I think it was either second or third grade when I got assigned my first book to read. This also came with a book report. Thinking to myself, “I wish I didn’t have to do this.” Graff had the same experience in my mind. We both weren’t motivated to read, just didn’t like doing it.
From the start of the semester, I have found myself not meeting standards because of my difficulty being able to explain myself correctly. In one of the first formatives we were assessed on, The JFK Inaugural Speech, my use of quotations were effective, but the sentences that followed were opposite of that. While analyzing the comments made by you stating that the explanation needs to be more “specific” and “have a greater focus on analysis,” I made it my task to improve on what was keeping me from earning a better grade. When looking at my Destination Essay, the focus seems like I’m “playing with multiple ideas,” but I don’t necessarily have one perfect idea. By missing out on fixing these mistakes and seeking help from you, I continued to demonstrate this lack of explanation in multiple other essays and formatives.
I am not a talker, so writing for me is straight to the point and then I’m done. Trying to generate ideas and other things to write about is a challenge for me. It will normally take me a couple of hours to write a good paper, and I’m only taking about a rough draft. The way I generate ideas is to just freestyle it until I have enough words typed or written down that I can so what play with and try to make sense out it. If I think about a subject
and I managed to pass the class with a B. My weakness this year was probably not having enough sleep. I get cranky when I don’t get enough sleep, and I realized I can’t focus when I’m in class. My strength this year was probably becoming more organized and setting a specific schedule for myself everyday. Since I have to work, I need to make specific time for my homework. I also need to have specific time to shower and get ready for school in the morning.
I will have to make this up, but it was a long while that I could have used to be writing. I would have had more time to write, but the family issues were getting very bad. Many people I knew were passing and I had to attend the
It took until college for me to understand that the paper didn’t need somewhat irrelevant information for strength, but that it just needed more relevant information to get the full idea across. The only “taboo” things that I personally had to change was my grammar and word choice because I tend to say something while talking and write it down and it makes no sense when I re-read the paper. I also don’t think that I have ever learned how to create an outline properly for a
Throughout my few weeks of taking this english course I have had time to reflect on my writing skills and I believe that I definitely have room for improvement. While my writing is not terrible it isn’t where I would like for it to be, and as of now I would prefer to be at the level of a college student. It is going to take a lot of hard work to get to where I want to be at, but with everything that I have learned throughout this course I think it may not be as tough as I thought. As a writer I believe that trying to go above and beyond what is asked, creating really strong proposal are my strength, but trying to go above and beyond, and not being able to execute it properly is my biggest mistake. Whenever I write I often think ahead of what I want to write and the apply it to my paper, but sometimes in the writing process I just blank out, and can’t think of the right words to say and which ones not to say and ultimately it leads to an internal conflict on whether or not I should leave it
With adpating to the changes around me I hope that I can bring improvement to them and get back where I am usually at. Most of the time when things get steady I find simplier to keep up and to produce better work-quality with my time studying. However, being steady is my weak point right now and I got to learn more study habits that will allow me to adjust easier this semester than my last few. Evualt, pratice, time management are three implrant parts of studying, and by applying these it helps me with the stucture I need. Finishing entry September 3,2014, I hope this can be found useful to anyone who is trying figure out what type study habit
"Your research paper needs some work, but 9/11 is an interesting topic. " The quote as the event of my high school senior year was still stuck in my head as I look back to what I've got on my research paper about 9/11. If someone would tell me this a long time ago that when writing any essay, there are rules to follow in order to not repeat the same mistakes every time I attempt to make a rough draft. Consequently, It has been difficult for me to avoid grammar, spelling, and sentence structure errors. So, I questioned myself, "What it takes to finally be familiar with those rules?
My skills for writing are not where I want them to be, but if I feel like I can better respond critically to other individuals points of views. There are a countless number of things I need to work on, but I can say I am still getting better overtime. Taking the writing 102 course made me view writing as less of a burden to me. Writing now does not seem to be very difficult for me, but more fun because I can be more creative and break thing down. There’s more freedom
When in the position of writing essays I usually always skip the prewrite session and just write what comes to mind. I believe the prewrite wastes my time in writing, however I’m learning that prewriting gives writers the advantage. Having the pressure to plan a thoughtful analytical essay can be stressful leaving my mind in a “blank state.”
Before this class, I perceived myself as a poor writer. When someone has never been taught the proper way to write a paper, you struggle through college SOC 300 (Dr. Stephen Adair) and hoped to get more out of SOC 478 (Dr. Fumilayo Showers) as you attend classes. I never thought about the process that it took to write any paper before these classes. However, these two professors have been very inspirational toward my writing.
My Learning Summary What I Have Learned About Writing Notably, during this semester, I have learned about the importance of the first word of a paragraph and the last words. While looking back at my older essays I noticed in my first essay I wrote for this class, Giving Opportunity, I began my first paragraph with “during”. If I were to re-write that essay, keeping in mind the importance of the first word, I would begin my essay with “traveling”.
Because how teachers assign essays today, we feel the need to come up with a subject to write about or we’ll feel unorganized and lost. Another myth is that good writers get it right the first time. I instantly knew this was not to be. If that was true then why are there so many editors in the writing
What have I learned during the last two weeks about my emotional responses to learning? My emotional responses to learning is being affected by the fact that we have to present our practicum project to the CCF team at any time soon. I’m scared about not saying the right things, or not being able to answer questions properly, because I always have found very difficult to speak in public.