English composition has always been a weak point for me. I despised the thought of having to write down my thoughts on paper in a manner that was appropriate for my teachers. English 1301 introduced me to a new tool to soothe those crazy thoughts through stream of conscious writing. At first I was very skeptical, but it proved to be valuable in understanding that I had more knowledge of the topic of discussion than was realized. Although that tool helped tremendously, it did nothing to quell the quality of my procrastination skills.
Like an over-indulgence in technology today makes it difficult for an artist to get noticed, a lack of access to technology in the past made it difficult for artists to create work. In both cases, quality plagiarism was essential for artwork to break through into popular culture. One artist in PPP said it best when he said “you just can’t avoid limitations I guess.” This statement summarizes the constant limitations that artists have faced throughout history when trying to get their work noticed in popular culture. One important way that artists have gotten their work noticed is by gathering different “fragments of culture” and recombining them to make quality art. In other words, Plagiarism is the key for artists to overcome constant limitations in the creative industry.
If the beginner like me carefully protects my pride, I cannot improve my skills because my stupid pride disturbs my learning. The more important and technical skills I try to learn, the more my pride hurts in some ways. There is not an easy way to obtain technical skills. I did not like to show myself outside because I did not have confidence for anything what I did. Actually, people do not pay attention to me more than I think.
It is difficult to get my mind to focus on one idea, which makes it difficult to start a paper. Outlines are a great method for organizing thoughts, but outlines take time, and I have found that outlines do not necessarily help with all types of writing. Between American Studies and Honors Writing, I have written two research papers, for which I was required to compose outlines. The outlines undoubtedly helped the writing process operate smoothly, but I struggle to believe that an outline would have helped me write any other type of paper. In “Literacy, Identity, Imagination, and Flight,” Gilyard shares his approach to education and learning by stating, “A lot of my initial observations are the old ‘go for what you know’ variety that are important back in the ‘hood” (Gilyard 42).
When I first came into English 1101, I lacked confidence in my writing. I didn’t know if I was writing correctly or even forming an essay correctly, also I experienced trouble with research papers and the process of writing these kinds of essays. I would often feel overwhelmed and embarrassed since I was never taught how to write any essay correctly. I was thinking to myself, how could I have not known how to write? Writing should have been something so first nature to me, but through the help of Mrs. Hermanson and her positive attitude, eager to teach, and nurturing nature, I felt unafraid to make mistakes, I became more confident in my writing and ready take on the world of writing.
I think that the way someone is pursuing the subject is important. Not all topics are going to be the best topics to write about but if you can take a boring topic and make it interesting you 've already won the reader in my opinion. When it comes to me and writing, I stress out. I honestly hate writing and it’s probably because I am horrible and punctuations and that is so important and I just generally dislike it. I always get writers block.
That sentence could use better organization, different vocabulary, and less... ... middle of paper ... ...take, but those things happen and I had to suffer the consequences. I’m not going to say that I didn’t learn in this class because I did. I learned how to correctly organize my thoughts into good arguments with fact to back them up. I learned how to change my tone when I speak to different audiences. Still, I don’t think this semester was as much about me learning, as me accepting that fact that I’m not the greatest writer in the world.
I knew that designers often create things that communicate to their audience, but I ignored their communication with colleagues and other departments within the company. With Sasha’s help, I now understand that graphic designers need to be extremely effective at listening, speaking, and expressing their ideas, which are skills I will refine before entering this career field. Another piece of useful information I gained from this interview was the Questionnaire, which helps a designer understand a client’s needs, and the Proposal, which details the ways a designer can benefit the company. Since these documents are new to me, I will learn more about them and possibly applying something similar when I begin my own career as designer. With these new insights, my journey to become a graphic designer is now much more focused and propelled in the right
I regarded outlines as childish before, but it wasn’t until I started an essay with it that I understood its effectiveness. I realized why it was such a basic and important piece in the writing process through my own experimentation with it. I have used this process ever since, and each essay is far easier to write when I already have basic ideas on paper. This anecdote shows a clear progression from a disorganized to methodical writer, and is very similar to the process that I developed through this course. Only this time, my disorganization was in the amount of repetition present in the writing process.
The next essay we did was a cultural textual analysis, this one brought my focus issues to light. Fina... ... middle of paper ... ... final products need to be as close to perfect as possible; procrastination and “writers block” is something I must absolutely work on in order to succeed in the future. Overall, I am beyond pleased with the opportunities this class provided for me, I have gained priceless knowledge. I was terrified to do that first essay and for good reason, I was highly unprepared. Once I learned a variety of new genres, techniques and ways to improve my writing process, that fear faded.