It has also allowed me to spark more emotions in my readers to make my writing more relatable to them. I understood that to make my writing stand out to readers; I must find creative and new ways to describe detail to show my readers subtly, what I want them to visualize; instead of overusing basic descriptions. Through this technique, my descriptions in my work became one of my major assets as a writer. Instead of using empty adjectives which represent emotions such as the word "sadness," I learned to describe feelings through the use of dialogues and action in my storyline to spark stronger reactions in readers.
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
There are many choices that we had to make to write these two pieces. First, I needed to decide on what other work I wanted to use to base my writing off of. I ended up choosing “Four Skinny Trees” from The House On Mango Street and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. I also needed to figure out what figurative language I needed, and wanted to use. Lastly, I needed to figure out my over arching theme.
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.
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.
The genre displays many parts of your papers characteristics such as tone, setting, vocabulary and any more, understanding the genre your writing is key to success. When writing in a specific genre there are many thing you need to pay attention to like the because different discourse communities have different conventions by which a new writer needs to abide in order to achieve success in what they write. A good understanding of genre will set the guidelines for what a writer needs to include in his paper based on the discourse community. Identifying the tone set by a discourse community is another thing one needs to be able to be successful in a discourse community. Using the appropriate vocabulary used in those communities as well as structuring the paper in the way that the discourse community will help you achieve success.
The reason that I’m taking AP Literature is because I would like to understand different style of writing and how the author tries to sway the audience with their words. Another reason that I decided to take this class is because I want to be able to write better essay and learn how to get my point across without making it harder for people to understand. I also want to make a difference in the world with my words which has a big impact on people. I want to be able to write my story of what I have been through and how it has impacted my life but has made me stronger than I was before, and that anyone get through anything if you have support from others. I also am not taking the class for college credit but it would be nice to have it.
I wanted my story to let readers know that no matter where they come from, with determination and persistence you will be able to reach your goals. I believe that this theme was represented throughout my Snap Judgement; furthermore, I wanted my listeners to irresistibly draw their all of their attention to my story. To accomplish this goal, I changed the tone in my voice depending on if the parts of my story were sad, happy, or humorous. I realized that is I kept the same tone throughout the whole Snap Judgement, the listeners would become bored of my story. I wanted my story to relate and open the eyes of any one who feels unaccomplished or discourage, with hope anything can be achieved.
Throughout the duration of this class, I have been highly reflective on my work, but have failed to take into consideration past mistakes when developing new assignments. From the Personal Narrative Essay to the Destination Essay, common errors have take place amongst them all. Specifically, I have struggled to make the syntax of my essays less confusing and allow my explanations to be more detailed, but have always been successful in sharing interesting ideas with the audience. The first way that I have struggled to become more flexible and self-aware is by the lack of using correct syntax. Within almost every essay written during first semester, I came across multiple comments made by you that reflect my difficulty creating sentences
My strengths as a writer are being able to come up with a lot of interesting topics and getting it on paper but I have challenges when it comes to organizing my paper and trying to tie all the topics together. Based on the feedback from my papers I would say there are many areas I need to work on for example grammar, punctuation and spelling. For me, it is many areas that I need to work on like grammar and spelling I have always had some complications when it came to those two things so I really try to make sure I continue to work on it. To improve my skills, I am going to take advantage of the Grand Canyon Universities writing center and also the tutoring center this will be beneficial to me because it will help me get stronger in my writing and to also get more feedback that will help me grow even more in the areas that I struggle in.
I want to push myself to write outside of the class to practice what have we learned until I know I will not and cannot forget it. Another goal is to better understand the rules of grammar, even though I am mostly able to implement them, I am still slightly unsure of when they are used. My third goal would be to clearly communicate my thoughts in the form of an essay. I have always enjoyed writing,
APA format helps create the presence of a uniform appearance which aids in the standardized form of an essay which makes it easier to follow and understand. (Cooper, 2001-2016) I welcome the challenge and look forward to learning how to use this style to strengthen my writing skills which will enhance my communication skills. Another reason to become familiar with the format is that it is the preferred method of Bethel University online
I believe composition is a required course because it will help us put our thoughts into words and communicate in an effective and hopefully intelligent manner. Also there will always be times where you won’t be able to talk with someone face to face, whether it’s an email to a professor, or a letter to a possible employer. If you are not able to communicate effectively you will most likely not make a good lasting impression. If everyone were were to take a composition class then a lot of problems in households and in workplaces could be avoided. Personally the benefits I will get from this class has to be that it will teach me to write something that doesn’t just make it seem like I am rambling on about a topic and make it so I can write something I’ll be able to appreciate.
In the end, your writing is what you make it. It is how much effort is put into it that makes it either outstanding or possible average. Therefore, in this class I hope to gain more knowledge and use of different literary devices, and see examples of them being used in books. As well as increase my vocabulary by reading different types of writing, and based on this, my writing skills will improve. Besides that, I want to be able to analyze important text critically and thoroughly.