That sentence could use better organization, different vocabulary, and less... ... middle of paper ... ...take, but those things happen and I had to suffer the consequences. I’m not going to say that I didn’t learn in this class because I did. I learned how to correctly organize my thoughts into good arguments with fact to back them up. I learned how to change my tone when I speak to different audiences. Still, I don’t think this semester was as much about me learning, as me accepting that fact that I’m not the greatest writer in the world.
After using pre-writing skills and techniques, I notice that my essays are much more organized; and thus, my essays are no... ... middle of paper ... ... essay looks so discontinuous. I realize that to make my article better, the transition between paragraphs are really important because it can give readers a sense of what I am talking about. Through this semester, I believe that this is the best class I ever take, but on the other hand, this is the worst class I ever take. The reason why I believe this is the best class for me is because I have improved my writing skills a lot through English 1A. For example, I have improved my pre-writing skills so I can write much more easily when I really start writing.
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.
Before I took this class, I always feel like writing is a long, and difficult process. But now, I think that as long as I take my time, take one step at a time, then the writing process won’t be as difficult as I imagine. It’s always hard on the first step but it get easier once you get your ideas down on your first draft. Some writing are more difficult than others. Different writing have different requirements, some require more time than
I wrote the introduction one day then worked on the remainder of the essay over the next three days. Once I had the introduction thought out I knew exactly where I wanted the story to go. I re-read the essay twice to make sure I did not leave any important details out of the story I was telling. Proofreading is no one’s favorite part of writing and I am certainly no different. I did not spend as much time proofreading as I should have.
Once I got a F on an essay I felt sad and said I 'll never try again.Then for some reason I decided to keep writing and got a B on it which made me feel good because if I didn’t have the will to keep writing my grade would be a disaster. I feel that having a good imagination pushes me to want to keep writing because the more I imagine the more I want to write it down. Having the energy to write is a great strength in my opinion because many people love to slack off and leave the work for last. It 's always better to get it done early so you have more time to look over it
It has helped me make a good start and saved me time. One thing I find difficult with this essay is develop a good thesis since I kept on changing it because I kept adding more topics for my idea which means I had to revise the outline too. Although I was a bit struggling with the thesis, the in-class assignments had also helped me add some information that can be added to my main idea such as the quiz about the literary analysis in the story for “A Temporary Matter” and the group discussions about the same story. Moreover, one of my weaknesses in this piece is the sentence structure which means I need to pay attention to the language, punctuation in order to develop a strong and consistent narrative. One thing that I would like to improve on this piece is MLA citation since I tend to sometimes forget to use proper MLA in text citation.
Most importantly, “I need to keep writing a first draft until I figure out what I want to say” (Sommers 384). Lammott describes this process as “shitty drafts” (2). That meant me jotting down everything that I felt that was important and later mold it together as if it was meant to be. It is a “constant process that can go on forever” (Sommers 384). Writing is not meant to be short and easy that is why I need to stop relying on a structure that can no longer help me in what we call real writing especially in college .It takes time and finesse something that I lack clearly but the results are promising compared to the five paragraph essay structure.
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.
However, breaking up the work I have to do would definitely cause me to feel less anxious about completing work on time. I tend to ignore and put off tasks because they seem to be an enormous effort. In fact, I even procrastinated writing this paper because task of writing this paper seemed to be too much effort, and the thought of writing it was anxiety-inducing. Next time, when I have an assignment I need to do, I can easily break it up into smaller, less intimidating parts. For instance, if I had a paper to write, I could create an outline one day, write a draft the next, and revise the paper until I felt that it was perfect.