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
To Write Well or to Not Write Well In the article The Writing Revolution by Peg Tyre, the far too common unfortunate example of a school system failing to equip its students with the proper writing skills necessary to be successful students is examined. While this failure is a phenomenon that ails students worldwide, I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education that excelled in this area and helped prepare me for college and beyond. The first method my school used was to assign mandatory writing assignments every week, which forced me to practice repeatedly and prefect the skill. Additionally, on each assignment my teachers provided me one-on-one meetings to discuss the paper content, which allowed me to receive personal feedback
There are several quotes included in this notebook that focus on resilience. For me, I myself find that quotes also help me when I feel like I want to give up. They’re inspirational and make people feel a lot better and sometimes they even make then want to pursue what they want or need and to keep going. It could make them realise that the the situation they are in right now is not the final destination and that they can change where they are. These quotes are motivational.
I truly enjoyed taking the English 1302 class with you, thanks for making this class easy and not stressful. During my High School year, I hated to take English because my grammar is bad, however, this class has allowed me to stress less over my grammar and focus more on my arguments. In addition, every discussion and journal have helped me learned how to think critically when analyzing poems and stories. Thanks for being an attentive professor. Which essay was your strongest?
Over the this past semester in freshman composition I have learned how to write a college level paper. Going into this class, I was a little unsure and scared that I wasn’t going to be able to do the things that were required for me to do. As the semester passed I could definitely see a change in my writing. I learned how to use the appropriate punctuation, how to write and refute an argumentation paper, which I believe is my strongest piece of writing and how to research and gather information to write a strong research paper. I knew coming into this class that I was going to struggle with my punctuations, word choice, and the overall flow of the paper.
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.
If I was a writing teacher, I would have my students write both fun, creative stories and boring, research papers. I think this would make them more excited about writing but they would also have to learn how to write research papers. I would let them pick their topics of research papers so they don’t have to research topics that they aren’t interested
His first encounter with a debate on literature had to do with the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The teacher had brought up the fact that critics had issues with the last part of the novel. The class soon divided over the issue at hand and had a debate on it. Graff later decided to write a paper on the debate over the ending. During the research for his paper he read other critics opinions on the subject.
The last bit of motivation that was in me came to an end when I received my grade for an in-class essay that we had done on an independent reading book. Again, Mrs. Guertin would call my name and I would walk up to her. She handed me the essay and I quickly grabbed it and walked back to my seat. I sat down and searched for the grade on the essay. I could not find a score anywhere!
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there. I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper.