This is my self-assessment paper. I am going to explain how my writing has changed since my first day of class. I am also going to explain some of my strengths and weaknesses as a writer and how I have improved my writing also about some goals that I have, to become a better writer. Before I enrolled into this English class, I knew my strengths were limited as a result of being out of school for a long time, I had forgotten most of the writing rules. Last semester I took English 101 with a lab which helped me refresh my memory on grammar, punctuation and helped me organize my thoughts.
Although I didn’t do amazing throughout the sem... ... middle of paper ... ...eresting in my hooks. This semester was a great semester for me to grow my writing skill and learn information about myself that I never learned before. I have learned quite a bit just by looking at my own writing, especially the essays I did not put much effort into. The amount of effort on my essays did correspond to the grade I received. This course not only made me a better writer as a whole, but made me realize that I really learn better by looking back at my own mistakes.
Naturally, I am not a great writer, it takes me days to develop what I believe to be the “perfect” paper. I have to make various outlines and really brainstorm what I am going to discuss. I have learned over the course of this semester that if you have good sentence structure, and excellent vocabulary, you can write less and still get the point across in your argument. Because I tend to overthink my papers, I do not use proper sentence structure and write excessively. In one of the first papers I wrote for this class, I felt as though my sentences were weak and I was repeating myself in every paragraph.
During high school I thought I was a decent writer because I got A’s on all my papers and I always had an A in my writing or English class, however once I got to college it all changed. I now have realized that writing is one of my worst subjects and I’ve struggled with it ever since writing 101. It is a very big challenge for me to do well in such classes now, but in order for me to well I have to focus harder in writing classes than my other classes. My problem is not that I procrastinate, but that I don 't perform quality papers like I should. At the beginning of this semester, I had a great drive to perform well and make good grades.
Final Reflection Essay This class has been significantly more difficult than any other English class I have taken all throughout high school. This semester, I have been introduced to different styles of writing that I have never been exposed to before. This class has been stressful, but also fun. With using all of the resources I have been given throughout the semester, I have been able to do my best to further my writing abilities and hopefully only continue to grow them as I finish my later years in college. Throughout this essay, I will discuss my failures, my successes, my overall performance in the class, and my skill development skills.
As a writer throughout my public education, every year I was taught something different that by the end of the day I will come out of the class room all confused. Not being a perfect writer like many others has showed me that I can slowly improve in my writing. In writing there are many concepts known but each one is taught differently by each person. Not only are the taught different but they are also learned differently because it also depends on the learner. Since both reading and writing have never been that easy for me I can say that as a Senior in High School my english teacher taught me a variety of ways to be better at both.
Since it had been so long since I wrote an essay, I didn’t know where to begin. What made this situation more stressful was that I was juggling doing my school work and keeping my job. Due to the constant demands of my job, I didn’t have a lot of time to focus on my school work. At this time, I was working thirty hours a week. I eventually had to quit my job because my grades began to drop and I knew something had to
I 've always been good at it, or so I thought. Maybe it was the senioritis hitting me and the excessive days of school that I missed, but my senior year English class hit me hard. It is safe to say I struggled quite a bit in this class, but I also found throughout the course of the year, there are things that I learned and things that I improved on. At the beginning of the year, I was introduced to Room 303. The work itself wasn 't always too difficult, but the workload was quite heavy.
I had a teacher that emphasized writing, but I no longer thought that I was a good writer. All the writing prompts I had that year were not interesting to me. I was able to write about them, but never enjoyed writing about them. I went throughout that whole year writing decent at best essays. I started to regain my confidence in my writing, but never considered myself above average.
When signing up for a course as a transfer you don’t quite always know what you are getting into. Consequently, this led to me being blindsided the moment I walked into English 202 and had to get back into the swing of things. At the beginning of the semester it seemed like it would be easy, however, I learned quickly that it wasn’t going to get easier, and while though out the semester I improved in my writing on my essays, it wasn’t without its struggles. After making it look easy, there was a lot of work put into each assignment to pull off something that didn’t come naturally to me, often I had trouble grasping any outward looking theory which might allude to the fact that I am more of an inward looking theorist. As well, each week the