Writing essays and other types of posts has always been difficult for me. But, throughout this composition class, I have learned many interesting and new things about the different types of writing styles. When starting this class, I considered myself to be an average writer with run-of-the-mill vocabulary, ordinary sentence structure and typical finished products. This class has helped me greatly improve my writing skills in a variety of ways. I have learned multiple things by taking this class, such as new ways to approach writing and that there is much that I still need to learn about composition.
At first I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take Advanced Placement English Composition in my junior year but I still did. I was truly stressed that my work would be trashy but my teacher supported me in every way. We also had assignments to see if we understood literary terms.
Throughout this semester, I have had many struggle when it came down to doing an assignment for ENC1102. When it comes down to my growth, I have noticed throughout my papers that various struggle I had in the past, are now not as difficult for me. One of the main examples of this is being able to clearly state my thesis. The thesis statement has always been an issue for me because I never really knew how to get my point across clearly through a thesis statement. When doing the proposal, I had to figure out how to properly state my thesis and have it linked into the rest of the paper.
In the past, I have struggled in understanding what I have to improve on as a Pre-AP English student. Throughout this year, I hope to be able to comprehend myself as a student better to achieve my ultimate goal of success. I anticipate many challenges for the school year ahead of us, one of which includes my writing style. A key point that I deeply want to emphasize on is my efficiency and comprehension as a writer. In most cases, my struggle is when I am put under a timer.
To succeed in my majors, I first have to do well in my standard classes such as Fitness and Wellness or American History (classes that don’t contribute to my major). I personally believe such classes are stepping stones of furthering my knowledge and comprehension even if it doesn 't specifically correlate with my intended majors. While attending Converse, I have to keep a 3.5 or higher to keep all my scholarship; this pressure is intimidating, but this also contributes to my motivation for higher learning. During my college career, I hope to intern or work part time, so I can build my experience, connections, and
I have always struggle with my writing assignments. Sometimes I have a tendency to wait until the last minute to begin my writing; therefore, I do not have an adequate time to articulate my ideas in a consistent manner. I would like to be a better writer and below are my goals to improve my writing skills in your class this semester: -- Stop being a procrastinator and start my assignments early. --
Reading and writing have been a struggle for me since a young age. Even though I still consider it to be one of my weaknesses, I am very pleased with how far I have come. I hope that in the future, I am able to continue my desire for reading and writing to ensure that I am able to better communicate with others that I come in contact with my daily
Time management: Time management is a very crucial component if you are willing to have a productive lifestyle. To be honest, I have always had issues with managing my time efficiently. This problem had become a huge obstacle once I got into college. Thus, attending a lecture that focuses on time management helped me a lot with this problem by introducing me to different aspects related to time management: planning, SMART goals, and important/urgent matrix. Learning to make a specific plan for my daily tasks and make a to-do list to make my day as productive as possible is something very helpful which was advised to me by the instructor of this lecture Mr. Irfan.
My grammar wasn’t up to that level, however, I learned new concepts that would make my paper much better. There were many parts of the paper that I would change after taking this course, but the most important lesson I learned was sentence structure and grammar. In the diagnostic essay that I wrote it had many grammar mistakes. “Looking back at
What I learned that certain events may occur and it will change your thought over something. The steps I had to take was to write a outline overview of what my essay was going to be like and think about the argument and claims I had to pick to support it and find quotes in the book that support my claims. We had to do timed essay about are theme of the essay were going to on. The way we wrote the essay was in TIED format because it would be easier to introduce the claim and back it up with evidence and finally discuss what it means. The leadership skill I used was to complete project effectively because I had to concentrate what I was writing about.
As assessments scores are recorded, I will know whether the lessons are on the right level or whether I teach all the topics effectively. I will also learn what areas students need to work on, which points need reviewing and whether I should spend more or less time on this material with the next course students. It is also important because I will have an evidence of students’ learning journey. It is required by funding body to regularly inform about students’ progress. The class profile form will show if the students achieve the outcomes and goals.
The combination of gaining new perspectives from the connections that our readings create and the practice I have had writing seven now has allowed me to develop my ideas much further than day one. I think that my greatest weakness when writing these pieces, is that sometimes I don’t fully grasp the question or reading material until after we have talked about it in class. I don’t think that that fully inhibits my short writes but I sometimes find myself wishing I would have thought of a better interpretation when I was writing. I do appreciate that short writes are formulated in such a way that it is a response to what we think about the readings or a questions and that there necessarily isn 't always a correct answer for any of the prompts, merely just a well thought out idea or response. I am happy with the work that I am doing in my thought pieces
The moment I knew I had strengthened my ability to comprehend the history book was the final assignment. One area I feel I could still improve on is professionalism in writing papers. Grammar and correct punctuation is something I try to perfect, but it takes me many tries before it’s correct. This is a skill I am constantly trying to improve upon, and will be important in any class/job. I can improve on this skill by having others proofread my papers, and see which mistakes constantly they notice.