This assignment was one of the hardest paper we had to do in our quarter because, we had complete freedom on how we wanted to develop our topic. During the peer review I found out that I had done the assignment wrong and didn 't have a clear idea of what I wanted to project in my paper. I took a moment to decide what I wanted to say and started to change and remove sentences that weren 't necessary. On my first draft of my Literacy Narrative I made negative statements about my writing, which wasn 't the purpose of the assignment. After some time, I finally decided to write about my growth in writing and how I found another outlet for my creativity and where I consider myself to be good at.
As much as I obsess over my words and methodically revise each draft, my ideal continues to escape me. In spite of this, I come back to my desk to continue to write, edit, and rewrite because if I don 't come back, that I’ll never complete the essay that I hope to
After reading the Invisible Man we had to write an essay, and what was great about this is that we had to brainstorm our own thesis (something that I have never done before, usually the teacher provides the student with the thesis) but everyone had a different view on the book. This was a great way of challenging the class as seniors. With writing our own thesis we had to argue and support one’s thinking so it would make sense to the
I usually prefer writing papers either about myself, someone I know on a personal level, or about a book. This paper was an experience that I have never encountered before and I feel like it pushed me to be a better writer. When I was first assigned this essay, I was disappointed because I did not want to observe anybody, especially for an hour. As I began to narrow down places to look, places like the Fairmount Park area near Sedgley Avenue came to mind, as well as the 30th street station. I originally planned on observing at the 15th street station due to its closeness to my house, but instead decided to observe at the Board Game Park which is located very close by.
Academic writing has several misconceptions and myths that many people use till this day. Many people can admit that it is difficultt to break these habits/ misconceptions that we may have been learning since elementary school. The myth "Paint by Numbers" is a misconception that I truly struggle with. Ever since I was in middle school, I was always told to use a specific format and nothing else; hence the reason I sometimes struggle when I may have to write essays that are more lengthy, because I already made my point of the topic and gave my reasoning on why I support it, yet I still fall below the minimum requirement of words.
Without this skill, school would be much more difficult because without communication skills, you will fail. Finally although i was never professionally an actor, I have learned that my discourse community has taught how to channel my emotions not only in my work and on the stage but in my writing. It has taught me how to use the vocabulary needed to express my ideas and feelings on paper. My discourse community has taught me so many lessons that I will use throughout life, I’m sure I would have no learned them
English class has never really been my strongest subject, in regards to fully understanding the work and criteria. The lack of confidence coming into this year was unreal but I feel as though I’ve improved significantly. Having never been taught claim, data, warrant I was a little apprehensive when it came time to writing papers. Improving my writing skills was actually a goal I had strived to meet, and after realizing the college level would be much more difficult, I found it imperative to strengthen my writing capabilities. I grew more confident in expressing what I had to say and how I said it.
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
Beginning with my first breath in life, I was fighting for the smallest intake of oxygen to my lungs. This quote forces upon me the remembrance of those times in which I felt as if I hit rock bottom. I am a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason – even when nothing seems to be making sense. With the American Dream, my ideals are encompassed that these trials will prove to be rewarding with time and hard work. My small goals of breathing on my own became larger goals in regards to my academic career.
My early conclusions were simply summaries of what I had previously said. When writing a proper conclusion, one needs to expand past the initial idea. Provided that I was not aware of this at the time, my conclusions brought about nothing that was not already said. I was unaware of the importance of expanding past the initial idea until I examined the rubric. Consequently, I received an awful grade on the rough draft of my entrance essay.