Any hidden themes or motifs incorporated in the text by the author was generally missed by me leading up to this year. Thankfully, Doct... ... middle of paper ... ...l. While my lack of focus has held me back at various points in the year, overall I was happy with my improvements in my writing skills, my participation skills, and my reading skills. In earlier years I only knew how to use my own opinion in my writings, now I have the knowledge that allows me to include internal or external validations in my paper. My participation skills have been off the charts this year I believe, because I have been able to overcome mental barriers and participate in a way that allowed me to learn more than I have in previous years. Lastly, my reading skills have picked up and I am now proficient at spotting themes and details I would have missed in the past.
I feel like I brought a lot of weaknesses due to the fact that in English class my senior year we did not focus mostly on the grammatical aspect of in writing essays. We mostly focused on the content and if we answered the topic while being able to back it up through the literary devices we found in the passages all under forty minutes. I believe my weaknesses include grammar and structure, while I found that I lack in strength in time management during the semester. Through the experience of my first semester of college I have gotten a better grasp at managing my time. I do plan on continuing to improve my writing skills to help me become a better communicator even after finishing the one more semester of English I have to
I started to enjoy writing again because I had a teacher that made writing enjoyable. I wrote another research paper my senior year. I still had the research paper I wrote the year before, so I just improved on my paper from the year before. This was the lazy way out of doing the assignment. I regret this decision now, because I lost a great opportunity to write another paper and improve my writing skills
That is why, with the help from my peers, journals, countless revisions, and brain storming exercises, my ability as a writer to articulate what I want to say matured through revision. My writing beliefs weren 't that strong when we first started class. Initially, I knew I was taking this class and honestly couldn 't bear the thought of another English class. However, it
Strangely enough, I?ve found the college English experience to be much more rewarding and enjoyable than in high school. Academically, I have learned many new ways to look at literature. My high school teachers did not expose us to many literary theories or how to apply them. Indeed, we learned about romanticism, realism, transcendentalism, etc. but never really related them to our writing.
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
ENG 105 Reflection English 105 was a very helpful class. I hadn’t taken an English class since my first semester of senior year so it was good to brush up on my skills. The order of papers that we did was also encouraging because the farther we got in the semester, the harder the papers got. We started small and worked our way up to a 10-page paper. I didn’t believe that I would be able to write as many pages as was necessary, but my research was thorough enough that I had to cut information out.
Although I didn’t do amazing throughout the sem... ... middle of paper ... ...eresting in my hooks. This semester was a great semester for me to grow my writing skill and learn information about myself that I never learned before. I have learned quite a bit just by looking at my own writing, especially the essays I did not put much effort into. The amount of effort on my essays did correspond to the grade I received. This course not only made me a better writer as a whole, but made me realize that I really learn better by looking back at my own mistakes.
My reading I thought was decent that year. Freshman year I honestly didn’t take the year that serious I thought it wasn’t important and I didn’t progress when I took my PLAN test. My reading remained the same as a 16 . As a sophomore I tried to take everything a little bit more serious and when I took my IACT the score wasn’t what I expected! It we... ... middle of paper ... ... we learn about the book in a different way.
Starting this class I was a nervous wreck, but looking back now this class has really helped me out a lot, as a highschool student the essays that I do are not given feedbacks and with this class it has helped me because I get to know what I did wrong and what I need to work on with the feedbacks I received after every rough draft we do. This