I have always had a passion for writing however, I do struggle with it. My weaknesses and strengths are what make my writing style so unique. I struggle with directly writing down my thoughts and feelings. It takes me awhile to develop a good writing flow. Especially if I am not given specific guidelines for the paper. I also have problems with my word choice. Of course, I want my paper to consist of intelligent vocabulary; but I often use words that just do not make sense in the context. Despite my weaknesses I have very many strengths that somewhat balance out my flaws. I have such a creative mind when it comes to writing because I perceive situations in so many different ways. This opens up my choices of exactly how I want to write my paper.
Reflection as defined by the Oxford English dictionary (2012) as the action or process of thinking deeply about a subject, involving influence from one’s life and experiences, thus a reflective journal is designed to help me think deeply about my learning, especially on issues such as: my progress in learning, the difficulties I may have encountered in the process of learning, the strategies I have taken to get around those difficulties, and my evaluation of my own performance.
Writing has never been my strong suit, although I am always writing. My biggest weakness is my ability to interpret text and analyze. During the analytical process, it is hard for me to really read between the lines if I cannot connect to the piece personally.
The weakness I portray are very difficult for me to think of. I know that I have quite a few but to change them is something that I have not full conquered yet. A weakness I know I have is sentence structure. I am not very good at putting sentences together and making them strong and well developed. Another weakness that is obvious is word choice. I don't always know the exact wording to use in different parts of a paper, this makes it hard to understand sometimes not very well written.
Whether it is how I want to put it or not being able to use correct vocabulary to disperse my thoughts to my audience. Another weakness I have is the organization of my paper. I write as I think and sometimes my thoughts may be all over the place. After I have completed a paper, I go back and reread it a couple of times and realize that what I said at times makes no sense because my information is scattered around. I have trouble structuring my sentences to transition well to introduce my next thought or
I struggle with common things that most people my age struggle with. Commas and word selection are at the top of the list when it comes to my weaknesses as a writer. I always have a hard time knowing when to use commas in my essays. I have also had to find synonyms for words so I am not using the same ones throughout my paper. I have a few strengths, but I still have a lot of room to grow. I am good at making my papers run smoothly and staying on topic.
One of my strengths that I have as a writer is I like telling story so I always come up with a story because when I write I always have a planned story in my mind and I just put it down words on paper. Also before write I plan what I am going to write. This way of writing is very effective because usually I gather research and write down the important points and my own explanations. In fall quarter, I had a research paper instead of a midterm exam. My strengths as a writer helped me very much in my research paper and I got A grade in that
My weaknesses from my educational experience would be a couple things. To start off it would be from middle school in my English class because I’ve always hated English. So I had more of a fixed mindset I always thought that it was too hard for me to do essays like I wasn’t capable of doing them. I would start them but I never finish them. One of my goals back then was to get better at essays which is still one of my goals today. And then eventually writing essays wasn’t my weakness because I knew that I can do them. It wasn’t till another English teacher later in high school that helped me out a lot and made me like English a little more than I did back in middle school. She would push me to do everything I would say I can’t do up until I got out of the fixed mindset. Another one of my
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Strengths as a writer are the ability to write with passion and truth with a personal perspective. My challenges as a writer have been the getting started part with focus and discipline it takes for expression. English being the first language in speech for some, but in perspective writing it is a foreign concept with challenges. The writing of thoughts to visualize on paper is like a blind person writing what he/she cannot see. Blinders block visionary thoughts and imagination to come alive in a lover's lane of passion. The killing of a spirit in the soul for expression words to soar and fly freely without the cutting of a wing. A writer's passion blocked without doors to open and close with no artistic view. Writing was always a hindrance throughout my education path.
I could name a few strengths and weaknesses off the bat. A huge weakness i have is presenting in front of people a teacher may try to help me get over it but what just happens is i just start hating the teacher. Another weakness is writing historical fiction i’ll think for a few days then i’ll finally be writing to only realise that i’ve pretty much just been writing a fantasy for 4 days and can't go back. A strength i have is being able to write almost anything else other than historical fiction. A strength i have is i wouldn’t care if i had to write on paper or computer some people love paper or computer. Though i still find it easier on the computer since it doesn’t strain your hand as much typing. ANother weakness related to one a already have done is i don’t like people reading my work it’s pretty much a little less bad than presenting. One more weakness i have is i hate taking notes which could apply to many subjects other than literacy. And the last strength i could think of is my ability not to smash my computer or rip my paper into a million pieces. If i terribly mess up or just because is very hard not to completely just smash the
My journey through high school as a writer has been quite fruitful. I have refined many of weaknesses, including organizations and introductions, and am still perfectly some as I go, like time management and conclusions. I learned that there is no such thing as a perfect paper; there is always room for improvement in my writing skills. Also, I have learned to see my writing through different perspectives and portray abstract concepts in my work. In the years to come, I hope to learn even more from my instructors and develop a unique writing
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