As a writer, I think that I am not as good as I thought I was back in high school. I see myself as a student who tries their best, but makes “B” average work. I have never really taken the time to relate to my papers. I always just wrote what the teacher wanted and handed it in. In my mind, I never really liked trying to explain in full detail what something meant.
My Strengths and Weaknesses in Writing In this paper, I am to write about my strengths and weaknesses in writing. This is not an easy task for me because I have never considered myself a writer. Reading other peoples thoughts are activities that are more my speed. I simply have trouble putting my thoughts into writing. Since, I do not feel that I have many strengths, let's move on to my weaknesses.
Composing has always been one of my weakest strengths, because I find it to be a challenging process to put my thoughts into writing. I struggle with expressing my ideas in a way that make it difficult for others to understand the big picture inside my head. During my writing process, I usually find myself spending a couple of hours on a paragraph, just to have it be erase and rephrased in a different way, repeatedly. This is all because I feel like it doesn’t make sense and people wouldn’t be able to understand the concept of my writing. Despite struggling to put my thoughts into writing, this is a skill that I am determine to improve and to become a better writer over time.
Although I know how harmful setting aside responsibilities can be; I often have a lapse in judgement and avoid tasks. Based on my experience, I procrastinate because of my fear of inadequacy. It is hard for me to begin a task because I am afraid that I will not live up to expectations. I am always hard on myself, and it is because I am worried that I am going to disappoint others or myself. If I feel like my ideas are lacking then I switch onto a new train of thought, and place the responsibility in the deep corners of my mind.
I haven’t done a lot of writing in the past. However, the writing I have done has just been for my school. I have never liked writing so I kept writing only to what I needed to write for school. But the kinds of writing I have done are reports, autobiographies, and writing about people from history. I never wanted to do my writing assignments like I was supposed to, which didn’t help me learn how to write.
Essays. If I had the choice to never write another essay in my life I would take that chance. Although, some people find composing essays to be generally easy , I find myself struggling with them. I struggle because I cannot find the correct words or phrases; this problem makes my writing difficult and complicated. Everybody has weaknesses and this so happens to be mine.
I personally do not enjoy writing like most people would feel about reading a dictionary. I am cautiously treading water with every word I type. I have always found writing to be a tedious process. I have never found ease in wording something the way I want to; therefore, it usually sounds so much better in my head. I’ve never considered myself to be comfortable with writing in general.
I wouldn’t really say I hate writing. Dislike writing, not comfortable with writing, struggle with writing, these are terms that I feel are more relatable to myself. It’s just not something that comes natural to me. Whenever I have to write something of a considerable length I cringe and think back to all the grueling assignments I’ve completed in the past. I “hate” writing because of how unnatural it is to me.
Nothing seems to flow from my thoughts onto the paper. No matter how hard I try or how much rearranging I attempt, the final product never sounds as good as it did in my head. As I have proofread my writing in the past, I have noticed that I understand what I am trying to say, but my audience usually cannot. Just look at my first draft of this paper. My ideas usually are not cohesive in my work which tends to lead away from fulfilling the purpose of my piece.
Reflective Essay Up until this year, before taking the class intermediate composition, I thought I was a terrible writer. I was right. Writing isn’t something that I enjoy doing, nor am I good at. Writing is difficult for me because I’m not very good at explaining things in a professional manner, that can be easily well written. While writing you are expected to make little to no mistakes, which is not something I’m great at.