This was one task I enjoyed because it was time consuming, challenging, and also using my previous writing knowledge to create an entertaining writing piece. In the end, I was more confident with my writing because whenever I had an essay due, I would receive feedback about my improvements in my writing. Senior year was more writing than reading. During college application season, I had to write many essays and make my own résumé. On top of that, I had an English class where my teacher would give us a poem and we would have to analyze it.
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. There are many approaches to writing that, before taking this class, I had never even previously considered using. One such approach is the use of parallel structured sentences. Before the writing prompts in this class, I do not remember ever being taught about parallel structure or how to use it in an essay. Another new approach, that I have learned, is how to write the thesis statement before starting the rest of the paper.
So, I questioned myself, "What it takes to finally be familiar with those rules?" This experience taught me that writing is not the same as speaking and that requires me to have skills that go along with it. Writing this particular assignment about 9/11 as a topic has taught me what is like to deal with writing a research paper in a college-level, for the first time in my senior year. That was for my high school broadcasting class. However, after I gave my paper to my teacher, Mr. Williams, the next day he told me that it still had a lot of errors in it.
I chose my publishable paper, “Forgiven Sharpie,” as a demonstration of my writing process because I spent the most time developing the piece. My ideas for “Forgiven Sharpie” arose when I was prompted on the midterm to write about an experience when I was required to learn from a mistake. I thought of my 40 stories list, and one of the first stories that crossed my mind was that of writing “slut” on a girl’s locker in middle school. After receiving my midterm grade with the note “Katie, This could be developed into a publishable article. (See me.)
When doing the proposal, I had to figure out how to properly state my thesis and have it linked into the rest of the paper. When working on the proposal, I had to rewrite my thesis many times until it was able to relate to the audience and purpose of my paper. Another way that ENC1102 has helped me with my struggles has been to be able to go deeper into explaining my points. Whenever I had points I had to make in an essay or any work for my classes, I have
During my first class I had to write a paper in APA format, I was very stressed since I was not use to this format. It took many different tries and help from the writing center to be able to have a proper APA paper. Since that class I have learned that it does not have to be stressful as long as you have an idea of what APA is and you use the resources like the APA manual for references. Along with learning APA style I have been able to expand on my critical thinking abilities. When I read an academic article I know what parts to look at to understand what the authors are studying and wither they found a significant difference or not.
College should not be taken lightly and The first new skill I learned was how to write a college level paper. When you first start a college class as a junior in high school it can be intimidating but in the end it turns out to be a great learning opportunity. The first and a major skill that is required for taking a college reading and writing class is how to write
Grammar is the number one problem in the writing process and causes me a lot of issues. If I had to make a list with all of my grammar issues, my number one would be “articles”. For an ESL student, it is really difficult to understand when I should use an article and what articles should be used. Thus, articles such as “a” and “the”, are tricky for me. Another challenge for me is
As a student, I have grown in my skills for academic success by having to write an essay in my Honors English class. We’ve recently finished reading the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and were told to write an essay about one of the given prompts. Before having to write this essay, I was struggling with the type of vocabulary and perspective, which was third-person, I was supposed to use. I had to find the right quotes from the book and explain in detail how they support the prompt, I felt that was the hardest for me. The words “I” or “me” weren’t allowed in the essay, unless they were in quotes.
Before enrolling into Writing 39C, I was afraid that I can’t handle it because writing has never been my best subject. I have always struggled in the process of putting my ideas together. After these ten weeks of collaborating and learning with my peers and professor, I found Writing 39C has been one of the most profound writing classes I have taken so far. This course has enhanced my understanding of rhetoric and how to conduct researches by using various type of evidence.
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.
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
I had a wonder semester in LSIS 4505. The three things that I learned during this course is how to make a lesson plan, what books are banned and challenged in different districts, and bibliotherapy books. It takes times to make a lesson plan. Sometimes your lesson plan does not always go as plan. When my teacher first assigned this, I was nervous because this was my first time making one.
In Alex Johnson’s text, “Why Isaac Bashevis Singer, Truman Capote, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf (Among Others) Were Having a Bad Morning,” Johnson discusses the difficulties that college students and beyond face when writing essays. In reading Johnson’s piece, one thing that I found particularly interesting was when he discussed the product versus the process of writing (159). I found this part of the reading particularly interesting because I have found that the way I go about writing essays has changed drastically since high school. Generally speaking, as high school students, the key to success was to meet the deadlines set by teachers. For example, in my senior year english class of high school, my teacher had set various dates for
Make sure the title works with the overall theme and thesis of the paper. I have found it helpful when I start writing a paper for Bywater’s class to write the entire paper first and look through my main points. This helps me better define my thesis. Having a two-part title with a semicolon will help your paper. For example, my last paper was about bullying so my title was Bullying: Time to Take a Stand.