Multiple essays have been formulated during the duration of Composition 1. These essays have taught me an important lesson about my writing, failure is acceptable in order to grow. On the other hand, I made an important discovery last year that I want to study journalism and advance further in that field after college. From taking journalism classes, to blogging in my spare time, to always getting an A on my papers, I thought I had no room to improve. I was mistaken.
Writing is an important and useful way to communicate with people. Without an essential writing skill, people may have difficulty communicating with others. In Pace University, English Department focuses on improving students writing by adding a workshop class to improve students ' writing. Over the course of the semester, I have learned a better technique and tips from Professor Boylan, reading an essay from authors and class discussion. Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school.
Another weakness I had was the run on and comma splice errors. I had this problem becau... ... middle of paper ... ...something I didn’t have trouble with but if I would have had trouble I would’ve learned in the lesson we had. I was never a person that liked to write essays. This semester I really enjoyed writing those essays and specially because I was learning new things while writing them. Some things I could do to improve my essay writing are not to wait till the last three or four days before I turn my essay in to start doing it.
I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too. I am really proud that I have enhanced my pre-writing skills, writing structure and revising skills and have learned how to write an effective thesis statement and how to deal with rhetorical analysis. However, I still have lots of deficiencies in my articles, such as grammar problem and the lack of logical transition. In the past, I used to start writing an essay without writing an outline. I even did not brainstorm before I began to write.
Other than that, I learned how to write an essay to persuade the reader. Lastly, for Principles of Writing, I constructed an argumentative essay about corporal punishment. This essay probably took me the longest to do, since we had to write and research the topic. I included my argumentative essay because it gave me a better understanding of how to research a broad topic with credible outside sources. The hardest thing for me during this was to find credible sources, since in high school I was only told not to use Wikipedia.
I take this into account now because I have learned to reread my essays before deciding whether or not they are finalized. In the beginning of the semester I would write an essay and dread reading it over because I thought I would find too much inconsistencies. I no longer fear that today because I make sure to read over every paragraph of an essay before I proceed on to the next paragraph. In addition I no
I can tell that from each essay that I wrote, that each one of them still have room for changes. For example, Essay one was probably one the worst essay I have written, but now that I have learned how to revise things, I can go back and make it a better easy. With every paper, must come great grammar. In the beginning of this class, I only knew a handful ... ... middle of paper ... ...median, or describe how he wasn’t sober before the tests”(pg.1). When I met with my teacher, I noticed she always had great feedback and that I would be able to make a stronger paper with her comments.
Prior to this class i would just whip up an essay and not really edit and revise it- it was basically one draft with small edits and turned in. Whereas with this class i learned to make a worthwhile reading of an essay by taking time on each paper and getting other people 's perspectives to see what is good and what is lacking. Throughout AP lang to make me at my full potential i took more time and pride into my work, i tried to take others thoughts
Throughout each experience in your life, you are expected to walk away with something; whether it be a new way of thinking, learned techniques or a mixture of the both. Throughout English 101, I ended up learning much more than expected. This was due to having a great teacher, but also the realization of how little high school actually prepared me for college English. The class itself took me on a journey of learning, not only acquiring new skills, but uncovering an unknown side of me as a writer; which then led to a change in my writing process and a solid achievable set of goals for the future. In this essay, I will be covering how ENG101 helped me advance my way of writing; as well as how it has affected me and what that means for my future college career.
I did not spend as much time proofreading as I should have. I thought through writing it on word that most of my m... ... middle of paper ... ...ad over it for me to check for grammatical errors. After finishing the essay I would rate this essay as not my best but not my worst. This essay was challenging, but also made me see things differently in the way of an advertisement. Through this class and my previous experiences I’ve learned to spend more time on each step of the writing process instead of rushing through.