It almost felt like a script because I directly read the questions and it just felt unnatural. The conversation didn 't really seem to flow well because the questions I chose. If I did redo the interview I probably
When I find something interesting to write about, that is when I can do my best work. When I wrote my term paper, I was not interested in the subject of the paper. I started looking up the information and successfully wrote the paper. When I wrote many of my papers, I tried to be as organized as possible. Writing research papers always seems to give me problems.
I knew what people had said their personal reasons were, but I didn’t know how to incorporate that information with my own personal feelings about stories. It wasn’t until after the second set of peer reviews that I realized that just taking their comments, which there weren’t many of, into consideration, I needed to follow my own gut feelings about my paper; my felt sense. I felt like something was very wrong with it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. If I were a more experienced writer, perhaps I would have kept writing, not until I had filled the required amount of pages, but until I had found the words that I was searching for.
In high school, I was always a student that succeeded in all of my courses. I did, however, have some classes that I would better excel; English always being one of them. My teachers would always praise me for the way I used my critical thinking skills and for my excellent editing and revising techniques. Due to these reasons, I felt very confident when I first started taking the Foundations of Academic Writing (FAW) I course. I quickly learned the error in my way of thinking.
When I first entered this class, I already knew that it wasn’t going to be easy just because I 'm not good with putting things into words and explaining myself with proper grammar. I can honestly say English 101 has really inspired me to be a better writer. This class affected me in a lot of ways it showed me that writing takes time and you can 't expect a paper to be great without any revising or editing. That has always been a mistake of mine, I would tend to free write a lot it seemed to be the only way I could get my thoughts processed on a paper. I would forget periods, commas and misspell words without even noticing.
Page limits are strict, and I... ... middle of paper ... ...f MLA. I was also assisted in improving my thesis statement for all three of my essays. I truly tried to do my best when writing my essays the first time around, which is why I believe I did not need to make major changes for my final papers. English 101 has definitely been a wonderful experience. Ashley made the course very enjoyable, and retained the fun aspects of writing, which I thought would fade away upon entering college.
Each time I was presented with the task to write in new ways to me, I would take a step back and think to myself for a while. On one occasion, I recall me receiving a low grade on a paper where it was supposed to be in APA style format. Instead, I used the format of what I knew and followed an MLA style format. There was also a time when citing was something crucial in our paper reports. I would not even know the format that would be required to make a bibliography or how to cite in a research paper because I thought papers like these were difficult and complicated to understand me.
Expectations and assignments were different than what I was used. Something I had never done before was use citations, so incorporating them into my paper was a major challenge. Up until now the closest I had been to a research argumentative paper would’ve been either a persuasive essay which doesn’t compare to such a complex novel. Heart of Darkness changed this and in writing my paper I had to think critically about what Joseph Conrad meant and decide how to explain the quote after inserting it. At first I didn’t know how to do it but after practicing a bit I got the hang of it and now instead of simply stating “Conrad is a racist because he said he saw “a certain enormous buck nigger” and that he “fixed [his] conception of blind, furious, unreasoning rage” so he’s a racist for talking like this about them (Achebe 10).
I had heard of ethos, logos, and pathos before, but I never learned how to find or utilize them in a paper. At first it was a challenge picking apart an article to find the rhetorical elements, but after looking for those pieces in several works it became easier and easier. It was interesting learning how each piece is so different from each other, but they work side by side to create an intriguing paper. The structure of a rhetorical analysis is fairly simple because you are already given the prongs for your these: ethos, logos, and pathos. The hard part of the paper is dividing up what
Over the course of the semester, I feel I have developed a lot as a writer. When I first began this class, I considered myself to be a decent writer. In high school and college, I developed my writing skills, but I always knew there was room for improvement. In fact, one of my high school teachers always said that no matter how good of a writer you were or how long you had been writing, there was always room for improvement. So I entered this class knowing that I could write well, but could learn to write better.