My strengths and weaknesses make want to become a better writer hopefully this class will help. I 've never been a good writer but then again not everyone is, my strengths push me and weaknesses pull me back but only with practice and help will the weaknesses be vanished. Being able to know what to write but not know how to piece it together is a huge weakness. It doesn’t sound like a huge problem but it 's more complex than it sounds. When I get an essay prompt and it 's time to type I know what I 'm going to writing about and how it
I always seek to include information that the rubric is essentially telling me to include, but sometimes I fall short of developing my thoughts enough. The dimension of my essays also has inconsistencies. I tend to have a problem of expanding into great detail on one point of my essay leaving another point barely expanded upon leaving my essay disproportionate. Finally, the last thing writer’s look for in their essay is their own voice. Thomas Osborne in Late Nights, Last Rites, and the Rain-Slick Road to Self Destruction states “I strive for a good grade, and will work as hard as possible to achieve one, but there is a voice in the back of my head that is effectively scoffing at the ridiculousness of some assignments and expectations that I have had to complete and live up to.” My voice sometimes gets lost in assigned essays when I try to fulfill certain standards that are put upon me.
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. I can get better and there are many areas in which I need to improve even now. My critical thinking is still lacking because I don’t bother to think past the most obvious ideas. My writing is a constant struggle between where procrastination and struggling to form and understand my own opinions. I know how a better understanding of my weaknesses and can use what I have learned this semester to make up for my writing flaws.
My discovery was surprising, yet simple. Good writing is something that I could never learn from an instructor: it is something that everyday experiences have taught me all along. Since I began writing while first learning to read, the words that other authors had written become my foundation for good writing. I have experienced both good writing and bad writing enough to know that good writing is more enjoyable for the reader. When I read literature that is similar to something that I have read before, what the author is saying is no longer of interest to me; however, when I read literature that speaks in a unique way about a topic or speaks... ... middle of paper ... ...ing into something brilliant that others will appreciate.
When I find something interesting to write about, that is when I can do my best work. When I wrote my term paper, I was not interested in the subject of the paper. I started looking up the information and successfully wrote the paper. When I wrote many of my papers, I tried to be as organized as possible. Writing research papers always seems to give me problems.
It looks good to me when I read it, but when I turn the paper over to someone else; they do not find the point I was trying to convey. Typically, I have to verbally express the meaning of the paper to them. This is the area in which I would like to excel in this class. Second, I have never really enjoyed writing. I just tried to make the best of it when I was forced to endure it.
I understand why my essays always need improvement. With sentence structure, I always have trouble because it also comes from my grammar which also have to work on. In this essay, I 'd made the mistakes to write and not go over it so I didn 't have the chance to make it good the fist time. I had mistakes with the simplest things
I feel when assigned an essay I freak out on how to make it seem smart enough and clean it up enough to at least a “B” essay because I know getting that “A” is a stretch. The most frustrating aspects of writing for me are writing the hook, the thesis statement, and being my own worst critic. Getting the reader 's attention is not as easy as I thought. In the past, I never put much into the hook. I really just thought there are other aspects that are more important, but in the back of my head I was never happy with just an okay opening.
The biggest thing I struggled with was after I decided on what claim to write I had a hard time providing good examples for my thesis statement. On most of my papers I had trouble coming up with good strong ideas and saying them in a strong way. I felt that in most of my papers they were not as good as I intended them being. I thought that coming into this class I would struggle with my writing because last year was an adjustment for me. I knew I had to work hard on each of my papers because after one year prior with Mrs. Hughes I knew what she was expecting.
I don’t believe I even turned in my project 1.2 because I was too lazy to write it. My project 1.2 is basically a mere reflection on my laziness of school, and it’s going to be a reflection of the old me. I do try to put all effort I can into my writing, but I struggle on my motivation to write and I tend to be careless on what I write. I’m currently still learning on how I can improve my struggles, but right now I am just appreciating all the feedback I can receive from my papers. I see feedback as an opportunity to improve your downsides and challenges and reduce your bad habits that you have.