After a session with the tutor, I had an idea about what difficulty I had to face to be in the United States.In my paper, I wrote about how difficult it was when I learned many different languages and had to stop using my mother tongue to adjust to Average American life. Using an English every day improves me in my writing and when I communicate with people in daily life. Making writing center visits helped me eliminate my grammar mistakes and taught me how important rereading technique can improve my writing. Grammar is one of the most important things in writing an
It helped me do well in school because I would have all that extra training with reading and writing. I learned that teaching someone helped me remember the material much better. I had her explain things to me just like I would to her. It helped me understand how hard it is to understand the English language because a lot of it does not make sense. I learned that I had should not talk normally to her because she does not understand, so I had to talk with basic English.
I now actually dare myself to investigate an author’s work as acu... ... middle of paper ... ...em up. The first English class I took at Virginia State University had actually assisted me in removing that horrid impulsion and write an essay worth writing with improved ideas that comes with added support. I was taught how to write numerous styles of essays in a lot of various arrangements. My writing has really improved in this writing course. This course has slowly taught and is still teaching me how to not write like I am still in high school.
I was confused while writing is a main point in my major. Before my university career, in order to adapt new language environment, my advisor recommended me to take English Second Language lesson. Indeed, I learned too much from the ESL. My vocabulary and spoken skill was promoted. However, writing was still a block for me.
From each of my previous English classes from summer 2014 to summer 2015, I have learned a new method on writing a good essay and same method that I have learned previously. When learning the new method of writing a good essay, it was hard as I got too used to doing the regular way of writing an essay. That would be the reason why I would struggle sometime to write a good paper as each English class I take would learn a new unique or same method. I am getting better as I steadily improving my weak points in my paper, but I would still have some problems with grammars in most of my paragraphs, which is the reason why I would go to learning center and have peers review to see where I should change and improved the essay. Learning same and different methods from each English class is difficult to get used to and it takes little by little to develop an excellent paper to turn in.
Writing can be a challenge to foreign students, but taking the writing courses and understanding the writing process are very important and stepping stone for further education. During my EN 101A semester, I had worked particularly on the use of the writing process particularly on writing a vibrant thesis statement which offers a concise solution to the issue being addressed. I had struggled to improve my expository writing through working at the writing center. In addition, I had also worked on improving my critical thinking which helped me to develop analytical skills in an effort to add my own thoughts, contemplate a particular topic and analyze important issues. My weakest area in essay development during the semester was identifying a clear thesis statement which was crucial part of the writing process.
My ultimate goal in writing and reading is to get advance and go beyond my expertise. I only wanted to obtain new knowledge in writing and reading, but the first year learning goals helped me understand what I need to work on to achieve my ultimate goal. I have learned to read variety of texts and write different styles of writing in English. The work I have done in each semester has fulfilled almost all of the first year learning goals. Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader.
For the first project, I had to write a letter to my classmate about his or her project. “I wrote down my ideas and opinions about other student’s essay. Because I knew most of the English rules, I wanted to give my advice to the other students in order to avoid stupid mistakes for them in the future”(___). Due to the short class time, writing the informal essays increased my writing speed and improved my speaking skills too. The chance of giving advice to the other students about their projects helped me being certain about my English grade in the
In this course we have read many great examples of reflective writing, Andrew Sullivan’s “What Is a Homosexual?” is a great example of a reflective essay. I believe that reflective essays are a great way for others to show how they feel about something they experienced. Throughout high school, my English classes were based more around persuasive essays, rather than a variety of writings I have learned in English 1100. It seems like in high school all the teachers were concerned about was for the students to persuade people in our writings, in which ... ... middle of paper ... ...from the get go. Between work, school, and just getting situated here in Ohio, I have found that planning my days our ahead of time helps me know what is scheduled and it helps me to schedule my homework and studying in open slots.
I knew that I wasn?t perfect but I knew that I would have to work on my vocabulary because in my country we usually didn?t speak proper English and I knew that the way that you talk is the way you would normally read and it?s the way you would write. I knew that I would have to throw away my bad English and learned English the right way. I feel excellent about reading now and I am more confident than before. I fee... ... middle of paper ... ...proud of. Two things in which I learned this year and I think will be important is to not repeat myself when writing and if your introduction paragraph is not engaging to any readers no one would want to read your essay and it introduces the part of your writing.