For this course, I found it very interesting to plan and outline my essays based off writing about something that has to do with my major. I especially found getting research and outlining for the research essay very interesting. I have revised my reading skills throughout this course. I have never really gone out of my way to read books on my own. This is why I believe it may be a bit harder for me to comprehend articles or books when it is required of me to read them.
Collecting data for any essay is very important. It helps you analyze traits, gives evidence or explains a situation, person or a thing. For this particular essay I have chosen argumentative essay to explain the improvement to my writing process because that is an essay I had put lot of time in. Moreover, it was something I was a little confident about because when I read it, it had a weightage of knowledge. While collecting data, I was very conscious about the source and bookmarked them for later use.
I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too. I am really proud that I have enhanced my pre-writing skills, writing structure and revising skills and have learned how to write an effective thesis statement and how to deal with rhetorical analysis. However, I still have lots of deficiencies in my articles, such as grammar problem and the lack of logical transition. In the past, I used to start writing an essay without writing an outline. I even did not brainstorm before I began to write.
Overall writing still takes me on a journey I enjoy traveling on because it is a world of the unknown, until you the writer creates it’s image. Through this course, I have gain my love for writing again. Even the simple writing assignments in this course enticed me to write in a way to bring my audience on the journey I went on while completing this assignment. Outline are my road maps in successfully completing an assignment because they help me to navigate and organize my thoughts. Although I have an outline to guide me through my thought process, grammar usage is a hindrance, which is what I wish to improve on in EN 102 by rebuilding my knowledge of grammar from scratch.
I feel it is more organized and the content is more concentrated on the topic. I enjoyed writing my definition essay and the reminiscence essays because of this. Also I learned that no challenge is impossible from writing my informational and portrait of a writer essays. Even though I found each very difficult, I soon found out it just takes practice. I have been introduced to different writing styles of writing and endured a lot of criticism, as well as positive feedback.
However, it was also different from other essays I have written because I got to choose the topic and I haven’t ever got to choose the topic I wanted to write about. One thing that I learned from writing this essay was how to write a counterargument and rebuttal because I have never had to write one before. This essay helped me with all of my other essays regarding counterarguments and rebuttals. One thing that I will do different because of this essay is how I go about finding my resources. With essay two I had a little trouble finding credible sources, so I knew that this was something that I needed to work on.
Writing should have been something so first nature to me, but through the help of Mrs. Hermanson and her positive attitude, eager to teach, and nurturing nature, I felt unafraid to make mistakes, I became more confident in my writing and ready take on the world of writing. When I was required to write my first essay, I was so nervous due to the lack of confidence I had in
In the writing process of this speech I began to research the topic to gather context as well as an understanding of the topic. I pulled sources and read and annotated texts so that I may write an understanding essay. This topic was not an easy one because there was not a lot of information I could find for but I did find helpful articles that aided me in writing the essay. In revision changes that were made that was again expanding on key points and ideas and those changes are evident throughout the essay. When deciding and comparing feedback the most prominent factor to be done was more analysis.
Once... ... middle of paper ... ...ing anymore.” I have now come to rely on one to two people to read my work with a fresh eye to catch any minor details such as grammar and basic sentence structure that I tend to keep missing after reading my essay. This has become an important part of the proofreading step of the writing process. Even with the help of an outline to organize my thoughts, I don’t always get the words written cohesively. Through each Milestone I have rediscovered the true importance of each step in the writing process. Outlining my thoughts and ideas on my essay topic is essential to building an organized draft.
Therefore, I am aware that I have to provide my audience with a good introduction. Writing for an audience with a specific purpose depending on the type of essay has helped me improve my writing a lot. I quickly came to understa... ... middle of paper ... ...was a challenge, I have always been encouraged and motivated to constantly improve my writing from feedback by the instructor. My current strengths are coming up with good store of grammar knowledge and also a wider vocabulary, but my weaknesses are still punctuation and sometimes spelling. I feel that I need to work harder on these skills.