One assignment that I found intriguing was when I had to write things that I carried to school and each sentence had to be a literary device. 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.
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.
After receiving the critiques on how to make my paper better, the next step is editing the essay before visiting the writing center. At the writing center, I usually only check for grammar and structure errors (I always prefer that writing center workers read my paper out loud for me so that I can hear how it sounds from an outsider’s perspective). Also, some professors usually give students extra credit for
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. In addition, I was practicing making a thesis statement and concluding my ideas each time before I talked. This process helps me write an essay with
At times when I read there are words that I don’t quite understand. When this happens I look up the word and see how I could use it. This also goes back to my writing, if I find a word in a book that I have read I can add it to my writing to improve my writing skills. When I see the effect of reading on my knowledge it makes me proud of myself because I used to get teased for always reading, but that didn’t matter to me because , in the end, I knew that reading would help me. All those people that teased me for always reading were probably envious of how much knowledge that I could acquire from just reading one book.
This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Before attending university, I made a commitment to engage in English classes and join writing workshops, so I could refine my writing. I wanted to learn how to write better essays with a wider range of vocabulary and less grammatical errors. I knew this course would help me improve my writing, though I didn 't know much about the learning process and goals. Through this course, I have realized my weaknesses and strength as a writer and learned how to structure and write an academic essay.
Growing up over the years I have thought of writing to be a very limited field. Limiting writing to only published books, magazines and writing my essays for school, but over the course of the last couple weeks I have learned otherwise. Having read the texts that were assigned in class and discussed them as a group, has really allowed me to see that there are more parts to writing than the actual task of writing and allowed me to form my own ideas of good writing. Although some people believe that grammar and spelling makes good writing, in actuality good writing is created through understanding the context, connecting with the audience and realizing the genre you are writing in.
It is difficult to write a good essay without the proper writing skills that you need. Although everyone claims they can write a good essay, a lot of people lack the needed skills that make an essay a well written essay to grade and pass the student. The difference between professional writers and everyday student is that professional writers has writing skills that makes the essays stand out perfect. Writing can be anything you want it to be and much more, depends on your type of style and how you want it to set off to the reader. Writing takes much of your time and can be fun to do when it comes to your favorite thing that you want to talk about.
When I signed up to take English Comp 1, I thought this was going to be a simple class. I assumed because I enjoyed reading and writing I would pass this class with an easy “A”. I was completely wrong. I learned my writing wasn’t as good as I thought and that I had a lot to learn about how I translate my thoughts and opinions into writing. Taking this course has helped me mold my writing skills in the proper way that is vital for achieving my future goals.
An excellent writer might revise their work by adding missed words or phrases, fix misspelled words, or reorganize their thoughts. Revision gives the writer a chance to see if their writing is really worth saying and if the reader will understand it. The writer should think “Does the introduction clearly state what you intend it to? Will your aims be clear to the reader?” My opinion about writing has changed positively because i now understand why writing is important for daily life.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
When I write I am in my own world and everything else is blocked. A writing experience I am going to talk about is a time where I had to write a personal essay on my life during my senior year. During the writing process, I struggled on how to start my intro being said that it has to be interesting. My teacher said that the intro is important because that is what keeps the reader going and if it is not interesting they will stop reading.
The entire assignment was basically creating a presentation on a genre we found on our own to show our understanding of the concept. At the beginning of this class I thought that all of the writing assignments were going to be extremely hard, but after this assignment I realized that these assignments really aren’t going to be too difficult. I think this is due to the Writing as a Process SLO and that fact that it really helps break things into easy understandable parts that flow into one another. I’m glad this was the first assignment because it helped me get a good foothold of what this class is going to be without being too