As I chose to take this class and better my writing skills at a college level, I knew this class was going to be difficult. With a total of four essays to write I knew I had to be on my game from the beginning. Throughout durations of this class, I have learned how to become more responsible, plan ahead of time, and how to become a better writer. With each mistake made i have been able to learn and improve. An Ad Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Narrative, and an Argumentative Essay are the four papers we had to write for the course. The first and hardest essay we had to write was the Ad Analysis. The reason this essay was the most difficult is because we had to pick choose an ad that had enough content to write a thorough paper on. After finding our ad, the process began. We were required to analyze what made the ad most effective. After finally figuring how to write this essay the writing was easy. The grade I received was an eighty-five, which I considered a success. But once I looked over my paper and saw all the mistakes I made, I knew I had to work harder and prepare better for my next one. …show more content…
The process for this essay was longer and more complicated.We were required to compare the feudal system to our school district. Also, we had to research two different systems and compare their similarity and differences. The process of this essay was more difficult, but the writing was much easier than the Ad Analysis. Although they both were the same type of essay, I knew more about this topic and that made the essay smooth and easier to write. As I worked I remembered all the mistakes I made in my first essay, knowing I could not make those mistakes again. Preparing more and reading more about my topic enabled my essay to be better than the first
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On this essay the main difficult I had was failure to discuss one topic statement in one paragraph. On each paragraphs there were a mix up idea that it was difficult for a reader to fully understand the main message on each paragraph. The other difficulty I had was using a proper punctuation. I have tried to address those issues with reading English punctuation resources and also from a wonderful feedback I got from my professor. Furthermore, during developing this essay, I have learned different steps of writing an organized essay. Starting from brain storming, writing a draft, proof reading and editing. Those steps were a helpful tool to write a wonderful
As the semester finally approaches the finish line, I revisit my past work to compare and contrast how this class has developed me into a successful writer at the college level. Throughout the year my writing style has developed and become broader as I have learned how to incorporate more of my personal views as well as reliable, unbiased information. This portfolio is a representation of how many things I have learned along the way while being an English 102 student.
However, when it came time to write the essay, I was confronted with my old enemy, writing. Writing and I have a history, I have never enjoyed being in the presence of writing, due to its both mentally and physically taxing requirements. Despite our deeply rooted feud, there are times where I cannot simply dismiss writing, and generally with help such as guided activities, exemplars, and therapy; Writing and I can put aside our differences for a brief moment of time. One example of this is in my argument, In the beginning sentence I feel that I was able to reach what was expected of me by created a strong counter argument and quickly proving it wrong: “Some might argue that if an individual has grown fond of an illusion, then why wake them from that joy? Now, that is a fair point, but as we see in the book, if they wake up, they realize how unhappy they truly are.” As I face more and more of these assignments where I am forced to implement writing, I grow more accustomed to the process. Writing might not be my ideal major, but I understand its importance. While I dread typing a 5 page essays, I know they are coming. Better I struggle know and learn than struggle later and
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.
This semester has taught me a great deal about how to develop my rhetorical, persuasive, and reflective writing skills. In the rhetorical essay, I believe my skills revolving around analyzing evidence to support my claims were improved drastically. My rhetorical analysis introduced me to that a direct correlation between tone and what a writer is trying to prove must be present if an argument is going to be strong and effective. My persuasive essay forced me to focus on my tone and diction, as I chose to discuss a very controversial topic that is currently a major social issue within the United States as of today. Prior to writing this essay, I have never thoroughly considered how my audience might respond to my opinions and the evidence used
After reading the two pieces from Yancey, and Royster and Kirsch, I thought for a while about what the word ‘reflection’ means to me. I have never looked at the word in relation to my writing. Writing has never been a strong (or favorite) suit of mine. I have always despised re-reading/ revising my paper, for the fear of not wanting to seem inadequate to other writers (I would compare it to that of hearing your own voice on a recording, thinking, “Do I really sound like that?”). Besides writing, I would best describe reflection as looking at the past, and analyzing your feelings during that period as well as your current feelings for what took place. I used to not use reflective practices in my daily life, but this year I made it a goal
I can honestly say I am a horrible reader and a writer at the same time. My goal for this essay was to reflect on what I learned. From analyzing my writing, I can assure that I have problems understanding the question. In order for someone to learn how to be better at something it is by practicing. That’s what this class has taught me. From my first essay having to choose a topic and finding an answer to this problem Martinez, Magdeli” Exloratory.”2017. Which seem like an easy topic that had a lot of work to do To my second essay which I had no idea what I was doing. Since I have never done that type of essay before. That’s what I like about this writing class. Been challenge putting myself in a position that makes me think about the topic.
