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.
By improving my reading, it will benefit me beyond this class because when I am in graduate school, I will need to be able to read dense texts that will be difficult to comprehend. By being able to not zone out, I will able to catch important detail that I could use when trying to prove my
I took what the tutors there had to say directly into account, along with Allison's recommendations. With their help, and also in following by example, I devel... ... middle of paper ... ...e tools to take my writing to another level. As an "intro" class, it is designed to prepare students for more advanced classes, and while this one was certainly very challenging, I am much more confident in my writing abilities that are necessary to take my writing to a deeper level. Without having learned what I did, I would not be ready to take this next step in advancing as a writer. The final portfolio is, in a sense, my final performance.
In other words, extending your ideas throughout an essay, fluent sentences, cannot be redundant, and each sentence should be related to the main idea. I have some of these struggles in my writing that needs to be improved. I did a summary assignment based on an essay from the book, called Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff. I received feedback from professor as, “transition is too soon – you haven 't made clear is main point before shifting to "also.” Also, he commented about fluency on the same page, moving a sentence upward to for it to sound better. In the rough draft of the summary paper, I stated, “Graff meant by saying that is that schools and colleges ….”, this is what I wrote during writing the summary, which sounds very awkward when I read it out loud.
Jared Lawrence 4/23/2014 College Writing 101-04 Critical Rationale Essay As I reflect on my experiences throughout the semester of English 101 I’ve come to figure out that I have met very important requirements that I feel were very valuable for me as a student. I have become a better writer; I have also learned valuable information on the proper rhetorical choices as well as understanding the materials we have went over throughout the semester. During this process, reading and comprehending the materials given were not only a difficult task for me but I also needed much improvement in this area. As far as my portfolio layout goes, I decided to use a layout which shows my gradual improvement as a writer throughout the entire semester. Other aspects of the writing process over the semester such as the revision stages were also something that I continued to progress in.
Consideri... ... middle of paper ... ...e in my daily writings such as, e-mails, letters, notes and discussion board responses to practice what I have learned. In final analysis, my writing has greatly improved during this semester, and having looked at the area's I most need to work on has given me an awareness of what my weaknesses are. Examining what I have learned and what I need to learn allows me to generate a strategy to fortify my writing skills. Critiquing my own work has given me insight into how my writing is progressing in this class and allowed me to see short comings I had missed previously. Self-evaluation is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to continue to learn what areas they can improve upon and how much progress they are making.
I must try to deal with problems that I face in writing English in different ways. However, I need to improve in English not only writing skills but also listening skills, speaking skills, and reading skills. I believe that there is no doubt that improvement is important, and necessary. I think great effort is one of my strengths. I would like to try my best to finish everything I should have done even though I am not good at it.
Probably. Will I show my students the test’s writing rubric and maybe grade a few papers by it? Yes. However, I don’t plan on focusing on these things exclusively when we could be using the time in a more productive way. Between my own high standards for my students and the state’s, I feel confident that my students will become more competent writers and will therefore be prepared for any standardized test.
There are many important elements that are critical to creating a well-written paper. It is important for all writers to have a good understanding of these key learning goals. By the end of English Composition I at The University of Akron, all students should learn to the best of their ability, how to use these goals when writing. The drafting process, good paper structure, audience, constructing a thesis, using outside materials, analyzing, and using proper grammar are the goals that I developed in my writings throughout the semester. Most of these goals I believe I improved on tremendously, other goals I think I could use more practice.
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