With the feedback from fellow classmates and Dr. Eldred I have continued to better my writing skills. One skill I always use is that I make a box outline, I learned this in high school. It allows me to see what certain points I would like to cover in each paragraph and also lets me know how many paragraphs I need to cover all my information. My main weaknesses with all my papers were summarizing too much, citing quotes, and not having a good thesis. I’ve always struggled with coming up with a supportive, specific thesis.
My professor also commented that I needed to proofread my essay before submitting it. After this experience, I made sure that I have time to proofread in-class essays and to always proofread essays before submitting them. Reading my essay over and over again is tiring. However, by proofreading my essay, I would have the chance to edit mistakes. This lesson helped me be a better writer by catching mistakes that can confuse my readers.
Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school. When I am first taking English 120, I have decided to take all the help that are available to minimize grammar mistakes, better sentence structures, and better vocabularies usage. Reading an article or essay before every class improves my vocabulary usage, Doing discourse community essay shows me a way to express my feeling about being
At the start of writing Peer Review Essay #1 I had many top... ... middle of paper ... ...me and unnecessary, but the process of feedback and revision was essential, it not only helped me fix my errors, but it also allowed me to reassess and better structure my essay. As a result I believe that the progress I have made in my writing during the course of English 1B has changed my negative views of writing. As silly as it may sound to say that my fears about writing papers have been defeated, they have. Whether they are short reviews or extensive research papers, I have become more comfortable in writing. I have not only learned how to write and express myself more effectively, by organizing my critical thoughts, but most importantly I have learned that review and revision is an essential part of the writing process.
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.
Throughout the year in Pre-AP English Literature I have learned a lot of information on the writing process. Through various writing assignments, I have learned to identify my strengths and weaknesses by reviewing my essays and writing reflections to look back on my improvements and my accomplishments. These perennial writing experiences I have done in class, as well as outside of class, have develop my writing skills tremendously by focusing on the pattern of the CEW structure, along with a clear, precise thesis that helps create a main idea and theme to follow while writing. Although, I feel my writing has gotten better, I feel there are a lot of improvements to be made that can help me reach the next level in my senior English class as well
Grammar skill is such an important aspect of writing because it makes written content more readable. Through my instructor’s helpful critiques of my writing, I became aware of my issues with proper composition and grammar. I accomplished this by taking the small steps to become a better writer. I now learned take time to prepare and revise my papers. I have spent many hours working on my grammar from comma rules to proper capitalization.
People are always in a haste when they try to express their feelings verbally, however, in the case of writing those feelings, it becomes a challenge. It takes practice and commitment to improve ones writing; with this class I have been able to do so. Through this class, I have learned skills on how to properly express those feelings. In addition, this class was a big transition from high school, however, it has helped me to improve my writing skills. Even though I have improved, I still have weaknesses that I would hope to improve on in EN 102.
Another new thing I have been doing throughout the course of this class is making drafts of each essay. The drafting process has become crucial to me because I am always critiquing my essay and finding mistakes.
Throughout this semester in English 102, I feel that my writing and analytical skills have improved. I have always had trouble in writing ever since I was young kid. In my essays I would have words misspelled or my sentences would not flow because I would leave words left out. This course has taught me to always revise my essay and read it out loud to check for mistakes. I have also really learned to analysis different things like advertisements, books, articles, and other things that were assigned throughout this course.