This is a great way to help me sound more interesting and sophisticated. Choosing the right word can make your paper go from dull and simple, to more serious and intriguing. It’s important because it helps set the tone of my papers and will assure someone to take me seriously. Lastly, I believe that my “Banning Alcohol” project strongly proves my argument. When you lack words, it shuts down new insights and people will more likely tend to ignore you or not really care about what you have to say.
That sentence could use better organization, different vocabulary, and less... ... middle of paper ... ...take, but those things happen and I had to suffer the consequences. I’m not going to say that I didn’t learn in this class because I did. I learned how to correctly organize my thoughts into good arguments with fact to back them up. I learned how to change my tone when I speak to different audiences. Still, I don’t think this semester was as much about me learning, as me accepting that fact that I’m not the greatest writer in the world.
The score was a somewhat higher, but not by a large margin. This was a sign to me that I still have a lot of room for improvement, and I am far from being a great writer. So I need to keep working against the struggle. One of the biggest challenges I faced was truly understanding what it was to rhetorically analyze an article. The easy part was reading it, writing a summary, and even choosing the rhetorical choices the author used.
Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote. I was more confident in my writing because I learned to improve my writing by making outline prior to beginning a paper. Without an outline, I would lose track of my thoughts, I would ramble and make common mistakes; it would be catastrophic. The purpose of an outline is similar to having d... ... middle of paper ... ...ize mistake to correct them. Overall writing still takes me on a journey I enjoy traveling on because it is a world of the unknown, until you the writer creates it’s image.
Remember to choose your language carefully. Rather than saying, "This makes no sense," try something like, "I wasn 't completely clear about what this sentence meant." Further, try to avoid overly broad language ("It 's hard to understand) or vague language ("Your description here seems ok”) in favor of specific instances ("This list makes the procedure clear"; "I think you need to make this point more clearly"). The more specific your feedback, the more helpful it becomes. Often, peer editing also builds confidence for writers feeling in... ... middle of paper ... ..., confusing, muddled, repetitive, or just plain boring, take the feedback as one person 's opinion.
Explain in what ways the feedback that you gave was or wasn’t likely to be helpful to a partner. • I think the feedback I gave to my partner was helpful because he noticed the error that he did not notice with my help. Therefore, Kris improved his sentence structure at least a bit based on my suggestive comments. Also, I revised Khaled’s essay and I suggested him “you can write more information about the person you are interviewing”. I suggested this because I thought if Khaled introduce the person better, the audience will be able to know why they have to believe his interview.
However, now I realize that there are always different ways to do things that will help me write better. When I write my essays and do the rough draft, I will try and get rid of sentences that don’t need to be there and put Kurt Vonnegut’s idea into practice. Another goal that I want to start working on would be to improve how I cite other people’s work into my writing. When I cite others work I’m not sure if I correctly put the quote in my writing the right way. The last goal that I have is that I want to be able to put my ideas into sentences and be able write what I want to say.
Much of this still stems from my own personal lack of distance to the event at hand, and is unresolvable. However, with draft three, I have worked solely with the purpose of reshaping the essay to answer the why question, so that the reader will come away from reading it feeling satisfied. The most influential feedback I received, was after making poor Justin Fortini read and reread my drafts, trying to make sense of it all in the large scope of laying out the stories, and selecting which to include and which to cut. As draft three was completed, I looked and
Constructing a better sentence is also one of the things I should work on. I still have the tendency to construct a confusing sentence that I also get confuse on when I read it. People always say that practice makes it perfect, and that is what I am going to do. I am going to keep on writing and use the things that I learn to improve my writing skills. By practicing to write and making mistakes, I would learn different things that would improve my writing even
Instead I should have been explaining why I thought writing did not need rules and why my past teachers might have thought that we needed these rules that they were telling us about. Also my quotes I used of Anzaldua did not really do my paper any justice, they were just kind of there. They did not make the connection I was hoping for, or the connection I was trying to make. I knew in my head what I wanted to say, but did not know how to explain it in words. But never fear my writing got better!