The biggest thing I struggled with was after I decided on what claim to write I had a hard time providing good examples for my thesis statement. On most of my papers I had trouble coming up with good strong ideas and saying them in a strong way. I felt that in most of my papers they were not as good as I intended them being. I thought that coming into this class I would struggle with my writing because last year was an adjustment for me. I knew I had to work hard on each of my papers because after one year prior with Mrs. Hughes I knew what she was expecting.
When I am assigned to write an essay, the first thing I do is panic. I panic because I always seem to run into the same problems with my writing process. I have no central idea. I have no clue what I actually want to write about. When I was younger, I always started by making a web or an outline because thats what my teachers encouraged me to do in school, but I don’t do that anymore.
This assignment came at the end of the semester where I still found myself being challenged with new concepts. I thought it was going to be impossible to write a monologue in first person from a person I have never met. At first I was skeptical, but then after sifting through TIME magazine and researching the time period I was able to bring everything together. Then came digging deep to find the confidence to read it aloud in front of the class. Nonetheless it was a divergent assignment that allowed myself to expand from simple essay writing and delve
The hardest part of writing for me is proba... ... middle of paper ... ...ime and revisions that they put into it before the final draft. Like how they would have to make a bad first draft for them able to grasp some ideas. The point of the first bad draft is to put out all of your ideas and not worry about grammar or anything. So it taught me a big lesson in my writing process. I think that more teachers or students in elementary, middle or high school should read this article.
It generally takes me a very long time to get started writing a paper and often it is due to not making a good enough introduction to go with the rest of my paper. This is also the case when it comes to writing conclusions. I feel there is some magical way to wrap up what I’ve been saying, and I just fail to find it. My mayor weakness, by far is procrastination. I tend to leave my assignment for last minute, by cause of improper time management with everything I have going on in my daily life.
Themewriting is Writing Itself In deciding as to what I would write my paper on, I ran through the various topics that were discussed in class. Being that the paper topics were left to our discretion, gave me a feeling of confusion and frustration. I have always been used to the typical format done by the majority of teachers in assigning exactly what we were supposed to write about, but this time "I" was in charge. Then it hit me. Why not write about the implantation of teaching students to write themewriting and the affect it has had on the skill of writing in general.
The next essay we did was a cultural textual analysis, this one brought my focus issues to light. Fina... ... middle of paper ... ... final products need to be as close to perfect as possible; procrastination and “writers block” is something I must absolutely work on in order to succeed in the future. Overall, I am beyond pleased with the opportunities this class provided for me, I have gained priceless knowledge. I was terrified to do that first essay and for good reason, I was highly unprepared. Once I learned a variety of new genres, techniques and ways to improve my writing process, that fear faded.
Yet, it was a cure because to write in any other form became much more difficult. So, it comes as no surprise that my two rhetorical analysis papers were originally written in five paragraph essay form. Also, I was never a fan of revising, so when it came to making changes I either did the bare minimum or made no changes at all. However, this time around I made very drastic changes to both Paper one and Paper two. Within this reflection I would like to discuss how this literary condition limited my writing for both my first and second papers.
However, when it came time to write the essay, I was confronted with my old enemy, writing. Writing and I have a history, I have never enjoyed being in the presence of writing, due to its both mentally and physically taxing requirements. Despite our deeply rooted feud, there are times where I cannot simply dismiss writing, and generally with help such as guided activities, exemplars, and therapy; Writing and I can put aside our differences for a brief moment of time. One example of this is in my argument, In the beginning sentence I feel that I was able to reach what was expected of me by created a strong counter argument and quickly proving it wrong: “Some might argue that if an individual has grown fond of an illusion, then why wake them from that joy? Now, that is a fair point, but as we see in the book, if they wake up, they realize how unhappy they truly are.” As I face more and more of these assignments where I am forced to implement writing, I grow more accustomed to the process.
Despite the method's classes and all of the other education courses I had taken at college, I felt ill-prepared for what lie ahead. "What's worse than writing a paper," I asked myself, only to answer quite obviously, "Grading one." I must admit that it took me quite a while to realize why this concept was such a difficult one for me. Not only was I working with a group of thirty creative young minds, I was also working with a group of rather insecure young minds, especially when it came to writing. How could I effectively evaluate each individual paper and constructively provide advice without dictating what I expected my papers to contain?