Reflective Essay During the course first semester of freshman year in English 101, I have learned multiple foundations when it comes to writing. When I first entered college, the only knowledge when it comes to writing was gathering a bunch of information on a piece of paper. Knowing that writing wasn’t my strongest suit throughout my academic career, it was challenging for me. Going through my first college class, which was English 101, I realized that writing is more than just putting words on paper. I have learned the purpose of writing and the structure to make a solid concrete essay such as to create the thesis statement to acknowledge what the reader is going to read and a technique to help edit and limit word, together with discovering
If it does, it may be reflected by the category of movie a certain gender selects to watch. Therefore, my thesis is: By used of an observation, a survey, an interview, and a personal history, I will prove that men choose action movies and women choose romance/romantic comedy movies because each gender relates to a different characteristic found in each type of movie. Methods and Materials: ... ... middle of paper ... ...that I encountered in collecting data was when I was observing. Since I had no contact with the subjects, I simply made the assumption that they were picking the movie for themselves to watch. However, the person could have been renting the movie for someone else.
I don’t know how other people analyze or if they even have a process, but I have a set of questions I ask myself to make sure that what I’m writing is actually an analysis. When I learned how to analyze things, I noticed that analysis is supposed to relay your own assessment of the text. When writing an essay the key to a thought provoking analysis is to show the reader what I took away from the source. How I separate a good analysis from a summary is to see if it answers the question: Does the analysis contain my own point of view on the text and support the main theme/message I’m sending?” If my analysis doesn’t fit the criteria, then I know that I have to rewrite it or reword the sentence. This process has helped me eliminate any paraphrasing that I could have mistaken for analysis throughout my essays.
Another issue is, how Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, has been described as a problem novel. As well as what position the reader plays. One thing that stood out was that Sommers in the title of the essay puts “reader” in the spot where the word “God” should be. The author uses first person point of view in his article, to connect with his audience, but his connection is not a personal one he wants it to be one of logic.
During my high school years I wasn’t that good of a writer. I thought this composition class was going to be hard since I sometimes thought it was hard in high school. My writing experience was good and sometimes bad. This semester in the composition class I had many writing strengths and weaknesses. These strengths and weaknesses is what helped me learn the errors I was making while writing essays this semester.
As a writer, I think that I am not as good as I thought I was back in high school. I see myself as a student who tries their best, but makes “B” average work. I have never really taken the time to relate to my papers. I always just wrote what the teacher wanted and handed it in. In my mind, I never really liked trying to explain in full detail what something meant.
I thought I was not confident enough to handle the subject. Since my first language is not English writing in English became one of my biggest fears. Writing in English has always been a demanding task for me but I knew it was one of the most important subjects to apply higher education. When the semester started I was avoiding courses that involved writing assignments because I considered myself bad at it. I assumed that the work we were to be assigned was beyond hard because of what I heard of my teachers from High School.
In class essay is more challenging . It is difficult since I did not have enough time to revise and edit my work. I also feel pressured because of the limited hours to do the essay because normally, it takes more time for me to do an essay. One of my weakness in this paper is the sentence structure where I need to work on and pay more attention to the language, punctuation and grammar as well. I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure.
In high school I didn’t consider myself that great of a writer, but I always seemed get decent grades on what I wrote. I mean I might just not be giving myself enough credit on my writing. I’m not really sure; I guess I don’t really think that I do anything that greatly. A lot of people did want my help writing their papers in high school, so I guess I couldn’t have been but such a horrible writer. In high school, the most important things to me weren’t the people, the experiences, the parties or any of that; I prided myself on my work.
I believe this failure stemmed from me confusing my passion for chemistry with ability, which resulted in me not working very hard in the course. I did not pay attention to lectures, do the homework or attend office hours when I needed extra assistance. I made the mistake of underestimating my college courses and believing they would be as lenient high school classes. The unexpected failing grades I received in these classes forced me to stop and really think about my behavior this semester and where I had gone