I have always enjoyed reading and writing, however, writing, never came so naturally for me. It has been ten years since my last English, or writing class. The extent of my writing today is limited to emails between co-workers, or simply texting on my cellphone. In the military you are trained to get straight to the point. Stop and think before you speak, and when it comes to writing, whether memos or emails, the same applies but the goal is to get to the point to obtain a quick straight forward response.
I started to dig deeper before I would call the essay ready to turn in for the final draft. In the first paper, I really did not look for any errors, but I had over 35 errors in that paper. After the first essay I started to look a little before turning in my essay, but in essay two I still had over 30 errors. Making sure I notice these errors without needing the help of others is a great technique to learn for myself. I started asking for help from my professor Kitty Burroughs and she explained where I went wrong.
With my willing to learn attitude and my great teacher Mr. Winn, I should be able to accomplish this difficulty of mine by the end of the semester. As I have stated once before, I don’t enjoy writing, but I don’t enjoy a lot of things but end up having to get the task accomplished. I speak better than I write which leads to me dragging out an hour long essay into a two week task at hand. Writing may be an easy thing for some people that have no problems with doing so, but others have such a hard time with because of their inexperience with do so. My process of writing is definitely not anything to brag upon, but will come easier to me as I write more in the future.
In the writing 102 I was able to improved my writing knowledge. Throughout the writing 102 course I was able to improve many critical thinking skills such as. expressing my ideas clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas, including my reflective and independent thinking, Understanding the links between ideas, and determining the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas. In addition to the critical thinking skills I learned a lot about the process of academic writing. I learned how to find, gather and manage my ideas.
She was a really nice lady and if I had not been her student I would think she was an easier teacher. There was one paper I had to write and I was so far behind everyone else because I missed a day. I sat in her classroom during homeroom everyday for a week, she had no students in her homeroom so the class room was empty and quiet. It felt as though the class room was cut off from the rest of the school. It is safe to assume I was glad to get out of there everyday.
She received many complaints from teachers who were unable to keep her focused-on learning to read and write. She did bring up one teacher at her school in Kindergarten helped her finally understand writing. Samantha stated, “Mrs. Sharp made an impact on my life,” explaining how Mrs. Sharp and her sounded out each word until she understood. While she doesn’t have as much time to be able to write like she used to, Samantha enjoys writing to express her pent-up emotions, allowing her frustrations to flow onto a paper.
Upon registering for an English Class for winter quarter, I had one goal in mind: take the easiest English class I could, breeze through the class, boost my GPA, and finish my English prerequisite. Thankfully, this class did not fulfill that goal. As my first English class at the university, this class challenged the way I thought, and shed light on my strengths and weaknesses. In high school, I had a substantial amount of English experience under my belt, as I had taken all honors and AP English courses. While these classes provided a heavy workload, the essays that we wrote were not necessarily challenging.
my first days in my new country were tough because I did not speak the same language making it harder to be able to write and communicate with the people around me. But as soon as I learned the language things got a little bit more easier. My writing improve a lot I went from writing short sentences to paragraphs and to writing complete essays for school. I still remember an accident I had with my English teacher on sophomore year of high school. She made us write an essay about a book call “ to kill a mockingbird”.
The things that I am striving for not only help me now but they can and will help in the future. My goal is also proactive as well. I know that it will be a process and I have to take things day by day. These goals are things I should have improved and took the initiative to improve. I will know that I am making progress based off of when I have homework, if I wait or do the assignment when given.
Like for example She doesn't yell at me when I do not understand the assignment she comes to me and helps me out, until I understand the assignment. Well that's how I see it because in my math class, I struggle a lot so I need all the help I can get, but since sometimes the teacher gives a lot of khan, I can not get all of the work done during class in the week. It is a big class so the teacher can not just be helping me the whole time. I have asp, but sometimes I have other work from other classes so I do those