Writing is an important and useful way to communicate with people. Without an essential writing skill, people may have difficulty communicating with others. In Pace University, English Department focuses on improving students writing by adding a workshop class to improve students ' writing. Over the course of the semester, I have learned a better technique and tips from Professor Boylan, reading an essay from authors and class discussion. 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 …show more content…
In discourse community essay, I decided to talk about the struggles that I had to face when I moved to New York. When I was writing this essay, I had no idea how to fix an essay to make a better essay, so Professor Boylan suggested me to go to writing center. Writing Center taught me a rereading technique, which helped me fix my grammar mistakes immediately. By rereading what I wrote before helped me fix my grammar mistakes instantly. After a session with the tutor, I had an idea about what difficulty I had to face to be in the United States.In my paper, I wrote about how difficult it was when I learned many different languages and had to stop using my mother tongue to adjust to Average American life. Using an English every day improves me in my writing and when I communicate with people in daily life. Making writing center visits helped me eliminate my grammar mistakes and taught me how important rereading technique can improve my writing. Grammar is one of the most important things in writing an
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
Throughout the semester i only learned few new things but i did improve and solidify my skill of writing. Before my first year of college my skills have always undermined by other high school english teachers and with that came disappointing grades. I am writing this paper as a reflection of the semester and the progress i have made as a writer. I now understand many things that my high school teachers have done a poor job demonstrating and i am grateful that i decided to take my own route in my education instead of their syllabus. I entered the semester with anxiety that i would perform as i did before but i clearly outdid my own expectations by receiving top grades on my essays.
Going into this course, I felt that the reading and writing skills I learned in high school were very beneficial in preparing me for an English college course. In high school, I was enrolled in GATE and AP English courses. In these classes, I was assigned several readings and was taught to actively read by doing annotations. I was to summarize the writer 's main points, to write down my own opinions, or to connect it to any personal experiences. These annotations helped me understand the writer 's message better because I was able to break down the things the writer said and only focused on the important points. Then, I was also able to form my own opinion on that topic by deciding whether I agreed or disagreed with the author’s opinion. Moreover, I used evidence from the text to support my argument.
Throughout this semester I have learned many ways of writing through two main essays literacy narrative and comparison and contrast. These two essays have taught me how to correctly fix my comma splices, thesis statements, and capitalization. I have engaged in numerous learning material during this summer class. Many times when I thought it would be hard to work on those three developments I never gave up. I gain more positive feedback from my teacher because he pointed out most of my mistakes I made on both literacy narrative and comparison and contrast essays to help me understand what is it that I need to work on. My development as a writer became stronger.
...e expectations are for a college level essay. Most of the students, including myself, typically despise writing because students are not properly taught how improve the right writing techniques. Students should still continue to use their critical thinking reading and writing skills because it will beneficial when they go to college or find jobs. With many different expectations from many college courses, students should try to master their critical reading skills because it will help them analyze and have a more in-depth understanding of the text. In order to improve their writing skills, students must get assistance from their professors, friends or the writing center. By reading aloud repetitively and spotting little mistakes, it will improve a student’s writing. In order to be successful in school and everyday life, students must use these necessary procedures.
At the beginning of the semester I had many issues with my grammatical errors in major assignments due to the fact I did not have the correct writing skills to perfect my grammatical errors in my major assignments and short answer responses. The review essay was the essay that I noticed that I had problem with grammatical errors. For exam...
Coming into this experience, I questioned where I would find my place in the Senate. In 2014 I came here as a page and was able to witness daily floor action, but I never had the opportunity to be a part of day to day office business. I knew I would be at the bottom of the totem pole as an intern, but I wanted to feel as if I was making an impact on Senator Reid’s last year in office. In an office as large as Harry Reid’s it is hard to feel as if you are making an impact. I had the misconception that I would be working closely with him; however, thus far I have only spoken with the Senator one time. Within the first week I readjusted my expectations to try and find my role within the office. I was still doubting the impact I would make here this summer. With the Senator retiring, the office is tending to run particularly slow. When available, work was handed down to us by the Legislative Correspondents. Work primarily consisted of covering hearings, attending briefings, and doing research. When given the opportunity, I have worked as hard as possible to complete tasks to my best ability in hopes of getting more work in the future. As I may
Writing plays an important role in our everyday live because it is an inevitable part of life. We have different styles of writing, and some of us may use it daily to communicate with our families, friends, coworkers, and customers. If we are a businessperson, our writing will focus on business letters. If we are a preschool teacher, our style of writing will look like journals, note takings, and reports. If we are students, most of your writings are about class assignments like discussion, journal, research paper. However, not everyone can have writing skills, and some of us have still been struggling with writing skills. As a college student, writing plays a huge part in my school life, and I still have many struggles in my writing. In this essay, I will mention about the strength and weakness in my writing, and I will also discuss informal and formal writing.
