Once I learned a variety of new genres, techniques and ways to improve my writing process, that fear faded. Currently, I don’t feel terrified with the idea of English 102 and on; this class has not only given me tools to succeed, but a positive set of goals that will prevent my habit of procrastination that I loathe. What I have learned has changed me as a person and a writer; my new mindset and approach will hopefully keep my writing process growing and my drive to improve in high gear.
With the feedback from fellow classmates and Dr. Eldred I have continued to better my writing skills. One skill I always use is that I make a box outline, I learned this in high school. It allows me to see what certain points I would like to cover in each paragraph and also lets me know how many paragraphs I need to cover all my information. My main weaknesses with all my papers were summarizing too much, citing quotes, and not having a good thesis. I’ve always struggled with coming up with a supportive, specific thesis.
This was definite once I received the feedback given by ... ... middle of paper ... ...cessary for feeling confident in my writing and completing my essay three. As I complete my portfolio, my main focus is to emphasize the improvements of my writing by placing my worse essays first, followed by my best essays. This process will not only show how well my writing has excelled over the semester but also it will show that the peer review and conference sessions were very beneficial. This course has made realize that I love to write, as opposed to just being good at it. As far as any other information that I feel that shows my improvement as a writer I would like to include any and all of the information that from the reading assignments as well as any in class information that has helped with my writing skills over the semester.
However, the assignment was not asking to tell the story, the main theme is to write what shaped you as a whole. As a result, I got a poor grade and realized that this college level course was not the same as a high school writing course. In high school, I was only satisfied in completing the essay and receiving an A. What really ... ... middle of paper ... ...lized that there were many mistakes that I needed to fix in order to perfect my writing. I need to consider more about focusing on the topic and organizing for my writing, because it appeals to the audience more clear to the point.
Starting on a paper from scratch without an outline or thesis gives me problems because then I mumble on about the same information. I have learned to read the information over and over again to be sure it is correct and in order. I do not wan to get at shocking gra... ... middle of paper ... ... to pursue it and live a successful healthy life. My educational goals are important to me. My goals are to come out of English 100 and be able to write any kind of memo, document, or resume; because I know someday every one of these writing projects will become useful.
I really enjoyed being able to incorporate my voice more in my essays and I believe that I developed my own personal style a bit from this. At the beginning of the semester my writing was quite choppy and there was plenty of room for improvement in the overall flow of my essays. Now, I use several different tactics such as outlining to create better connections between paragraphs. I believe I was able to move beyond many of the high school ways of writing and make general improvements to my essays. The assignments given in English 101 were very interesting for me.
My writing skills have improved due to this class and all Ms. Geary had taught me. She made class fun with her inflections and just the way she says everything, her personality definitely showed through. I looked forward to class but never the homework. Finally after reading over my final drafts of: My Past as a Writer, Problematic Essay and my Exploratory Research Paper I realize that I have dramatically improved my writing skills in every draft thanks to revisions and some positive criticism for Ms. Geary. I think I am now ready to take on the next step in the English world.
Without this elements the real meaning or content of the writing, when reading it or writing can be misunderstand. That year I started reading Goosebumps books, being familiar with sentence structure tense usage, new v... ... middle of paper ... ...riters we are free to express our opinions and ideas in our writing, and as readers we are certainly able to enjoy our readings. I now see reading and writing as a process that comes together, if we write well, we sure are going to read well. These two English concepts that are complementary that is why we should keep improving in both of them together. I am excited for college English in just a semester I have learned valuable reading and writing skills, I am hoping to learn a lot more new skills in my previous courses.
Before taking English 1A, I was a discouraged writer because as an English learner, I did not believe that I had any ability to be an acceptable writer. Therefore, I did not have any joy while I was doing writing assignments. However, I have gradually loved writing through this semester. I fortunately got plenty of helps from my classmates and professor; thus, my writing skills have gotten improved a lot. I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too.
As a senior student of Mansfield High School, I have learned to appreciate school administrators, teachers, and other faculty for their sufficient effort to making me succeed. I have taken it upon myself to take an English Composition class in high school rather than taking it in college. I have always had in interest in English, I had heard this was one of the hardest English classes you could take and so I accepted the challenge. This class does have many challenges and sometimes i get quite stumped, but I always try to get through with my work in a decent manner. All there is to do in this particular class is type up essays and revise them, nevertheless, book assignments in between.