Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
Learning is one of the most important concepts that I hold dear to my heart. In order to advance in life that is something you must be able to do. I have learned many different things from various places, but in this year alone, I have learned a tremendous amount of material in honors English 1301. Not only did my professor, Mrs. Minkel, give me the tools needed to make successful scholarly papers, although it came with some challenges, she also provided her students with the tools needed to be a great student overall. As a student, I have learned many different skills that I will take with me throughout my journey from this course.
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 learned new ways olf intergrating quotes such as the indirect quote, which I used barely before I came to this class.What I noticed in my papers this semester is that this part of my writing has improved a lot : I was able to intergrate my quotes in my paper organically and with ease. In the past it felt like I was doing some of these methods, because it seemed like the thing my teachers wanted rather than it helping my paper. Something else that was fixed with time that dealt with my paper organization was my word count. When instructors would give me a word limit many times I would find myself going over it; however, with time I was able to keep some points concise to downsize my
I was mistaken. Therefore, because of the rigorous essay work each essay brought, I learned more about how to write different pieces and grow from my “failure”. When enrolling into Composition 1, I had a fixed idea that it was going to be an easy A, since I wrote in my spare time. This class
As a first year college student this course has taught me many core aspects to writing and critical thinking. Writing has not been one my strongest points in education, but I feel this course has helped me make strides in writing in many ways. This course has enlightened me on various aspects of writing and has taught me many different ways of writing quality essays. A few things that this course has taught me is how construct an acceptable thesis statement, how to prove my points in body paragraphs, and how to properly cite sources. Although I have learned an immense deal of writing skills within this course there some things I feel I can improve upon, such as, introductions and properly heading papers.
Also through practice this semester I was better able to write a concrete thesis statement, something I was puzzled with in my previous English courses. Now I am more confident in my writing, but I still believe that there are certain areas in my writing that could use some improvement. During this semester I have been able to look at my previous essay and see the progress that I have made. With my prologue essay there are countless grammar and spelling mistakes. I take this into account now because I have learned to reread my essays before deciding whether or not they are finalized.
Therefore, I am aware that I have to provide my audience with a good introduction. Writing for an audience with a specific purpose depending on the type of essay has helped me improve my writing a lot. I quickly came to understa... ... middle of paper ... ...was a challenge, I have always been encouraged and motivated to constantly improve my writing from feedback by the instructor. My current strengths are coming up with good store of grammar knowledge and also a wider vocabulary, but my weaknesses are still punctuation and sometimes spelling. I feel that I need to work harder on these skills.
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.
I can use my purpose as an author to craft a message that will influence my audience and meet their expectations. I have been using this knowledge in my other classes and I have seen improvement; for example, with my SDV portfolio (insert hyperlink) I met the expectations of Professor Morrison and received a god grade. That is proof of my hard work and understanding of rhetorical knowledge. Another concept we went over was the Appeals triangle (insert notes). With that I learned about Ethos, Pathos, and logos.