In essence, 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 a vital discovery last year that I craved 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 had the assumption there was no room to improve. Ironically, 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.
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.
I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure. One thing I would like to improve is that some of my sentences are too wordy including the thesis and tøpic sentence. On the other hand, I still have done a fine job on the thesis development and providing support into it. Those two have worked well since the thesis and its evidence connect to each other which made my essay a well- constructed one. Furthermore, the practice in class
The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of. Again, I was embarrassed to have others read and critique my work but the workers at the writing lab did nothing but help improve both my work and my confidence. I think if I would spend more time peer reviewing and reading over my paper before just turning it in, I would likely get a better grade on my early and final
My instructor and peers pointed them out, and I started realizing it on my own throughout the other essays I had to write. The most previous essay I had to write, the Argument Synthesis, had fewer grammar, punctuation, and citation errors, but those aspects could still be improved. In the Introduction Module, I said that I would like to become a better writer while taking this class. I had not made an A on any essay yet until the previous one. I made an A on the Argument Synthesis essay which made me feel that I had made much progress throughout this course.
This semester I was able to flourish as a writer due to essays given in class. I am now better able to analyze prompts and to communicate my ideas better on paper. Although my writing has drastically improved, it has not always been that way. As evident through past essays, my writing was poorly structured and contained spelling errors. Also through practice this semester I was better able to write a concrete thesis statement, something I was puzzled with in my previous English courses.
My final essay allow me to see how my writing process has changed over time. When I look back in my introductory essay, I can see a lot of changes I could make to make it better. I think this is a good change, because I can see that I’m a better writer now. I’ve learned a lot in the nature of writing and thinking. Before I took this class, I always feel like writing is a long, and difficult process.
However, these techniques that I fostered as a child proved lacking when I entered middle school. It turns out that in comparison to my previous writing, I was no longer writing for my own self-improvement or joy; I was now writing to please someone who was grading the work. After many dissatisfying remarks about my writing, the self-conscious feelings I had as a child crept up on me once again. I felt the need to impress and be perfect. For every paper I wrote from then on, there was that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I had to try twice as hard because English was my second language.