Sorting out what helps prove my purpose and what does not is a feat that I am still learning to tame. I have a tendency to ramble and find myself accidentally spewing out incredibly confusing run-on sentences. This is where developing my grammar skills has helped me slowly get better at organizing my writing and staying on topic. All things considered, I am proud of how far I have come as a writer but I acknowledge the fact that I still can take numerous steps to further improve. While vocabulary and grammar are my strong suits, I know I can continue to acquire new skills to build on the knowledge I already have.
My learning experience in WRTG 101 has been an informative experience. It may be more accurate to say the experience has enlighten me with a few new understandings. My first revelation that I realized very early on is that writing is a perishable skill. I also had to learn that there is more to writing than proper grammar. For me at least, writing takes a lot of pre-planning in order to organize an effective paper.
Why I Write and What I Have Learned so far? “I write because I love writing. I think I became a writer in order to explore my ideas and responses to the world around me, which I often found it difficult to share with others.” Alex Miller. Writing is a complex feeling, thoughts, or experience that describes our different feelings about many events or the thought or experience that could help others to solve their problem.
What does writing mean to me? Writing means getting people engaged in your piece. It means people wanting to keep reading what you wrote. The biggest thing about writing to me is expressing your thoughts and letting your mind go. Using good word choice and having a strong voice in the writing is something that makes it good.
However, writing 39C finally gave me some hope in writing. Unlike the former writing classes, 39C allows us to choose our own topic, do our own research, create complicate thesis and use supporting topic sentences. Also, the choice of source seems really importance in 39C. It requires us to do the annotated bibliography which is the first time I am asked to do such task. To look back
After-Action Assessment Some of my Assets in writing include my Thesis Statements, my tie in statements to my thesis, and the quality of the content. I will continue to try remaining strong in these areas, as well growing out of my weaknesses based on the strengths that I have. I enjoy writing when I feel no pressure, with time and practice, my stress level will go down consequently my writing will continue to improve.
there were times I had to reread to get what he meant for example, the speech wasn’t just about the war as I finally read it for the 20th time . Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood. When I approached this assignment I knew that I was going to have to dig in deep and understand the speech to be able to start my assignment. I really enjoyed reading the Gettysburg address because, it's always great reading about events that happened in past history and how they've changed the world. I felt the work I did was difficult but I pushed myself
Improving these skills will help my organization in writing papers, as well as making them comprehensive. Overall, my technical communication has significantly improved from not knowing anything over the course to being able to write a technical document to the public with ease. This course has also helped me more into the role of my career for society. Before, I was mare focused on what I need to do to reach me dream career and what type of work I would be doing then the problems that need to be fixed, for example, the grand challenge of how to improve and restore urban
My strengths as a writer are being able to come up with a lot of interesting topics and getting it on paper but I have challenges when it comes to organizing my paper and trying to tie all the topics together. Based on the feedback from my papers I would say there are many areas I need to work on for example grammar, punctuation and spelling. For me, it is many areas that I need to work on like grammar and spelling I have always had some complications when it came to those two things so I really try to make sure I continue to work on it. To improve my skills, I am going to take advantage of the Grand Canyon Universities writing center and also the tutoring center this will be beneficial to me because it will help me get stronger in my writing and to also get more feedback that will help me grow even more in the areas that I struggle in.
Critical thinking is analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and thinking logically like thinking something through before you do it. Reading and writing help with critical thinking, because it helps you navigate how to get to the solution of the problem you are having. In writing, you have to go through all these steps to get a good paper like brainstorming, rough draft, and proofreading so while you are doing all these steps your brain is putting everything together so in the end you come out with a great paper. In brainstorming, you are thinking of all these ideas and connecting them so you can come up with your two thesis statements, argument, introduction, hook and a conclusion. A rough drafted is taking your ideas and making them into a body paragraph and writing about your topic.
A Formal Writing Experience: My Gained Knowledge The first memory I have of formal writing was while writing a research paper on lethal injection and the death penalty. This took place many years ago in high school. While I do not remember every detail of the requirements for this project, my memory recalls putting a lot of time and effort into attempting to create a well-written paper.
I have always viewed writing as a vital component in life- it’s seen in education, the workplace, communication, and many more. Thus, when I came into English IV AP not only did I want to excel in the course academically, but I also wanted to grow in my skills as a writer, which I believe will serve me good inside and outside of the classroom. As I look back on the journey I have had in English IV AP, I realize how I have grown as a writer, the areas I have struggled and excelled with in my writing, and the experience and learning that I will take with me in the future plans and career. Writing is a learning process.