Even though I have improved, I still have weaknesses that I would hope to improve on in EN 102. However, overall this course not only improved my writing skills but my social awareness. The biggest improvement I have made in this course would be my passion to write again. Prior to this class, writing was a hobby that I would do as a last resort. I was intrigued with it, however, it was not passion.
I 'm more understanding on the idea that my thoughts could change but the just haven 't yet. Through this project I feel like I struggled. I’m not a creative person so trying to pretend I was a author was difficult. Especially difficult because I don’t think I’m good at writing it 's hard explaining why I think someone else wrote the way they wrote. I really do want to feel confident in my writing so hopefully my perspective will change as the year goes on.
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.
When I first entered this class, I already knew that it wasn’t going to be easy just because I 'm not good with putting things into words and explaining myself with proper grammar. I can honestly say English 101 has really inspired me to be a better writer. This class affected me in a lot of ways it showed me that writing takes time and you can 't expect a paper to be great without any revising or editing. That has always been a mistake of mine, I would tend to free write a lot it seemed to be the only way I could get my thoughts processed on a paper. I would forget periods, commas and misspell words without even noticing.
This article help me learn that sometimes we have to challenges yourself with difficult task so our brain can get stronger and later on with a lot of practices can become really good at it. I would apply this to my future writing classes that I take or future assignments that involve writing because I would consider myself not so good at writing but if I practice it often I can become better at things that am not so good. I would tell them that everything we learn is essential our brain and mind when having the opportunity to used it we should take the opportunity to make our brain grow. Would tell them that no one is consider to be dumb we can all be smart but is just all on us if we want to use it and make your skills better by practicing it until you are a professional. This also make me rimmed myself of my brother in his situation, he recently got a new skateboard and at first, he didn’t know how to use it and I keep on telling him that if he practices a lot he would become a master at
My Philosophy on Teaching Writing As someone who has always loved writing, I hope it won’t be too hard for me to relate to students who may not enjoy it. Recalling my own school days, I know there were always some writing assignments that I didn’t find enjoyable or downright disliked, and I hope to minimize these assignments in my own classroom. Sometimes they’re necessary, but a lot of times they’re not. While in my classroom, I want my students to learn to write, but more importantly I want them to like to write. 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.
While there are people who love to read and write, there are others that do not. When a student is required to read a book for a class and that student does not enjoy reading, there are very few things they would rather do less. And when that book’s topic is about learning how to write that is the worst of it. When I was assigned to read Writing with Style by John R. Trimble, my immediate thought was that this book and assignment was going to be a struggle to get through. To my pleasant surprise, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Not only did it help for a better grade, but it also helped me as a student to become a better writer. Overall, rewriting is the best part of the writing process. I hope as a future teacher that I can teach the students that rewriting is the most important part of it. I also hope that I can get the students to not be afraid to write and jot things down on paper because writing is never going to be perfect in the
I already had my mind set that I was going to write what I thought the reader wanted to hear instead of what I truly wanted. I decided, however, that although the two questions of “Is it good?” and “Does this suck?” Barry presents would haunt me for the rest of my life, if my personal statement was not truly me, then I was getting into schools for the wrong reasons. It was surprising how, for so long, I struggled writing this life-altering essay and when I just let it go, and started writing without worrying about perfectionism, I “…was both there and not there… and the lines made a picture and the picture made a story” (124). I was able to write an essay that mattered to me as opposed to something that was a misguided version of myself. It took me a week to write the essay I used instead of the three months it
It looks good to me when I read it, but when I turn the paper over to someone else; they do not find the point I was trying to convey. Typically, I have to verbally express the meaning of the paper to them. This is the area in which I would like to excel in this class. Second, I have never really enjoyed writing. I just tried to make the best of it when I was forced to endure it.