In my Project One essay, I wrote about the process of how I successfully persuaded mum to allow me to change my major and also to study... ... middle of paper ... ...ave learnt to use exploratory writing to present my research findings and rhetorical analysis to explain my research question and purpose. Overall, I have learnt to become a better research paper writer through Project Two. The ten weeks of English 101 classes have been rewarding for me, I am now better at communicating with my audiences in writing and using writings and readings to support my thoughts and ideas. Looking back at my two projects, I think I have done well in constructing my ideas and organizing the ideas into the essays. Areas I need to improve on are sentence structures and creative writing skills, which are things I definitely hope to be able to learn in ENGL 102.
I would like to start off with thanking you for having the time to review the work and effort that I have put into my English 101 Final Portfolio. In the time in class that I have had this quarter I have learned new techniques that I had not known before in writing, for example I have learned about how to build paragraphs in a correct formal way. In my work in the portfolio I hope to show how my skills as a writer have improved from the work I have done before. I plan to take the experience that I have had in this class and take it with me to help me improve as a student on other class topics. 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.
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.
The first English course I took in college was a basic introduction to writing, during this course we learned how to write a good essay, we learned techniques to improve our writing and we learned how to organize our ideas and put them in a logical manner. We did a lot of discussions and during this class was the first time that I was involve in peer reviewing. My second course I took was with the same professor, Mr. Braun. I believe he was a great educator and he really showed interest in helping their students that’s why when I had the opportunity I choose him to be my professor
Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader. Goal#1 is “To help students understand the ways that readers read and writers write in and beyond university.” Some of the texts which I have read last semester which has left a huge impact on me are “Unteaching the Five Paragraph Essay” by Foley, “Mother Tongue” by Tan “Teaching Standard English…” by Christensen and last but
Writing is an important and useful way to communicate with people. Without an essential writing skill, people may have difficulty communicating with others. In Pace University, English Department focuses on improving students writing by adding a workshop class to improve students ' writing. Over the course of the semester, I have learned a better technique and tips from Professor Boylan, reading an essay from authors and class discussion. Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school.
You can either ask others for help or ask yourself questions so that you can consider the same issue from different facets. In terms of practicing, writing class will be the best platform to study writing techniques because teachers will give you practical advice. For me, I want to improve my vocabulary because a piece of writing is made up of different words. Consequently, vocabulary can define a good essay. I hope there will be no word choice problems in my essay and I will not repeat the same word again and again by the end of this quarter.
I have spent many hours working on my grammar from comma rules to proper capitalization. When I finish a paper, I read over and spell check it to ensure there is no errors. Furthermore, my instructor has challenged me to become a better writer by consistently harping on my grammar errors. In my module one essay, “The Rhetorical Analysis,” number of grammatical errors in my writing was quite numerous. In this essay, instructor stated, “You have many grammatical errors; proofread carefully.” With the constant critiquing from my instructor, I learned to solve my ongoing grammatical issues through the implementation on spellchecking and revising drafts.
In the beginning of the English Composition 1 course, I felt as if I was not a very good writer. A lot of what I learned in high school was completely different than that of my college English course. Over the course of this semester our class worked on several different types of essays which include scholarly discourse, discourse community analysis, a persuasive paper, and finally a critical reflective essay. After almost completing the course, I feel like I have grown to become a more prepared writer because of all of the useful information that I have learned. Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course.
As a student at Roberts Wesleyan College, I have had the opportunity to take Principles of Writing. Principles of Writing is a class helps one learn how to communicate your ideas through writing. It focuses on the process of composition, from prewriting through editing, and emphasizes developing. This class has enabled me to become a better writer and it also has provided me will skills to achieve academic success, which can be seen though my essays in this portfolio. I specifically chosen each of my essays in this portfolio to show how I have improved in my writing and development of ideas over my first semester in college.