One of my biggest writing errors that I have now learned to fix is comma splice errors, which is when I incorrectly connected my sentences with only a comma. This paper also made me realize that in the first draft you can forget a lot of details that you think you put in. Then when spending the time to revise you can make your paper more engaging to the audience by adding the missed details. When finished with this paper it made me realize that I need to work on my lead-ins and thesis at the beginning of my paper to grab the reader and tried to improve this with each of my papers that followed. Then in my second paper I took what I learned from the first paper and worked to improve my
There are various steps you have to follow to make your paper an “A” paper. One of the first steps I take is writing my full paper first, then going back to make sure there is no fragments or contractions. This step is tough to accomplish because it is heavy on taking up most of my time of proofreading. One of my downfalls in writing is I get focused on typing my paper, that I don’t use correct grammar and punctuation that later on turns into fragments. The biggest progress I made from my Preliminary Assignment to Paper One, I did not use fragment sentences.
I think the main problem I had was not believing in the thesis I chose and not picking a better one. Since I left this piece unfinished, there was a lot to be improved on it. There was only an introduction, so I did my best to add the remaining parts of it. This included writing support for my thesis and providing sources to do this. This revision was more difficult than the polished revision since I had to basically write an entire essay from the
The structure of coursework improved my writing skills. In one experience, my peer editing session explained that my childhood story showed a simple and clear writing style, but it wasn’t concise. This feedback forced me to evaluate my story and see in what ways it could be concise along with other writing tools that I incorporated. I realized from the experience that this was the first time I focused purely on improving my writing skills rather than understanding the course content. The course enabled me to confront my weaknesses in writing that I couldn’t in other academic classes.
English 2 is a class that is really different than the writing class I took before. In my previous writing class, the professor will give us really detailed prompt and explanation to guide us through our essay. But in English 2 is different, the professor did give us the prompt and explanation. However, beside these elements, the professor tend to let us do our own work. In the beginning I thought this is a little bit challenging because everything was so vague, and I feel like I am walking in the fog due to the lack of explanation and unclear directions.
I now know the different distractions that cause me to become unfocused and I will be better prepared to handle them in the future. I became a better writer by fixing the mistakes on my papers with the feedback from my teachers. I learned from this class that friends, surroundings, and technology are the three distractions that impacted the way I write my essays. I know now that for me to write a fantastic paper, I need to be by myself, in my home, and away from my phone and
In some aspects that is true, my database management and spreadsheet software skills are out of practice and are a current weak point for me. However, I am determined and eager to fix these weak points. What I do excel in is having sound judgment and strong discretion
Once I got my professor’s feedback, I then could revise as many times as I wanted. You are probably thinking this sounds a lot like what I did for your class. I realized once again after having your class, that revising my papers makes them much stronger. I was able to improve on the way I wrote for this genre through exploding the moment and setting the scene for my audience, which made it stand out more. I also had to do a revision memo and write about what I changed and why.
After taking some time to go over and analyze my essay about “a good man is hard to find” I found that I had a hard time trying to punt into paper the ideas I had in my mind, this lead me to made grammar mistakes and therefore the ideas in the essay didn’t flow as well as I thought they were. I found out that the use of commas is a little challenging for me, sometimes I don’t use them and sometimes I use them too much. After reading my teachers feedback I realize that there were a lot times I was retelling the story instead of focusing on my interpretation of the reading; one of the things I did to fix this issue was reading the paper out loud, this helped me to notice punctuation errors, it also helped me to develop my ideas more in deep
Being a part of this course has helped me improve my writing in different areas such as my grammar, editing, and planning. Being that, when I got back my teacher 's essay edited the first thing I noticed was all my grammar and my paragraph structure were all off. As a result, after I turn my essays in I always review my paragraphs and sometimes I even ask my friends to read over my essays to see if I need to improve either my paragraph structure, thesis or conclusion. Another, way I tried to improve my grammar, editing skills, and planning is
One of the hardest units for me was sensation and perception. I had trouble remembering the path of light, the pathway of sound, and other processes. This worksheet gives a quick review of all this and is a good way to study this material before the AP exam. Although this worksheet is not fun, it should be given to the students to act as a quick cheat sheet or reference paper. Another unit I struggled with, was the one that focused on the brain.
It was my strongest because no matter how much I wanted to give my own opinion, I did not because it was a research paper. Some features of my paper that needs improving has to be connecting all my information to one paragraph, so the conclusion. I love to add so much information that may be too much is not so good. If I had one more week, I would add a little more information on the two individuals that I talked about. I did not know if it was a good idea to write about the two individuals
This paper was probably one of the hardest paper I had to write just because I felt like I was on my own. I was scared at first but i felt like this helped me learn how to properly look and analyze a speech or a writing in general. One way this helped was I highlighted what I thought was a rhetorical device and I had to properly analyze it and see what he/ she is trying to accomplish through his or her writing.
This assignment addresses Information Skills because this class is all about researching different kinds of writings and poetry. In this case, we needed to do research on different kinds of screenplays. This was difficult for me since I 've never written a screenplay before. Plus, I didn 't have as much time as everyone else.
A Rhetorical Analysis is a study of how writers and speakers use certain words to influence an Audience. In a rhetorical analysis, Pathos, Ethos and Logos are writing techniques used to grab attention from the viewers. Pathos is used to activate an emotion, Ethos is defined for credibility, and Logos is based on logic. Each of these techniques used in writing, commercials and so on are identified in the poem “Please God, I’m only 17!” by Dr. Michael Polling. The poem is based on a young boy Jimmy Rowe, who was killed in a car accident at just 16 years old.