Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on. I constantly took all of the criticism that I received from my English instructor and applied these things to the next paper so that I could learn from it and do better than before. Everything that I learned in this course I will be able to use in future courses because eventually I am going to have to write other essays or even lab reports. I also can apply what I learned to my future career because I will have to communicate with my co-workers through business emails which will require good sentence structure and proper grammar. Works Cited Roberts, De’Shayla.
All of these ways were the answer to having successful papers this semester. These steps were critical in my writing process; I was able to use these concepts to create a stable flow in my writing. Previously, in my high school classes I would just start writing and then go back to rearrange my essays but in college that would not work out. With the help of my instructor, Ms. Perkins she helped me gain a flow of writing and structure. I planned out all four of my essays before I started to write them, and I think using that process made it much easier for me to
I had to revise it a bit and add some more background to what I was writing in the class, such as my Johnathn story (there are more of them too). As to let the reader know why Ms. Moe called me ‘disturbed’, but that was not hard. I’m sure Ms. Geary was a little concerned after reading this, wondering if she needed to report that I’m unstable or a threat to others, but no I just enjoy writing things that get my dark side out (I’m stable now, I promise). Getting a perfect score the first time, I still revised it and added things I thought would make it even better to read. Peer reviewing with Russell was great because he had some great insight in how to portray my reputation.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
The sketch was the first attempt to writing the paper, and it gave me a chance to put some ideas on paper, but it was a challenge for me because I like to write me paper entirely and put all my thoughts on paper all at one time. Now, I was having to write a mini paper and having to add to it later on. Therefore, I had to change my writing process to fit this new writing format. Although I feel confident about writing in first person and comma placement, I still feel like those are some areas I need to improve in. English has always been one of my strongest subjects, but I feel like there is always still room for improvement.
Before this class, I never thought I was a good writer. I never put much thought or effort into any type of English work. I was always good at answering short answer response questions because I got my point across in a timely fashion. Reading wasn’t my strong point, so over this past semester I have point a huge emphasis on my reading and writing skills, hoping that before I headed off to college I would learn these crucial parts of English. I took this class to improve my writing, reading, grammar, and thinking skills to become a better all around student.
Nevertheless, the course gave me much needed exposure to a language that I will require for my personal advancement. Although there are still innumerable things for me to improve regarding my English skills, the course taught me to express my ideas efficiently and craft effective arguments using different sources such as images and research. The English course forced me to become more organized by breaking down every project into different processes which compelled me to make a continuous effort for the class, which differ from the usual standards at high-school. Since I did not work under pressure, my ideas were able to flow more naturally and my work was of higher quality. As I created the webpage, which is artifact 1, the detailed process served as a guidance in how to proceed with my webpage, which included multiple modalities thoughtfully and synergistically.
This English composition class changed all of that. We were able to write about anything that related to the given type of essay, which greatly improved our ability to fully immerse ourselves into every paper. This greatly affected my writing thoughts about writing; they changed from hating to write for school to actually enjoying it because I was able to find new things about my self while deepening my knowledge for writing. With our first paper, a Literary Analysis, I wrote about the struggles of changing writing styles in college. I reflected on the types of writing we did in high school and how it shaped everyone to write in a passive tone to get more information across to the reader.
This of course seemed like a great opportunity to me because I feel that as someone who desires to teach others I also should desire to take a backset and learn things. I’ve used to term “life-long learner” to describe myself at numerous occasions, and I felt that going to grad school just gave me a better chance to prove that descriptor to be true. I’ve already gone to great lengths in my undergraduate career to get as much experience in this field as is possible. I’ve thrown myself into every school publication that is associated with the English department, I became President of the school’s literary society, and I also became a tutor and a TA. For me, going to graduate school is another step in this continuous cycle of reaffirming my passion and actualizing
The responsibility I have gained during this experience is incredible and has taught me to be a much more organized person. During this semester I was taught a process of how to write a paper and organize it. I found that all of these responsibilities have made me realize that I could definitely take the next step forward in my academic career. Each new experience I involve myself in has made me continue to grow and constantly learn something new. I am someone who has never really enjoyed English classes in the past and I when I registered for English 101 I only saw it as a requirement to graduate but I really did enjoy this English course and I know that it was something that was worthwhile for me.