I am surprised at how open people were to giving ideas to help move my stories along and constructive criticism. Throughout high school, constructive criticism was something that I had to ask for while here at Bowling Green State University people would give it to me whether I asked for it or not. It was a good surprise because sometimes in high school, there were even times when I asked for constructive criticism and still didn’t get any. I have linked my minor to my writing, which is Psychology. I chose this as my minor to help with developing my characters.
I needed an outlet from the pointless assignments which inevitably turned into me writing my own short stories and blogs. Although I did not learn much about writing from this unproductive class, I learned a lot about myself. I found my passion. By the end of the year, I was ready to go into regular English, but in the back of my mind I knew I had to at least see what the next year was like. I felt as though I went through hell and back with the previous class, how much worse could the next be?
Throughout middle school and the past two years of high school, when a teacher would announce that we had to write a research paper or an essay, the first thoughts to come to my mind are usually, “Oh no, I’m going to fail. I’m an awful writer. What am I going to do?” These fretful thoughts, more often than not, lead to my procrastination. Needles to say, I’ve adopted some bad habits when it comes to my writing process as well as a fear of writing. While I enjoy writing, I wouldn’t consider myself to be a great, or even good, writer, especially not when it comes to assigned writing.
Another weakness I had was the run on and comma splice errors. I had this problem becau... ... middle of paper ... ...something I didn’t have trouble with but if I would have had trouble I would’ve learned in the lesson we had. I was never a person that liked to write essays. This semester I really enjoyed writing those essays and specially because I was learning new things while writing them. Some things I could do to improve my essay writing are not to wait till the last three or four days before I turn my essay in to start doing it.
I assumed that the work we were to be assigned was beyond hard because of what I heard of my teachers from High School. Now that I go back and think about it, they were just preparing us to a higher level of writing and developing new skills. It took me a while to realize that it was possible to do well in college English if you put your best effort on it. It was hard for me because in High school I procrastinated a lot and I didn’t try hard to get good grades, but as soon as my freshmen year started, I began to Vallejo 2 think that If I stayed focused on my work and grades I could achieve greatness. That’s what I did for the whole
In this quarter, I met the problems that I have never met in university before (problems on writing). And I also faced some challenges that I thought it’s impossible for me to finish at the beginning of the quarter. But no one can tell if they can achieve those things or not without really try it. I can not remember how many times I got stuck by Aristotle’s tedious preach, how many times I read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight at 2:00 a.m. only want to find a better quote to my thesis and how many times I thinking about the relationship between audience and writer in the
As a serious academic, admitting defeat was hard, but I needed to bite the bullet and ask for assistance. After coming into my writing class and attending my first peer editing workshop, I felt li... ... middle of paper ... ... about a reflection of a moment of our lives? The redundant nature of the writing began to get to me. You would think that the same prompt of “reflection” would make me care less about the assignments, but instead I would worry more about keeping my writing fresh and exciting. If anything, I felt like my writing was part of the film Inception.
When I write, I tend to go off topic and it throws my audience off. This all comes back to topic sentences and transitions. When writing a regular paper, I left my audience behind by not leading them in the direction I was headed with my paper. I jumped around instead of going in order of thesis statement. This is still a huge problem of mine, but I plan to work on it next semester.
This passage describes exactly how I feel about my work at this point. However, compared to when we first started, I have developed much more. When we first began writing, it was like I was coming right from high school, which I almost was. I hadn’t needed any kind of writing in the first semester other than summaries, which is what a large majority of high school writing is. So when we had to start developing ideas in our essays, my work faltered.
Another major problem I have as a writer is figuring out how to start my essay in the introduction, especially the ones I had never written before. I have to seek help from others to learn how a certain introduction should look and it holds me back tremendously. I have never been a creative writer so I struggle with keeping an interesting paper for my audience. I always end up rambling in my papers. I typically like research papers because I can get information online to strengthen my points in my essay and this semester has focused more on personal experiences.