcement class that I have taken here at WIU. Never would I have thought that the three major writing assignments that would shape and influence me into the writer I am today would come from of my LEJA classes, but they have.
I was unsure of my overall writing skills upon entering this course, but with each individual skill that was taught to us, I was able to connect all necessary components for success. In my previous semester in college I took several general education courses that had lengthy writing requirements and I was able to get these assignments done but not without many struggles and sub-par final products. By actively participating in class and completing all of the assigned work, this course has laid the foundation for me to continue to improve my writing skills. During the entirety of this course I consistently worked on all the of the technical parts of my projects.
How have I improved as a writer? I am thinking about my action plan as a writer have I improved, have I met the goals I set out to achieve on my first day of class, and what have I learned in this class? I will go over my time in this class and review the various topics I mentioned above and more. Looking back over my time in this class I will critique and praise myself. How I felt about writing when I first started this class compared to how I feel now, I would have to say I am more comfortable with writing.
We have reached the end of the semester unconsciously. During this semester, we’ve practiced and improved our writing by outlining, composing, editing, and revising. Throughout the process, I discovered my strengths and weaknesses, meanwhile, I tried hard to refine my writing skills. By now, we have focused on a few types of writing: rhetorical analysis, critical analysis, and argument. Remembered our first in-class essay was a rhetorical analysis of an argument.
I have had quite a bit of experience with writing, but as with everything, there is room to improve. In high school, Most of my classes required some essays. The classes that assigned many writing assignments were the different classes in history, and my American Politics class. My history classes had frequent papers on the different events that
I believe that completing this course has changed the manner in which I approach writing. For one thing, I now plan out my writing assignments in some way before completing a final draft. The class has also taught me to better “stay on target” when I write. It has taught me that papers must have a clear focus to pursue. It has also taught me to actually “look” at the writing of others rather than just lightly reading over it.
There definitely has been some improvements in my writing this semester, but unfortunately there has also been some negative qualities that I have noticed coming up more often. The main difference that I have noticed in my writing is a better connection to the text and getting my message across better. The quality of my writing is usually directly related to the prompt, and since all of our articles we read were so intriguing, I was challenged more in my writing which made me strive to do
Writing is like a way for me to get all those possibilities, scenarios, ideas, and what if questions down on paper because it’s a way for me to express myself permanently. Before I took this writing course, I felt writing was not necessary for my education. In my writing 200 class, I have learned how to fix run on sentences, comma splices, fragments, and improve my grammar. I have improved my writing significantly, but I still have some work to do. I have been working on my writing and know I am ready to succeed at the next level because in 200 I learned how to proper use of transitions, and correct placement of commas.
Although this is a weak area for me I think that I have gotten stronger since the start of the year. I now know what a topic sentence should be and how to select good evidence to use. Also learning how to integrate quotes properly brought my writing to a new
Learning the writing process has been one of the most helpful portions of this course for me. Before this course, I didn’t really have much of a process. If anything, my process was almost backward. I would write first and then organize and outline from what I had written. Understanding the steps of the writing process has helped me to improve my writing.
There are other areas in my writing that I have improved on. I have improved on my grammar, verb constructions, use of verb tenses and organizational skills to make my writing flow better when reading. My overall progress in completing this ten weeks course was wonderful. Every steps and skills I learned in this English class will help me to improve on my writing skills in my other classes and will also help me in my future
Major assignments -Work Projects- taught me how to write essays and include employed academic documentation (MLA). In this course, I’ve completed various reading assignments, did independent analytical thinking about what I’ve read, participate in discussions on what I’ve read, write about what I’ve read, and carry out research, this emphasis on reading was to show the importance of critical reading, and how it is going to benefit my studies. Understanding this academic essay structure, the use of rhetorical strategies in essay writing, writing a summary, formulating a thesis, and writing essays using rhetorical strategies. All these skills were the fruit of researching and
My work is a constant reminder of who I am and who I am trying to become as a writer. The growth of my writing has come a long way and has gave me a better understanding of what I need to do so I can write better. This semester I think that my best writing would have been my narrative essay, I say this since I could express myself by using real world connections. As my time at the university progresses I know that my writing will be at the next level to where I want and need it to
After deciding on this, I examined the length of the essay. This was done to decide how far I was in the guidelines of the assignment. I also used this information to decide if in my re-writing I was going to be reducing or increasing the essay. Thirdly, I re-read the essay to ensure I was not contradicting myself and in places where I find ambiguity, I rewrite to ensure a much clearer understanding of what I was trying to say. Again this was done with me bearing in mind the fact that having been taught before by my lecturer, I knew her seriousness as it related to expectations and