Errors like these have shown me that although I have improved on many things, I still need to spend more time editing and reviewing my own papers. When I first learned we would be peer editing in this class I was honestly a bit nervous because I have always been so self-conscious about my work. In my literacy narrative “New Beginnings” I shared personal information and did not want others to think differently of me, which made me hesitate weather or not peer editing was a good idea. I now realize there was nothing to worry about and peer editing did nothing but strengthen my paper. The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of.
In this class you actually write a journal first, pretty much a rough draft and you submit it for a grade, not in every class you get to do this. This is what helped me get better grades on my essays because then I know what I need to work on. In other classes you do your rough draft, but you do not get to submit it. You check your work yourself and most of the time you miss the mistakes you made or sometimes you’re unaware that you made a mistake in the first
A Writing Portfolio: The Ups and Downs Writing isn’t my strongest suit and always has room for improvement. Throughout this semester writing composition 10103 wasn’t my favorite class in the world, but it was a great learning experience to improve my writing skills. Transitioning from a high school academic English class to college level writing class was a big step for me. I spent countless nights where I would just stare at my computer screen having no idea what to write, but practice makes perfect. Having a professor with high standards in his students in their writing skills really made me push myself the hardest I have ever pushed myself in a writing course.
While reading, my teachers taught us to look at the author’s diction, and to find the purpose the author was trying to portray throughout the piece, but I never did. It was hard for me to read a piece of literature not only because I found it quite boring, but because it was hard to dissect every sentence and find and what was important. I found English class to be somewhat boring and not necessarily useful. I saw it as something as simple as words on a piece of paper, and I didn’t understand what great importance a piece of literature held. I was clueless; to me, English was a class easily I could blow off.
I feel as if I have become a better writer and my improved writing skills are shown within each essay. When I first signed up for English 101 at soar, I thought it was more of a reading and comprehension class instead of a writing class. On August 19, the first day of class, I learned that this class was opposite of what I thought and it made me super nervous. I never had to write so many lengthy essay in a short amount of time. When I first enter the class I saw myself as a writer that needed a lot of work.
Throughout the years in middle school and high school I 've had to write many essays. Every time I walked into class and on the board it said "Essay" the anxiety attacked. Writing essays was never my favorite thing to do and im pretty sure many people feel the same way. My last teacher said he liked the creativity I had in my writing the only thing missing was knowing how to writing correctly. No writer is born knowing how to write perfectly they all had to learn and that’s what I 'm doing except what they learned stuck to them.
I had no talent for writing but I had a willingness to grow and surprise some teachers that I loved. My two last years of high school, I was very lucky to have some very extraordinary teachers whom help me a lot with my writing. I loved to read and write and gradually they allowed me to have a special relationship with them, extremely enriching exchanges, not only from a cognitive point of view but also in human terms. In this essay I will give the reasons why I don’t think I am a writer. The first and main reason why I don’t recognize myself as a writer is because writing is difficult for me.
However, the assignment was not asking to tell the story, the main theme is to write what shaped you as a whole. As a result, I got a poor grade and realized that this college level course was not the same as a high school writing course. In high school, I was only satisfied in completing the essay and receiving an A. What really ... ... middle of paper ... ...lized that there were many mistakes that I needed to fix in order to perfect my writing. I need to consider more about focusing on the topic and organizing for my writing, because it appeals to the audience more clear to the point.
After I graduated high school I thought my writing was good enough until I took an English class this semester. I was quite surprised at how much my writing was lacking in sentence structure, use of citation, and some general grammar. In the past I was able to get decent grades on my writing assignments, but I guess that was because I was in high school and the standards weren’t that high. I didn’t put much effort in my past writing, my arguments weren’t fully expressed and I lacked a lot of technical writing skills like how to use citations and organize my supporting details. Over the semester I have learned how to properly use citations, make a compelling arguments, and use the writing process to write great essays.
What I Learned in English Class I feel this semester, only the first of many I will endure, was a successful one. The objective of the course was to make us better writers, and I certainly have improved. I learned what makes a paper good or bad, what makes it easier to write a good paper, and how the manner that the class is held makes a difference. However, I feel I should have taken my high school English class more seriously. The teacher graded rather leniently, which attributed to my lack of effort.