For example, I have improved my pre-writing skills so I can write much more easily when I really start writing. Furthermore, professor and students in this class are really nice, so I have gotten a lot of helps from them; their helps motivate me to keep enhancing and improving myself. However, this is the worst class for me because English 1A is the most challenging class for me since I still have many writing weakness.
The thoughts running around in my head were telling me that this essay might be a little better than the pre-assessment. After all, Mrs. Robinson had proclaimed she graded harder to teach us, but there were still doubts in my head. I thought to would write something personal, since that was what I was used to and it worked well for me. Upsettingly, I spent time on this essay but didn’t use all the resources to my benefit. I didn’t read it aloud after being finished and go back and check to see what I wrote made sense.
I would have to say I enjoyed the challenge of this course. I do realize this course should not have been as challenging as it was, but due to my severe struggle when it comes to writing it was very difficult at times for me. However at the end of the day this course has made me a better writer and reader. I learned many valuable lessons and adopted many tools I can take with me into my latter years of my studies. I do now believe that because of this course I have a better ability of analyzing text for tests and papers, which will make me well-rounded and better student.
This was definite once I received the feedback given by ... ... middle of paper ... ...cessary for feeling confident in my writing and completing my essay three. As I complete my portfolio, my main focus is to emphasize the improvements of my writing by placing my worse essays first, followed by my best essays. This process will not only show how well my writing has excelled over the semester but also it will show that the peer review and conference sessions were very beneficial. This course has made realize that I love to write, as opposed to just being good at it. As far as any other information that I feel that shows my improvement as a writer I would like to include any and all of the information that from the reading assignments as well as any in class information that has helped with my writing skills over the semester.
Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote. I was more confident in my writing because I learned to improve my writing by making outline prior to beginning a paper. Without an outline, I would lose track of my thoughts, I would ramble and make common mistakes; it would be catastrophic. The purpose of an outline is similar to having d... ... middle of paper ... ...ize mistake to correct them. 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.
Errors like these have shown me that although I have improved on many things, I still need to spend more time editing and reviewing my own papers. When I first learned we would be peer editing in this class I was honestly a bit nervous because I have always been so self-conscious about my work. In my literacy narrative “New Beginnings” I shared personal information and did not want others to think differently of me, which made me hesitate weather or not peer editing was a good idea. I now realize there was nothing to worry about and peer editing did nothing but strengthen my paper. The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of.
Not to mention that in my second essay, I also was not able to proofread it either before submitting it. The sad part about it is that I had all the time in the world to proofread my essay and make it perfect. The result was that when my professor handed back the essay, I saw all his marks that I could have edited if I proofread it. This crushed me, for some of the mistakes I made were simple. My professor also commented that I needed to proofread my essay before submitting it.
However, the assignment was not asking to tell the story, the main theme is to write what shaped you as a whole. As a result, I got a poor grade and realized that this college level course was not the same as a high school writing course. In high school, I was only satisfied in completing the essay and receiving an A. What really ... ... middle of paper ... ...lized that there were many mistakes that I needed to fix in order to perfect my writing. I need to consider more about focusing on the topic and organizing for my writing, because it appeals to the audience more clear to the point.
This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup, but I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. Personally, I didn 't do so well on this particular essay, but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. A get out of jail free card was given when Mrs. Robinson said we could rewrite one of our first three essays.
The statement that stuck out the most was that I had way too many mechanical and grammatical errors. He also stated that I had done a good job analyzing the text, but I had missed the point of the assignment. With my new found determination to prove to myself that I could hone my skills, I went back and evaluated my writing. I quickly realized that I did in fact stray from the ideas of pathos, ethos and logos which was the purpose of writing essay one. I began to think of a way to solve this issue and came to the idea of having the rubric of the essay next to me while writing.