Since, I do not feel that I have many strengths, let's move on to my weaknesses. Writing deficiencies, I have plenty. My biggest problem is figuring out how to write what I am thinking. I have never been proficient at this task. 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.
My form and structure are not always the best. In one of our more challenging essays, the Rhetorical Analysis Essay my form and structure weren’t as strong as they should be. As stated before, I made the mistake of not staying focused on the rhetorical elements of my topic and venturing my own personal opinion in the essay, which crowded and weakened my form and structure. Continuing with Murray’s path, the development of my essays is based on the rubric. I always seek to include information that the rubric is essentially telling me to include, but sometimes I fall short of developing my thoughts enough.
What the course has taught me was my critical reasoning skills were lacking logic. I was not a well-rounded thinker; I was an egocentric thinker and used logical fallacies as a crutch to support my claims. While I cannot guarantee I will not use these fallacies in the future, I have better tools to utilize for logically arguing my stance.
The reason is because even though I get distracted easily and I am not good at expressing myself through writing, I know I can do this because it is not impossible. I know that my message is going to be deliver to the readers, if its is well written, and they would understand what I am trying to say through the essays that I write. I am not the best, I am not the worst, but I can do it because I like to challenge myself on this that I are not easy for me, so I just keep working hard to achieve my goal. I won’t be as great as I am on math, but I do it because after the work is done, I accomplished another task in my life that it is difficult to do, personally. Conclusion Not being good at something, it doesn’t mean that one can’t do it; it just means that they have to work much harder to accomplish the task.
I say this because throughout the process, there was never a time that I was satisfied with what I had to put down on paper. I personally felt that my paragraphs didn’t have a main focus, because I wasn’t clear about the topic that I had chosen for this assignment. It was difficult to not gravitate away from the topic, since I was thinking about random things that could potentially associate with bullying. On top of that, I was stressing about whether any of the words that I put down on paper make sense or not. Writing is not a skill that I possess, but I would want to improve it incase I need it in the
Throughout this course, I have struggled with developing an idea I am trying to deliver, and I have also struggled with sentence structure and punctuation; however, I have made some progress in being able to write precise, articulate sentences and organize my thoughts through the paper, I still have to work on improving my writing skills. My greatest weakness in writing is writing deficiencies; I have plenty. Developing the message I am trying to deliver in my writing is very challenging because I struggle figuring out how to add on to my ideas. I am the opposite of being a proficient at this task. Most of the
With the feedback from fellow classmates and Dr. Eldred I have continued to better my writing skills. One skill I always use is that I make a box outline, I learned this in high school. It allows me to see what certain points I would like to cover in each paragraph and also lets me know how many paragraphs I need to cover all my information. My main weaknesses with all my papers were summarizing too much, citing quotes, and not having a good thesis. I’ve always struggled with coming up with a supportive, specific thesis.
The one skill that I have vastly improved upon in this class is organization. I have always struggled to put my thoughts to paper in a manner that is coherent and as per the assignments. The skill of creating an outline, which I have developed in this class, helps me considerably. Indeed, an outline helps me to properly organize my essays, and it enables me to focus my mind on the main points that I want to write about .As I write each paper, I keep reminding myself that other people are going to read it. Therefore, I am aware that I have to provide my audience with a good introduction.
In order to create an effective essay several components are necessary, but a specific component is knowing the target audience. Without knowing a target audience I cannot write an essay with the proper tone and language. Using the correct terms and jargon are crucial to keep the audience’s attention and poss... ... middle of paper ... ...rifying my supporting sentences. Even though my writing still has areas that need improvement, I have fulfilled the objectives to certain degree. Some of the objectives I only met to a minimum, but those objectives will be fully grasped with further development of my writing.
That method always works for me and has been very successful. I try to put my experiences in words to put on paper. I also revise a lot for grammatical errors. When I first was given a topic I would just scramble and write down the first thing that came to my mind but, now I have to brainstorm and think about it more clearly. By writing that way it gives me confidence in my writing to back it up.