All in all, this was the most challenging college course I have completed by far. Thankfully though, the difficulty I had with this class has highlighted many weak areas I will need to focus on in the future. This class forced me to endure long nights, reading instructions and writing, but in the end, every struggle to improve knowledge is always worth it. This class is no
In my portfolio you will see an array of my work and hopefully the progress I have made throughout each piece of writing. The first essay you will see is my first piece of writing I created for this class. As you will notice it was very brutal. I had a lot of dead words, grammar mistakes and punctuation mistakes.
English 1121 has helped me to become an enhanced reader and writer. I now have confidence in my writing and reading abilities. I never realized that I could become a good writer. A tremendous amount of effort was put forth into each of my papers and I asked questions whenever I was frazzled. I strived for success.
Throughout my education, writing strategies persisted to be a challenge for me. I dreaded writing because I could never find ways to transition my thoughts from my mind to the paper. Ironically, a class that petrified me due to the amount of required writing ended up helping me in numerous ways. English 1301 and my professor prepared me for college and real life by giving me a foundation of effective learning strategies.
My Writing Experience In previous courses, my writing skills have been mediocre or just enough to pass the class. Throughout the duration of this course, I have written a variety of papers using different techniques and skills. Previously I would write assuming that the only audience would be my instructor. This course has helped me realize that there are many steps and skills involved with writing a well-organized and easy to comprehend essay.
Sorting out what helps prove my purpose and what does not is a feat that I am still learning to tame. I have a tendency to ramble and find myself accidentally spewing out incredibly confusing run-on sentences. This is where developing my grammar skills has helped me slowly get better at organizing my writing and staying on topic. All things considered, I am proud of how far I have come as a writer but I acknowledge the fact that I still can take numerous steps to further improve. While vocabulary and grammar are my strong suits, I know I can continue to acquire new skills to build on the knowledge I already have.
I came into English, with very poor writing techniques. One of the reasons that probably caused me to not get full grades on essays in school is because my first draft is what I would submit, rather than reviewing and editing it to improve it. Something I take great pride in is my grammar and spelling. Although I sometimes
Starting off the year, I was and still am, very intimidated of a college level writing course. Since it was an engineering based writing class, my worries eased up a bit. When I attended the first class I didn’t know anything over the technical communication writing style. Slowly I developed an understanding over the writing style by reading the text book and other supplemental readings. When our group (Construction Management and Nursing) was assigned with the first group project, I was able to apply what I’ve learned so far in the class.
Experiences and challenges allow myself to feel more determined in achieving the same level of success in writing as in other subjects. I have had many writing experiences in the past years, especially at this school alone. The best writing that I remember producing was last semester in my Humanities class. We were supposed to write a compare and contrast essay on the movie The Shawshank Redemption and the book Just Mercy. Because the topic was
Throughout my life, I truly believed that I was amazing at writing due to the grades I received on my essays in the English class. I thought it would be totally impossible not to be enrolled into Honors English my freshman year. However, the impossible became possible, and I was placed into regular English which devastated me. This made me seek revenge towards the school, to show them the mistake that they had committed, so I set up a goal to be accepted into Honor English 2 my sophomore year. To this day, I remember the anxiety flowing through me as I received my sophomore schedule from the school staff.
4 April 2016 Dear Reader, As I reflect at the end of this semester on my work in my English 101 class, I am able to already see how much I have improved as a writer. This class has taught me many things and helped me grow and develop my skills as a writer. It has taught me how to use clear concrete details in my writings. I engaged in several assignments and peer workshop during this semester, and the feedback that I received from my professor and peers has helped me a lot.
This past year in English has been rewarding and self-fulfilling. I entered the year as a new and improved Poppers in writing essays. A glance at my first paper- an essay on Ender's Game- and my last one in 9th grade, the This I Believe essay, is a great example of the incredible differences in my writing which quickly improved as a freshman. However, entering sophomore year I was struck with the false belief that I was done learning about how to write and that from then on would just be about gaining more experience. How wrong I was.
Reflection Essay I believe since taking this English course has given me a better understanding on my writing and my personal composing process. My attitude towards writing has changed and I feel this class has and will make a significant impact in my life. Throughout this class I have discovered my composing strengths and weaknesses. I feel I have made improvement in my writing since the beginning of this course and I hope to improve with practice.
Since I started my classes at the Montgomery College, I Have been improved my writing skills even though I would able to continue to learn the writing process well. Before I came to school, I couldn’t even write any thing. I started from American English Writing 1, but it was so hard for me to write well for many reasons. For example, I had trouble with grammar, to write organize, and to make my paragraph attractive. After a long grueling process, I have improved my writing Process.