I even did not brainstorm before I began to write. As a result, my essays were undoubtedly messy and disorganized. For instance, after I finished writing my Paper 2, I asked my professor for suggestions. He advised me to rearrange the order of paragraphs since my essay was disorganized and disordered. At that moment, I finally realized that if I did not plan out what I was going to write, my essay would be less likely to be logical because outline is like a base and foundation of an article.
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.
Still, I don’t think this semester was as much about me learning, as me accepting that fact that I’m not the greatest writer in the world. I can get better and there are many areas in which I need to improve even now. My critical thinking is still lacking because I don’t bother to think past the most obvious ideas. My writing is a constant struggle between where procrastination and struggling to form and understand my own opinions. I know how a better understanding of my weaknesses and can use what I have learned this semester to make up for my writing flaws.
It was passing, but it wasn’t well enough to my expectations. So my recognition and developing skills test were very good, but I didn’t reflect those skills toward my essay. So now once I saw that grade, I realized that I had to push hard than I was because if I wanted a good average, I had to work hard for it. Now my goal is to figure out the new types of sentences my professor taught me. Not just learning them, but also applying them to my essay because I want my essays to become even better constructed than how they use to be.
Most of the time in high school I didn’t like writing. Mainly because I thought my writing wasn’t good enough to see the light of day. I never like peer editing. I was always afraid that whoever read my paper would make fun of it. I became very self-conscience about writing.
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.
I was not that active or as involve in the class, but I like many activities that happened in class. There were different activities or communicative practices that has help me get through this class. I love to write, but writing class was never my favorite. The reason is I don’t like formal writing, writing that require a lot of researching and a long period of time, or a lot of requirements. This class did require me to write quite a lot.
I was intrigued with it, however, it was not passion. For years I believed my writing was not good enough because I could not properly express my thought process in a manor of which others could comprehend; I believed my writing was very weak. In the beginning of this class, the reason I was late for many papers is because I did not want to hand an assignment that demonstrate my lack of writing abilities. However, as the class progressed and I continued to complete the assignments, the more confident I became in my writing. Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote.
Unmotivated teachers and a lack of interest resulted in remedial writing skills. To put it simply, I had little confidence in my writing and I dreaded taking the class because of the writing involved. In spite of my fears, I took the course and I was able to perfect and challenge my mediocre writing skills. With the professors’ assistance, I was able to identify the meager strengths in my writing. Although I am rarely satisfied with my writing, the professor typically commented positively on my introductions.
In class essay is more challenging . It is difficult since I did not have enough time to revise and edit my work. I also feel pressured because of the limited hours to do the essay because normally, it takes more time for me to do an essay. One of my weakness in this paper is the sentence structure where I need to work on and pay more attention to the language, punctuation and grammar as well. I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure.