Everything just starts flowing when I just start typing, not really focused on writing the paper. I just feel the sentences write themselves almost, and before I know it the entire paper seems to be done. There have been a few times when I struggled to end a paper with the proper sentence or wording, but I eventually figured it out after taking a short break. Although trying to put the correct words together to make a proper conclusion was difficult, I never gave
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. In the writing process, the step that I feel I have improved a lot is editing, as I am constantly reading my writings and editing them as I finish them, over and over again before I publish them. The steps in the writing process that I like the most are finding a topic in the Pre-writing step and Drafting. I like having a lot of ideas floating around and think about which idea is the best and the most exciting topic to talk about. Drafting for me is pretty similar, as also my ideas are coming into my mind at no speed limit and I try to focus in one at the time, at that moment, I am not thinking about
When I have an idea on my mind, I always struggled to write it out as a legit sentence. Although I know that I should change my wording when I am writing down my thoughts, I cannot think of a formal expression in a short time. This is the most time consuming process when I am writing. I find an interesting fact about my writing that I can write faster when I am writing my journals on real paper. It is not because the contents of the journals are easier since I can write both reading responses and unscripted entries faster than typing into my laptop.
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.
Like I explain before, I like to make my reader feel my words and illustrate in their minds what they read. As a free writer I like to transmit a positive attitude with my words, I like to practice the many ways I can use a word, and I like to think that I am still trying o find my voice as a writer because I am still learning new things every day. And as a free writer I am always open to new
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. The first of many parts of good writing is being able to understand
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.
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.
It seems to me that it is really a good way to enrich my content and help me figure ideas out as much as I can. Generally, the reason why I can leave grammar, spelling and punctuation behind when I am writing is because it is only my first draft. After free writing, you can still edit your text
I believe that, in my type of writing, I am more prone to incorrectly using punctuation, because of my tendency to type what I see, as if I was saying it. I believe it especially so because of my lack of knowledge in certain punctuation; such as semicolons & ampersands. (Not to mention parentheses). But, once again, thanks to this class I will no longer make small mistake in my writing like those in the previous sentences. Each lesson is available to me, should I forget, and I have many examples and tests to assist me in the future.
When I thought about my essay I realized I never truly revised my essays, I just cleaned it up a little then turned it in. Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers.
Since I was little reading was a struggle for me. Which caused writing to be difficult for me as well. Teachers and my parents doing everything they could to make reading and writing and overall learning easier for me; however, all this extra help I did not like. Help consisted of eye therapy, doing extra outside of school, and special help in
Starting in Elementary School writing was all all about making up short stories onto paper and with a picture drawing to go with the writing. Writing was one thing I enjoyed doing to elaborate with creativity to what the mind was thinking about. Although I would misspell words that wouldn 't stop me from being to write. Even though I enjoyed writing I wasn’t too good at it as I wanted to be. My lack for reading didn’t allow me to express myself in such beautify vocabulary as other students would use.
The reasons I disliked English changed for various reasons over the years. All through elementary school I disliked it because I wasn’t good at comprehending the things they would give us to read and I struggled with putting things into words. Although my sister helped in a huge way by reading me books and getting me to appreciate literature. By middle school I enjoyed reading a book every now and then but despised classes because the teachers forced me to read books I didn 't want to read and I was still poor in writing skills that I hadn’t taken time to learn the previous years. By my freshman year my main hobby was reading books although it wasn’t until my junior year that I actually started getting involved and asking my teachers how to do things the correct way.
After I wrote my first draft, I had to go back to revise a lot of paragraphs and add to my ideas. Again, I feel that the in class peer review did not help very much. Most students do not take the peer reviews serious and only do the bear minimum when revising each others papers. I had my girlfriend and my mother proofread this paper for me and that helped me clear up the ideas. Also, reading the paper out loud helped me clear up my ideas and grammar.