In this class you actually write a journal first, pretty much a rough draft and you submit it for a grade, not in every class you get to do this. This is what helped me get better grades on my essays because then I know what I need to work on. In other classes you do your rough draft, but you do not get to submit it. You check your work yourself and most of the time you miss the mistakes you made or sometimes you’re unaware that you made a mistake in the first
At first I was confused that we had to add our own views because in high school, we were always told that we were not allowed to do that because no matter what essay we were going to write, our opinion was not allowed. I thought that the idea of adding my thoughts and viewpoints was going to be easy, but when I got my first essay back, I was lacking the “I say” of the essay. So we were given chapters in the They Say, I Say to help with our problems. And throughout the whole semester I was working on perfecting that, I got better, but there was still some work that I had to put in to
These strengths and weaknesses is what helped me learn the errors I was making while writing essays this semester. My first writing weakness was deciding what to write about. I had to read the essay topic over and over again to understand what it was asking for. I would worry that I wouldn’t understand the topic correctly. While writing the essay I was scared to get out of topic and write about something else I wasn’t supposed to write about.
English class in high school used to be one of the classes I dreaded the most. From discussions to numerous essays that we were required to participate in, I disliked it all. Don’t get me wrong, the subject of English itself is something that I enjoy--the teachers however are a different story. I would have to say that my first semester of college English was a major turning point for my love-hate relationship of this class. Over these few months I have grown as a writer and learned new and useful skills for the future.
My teacher tried to helped me about my writing, reading, and grammars. However, it failed misery. I failed so bad for the whole year. My teacher realized that I didn’t do so well in the class so she decided to let me redo all my old assignments. I redo all assignments and managed to pass the class with a
I was mistaken. Therefore, because of the rigorous essay work each essay brought, I learned more about how to write different pieces and grow from my “failure”. When enrolling into Composition 1, I had a fixed idea that it was going to be an easy A, since I wrote in my spare time. This class
When I first enter the class I saw myself as a writer that needed a lot of work. I knew my writing needed work because of my high school English teachers, they once told me that my writing needed a lot of work and was not college material. This statement became a reality once I received my first essay grade and feedback from my professor. I was still stuck in the high school mindset of the five paragraphs, and was unsure how to write a clear thesis statement. For example, in my first essay I had no clear thesis because I was only briefly taught how to write one my senior year of high school.
When you take on a job, that job is to be made to work around your school schedule. There were many days I needed to stay after school for a test retake or just for some help. I thought that because I had a job now I couldn’t put my school first. I made this mistake many time. I took a Chemistry unit test and did not do so good on the test, the teacher had retakes the next following days after school.
Self Reflection Over this semester I have written a lot of essays. I have learned a lot from writing them. I believe I have progressed as a writer during this time. The actual quality of my writing has not improved as far as I can tell, but I have gotten better at getting myself to write even if I am at a loss for words and do not know what to say. One of the patterns I have stuck to is using first person.
With this fall semester coming to an end, I have been reflecting about my writing skills. Before I took this class, I used to believe that I know how to make a good paper but I was wrong. Writing is one of my weakest skills I have, but this class helped me on how to make a better and well-constructed essay. This letter will show how I have improved from the writing assignments that was assigned. All writing assignments are challenging for me.