She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Using good word choice and having a strong voice in the writing is something that makes it good. Also not leaving people wondering about what is happening makes a good piece of writing. I know when I have written something well, when I feel very confident in it. As I’m reading through it, I want to keep reading it. Also when I don’t feel the need to go back and add more words or details because I already had.
Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away and I often found it to be dull and like a chore. However, after being in VU Composition I feel that my ease of writing has returned and I am able to focus more on improving the details and content of my essays. Even though meeting word requirements can often be tedious, be my last essay, I found it to be an easier task to
Many people use the end goal to justify their actions, whether they’re good or bad. Despite the strong themes and the maturity of the characters, you still see glimpses of their actual ages throughout the book adding humor and entertainment to the story. Like any book Ender’s Game has it’s flaws but the easy enjoyment of the book mixed with the relevant themes makes it a good book for any student to
Like many other writers, I often find myself guilty of including the occasional redundancies in my writing; however, Bauby’s writing has taught me that power exists in brevity. Often the most crucial ideas are the simplest, and as writers, we must learn to slow the stream of our thoughts to achieve such impactful
"People are always searching for ways to better themselves. It is said that those who read fiction tend to be more understanding, empathizing, and open minded. Humans are naturally flawed but reading seems to improve people. One natural, unavoidable characteristic of humans is judgment. People have an initial instinct to judge those whom they have just met.
I felt that it had a good lesson and excellent word choice through the text. I believe this would be good in the curriculum because it doesn’t have many words but you can do a lot with the choice of words which can lead to lessons on how word choice impacts a novel. One of the many things I enjoy with this text is the figurative language. They keep on referencing a flight of stairs as your life and how you are always climbing the stairs or going through life. They say it may be easy and nice stairs or hard with many challenges and obstacles you have to go through to walk the stairs of life.
My Distraction Filtering Agility trait says that I block out distractions slowly which wasn 't a surprise to me because I often get distracted a lot with even a little noise or movement when focusing on my work such as reading a book, doing homework, etc and I take a lot of time to focus on my work again when I 'm distracted. I was quite surprised by my score in Trust trait which says that I tend to be skeptical a lot. That 's because I trust most of the people, especially friends, with my belongings or when I need some help with something. I 'm skeptical a little bit but "a lot" seems far-fetched. I got deep insights into my traits and revelation about some traits that I didn 't think I had but it 's good to know.
In my mind, I see myself as an adequate writer. I've always love the thought of writing anything, because it lets me create an innovative story using my own experience and imagination. I may not be the best writer but I do believe that my writing style doesn't require too much work. Also, there is the fact that I love to write , which makes it easier on me to complete them as assignments and not as a chore. However ;I'm not going to say that all writing is all fun, it has its moments when it can be very unbearable.
To me,writing is as indispensable as water to society. Keeping a good habit of writing makes who I am today.I write with relish, for the process affords much enjoyment as my mind flowing freely on paper. In my eyes,writing is conducive to recording my own stories from daily life. Human is forgetful. It will be quite difficult for me to recall wonderful moments happening several days ago,let alone even earlier time.
I like this feature! I like this feature because I love typing and I can type about just about anything! I think that you should put more of these in the MS-STEP, but do not make it so you have to type three paragraphs! Three paragraphs is a lot to type on a very boring topic. I like the typing part if you keep it short and
As a "writer" I 've found my writing style to be more of a put together flourish of words and thoughts that in another 's opinion might seem like it never left the drafting stage (besides the few grammatical edits and big words to make it seem like it was written by someone smart). I went through a stage of writing in purely second person, and because of that I lost the ability to respect the need of more emotional descriptiveness. I 've gotten embarrassed to write in that context and end up passing it up for more serious tones that just don 't get my writing anywhere extraordinary. I want to gain confidence in my writing so I can go the places I want to go with it, while also learning to keep it organized and in line with my exact thoughts. My thoughts seem to provide a more well-laid out idea than my actual writing does.
That fact continues to drive me to read until I find that one book that succeeds in doing that. A book that can not only get me interested, but make me wish it didn’t end as well. Some people hate reading, others love it immensely. I am right in the middle. When I read I am not stressed by things here, for I feel like I am somewhere else.
With the title like “Shitty First Drafts” I knew I would like this essay and I was right. Anne Lamott makes this easy to read without leaving me with any questions. The humorous tone that Lamott uses keeps you interested while she’s giving your great writing advice. This was a great read for me as I am currently struggling with writing some articles for another project. I’m one of those people who tries to make it perfect on the first try so it’s refreshing to see that seasoned writers struggle with these same feelings.