During my first semester at college I have had the privileged to be your student. I learned quite a lot about writing and I hope to fully explain that in this letter. The portfolio that I put together really showcases who my writing skills have improved. It shows the subjects that I struggled with and worked on until I understood what I was doing wrong. The first time I did the grammar exercises I felt dumbfounded by how I had spent four years taking high school english but could barely complete the exercises.
It took me a six year break from college to understand that not only did I need an education to advance further in life but I also craved the learning experience. When I started to attend college I did fantastically. I rather enjoyed my academic classes and applied my new found knowledge into my daily life. The most effective course I had taken was Freshman composition. It had unearthed my creative writing prowess and it continues to help me in my school tasks.
People are always in a haste when they try to express their feelings verbally, however, in the case of writing those feelings, it becomes a challenge. It takes practice and commitment to improve ones writing; with this class I have been able to do so. Through this class, I have learned skills on how to properly express those feelings. In addition, this class was a big transition from high school, however, it has helped me to improve my writing skills. Even though I have improved, I still have weaknesses that I would hope to improve on in EN 102.
Moreover, it cost me a lot of time to draft my first essay. I remind that just the brainstorm took me from five to six days. However, after a lot of work and always revising something here and there, I finally got my first essay done with success. I believe I did a good job on this topic because I relied of many specific examples in order to make a clear image in the readers' head. My second essay, rhetorical analysis, was something completely different for me.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
I have taken responsibility for my future. With the new skills I have learned, the inadequate skills I have worked on, and the mistakes I have made, overall I feel like this semester was a success. With the success in the first semester of college, my excitement grows to begin next semester and eventually finish my college
The hardest lesson I had in Sociology is writing a clear thesis. Professor Parker has continuously helped me develop clear thesis statements, and I believe without his help I wouldn’t have been able to write many of my essays. I do still need extra practice until I’m a professional at writing thesis statements. Howeve... ... middle of paper ... ...asti’s idea to keep a calendar in my notebook, this will help me organize my assignments due dates so I can never miss an assignment again. Throughout this semester I realized that college is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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
By participating in the assignments throughout the semester I have accomplished, to different extents, the objectives for the English Composition 101 course. My writing has improved in multiple areas such as knowing who my audience is, and how writing drafts and making revisions help me evaluate the effectiveness of my essay. I am also aware that academic writing differs from day-to-day writing because for academic writing I need to present the most credible evidence in an organized format. Furthermore, I now can effectively evaluate my writing to know where I can improve. In order to create an effective essay several components are necessary, but a specific component is knowing the target audience.
Writing this paper broaden the type of styles that I can write, giving me more options for a future job or class. This paper was probably one of my favorite styles that I have wrote in my academic career because it made me think in a different way while writing it. While it was one of my favorites I must say it was also one of the most challenging papers that I had to write with all of the extra steps required to do the paper properly like, getting quotes out of the book that has a different meaning and backs up the meaning that you are trying to say what the author is