This process involves me writing the topic I am going to write about on the top of a piece of paper. Then whatever comes to mind ends up on the paper – some people refer to this as “clustering”. It is almost impossible to get writer’s block in the process since my brain is always thinking of ideas and there are no restrictions. I may even write “nothing is coming to mind” – as long as I am writing, the freewriting process continues. Once I stop writing (after using a great deal of ink), I look at the beginning of what I wrote and try to find phrases or ideas that are in common.
My writing process is simple. I like to get comfortable and think about what I am writing about. I have to sort out my thoughts before I start writing to get my thoughts together on a piece of paper. It is very influential in my own personal writing process. I change my mind a lot when writing.
Though I have my preferences, I still try to read “How-to’s” and non-fiction. The literature a person disfavors should be the writing the person should strive to read because they will learn greatly from it. I think of myself as a strong reader and I be... ... middle of paper ... ... them in a timely manner. To attend the course daily, I need to have above par health and condition to rule out any possibility of absence. If I actively attend the course and complete all assignments on time, failure has no place in my quest for success.
I try to establish that my paper will be serious and academic... ... middle of paper ... ...ught. My style is my style, and that’s really all I can say about it. In writing about the process, I don’t feel I have a better understanding of how I write, but I definitely have a better concept of what I actually do when I write. I’m not looking to improve my writing process, because it works for me. To my knowledge, there’s nothing wrong with how I write, and the papers I produce are, in my opinion, quality.
I became very self-conscience about writing. I never let anybody see my paper. I would just write it then edit it myself and turn it in. Even though I made A’s in my English classes, I still didn’t like what I had to write. The only thing I did like writing about was creative things.
When I read literature that is similar to something that I have read before, what the author is saying is no longer of interest to me; however, when I read literature that speaks in a unique way about a topic or speaks... ... middle of paper ... ...ing into something brilliant that others will appreciate. Everything that I have to say, regardless of whether I am writing an assignment in school or writing for fun, should come from the heart. If I write from the heart then what I have to say will be genuine and sincere. Writing takes time; it should not be wasted on something that others and I will not be proud of. Creating something of value should always be my goal when putting thoughts down on paper.
Having all that space would be great to just spread out my notes and just write in a clean area. I think that would help me to focus better at times. The second thing he said was about having the work ethic that makes you show up. If I am writing about something that I am interested in or know a lot about, this is no problem at all for me. However, I find the majority of English writing to be extremely dry and redundant which makes it feel like pulling teeth every time I sit down to write.
No on just writes to write in the proses of writing one has a purpose, they want to inform other people with their information, and get their point across. So writing does not just come out of someone’s head as inspiration and flow on the keyboard and make an amazing paper, it takes lots reading, dissecting, and drafting. The most meaningful thing I picked up form this class was that writing does not come from inspiration. Learning this really helped me grow as a writer, I no longer feel the pressure to come up with an inspirational piece and expect it to be golden. Also this tied in with how no writing is perfect in its first draft.
One thing I forgot to mention is plagiarism, which means “taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own without mentioning the source”. We have to be honest, it’s not a problem to use others ideas however we have to use a quotation mark to mention that the opinions were not ours. Besides, we must try as much as we can to use our ideas to make the work totally our own. In conclusion, English college writing is a necessary course we may put in consideration. Definitely, we will learn new writing skills, yet we must follow the course instructions.
In my case, writing has never been my favorite thing to do. I am no Shakespeare and I never will be, writing has always made me feel uncomfortable. In the past, I had always considered writing to be one of the most difficult tasks. I often wrote about topics that were not of my interest. I rarely did any writing out of school or for leisure as most people do.