English 1010 was exactly the class I needed to improve myself as an assertive reader and writer. This semester, I have learnt not only about genre and genre selection, but also using concise language, sources, improving drafting skills and overcoming writers block. In How to Write Anything, the various genres and sub genres were displayed. This has helped to me to identify the genre of any paper based on the type paper I’m completing. For Example, I know that if I’m completing a product review, the genre of that paper is Evaluation.
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 process of writing and revising of my first paper for English Composition 1 benefited from the various resources offered at the University of Oklahoma. The first paper that I wrote was the scholarly discourse pa... ... middle of paper ... ...xplaining it with relevant sources and research. Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on.
In writing these essay, I learned a lot about how to organize a paper, how to link them with bridging sentences and how to find the right word choice and word form. In English Composition 2I, I believe I ended up as a better writer and more qualified to the next level English Composition courses. I also believe I still have a lot to improve, especially my grammar, and I will keep practicing and using the online resources to help me with my grammar. I really appreciate every effort you put in this class and thank you for helping me become a better writer.
Midterm Reflection Composition 1101 has introduced me to many new reading and writing techniques. I have improved my skills with these techniques. I have learned how to take notes based off of an outline chart. Also, I am learning many new technical ways to maneuver my way to an informational and well written paper. I have learned multiple strategies below to guide me in the most effective ways to improve my writings.
Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader. Goal#1 is “To help students understand the ways that readers read and writers write in and beyond university.” Some of the texts which I have read last semester which has left a huge impact on me are “Unteaching the Five Paragraph Essay” by Foley, “Mother Tongue” by Tan “Teaching Standard English…” by Christensen and last but
Reflective Introduction I began the semester with some knowledge of the different types of writing, and I learned why my audience is so important. Knowing my audience helps me make decisions on what information to include in my papers, how I should arrange my information, and what kind of supporting details will be necessary for my reader to understand what I am presenting. I learned that tone in writing can be very powerful, and I liked how I could express my attitude through my papers. I discovered tones can change rapidly or remain the same throughout a piece of text. The class and I have been working on group activities such as Peer Review Forms, Inquizitive, D2L’s every Tuesday, and four paper packets.
This essay argues that I have improved in this class. First, I have improved in this class, because I have improved my reading. The goal that I had for improving my reading in my introduction essay was to not zone out and miss half the chapter of any books I read that I find boring. I have improved on this through being able to read more closely and find mean in what I read as well as researching the book beforehand to get a better understand of the plot of books I do not like. I have been able to this skill of reading more closely when writing my research paper for both this class and others.
Also, I have trouble with when I use a quote from a book how to introduce it and explain why I chose it. I hope to overcome these obstacles next semester. However, I feel my strengths were collecting information after I understood what I was reading and also adding evidence in my papers. Once I took notes on my reading and then read over my notes a couple times it was easier for me to lay out an outline and come up with ideas to talk about. The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use.
I learned how to use visually descriptive words, to compare and contrast, reasoning and evidence, the use of ethos, pathos and logos. We read our peers essays, and applied what I learned to correct the grammatical errors, gave suggestions to word placement, and sentence usage. Reviewing and editing skills learned will be very helpful in the future as we continue to write essays during college. I could definitely take the next step forward in my writing skills. I have truly enjoyed my English classes and know what I have learned will be extremely valuable in my future career.
The workshops we did in class help me because every single time I received feedback on my writing I made changes in order to improve it. No doubt that after receiving feedback from others my writing sounded much better. With all this said it is evident that this English course helped me significantly. I learn different techniques that helped me improve both, my reading and writing. Now that I reflect on all the information I learned, I realize how much better prepared I am when it comes to reading and writing.