Writing this essay was difficult because I had to remember events that had occurred in the past; one of the challenges, was trying to place everything in order, and be as accurate as possible. It was also difficult for me to write about a life experience that had made a big impact in my life. I felt successful as I reflected on my story and realized I had come a long way. During this process I learned that I have to do multiple organizers to have coherent ideas. I also learned that I have to have at least three or four drafts before I let anyone else edit. I write and then change things and I do this about three or four times before I am convinced with my writing.
Taking a writing course is the fundamental structure to gain reading and writing techniques to become a successful learner in everyday life professionally and educationally. The skills that I will learn in this course will directly transfer to my other college courses. Taking English 1010 will help me think more critically and rhetorically. Writing is not only an important academic skill, but it’s also an important skill in any career field. Almost all jobs require you to have some form of writing on the job to be considered qualified. For example, nurses write medical reports on patients. Learning how to become a better reader and writer will help me become more successful in college.
organization, and word choice. All other essays were critiqued by my peers. With the help of
The first paper was the synthesis essay and it was by far the most challenging of the three. I did not even know where to start. I read both our books description and the classroom descriptions of the essay many times before starting. When it was time to put ink to paper, I had a good understanding of what the paper was supposed to be about. The analysis and breaking down of my subject (opiate addiction), was something I was familiar with from other classes. It was once they were deconstructed; trying to put it back together in a new way was the challenge. This forced me to work closely with my sources and gain a deeper understanding than what I was accustom to.
Going into this class, I was quite scared. Throughout my high school years, all the teachers would tell us that college papers are a minimum of ten pages long and the professors grade critically. I did not have English teachers in the past who guided me through my writing, they just would slap a grade on it. English was my first class of my first college day.
...larify the structure and destination in which I was headed. By revising my essays I was able to make the content and message seem more important and made the final drafts seem a slight degree better than the originals, but the finals were better nonetheless. The instructor did a very good job in guiding me and helping find my way into writing by focusing on some of the problems I was facing and clarified them so that I would better understand them. The instructor helped me expand on my grammatical by helping me discover what it was that I lacked while constructing basic sentence structure; the usage of commas and semi-colons, quotations, and how to sight titles of books and articles within an essay. This English 101 course I have attended has helped me develop better writing skills as well as helped me create more profound essays and a very satisfying research paper.
Going into my writing class of the semester, I thought that I was going to hate coming to class every Tuesday and Thursday but I was completely wrong because this class was very different from my writing and critical reading class that I took in high school. I was nervous about having to take this class because both of my older sisters used to complain about their gen-ed writing classes. After the first few days of going to our class, I was no longer nervous about this class because the class was run differently than my other writing classes. Instead of only focusing on one or two major essay, we would usually have short assignments due each class followed by a discussion. I also realized that Professor Almjeld wanted to make her writing classes
I needed to take everything I have learned and apply that essay if i had any chance of passing the class. This essay was one of two that I needed to pass. I was nervous, trust me I was very nervous. The only thing that was going through my head was the thought of not passing. Then having to be under pressure for the last essay of the semester. I didn’t want to be in that position. For hours, i would sit at the computer and just stare at a blank screen. I had a tough time getting the essay going. Taking constant breaks to help clear my mind up. After a while I was able to find my flow and I began to write. In class Bill would always tell us to do research, to better support our examples and back up our thesis. During the process, I would have my classmate scan over my essay so that he could tell me where my strongest and weakest points were. One thing that would get to me was when Bill would read my essay and tell me that I could make it better. And I knew I could, i just didn 't know how. I kept reading my essay over and over telling my myself how can I improve it more than what it already is. Bill would always tell me that I needed a strong hook, something to draw the reader in. A strong fact or personal story was good way of providing it. During the third essay, citations was another thing we covered. I already knew how to cite properly but what we covered was a refresh of it. At the end, I really felt that I had failed the