I chose this writing assignment because I did not successfully address the prompt, and I feel like it is important I understand what really was being asked for this assignment. At first I was really overwhelmed because it was the first assignment and the process was confusing to me somehow at that time. When it came to rewriting, I re-read the prompt, notes, process done, and comments to see where I did not follow the process. I went back to change my arguments more into how this affects the audience. For strengths, my evidence is still strong, but as a weakness I still not a hundred percent sure it flows well.
They just look it through and write what they want to tell not what the essay requires. Frequently, in school, this is enough as the teachers are not concerned with teaching the kids to dig deeper into the theme, but it will never be enough for the college. You need to understand what exactly you need to pay your attention to in the essay, what points to highlight, and even what bulk of language to use, as the subject of the essay may state even that. Thus, change your attitude to the subjects and stop considering them as only the basic guidelines for your thoughts. In fact, this is a roadmap that you need to develop and your main guidelines for creating an effective
I think the main problem I had was not believing in the thesis I chose and not picking a better one. Since I left this piece unfinished, there was a lot to be improved on it. There was only an introduction, so I did my best to add the remaining parts of it. This included writing support for my thesis and providing sources to do this. This revision was more difficult than the polished revision since I had to basically write an entire essay from the
Additionally, I used many phrases beginning with “I believe,” “I couldn’t,” or “I was.” Learning to start my sentences in more creative and interesting way would truly help improve my writing. Moreover, I need to improve my use of creative elements. For my paper “The American Dream,” I was instructed to insert multiple different types of creative elements. I threw in some rhetorical questions, hyperbole, and strong vocabulary.
I also did not apply myself as much as I should have. All in all, my literacy journey was one that anyone else has experienced. I went from an indifferent feeling about literacy to an
You would never believe how many writing projects I have dropped just because I 've lost inspiration to finish/continue them. Prior to reading this chapter I never thought of writing as anything more than just a hobby. But if I want my writing to get serious or better it shouldn 't be a hobby. I should treat it as a
I never read a book like this before because the way Roth writes is distinctly different from what I am used to reading. But I managed to get through the book with some difficulties but managed to get through it by using a dictionary and using other sources to guide me through Roth’s writing. As I continued to read the book I had a better experience to finish the book because I actually understood what I was reading. The writing style Roth employs is a detailed anecdote of each character in the book. There were many lines the read would forget that made a big difference if you did not remember them but Roth always referred back to them to refresh the readers
I did not know if I could find enough material in such short piece.. Because of the brevity of the piece, I did not think I could find enough material to write 1200 words. Where would I find enough ideas? In response, my first draft contained too many points because I had failed to dig deep enough into the material. However, over time and with multiple readings, I found that I was able to explore the themes of her essay more fully.
Even though I knew what my story was and how I felt about the situation, I could not come up with a way to properly structure the narrative. To accomplish my personal narrative paper, I started to just scribble down all my ideas and then started to weed out the ones that I could live without. It turned into an outline that took me from start to finish on this assignment. After I had an outline I still did not know where everything should go, in my first draft I structured it more like an argumentative essay. The best advice for that was to not have an introduction paragraph, but that advice was a little too vague.
I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant. After reading the assigned reading I still did not understand what was being asked of me and this is where I should have emailed my instructor for clarity rather than guessing. If I would have had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my
I do agree that there is a dream and that people can achieve it but, I think for me I don 't need the dream. Now, with the essay done, I can finally breath because this paper found all my weakness and I really struggle to try to get all my thoughts on to paper. I definitely hit my braking point many time while writing this paper, It wasn 't hard to say that yes, no, maybe, that The American Dream is still alive today. I was incredibly frustrated at myself many times trying to put my thoughts on to paper.
He/she went from something complicated to something more clear and clean. Also, he/she used more examples while he was talking about the rhetorical choices to make himself more understandable and persuasive. However, in his later draft, he still did not use an attention getter, which is something that for me was necessary because writers need to convince the readers that they need to read the essay. Secondly, the author kept the quotation in his conclusion, which as I previously said was not necessary because he already convinced his audience of what Jaschik was arguing about, who he was trying to persuade, and why he was trying to persuade. So, for me the author should still eliminate that
When I write I like to make sure what I am writing makes senses, so that I don 't have to go back and fix a lot of things; especially if I am writing a long page paper. The only thing that I was able to agree on with her was that fact that not everyone write a perfect first paragraph.
He identifies all of these problems in one, which I don’t know how the school bored let continue to be in session. He informs us that the students here are struggling to get the classes they want, have time for lunch and also make time for a paper, and also get the classes required to have an idea about what will happen in college. He also compares Fremont High with other high schools that are great at something’s but also lack lots of things. He gives examples on what the school is missing and what should be in there for example he talked about how the school was 15 restrooms fewer than school
I did not realize my potential as a young scholar; in doing so, I set myself back academically. My priorities were set on understanding the hectic schedule instead of the vigorous goals that I have now. As a fourteen year-old in freshman year, my standards were set lower for myself since I was unorganized and lost majority of the time. I lacked skills in time-management and multitasking; skills which I practiced and perfected through my school’s use of the modular schedule.