This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup. I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. I didn 't do so well on this particular essay but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.
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.
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.
This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup, but I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. Personally, I didn 't do so well on this particular essay, but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. A get out of jail free card was given when Mrs. Robinson said we could rewrite one of our first three essays.
The next essay we did was a cultural textual analysis, this one brought my focus issues to light. Fina... ... middle of paper ... ... final products need to be as close to perfect as possible; procrastination and “writers block” is something I must absolutely work on in order to succeed in the future. Overall, I am beyond pleased with the opportunities this class provided for me, I have gained priceless knowledge. I was terrified to do that first essay and for good reason, I was highly unprepared. Once I learned a variety of new genres, techniques and ways to improve my writing process, that fear faded.
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.
With essay two I had a little trouble finding credible sources, so I knew that this was something that I needed to work on. Another thing that I learned was to stare my audience. For this essay I had to directly say the name of my audience. This helped me as well with other essays. One thing that I was proud of in this essay was my reasons.
My introduction was not clear and could not set the tone for the remainder of the essay. I remember my professor said that, “Do not leave the reader gue... ... middle of paper ... ...e clean pages, I realize that I did not actively read the book. In EN 101 class, I have learned to read with a highlighter which has drastically taken my writing to a new level because I am able to connect back my initial insights marked on the page. I acquired many skills over the EN 101 semester. My major weaknesses in essay writing which were writing a sound thesis statement, expository writing and critical thinking now became my strengths in every essay I write.
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.
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.