I state on January 25 that “ It was rather helpful as the words that one might associates with a key word does provide some useful analysis.” I was rather surprised when I learned something useful in English class. On February 10, I write about Dr. Popham’s life altering lesson the “to be” forms. Ever since then, “I really cannot write my essays without thinking of better words that might fit the sentence better.” As a result, when it came time to write my drafts, my peers and I didn’t suffer greatly. On March 2 I explain, “I really enjoyed the free flowing essays and thus, made it very enjoyable to read and revise.” The reflection journal shows my change in attitude towards writing and assisted me in becoming a concise
She would read the books aloud making the characters come alive. As my interest grew, my determination to read grew with it, making it possible for me to discover that new world within the first few weeks of school. In order to help me reach my goal, my mom took... ... middle of paper ... ...e long wait with some moderate sci-fi books like Red Mars, that give an interesting insight to what the future may be like one day. The invaluable lifelong skill of reading has become one of the greatest discoveries in my life. Some people find their personal enjoyment in expressing their ideas in writing, while others enjoy getting lost in the words written by others.
I loved all of my classes in college, and I honestly enjoyed the readings! There is so much that can be learned from examining literature and research. Without having read and wrote countless assignments about various topics, novels, poems, and more, I do not believe I would still be motivated to become a high school English teacher and literature professor. My love of reading is a love that I hope will be contagious enough for my future students to capture and spread. In the meanwhile, my continuous love of the Brothers Grimm Tales has inspired a concentration in Children’s literature for my second master’s degree, and I am almost positive that I have conjured a snippet of my future dissertation as well from observations in select
In the time that I have been in class I believe that it has helped me in a positive way to help me manage my time, along with building my confidence in writing. In this beginning of the quarter I had many challenges when it came to writing a paper and I feel that I have improved my skills when it came to writing an essay. When I came to college just out of high school, I came with the mentality that the classes would be no different from one another. I thought that if I kept the same paper composition that I have had in
I wrote rhetorically for the first time, put my writing online, and gain a new understanding of writing. Of course, I learned about MLA format and citing, which is more important than it seems to be. Also, realized that my writing performance can be improved immensely based on spending more time on my assignments. As well as my grammar, general flow, and the maturity of my writing enhanced thanks to this class. The main reason I became a better writer was because my teacher.
Peer reviewing with Russell was great because he had some great insight in how to portray my reputation. Havi... ... middle of paper ... ...one on the topic, so going back to try and find almost every source I have ever read was a little daunting, but I found most of them. I wanted to thank Ms. Geary for reminding me how much writing can do for me. It helped me realize that writing isn’t so horrible but it is just hard work. My writing skills have improved due to this class and all Ms. Geary had taught me.
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.
My experience in the spring 2016 English 126 class has been an educational experience. Through writing essays in this course and doing journals and blogs I believe I have built a strong foundation in my writing. Being a little scrawny in grammar, I believe I have sculpted my skills. The learning objectives of this course were a big aid in helping me improve my writing style and grammar skills. Some of the English department learning objectives were to read and listen critically and analytically, to write clearly and coherently, to support a thesis, to formulate original ideas, to be able to respond in a proficient in writing, and to be able to offer a discussion in writing.
I learned how to use visually descriptive words, to compare and contrast, reasoning and evidence, the use of ethos, pathos and logos. We read our peers essays, and applied what I learned to correct the grammatical errors, gave suggestions to word placement, and sentence usage. Reviewing and editing skills learned will be very helpful in the future as we continue to write essays during college. I could definitely take the next step forward in my writing skills. I have truly enjoyed my English classes and know what I have learned will be extremely valuable in my future career.
I was able to turn my life around and be the person that I am today. I might have the potential to be a good writer someday. People compliment on my writing skills every now and then when I write something long. That makes me feel like a real student. I say that because an old History teacher of mine used to tell kids to be students when they were not doing their work.