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.
The responsibility I have gained during this experience is incredible and has taught me to be a much more organized person. During this semester I was taught a process of how to write a paper and organize it. I found that all of these responsibilities have made me realize that I could definitely take the next step forward in my academic career. Each new experience I involve myself in has made me continue to grow and constantly learn something new. I am someone who has never really enjoyed English classes in the past and I when I registered for English 101 I only saw it as a requirement to graduate but I really did enjoy this English course and I know that it was something that was worthwhile for me.
I wrote rhetorically for the first time, put my writing online, and gain a new understanding of writing. Of course, I learned about MLA format and citing, which is more important than it seems to be. Also, realized that my writing performance can be improved immensely based on spending more time on my assignments. As well as my grammar, general flow, and the maturity of my writing enhanced thanks to this class. The main reason I became a better writer was because my teacher.
After learning these tactics I have become a better reader and writer and I can apply this to my future endeavors. While coming up with my own purpose for my interpretive essays, I had to find a way to make my essays relatable and understandable to everybody, and I did this by finding a connection and keeping it ethical. By doing that, I can appeal to the largest audience possible without alienating anybody. Ethics is an incredibly crucial part of college writing that I never learned in high school, but taking this class has helped me realize just how important it is to be ethical. Ethics allows the audience to feel included, and that is crucial for keeping your readers interested in your work.
In high school, my teachers never completely enforced formatting of our papers too much. They tended to place more emphasis on the actual content of our writing, versus the framework of the paper. After taking this English 101 course, I now believe that I have a strong grasp of what is expected when composing formal papers, MLA formatting, in-text citations and all. I used to have a slight fear of college writing exactly for this reason. After being taught the ropes, I now know that although formatting may be highly specific, it is very doable.
In the time that I have been in class I believe that it has helped me in a positive way to help me manage my time, along with building my confidence in writing. In this beginning of the quarter I had many challenges when it came to writing a paper and I feel that I have improved my skills when it came to writing an essay. When I came to college just out of high school, I came with the mentality that the classes would be no different from one another. I thought that if I kept the same paper composition that I have had in
In addition to this, I never enjoyed high school English courses because the novels and plays we were forced to read were awful and I felt that I didn’t get a chance to express myself the way I wanted to and instead wrote what the teacher wanted to see in order to get a good grade. Despite my initial misgivings, ENG 1020 has changed my perspective on English courses. Prior to the course, I felt I was proficient in all of the learning outcomes described in the syllabus but through hard work and dedication to improving myself, I feel I have improved my skills the most in writing, researching and reflecting. Reading is the one learning outcome I feel I have not improved in. The reason for this is that I believe that I am already a good enough reader to not need improvement.
Although that tool helped tremendously, it did nothing to quell the quality of my procrastination skills. In high school, I completed most of my homework at the last minute. Coming into college, that clearly could no longer be the case but it still stuck. One concept that utilized my procrastination skills to my advantage was peer review. Peer review forced me to write all of my essays ahead of time in order to make the grade.
It was a task that took a significant amount of time and effort, but was truly an excellent learning experience. I found it intriguing how much the original essay can improve or modify over time; moreover, how different ideas flow through your brain each second. The revision of my essays taught me an enormous deal about writing and was genuinely pleasurable to do. In summary, I had an enjoyable time in my first college English class. I pushed myself as diligently as I could and learned much more than I thought I would.
I strive to improve my abilities in all academic areas and writing is particularly important in the social work field. Each day, I will be required to write case reports, referral documents, and other pieces, so it will be of great benefit to refine my skills while in my undergraduate career. Therefore, I do believe that if I put my mind to it and keep working on removing extra words from my papers, my writing will improve over time and I will receive even better feedback from professors. I am thankful this class offered me the chance to explore different kinds of professional writing styles, such as reflecting on an interview with another individual, examining my own background and beliefs, and relating course material to real-life situations. It was good preparation for what I will need to do in future classes and in the field, so I am glad a writing-intensive course like this one is required prior to entering the social work