I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure. One thing I would like to improve is that some of my sentences are too wordy including the thesis and tøpic sentence. On the other hand, I still have done a fine job on the thesis development and providing support into it. Those two have worked well since the thesis and its evidence connect to each other which made my essay a well- constructed one. Furthermore, the practice in class
Many people like me read for enjoyment. I read for pleasure and I also write for pleasure. For me as a writer I have to be able to write about something I enjoy so that I cannot run out of ideas and things to talk about when I am writing. As a reader I also read for pleasure because I have to be able to understand what I am reading about and so that I would want to read more about what I am readying. Starting this class I was a nervous wreck, but looking back now this class has really helped me out a lot, as a highschool student the essays that I do are not given feedbacks and with this class it has helped me because I get to know what I did wrong and what I need to work on with the feedbacks I received after every rough draft we do.
Even though I have improved, I still have weaknesses that I would hope to improve on in EN 102. However, overall this course not only improved my writing skills but my social awareness. The biggest improvement I have made in this course would be my passion to write again. Prior to this class, writing was a hobby that I would do as a last resort. I was intrigued with it, however, it was not passion.
Throughout each experience in your life, you are expected to walk away with something; whether it be a new way of thinking, learned techniques or a mixture of the both. Throughout English 101, I ended up learning much more than expected. This was due to having a great teacher, but also the realization of how little high school actually prepared me for college English. The class itself took me on a journey of learning, not only acquiring new skills, but uncovering an unknown side of me as a writer; which then led to a change in my writing process and a solid achievable set of goals for the future. In this essay, I will be covering how ENG101 helped me advance my way of writing; as well as how it has affected me and what that means for my future college career.
For example, I have improved my pre-writing skills so I can write much more easily when I really start writing. Furthermore, professor and students in this class are really nice, so I have gotten a lot of helps from them; their helps motivate me to keep enhancing and improving myself. However, this is the worst class for me because English 1A is the most challenging class for me since I still have many writing weakness.
This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup. I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. I didn 't do so well on this particular essay but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.
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. The work in this portfolio shows that I have improved in using methods of organization and sentence structure. Although I made drastic improvement in my organization and sentence structure methods, I have much more room for improvement in my writing skills, and also need to improve my essay planning and writing my essays on time. Strengths and weaknesses are possessed amongst all people, but only the most significant ones stick out the most. My biggest strength as a writer is my ability to learn from mistakes and capitalize on them.
Writing is an important and useful way to communicate with people. Without an essential writing skill, people may have difficulty communicating with others. In Pace University, English Department focuses on improving students writing by adding a workshop class to improve students ' writing. Over the course of the semester, I have learned a better technique and tips from Professor Boylan, reading an essay from authors and class discussion. Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school.
The MLA format and citation is something that should not hold up writers by the time the enter a college level class, but nontheless it was something that plagued me in my writing. The use of MLA format on my papers incorrectly was a major part in the points lost on my papers in the past, so for me fixing that was a major accomplishment. With reading and help from my friend I was able to perfect my MLA format over my papers in this class. This also help me with citation of my papers that helped me give true credit to the people who sources I took from. Then it felt satisfying to have a perfect work cited page for all of my sources at the end of my essays.
I usually get distracted very easily. After my first semester I believe I have many strengths, but also a few weaknesses. Throughout my papers I feel as I improved, because my grades have gone up. I believe my response paper grades could’ve been a lot better this semester, but it’s a learning experience and I’ll make sure to improve them during the Spring. With the feedback from fellow classmates and Dr. Eldred I have continued to better my writing skills.