Throughout this ENG 101 class I believe I have consistently improved my writing by using a refined process of outlining what I want to write about, properly identifying my intended audience, and continually
Looking Back Looking back through my papers that I have written for Dual Comp. English III, I realized that I struggled greatly with the use of transition words. I had always used the same few in my papers for other classes and did not understand their importance. I learned that transition words can make a paper really good if used correctly, or really bad if they are non-existent. While writing for Dual Comp.
For my first essay it took a lot of editing and re-adjusting in order to make a logical flow. The next essay I did a short outline of my points before I started writing and the results vastly improved my writing
When it comes to improving these skills, I believe that the only way to do that is to practice and work on incorporating those skills into each essay. I will not become comfortable with those skills unless I force myself to use them. I also found myself struggling to meet the word count requirement, I would easily be able to write a good portion of my essay, but I struggled to stretch and add to my ideas to reach the length requirement. In order to improve this, I need to further develop and elaborate on my ideas in each essay. Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away
When it comes to writing essays, everyone is unique in their own writing style. This means that each individual person has their own successes and failures within their writing. If someone grades or peer edits my paper, it gives me the opportunity to understand how I can improve my writing. Over the course of this semester, I have written many papers that have allowed me to recognize the successes and failures in my writing. When someone takes a writing class like this, they are able to identify what they are skilled at, if anything, and what they need to improve upon.
In the Summer Reading Essay, there are areas that were done well, as well as areas that need improvement. After receiving the prompt for this essay, I hurried to the books to find textual evidence. Looking back at my decisions now, I believe that I should have spent more time brainstorming the essay so that I would not be stuck in the middle of the essay, not knowing what to write. Because I used up so much time writing my essay, I had little time to edit and revise my essay thoroughly. I was only able to skim through it, leaving numerous amounts of errors in my essay.
Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company. One of the biggest things that I have learned from taking this course is that good content is more important than sophistication. Both are very important in essay writing, but it is more important to have clear content and material so that the audience can understand your position. Last year, I always seemed to lose points on essays for not having sophisticated enough prose, so I came into this class under the impression that the most important things in a
Quite a few of my teachers have told me, and occasionally forced me, to use brainstorming, prewriting, and other systems to help my writing, but I do not believe that I write effectively using those methods. Whenever I brainstorm, I end up just writing complete sentences that would be better off in the essay to begin with. This often leads to just duplicating what I have in the brainstorm right into the essay, adding an unnecessary step that just slows down my writing. The only type of project that forces a slight change to
Dual Enrollment English 111 began with a pretest and it crushed me. The letter grade is not what crushed me but the weaknesses of my writing that it exposed to me. I was not aware of how unprepared I had been in being able write top-notch papers within a time limit. I decided it would be my goal to practice and excel at writing papers with efficiency.
As an English student this semester, I have learned how to develop essays in an appropriate educated way in English 101. I have learned how to find and properly use different sources in my essays as well as improving on MLA format. This class has also improved my writing skills in my work place. I presently work as a secretary for a company, and my job consists of writing letters to people from time to time. The skills that I have learned has dramatically improved those letters, allowing them to appear more professional.
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
The way I was writing before and after has really upgraded. I would see my work before and after and now am really shocked to see how much I’ve changed. Starting from the very first days in the class doing pre-writing journals, then moving to bigger assignments like doing different essays like the Memoir and analyzing Rhetorical Analysis were a drastic change. Learning certain chapters and lessons my fellow classmates taught us really helped, for example learning
Reflective Letter on MWA #1 I believe that the purpose of major writing assignment number one was to improve our interview skills and solidify our understanding of genre as used in the context of our class. For this writing assignment I created a Weebly website that is meant to teach the class about the most important genre used in the field of computer science. To successfully do this I first gave a brief description of what computer science entails and that what it does not, I then followed up the description with a few questions and answers from my interview while also describing my professor that I interviewed.
Writing papers and fixing my errors has helped me understand my weaknesses and taught me what NOT to do. Editing my mistakes has taught me the skills to carry on in my next paper. Run on sentences, poor use of vocabulary and citations were my biggest weaknesses. I have officially mastered the skills the eliminate these errors. I no longer struggle with these basic errors.
After a semester of FYW, I realized that my writing gets better the more I write. In FYW we had papers and writing exercises that allowed my writing to improve. A big help also was The Field Guide to Writing, which allowed me to see examples of good writing, taught me how to write correctly, and was a source of great information for writing. Coming into this class I wrote a lot of music which helped my writing as well but it was not formal writing so the transition to scholarly writing was hard because I looked over a lot of mistakes when writing papers for school. Due to FYW and the help of my class mates peer evaluations helped me overcome that issue.