People are always in a haste when they try to express their feelings verbally, however, in the case of writing those feelings, it becomes a challenge. It takes practice and commitment to improve ones writing; with this class I have been able to do so. Through this class, I have learned skills on how to properly express those feelings. In addition, this class was a big transition from high school, however, it has helped me to improve my writing skills. Even though I have improved, I still have weaknesses that I would hope to improve on in EN 102.
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. Now I am more confident in my writing, but I still believe that there are certain areas in my writing that could use some improvement. During this semester I have been able to look at my previous essay and see the progress that I have made. With my prologue essay there are countless grammar and spelling mistakes. I take this into account now because I have learned to reread my essays before deciding whether or not they are finalized.
This essay argues that I have improved in this class. First, I have improved in this class, because I have improved my reading. The goal that I had for improving my reading in my introduction essay was to not zone out and miss half the chapter of any books I read that I find boring. I have improved on this through being able to read more closely and find mean in what I read as well as researching the book beforehand to get a better understand of the plot of books I do not like. I have been able to this skill of reading more closely when writing my research paper for both this class and others.
I also like the part where the tutors and professor were able to help me which made it easier for me to make a great paper. In this paper. I used symbols, which is one of the literary analysis, as the main idea in the essay. One of the techniques is to make an outline in order to organize my ideas for the essay. It has helped me make a good start and saved me time.
With the help of fellow classmates reviewing my papers with me and having meetings with Dr. Eldred I should be able to limit my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I need to improve both in my writing and critical reading skills. However, I also need to become better with noticing strong verbs and not to be to wordy with papers. I feel as though I repeat myself a lot and ramble on in my
Thinking of logical locations to place these phrases can help the logic and focus of my essays and help me gain more points. Composition and Rhetoric 111 has given me the ability to grow as a writer. The class has challenged me in not only my writing ability, but also my mental stamina and ability to adapt writing to constraints given by the teacher. After taking this class I know I need to work on placing phrases in appropriate locations, limiting to-be verbs, and creating effective topic sentences. This class has allowed me to understand what makes me a good writer, but also a bad writer.
Some may argue that liking writing is not something that can be taught, but I think students can learn to enjoy writing if they are given the right assignments. I plan on teaching and using all three rhetorics in my classroom because I think they’re all necessary for success as a well-rounded writer. Using the current traditional rhetoric model can be tedious and restricting, but it’s a necessary skill to have for the future, particularly when it comes to writing essays. Once students have mastered form, they will discover that they actually do have a lot of freedom in expressing their views within it. The epistemic model can be difficult because one always has to keep audience in mind, but it is also very useful, and shows students that their writing can make a difference.
Grammar skill is such an important aspect of writing because it makes written content more readable. Through my instructor’s helpful critiques of my writing, I became aware of my issues with proper composition and grammar. I accomplished this by taking the small steps to become a better writer. I now learned take time to prepare and revise my papers. I have spent many hours working on my grammar from comma rules to proper capitalization.
This was my biggest struggle for my first essay because I felt like there were multiple things that impacted my writing abilities and each time I mastered one of these writing barriers, I felt as though I was one step closer to becoming a better writer. To resolve this issue, I solely focused on my favorite example, which demonstrated how my writing flourished with the help of imagery. I revised my essay to revolve around that example without having to change many of my thoughts. As a result of this alteration, my essay became very clear and simple for the reader to understand my writing and observe the dramatic change that occurred between my rough drafts during the review sessions and outside the
If I were going to revise it further, I would rewrite long and complex sentences into short but clear ones. For example, sentence... ... middle of paper ... ... the end of the essay, I brought it up again, but stated that “my choice [to participate in that program] gave me more experience” and helped me mature. I considered it a decent ending, as it portrayed my transformation after attending the program and restated the thesis. Compared to last year when I wrote this application essay, my writing skills have improved. I am able to do a better job on smooth transitions and essay structure.