In the beginning of the English Composition 1 course, I felt as if I was not a very good writer. A lot of what I learned in high school was completely different than that of my college English course. Over the course of this semester our class worked on several different types of essays which include scholarly discourse, discourse community analysis, a persuasive paper, and finally a critical reflective essay. After almost completing the course, I feel like I have grown to become a more prepared writer because of all of the useful information that I have learned. Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course. I am convinced that everything that I have learned this current semester will be transferrable to all of my future classes because I will most likely have to write other scholarly essays, lab reports, and so on. Some of the many things that I have learned over the semester are that when writing a thesis statement you must include everything that you plan to talk about in your paper. Also learned is that feedback helps with your growth and allows for you to fix the things you did wrong in the next paper, because you will know what to do and what not to do. All of these things can be used in my future classes throughout my college career. This essay reflects on how my writing of English Composition essays has grown, or benefited from continuous revising, visiting the Writing Center, and implementing the feedback I have received from my instructor.
The writing process has always been a constant struggle of mine throughout high school. I was never taught the process well enough to get better at it. Writing essays wasn’t a common task to do at my school. I have been working on my writing and this chapter helped me realize what I need to work on during this class and be aware of.
Over the course of this fall semester, my development as a writer have transformed positively. I feel more confident organizing my ideas because my literacy development has improved. Specific improvements that I can recall reflecting back to the three major assignments in this course are the thesis statement construction, forming my ideas together and write clear sentences. Another personal accomplishment would be the understanding and implementation of the rhetorical terms. Throughout my years in college, mainly I had struggle writing in English because English is my second language. However, I used all the tools and knowledge available resulting in a noticeable progress as a writer.
Throughout this semester, I have seen improvement in my writing. Coming into this class, I was not confident in my writing and was hard on myself. Furthermore, I felt like my writing was basic and didn’t grab the reader’s attention. Despite me being unsure about my writing, I have strengths in choosing good quotes that support my topic. I have improved and learned that it is important to stay on topic and have proper citations. To my surprise, I have learned skills in English 1157 that will help me continue to improve my writing.
When this class first started, I had a different perspective of what a good writer should implement in their work. At first, I believed that the quantity of the words that I wrote carried more weight than the quality of my words. During my time in this class, I would focus on getting my ideas down rather than organizing my writing into to explain concrete topics and ideas. With the knowledge I have acquired in this class, I have learned to how to organize my essays, how to watch out for grammar errors, and how to improve one the shortcomings of my writing.
During the course of this semester; the variety of writing styles and essays assigned to me in my communication skills class encouraged the development of my writing skills, as well as provided me with more self-assurance in my abilities. My writing, research, and presentation abilities enhanced through practice, determination, and the understanding I gained during this course. With every single writing assignment, I learned new innovative approaches and skills, which enhanced my abilities to improve my thoughts logically, enabling me to write more clearly, and to organize my papers more effectively. At the beginning of this semester; despite the fact that I already knew the terminology MAP: message, audience, purpose; I never really understood the significance of MAP. For this reason, my writing lacked clarity, organization, and my writings appeared less focused on the topics. As a result my research papers and essays did not flow as smoothly from one passage to the next. Furthermore, I was unaccustomed with the precise procedures used when writing an essay. For instance, my previous classes before college, although requiring a reference page, did not require me to include proper citations in my writings. After evaluating the quality of my writing toward the end of the semester, I recognized vast improvements in several areas of my writing. By concentrating on the beginning stages of my writings, I could distinguish ahead of time my audience and my message. As a result, my essays are clear, and I remain on topic. In addition to that using transition phrases efficiently also helps my writing to flow smoothly. The proper use of transitions makes my writings easy to follow from one topic to the next. I also learned that pre-writing...
From the incident, I learned a lot about myself; how I want my actions to reflect what I want in life. I also learned how my actions could have had much more severe consequences than I received. I have always been a good kid – I make straight A’s (and some B’s), I have always been in involved in extracurricular activities in both high school and college. However, though I try to make my case for being a good kid and a good student, I did not justify the type of person I am with the decision I decided to make the night of January 16, 2016.