Before taking English 1A, I was a discouraged writer because as an English learner, I did not believe that I had any ability to be an acceptable writer. Therefore, I did not have any joy while I was doing writing assignments. However, I have gradually loved writing through this semester. I fortunately got plenty of helps from my classmates and professor; thus, my writing skills have gotten improved a lot. I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too.
I don’t believe I even turned in my project 1.2 because I was too lazy to write it. My project 1.2 is basically a mere reflection on my laziness of school, and it’s going to be a reflection of the old me. I do try to put all effort I can into my writing, but I struggle on my motivation to write and I tend to be careless on what I write. I’m currently still learning on how I can improve my struggles, but right now I am just appreciating all the feedback I can receive from my papers. I see feedback as an opportunity to improve your downsides and challenges and reduce your bad habits that you have.
My biggest strength as a writer is my ability to learn from mistakes and capitalize on them. I have made many mistakes in my writing, but as this semester went on I ended up actually learning from mistakes. What also really helped me was that my essays were all graded so specifically to where I could know exactly what I did wrong. From scoring a poor grade of sixty-one on my first essay, “Nuclear Detriments: Screw Nuclear Power” to improving to a ninety-five on my last essay, “Crisis in South Korea” reflects a direct correlation in my ability to learn and fix the mistakes that I make. Although I didn’t do amazing throughout the sem... ... middle of paper ... ...eresting in my hooks.
I became very self-conscience about writing. I never let anybody see my paper. I would just write it then edit it myself and turn it in. Even though I made A’s in my English classes, I still didn’t like what I had to write. The only thing I did like writing about was creative things.
As a writer before I took this class, my writing was on the lower end of mediocre. It’s not like I disliked writing, it was that I didn’t like writing for a class because I found it very boring. I would actually write my own stories since it was a lot of funny and I have a bizarre mind so writing emptied my creative juices. Though, mostly when I wrote, it was for an English class, like American Literature or for my ninth grade class, English Nine. Those essays were roughly about Crucible, movie essay compassions, books like to Kill a Mocking Bird and others that I can’t think of right at the moment because it was two years ago.
I was not that active or as involve in the class, but I like many activities that happened in class. There were different activities or communicative practices that has help me get through this class. I love to write, but writing class was never my favorite. The reason is I don’t like formal writing, writing that require a lot of researching and a long period of time, or a lot of requirements. This class did require me to write quite a lot.
In class essay is more challenging . It is difficult since I did not have enough time to revise and edit my work. I also feel pressured because of the limited hours to do the essay because normally, it takes more time for me to do an essay. One of my weakness in this paper is the sentence structure where I need to work on and pay more attention to the language, punctuation and grammar as well. I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure.
With the help of my professor I was able to condense my writing and strengthen my grammar. This semester has definitely under wired my writing and has made it shorter and to the point. I used to beat around the bushes. Throughout, the course the papers and my assignment have met the learning objectives. As a writer, I still feel weak in concluding my essay.
Pierre Antoine OUEDRAOGO Portfolio Assignent 1 Being able to write efficiently is really important for any persons who consider themself such as a writer. Writing essays aren't easy, and while books help to improve writing they will not do much for essay writing. I always had a passion for writing but I don't consider myself a very good writer. I really started writing when I was in high school. I had no talent for writing but I had a willingness to grow and surprise some teachers that I loved.
The process of this essay was stressful because we had only the class time to write it and we couldn 't get any feedback on it or get any corrections on it either. I would say this essay made me struggle on getting my thoughts and ideas together because when I was writing it I wasn 't sure what I was writing so it made me panic. Another possible struggle that I had was grammar especially if I didn 't have a laptop that keeps correcting all the mistakes you make. The essay was hard in the way that I didn 't feel I had the opportunity to write it. I don 't believe that this essay will be my greatest one but it is the one that is showing my really writing skills without any correctors and any