Also, I have trouble with when I use a quote from a book how to introduce it and explain why I chose it. I hope to overcome these obstacles next semester. However, I feel my strengths were collecting information after I understood what I was reading and also adding evidence in my papers. Once I took notes on my reading and then read over my notes a couple times it was easier for me to lay out an outline and come up with ideas to talk about. The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use.
Also through practice this semester I was better able to write a concrete thesis statement, something I was puzzled with in my previous English courses. Now I am more confident in my writing, but I still believe that there are certain areas in my writing that could use some improvement. During this semester I have been able to look at my previous essay and see the progress that I have made. With my prologue essay there are countless grammar and spelling mistakes. I take this into account now because I have learned to reread my essays before deciding whether or not they are finalized.
Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school. When I am first taking English 120, I have decided to take all the help that are available to minimize grammar mistakes, better sentence structures, and better vocabularies usage. Reading an article or essay before every class improves my vocabulary usage, Doing discourse community essay shows me a way to express my feeling about being
The first skill that I want to talk about is writing skills. Writing is very important for students because most of the class need student to write essay. In this class, Ms. Lamoreaux use a whole semester to teach us how to write a good essay. I learned many skills about how to make my essay better such as how to add examples and supporting details in my essay. I remember in the beginning of the class, my essay cannot get high grade.
I have practiced time after time to try and reach my peak in writing skills, I may not be there yet, but I know that I have to practice to help me when I write. I may find problems that I have in my writing now and in know that usually not all writing is perfect the first time. I hope that with the practice that I have had I have built one of the strongest papers that I have built in this quarter in my English 101 class. I hope to use the skill that I have learned in this class in the future to build some of the best writing that I can create. Thank you for having the time to review my portfolio and I hope that you may see the work and effort that I have put into my
I was mistaken. Therefore, because of the rigorous essay work each essay brought, I learned more about how to write different pieces and grow from my “failure”. When enrolling into Composition 1, I had a fixed idea that it was going to be an easy A, since I wrote in my spare time. This class
My Personal Experience with Reading and Writing “Limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Ludwig Wittergurtain. Writing and reading are two nessesary skills that I need while I am learning a new language. After I moved to the US I started to realize that speaking basic English is not enough to be successful. I did well in my first job interview using my speaking skills – I got a job! But in the first day of work I understood that I would have to change my mind from “I really want to improve my English” to “ I really need to improve my English”.
My major weaknesses in essay writing which were writing a sound thesis statement, expository writing and critical thinking now became my strengths in every essay I write. I feel that I am much better now, in persuading someone through my writings. I am now organized when I write essay, and each new experience I involve myself in has made me to learn something new. I am looking forward to become bes t writer after my EN 102 class next semester. I will keep working in the writing center, and continue reading books to take my writing to the next level as a foreigner student.
Unit III helped me to not only figure out how determine an audience but to also understand them when producing evaluations. However, it was because of the textbook that I learnt how to decide and establish criteria. I can now analyze an advertisement not only because of the documents in Unit IV educated me on analyzing images, texts, subtexts, colors and appeals but also the textbook. The textbo... ... middle of paper ... ...me I would begin an essay, I would often spend at least seven to ten minutes experiencing writers block. I would find it extremely hard to generate new ideas.
All there is to do in this particular class is type up essays and revise them, nevertheless, book assignments in between. My instructor does great job at keeping things put together, making sure we know the adequate methods to succeed in the class and making the class as straightforward as possible. The first essay I wrote in this class was primarily about how awesome I am. At first I thought I would never be able to get done due to the broad topic that it was. I was asking myself, how could a person like me write about how awesome they are?