Constantly, students are introduced to concepts that are not relevant to any other course material or life experience, the question is then asked, how can one make meaning from writing and instruction? The application of writing dialogue allowed me to utilize the methods taught, therefore, allowing me to make it meaningful to my writing experience and the overall development of my writing ability. Students should always be challenged based on their highest potential, in my instruction of writing, I think that students will learn best if the instruction is relevant and rigorous in order to create meaning and
Writing proves daily to be a tool one can use in their own way to express themselves. Many teachers have their own approaches to teaching writing and not to say that they are not effective I just feel that if some people change their approach some of the problems I myself see can be changed by a change in the approach to teaching and assessing writing. Some issues I see are students not being exposed to different styles of writing, their writing assignments challenge their knowledge and remembrance instead of their analytical and critical thinking skills, and the way teachers assess writing. These problems are pretty I love writing and I have had good and bad experiences with teachers of writing. I believe one issue in the teaching of writing is the student’s exposition of different writing styles.
Now that we have discussed topics,texts, and in class writings lets wrap it all up. First year writing programs are an effective and necessary course for all average to below average writers. These courses will help students by teaching them to read and analyze course material, form an opinion and explain it. In this model of a first year writing class students will learn to conduct effective research and cite the sources used. Students will also engage in several in-class workshops that help them work on their craft.
This class not only made me a better writer, but gave me the ability to more effectively share whatever it is I have to say in a way that can be received and understood, maybe even enjoyed. I now see why this class is required and how it will help every student prepare for whatever it is they go on to do. UWrite1104 was not just a class I needs to fill for credit hours, but a class that gave me life skills that I will continue to use throughout my
Writing is an important part of everyone’s life, whether we use it in school, in the workplace, as a hobby or in personal communication. It is important to have this skill because it helps us as writers to express feelings and thoughts to other people in a reasonably permanent form. Formal writing forms like essays, research papers, and articles stimulates critically thinking. This helps the writer to learn how to interpret the world around him/her in a meaningful way. In college, professors motivate students to write in a formal, coherent manner, without losing their own voice in the process.
Editing, an area that has never been a strong suit of mine, is also taught in First Year Writing. Peer-editing is a valuable exercise in which students exchange drafts with their peers and edit them for each other. This process helped me greatly during the semester as my peers were able to point out flaws and faults in my essay that I would never have seen myself. This, i... ... middle of paper ... ...t response to my concern coming into college, First Year Writing helps increase responsibility and independence in students. By giving them time and space to develop their writing skills students are “empowered as agents responsible for their own learning” (Gere, 2).
I would like to start off with thanking you for having the time to review the work and effort that I have put into my English 101 Final Portfolio. In the time in class that I have had this quarter I have learned new techniques that I had not known before in writing, for example I have learned about how to build paragraphs in a correct formal way. In my work in the portfolio I hope to show how my skills as a writer have improved from the work I have done before. I plan to take the experience that I have had in this class and take it with me to help me improve as a student on other class topics. In the time that I have been in class I believe that it has helped me in a positive way to help me manage my time, along with building my confidence in writing.
The reasoning is to show how through all the writing process in the papers written in class has made my writing style improve. Now that the semester is coming to end i 'm coming to realize that my writing represents an argument that I stand for and defend with evidence to prove my point. One of the couple of reasons I feel that my writing style has improved has been the way I revise my work now compared to beginning of the semester. In other classes I had taken in high school we were assigned a topic to write about, and had a certain date it was due. The teacher would tell us to write the paper and revise it ourselves; occasionally the teachers would revise it for us, if we needed it but that wasn 't always the case.
I always try to practice my self-control and creativity in using quirky and stylistic writing in accordance with my writing because I realize that is my weakness as well as many other students. Besides, this is a course in which I find the spirit of helping each other in the study of students is very high. I think I have improved in teamwork skills including acquiring people's opinions, evaluating team members' posts and arranging team work for high efficiency. Besides, I also developed the ability to evaluate myself to be more complete. Attitude in learning is also important when making a self-assessment in this course.
343). I have seen students using the teachers’ writing as help for their own work therefore I would also use model writing to promote writing. Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) pointed out that as students get more knowledgeable they rely less on the teachers input (pg. 344). To differentiate the connection of reading and writing first involves looking at the readiness and interest of students.