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.
It has helped me make a good start and saved me time. One thing I find difficult with this essay is develop a good thesis since I kept on changing it because I kept adding more topics for my idea which means I had to revise the outline too. Although I was a bit struggling with the thesis, the in-class assignments had also helped me add some information that can be added to my main idea such as the quiz about the literary analysis in the story for “A Temporary Matter” and the group discussions about the same story. Moreover, one of my weaknesses in this piece is the sentence structure which means I need to pay attention to the language, punctuation in order to develop a strong and consistent narrative. One thing that I would like to improve on this piece is MLA citation since I tend to sometimes forget to use proper MLA in text citation.
In my opinion this essay is better written and follows the prompt better then my previous essay in class essay. Something that I could improve on in the future however is time management when it comes to in class essay. Because I found it difficult in writing the conclusion of my essay both
My professor also commented that I needed to proofread my essay before submitting it. After this experience, I made sure that I have time to proofread in-class essays and to always proofread essays before submitting them. Reading my essay over and over again is tiring. However, by proofreading my essay, I would have the chance to edit mistakes. This lesson helped me be a better writer by catching mistakes that can confuse my readers.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
Writing can be a challenge to foreign students, but taking the writing courses and understanding the writing process are very important and stepping stone for further education. During my EN 101A semester, I had worked particularly on the use of the writing process particularly on writing a vibrant thesis statement which offers a concise solution to the issue being addressed. I had struggled to improve my expository writing through working at the writing center. In addition, I had also worked on improving my critical thinking which helped me to develop analytical skills in an effort to add my own thoughts, contemplate a particular topic and analyze important issues. My weakest area in essay development during the semester was identifying a clear thesis statement which was crucial part of the writing process.
The easy part was reading it, writing a summary, and even choosing the rhetorical choices the author used. However I struggled with being able to explain and show evidence of how the author used the rhetorical devices in their arti... ... middle of paper ... ...ntinue to work on after this writing course is; editing and revising my drafts. There were many times where I felt my essays or assignments were ready for submission, but the grades I received revealed that my papers indeed needed more revision and editing. Now that it's at the end of the course. I would have to say I enjoyed the challenge of this course.
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.
Errors like these have shown me that although I have improved on many things, I still need to spend more time editing and reviewing my own papers. When I first learned we would be peer editing in this class I was honestly a bit nervous because I have always been so self-conscious about my work. In my literacy narrative “New Beginnings” I shared personal information and did not want others to think differently of me, which made me hesitate weather or not peer editing was a good idea. I now realize there was nothing to worry about and peer editing did nothing but strengthen my paper. The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of.
As a strong math, science and engineering student, writing has not come easy to me and by taking this class, I was hoping to become a stronger writer. Throughout the semester, organizing ideas in logical ways has become straight forward thanks to the peer discussions and review I have had. Before this class, I struggled to transition between ideas and discuss each idea in a logical sequence and, unfortunately, my language arts and history grades suffered as a result. By exuding effort and receiving guidance, my hope was to improve my writing and prepare myself for the college writing which would be