This class taught me that writing is easier when I organize my thoughts and write an outline before writing. In addition, my usage of commas, conjunctions, and concessive words improved, which helped me convey my ideas easier for the reader. Lastly, this class taught me to proofread and edit before submitting my paper that helped me improve my grades. This class was challenging for me, but it made my writing skills better. Mistakes that I did gave me a reason to improve myself for the next level of writing.
Since they are ... ... middle of paper ... ... counsel more, and to read more. Through correcting these mistakes, I learnt many grammar usages that helped me later when I wrote essays. Accordingly, counseling is an achievable way to make progress both in a short run and in a long run. Taking all these factors into consideration, writing is about asking and practicing. You can either ask others for help or ask yourself questions so that you can consider the same issue from different facets.
Self-Reflection: What I Learned. In this English class I have learned many things that made a positive impact on my writing. I learned how to properly use quotes in my essays, how to use templates to make a point while agreeing, disagreeing, or both. On my response paper I learned to express my opinion, adding examples and adding more to the conversation. Peer review had a good impact on my writing.
English 1010 was exactly the class I needed to improve myself as an assertive reader and writer. This semester, I have learnt not only about genre and genre selection, but also using concise language, sources, improving drafting skills and overcoming writers block. In How to Write Anything, the various genres and sub genres were displayed. This has helped to me to identify the genre of any paper based on the type paper I’m completing. For Example, I know that if I’m completing a product review, the genre of that paper is Evaluation.
I believe it is the most important paragraph in the paper. But once I develop the introductory paragraph, I find the rest of the paper easier to write. In order for me to better myself in writing introductory paragraphs, I just have to get more in touch with my creative side. After the rough draft, the students of the class would bring their papers to the course and would get into groups to peer review the papers. This would helpful to receive the views of our peers to help edit our assignment.
These are the things that I have worked on and improved over the course of English 1B and I feel that my work shows this. For example, in my peer review essay #1, I realized that the process and research of the information I wanted to incorporate into my essay is a critical step in order to clearly express my thoughts in my essay. I had many ideas and thoughts about what I wanted to say, but had to find a way to put my critical thoughts in an organized way where I could properly express myself. I found that putting all my critical thoughts down on paper though a map or chart helped the organization of my paper greatly. At the start of writing Peer Review Essay #1 I had many top... ... middle of paper ... ...me and unnecessary, but the process of feedback and revision was essential, it not only helped me fix my errors, but it also allowed me to reassess and better structure my essay.
With the help of fellow classmates reviewing my papers with me and having meetings with Dr. Eldred I should be able to limit my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I need to improve both in my writing and critical reading skills. However, I also need to become better with noticing strong verbs and not to be to wordy with papers. I feel as though I repeat myself a lot and ramble on in my
Collecting data for any essay is very important. It helps you analyze traits, gives evidence or explains a situation, person or a thing. For this particular essay I have chosen argumentative essay to explain the improvement to my writing process because that is an essay I had put lot of time in. Moreover, it was something I was a little confident about because when I read it, it had a weightage of knowledge. While collecting data, I was very conscious about the source and bookmarked them for later use.
I have learned multiple strategies below to guide me in the most effective ways to improve my writings. Rhetorical Knowledge: The textbook readings have helped me in many ways to convert rhetorical knowledge into my writings. Specifically chapter 7 helped me gather information and stay organized. The saying “Practice makes perfect.” is true. I have experienced a lot of practice on gathering information from articles.
Throughout this course, I have learned quite a few things about my writing process as an academic writer. To start off, I learned how an interesting and engaging title is important in order to grab a reader’s attention. In this course, I found that a question as a title was the most effective attention grabber. One important process of writing is locating and using scholarly articles instead of using articles from popular sources. In my research for information on child labor and a solution on how to end child labor, I had to locate articles that were peer-reviewed.