Ovid’s Metamorphoses is an anti-epic that was written in an attempt to poke fun at the seriousness of Virgil’s Aeneid. Although the Aeneid and Metamorphoses differ vastly from one another, both of these two revolutionary Roman works provide contemporary readers with insight into Rome’s treatment of women during the age of Augustus. However, Ovid’s Metamorphoses portrays women in a much more positive light than Virgil does in the Aeneid, and this informs readers that Ovid, not Virgil, was at least somewhat concerned with the oppression of women in ancient Roman society.
This course and writing these essays has drastically improved my writing capabilities. Before this course I could not write an enthymeme or effectively write an argumentative paper. Establishing a clear and strong enthymeme to a question at issues helps me organize my ideas within the body paragraphs and keeps me from becoming repetitive. I understand now that addressing a counter argument strengthens my paper and helps tell the reader that you know your topic and have strong reasons. I look forward to using the writing skills I learned in this class towards future writing opportunities either with my studies or outside of school. I will continue to use enthymemes to effectively state my claim and reason and to strengthen my argument.
In this English course for the past semester, I have learned many new forms of essays and many new techniques. There was much more conversation with my classmates this year and I believe that lead me to a better class experience and grade. The essays have also taught me many new skills that can help me in the future. The rhetorical analysis, Causal Argument, and Proposal essay have taught me many new writing techniques and the advantages of peer review.
The classes that I had taken were worthy and brilliant but my flow to make the essay smooth and natural was hard to achieve, my essays sounded inconsistent and odd. To add on, my transitions of the story was awkward and misplaced, but in my thought it was great. In addition, to fix my weakness I edited and read it out loud multiple times, but my goal was not achievable within the time I had with my instructors. Moving on, from this class I am expected to learn a great amount of skills for grammar and techniques for a better writer. The new and emphasized rules to a better author; from this class I want to a walkout with a fundamental of how to improve the quality of my essay. Furthermore, knowledge that I will preserve to reflect and transfer into essays of my own profession in many fields of occupation. Not to mention, I want my writing to not only appease my satisfaction, but also be acknowledged by other individuals of my work. Moreover, during the period of my writing journey, one of the most positive I had been writing a summary for a book with my own interpretation. This experience was in my English Ap class with Ms.McBurnette-Arguelles,
In this course, I have acquired skills that have helped me improve my writing. For example, doing the rhetorical analysis and logical fallacies in class. The rhetorical analysis have helped my writing because I can identify the writing strategies and purpose of what the author is acknowledging his/her audience. The logical fallacies have helped me reason the valid or invalid in an argument. Additional, I can identify the logical fallacies in a writing. In class, we also discussed about the sentence core and the workshops. The sentence core exercise has made an impact in my writing, because my sentences were extremely long therefore, I am still working on minimizing my sentences and making them short and clear. The workshops are helpful to me
Throughout this semester I have learned many ways of writing through two main essays literacy narrative and comparison and contrast. These two essays have taught me how to correctly fix my comma splices, thesis statements, and capitalization. I have engaged in numerous learning material during this summer class. Many times when I thought it would be hard to work on those three developments I never gave up. I gain more positive feedback from my teacher because he pointed out most of my mistakes I made on both literacy narrative and comparison and contrast essays to help me understand what is it that I need to work on. My development as a writer became stronger.
I recently realized how this class has benefited me as a person. I can clearly assert my opinions now. I know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it. This class changed my perspective on writing for the best. My writing skills are not the only things that have changed. I also learned how to read closely.
Before the beginning of this writing course, I have some limited experience in writing. I believe I learned a lot of things from writing course. This course helped me to identify the areas I need to improve. As a writer, I am confident that I changed throughout the process. My organizational, grammar and structural skills have been improved even though there are a lot of things need to be improved. I also understand that the process of writing in college is different from that of high school.
During this fast paced eight weeks writing course, I have learned an endless amount of information that would benefit me throughout my entire life. First, I have learned that in order to produce a well written paper, I most first find a topic that I am passionate about. Writing about things that I have a passion for have helped me write more efficiently. I no longer spend unnecessary time figuring out what I want my message to be, the words flow naturally. Second, I have learned that writing is all about structure and tone. I now pay close attention to make sure that my paragraph has a topic and concluding sentence and make sure to write for my target audience. Third, I have learned to believe in the way I write because I have notice that
Before attending this course, I would communicate through my writing but I did not know how to communicate effectively. I would write down my claims but I lacked providing my evidence explained thoroughly that gave a strong argument. As a high school student I was taught to set down my claims and give supporting details but I learned that there is more to it than to just that. It is also able to engage into the writing. I have to set a stand and give evidence that may get the readers to attract and make them believe what I am saying is valid. Also, through this course, I have learned from the recent essay how to write in MLA format. Being in this English class this semester it has helped me establish a clearer structure in my writing.
As I chose to take this class and better my writing skills at a college level, I knew this class was going to be difficult. With a total of four essays to write I knew I had to be on my game from the beginning. Throughout durations of this class, I have learned how to become more responsible, plan ahead of time, and how to become a better writer. With each mistake made i have been able to learn and improve. An Ad Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Narrative, and an Argumentative Essay are the four papers we had to write for the course.
As the quarter progressed, these ten weeks have been an enormous journey for me. I learned a lot of new skills and methods as a writer in your class. The methods and skills I learned in this class were very beneficial to me to improve, not only my writing, but also my critical thinking, rhetorical, and creative skills. The three major assignments we have done in our class represents the techniques that I learned. In all major assignments, I have used all the skills that I have learned in this class and revised many of the features that I lacked in ability. Each major essay represents my progression and polished work since I tried to put a lot of effort into to revision and make those an amazing piece for the final drafts for my portfolio.
Prior to taking this class, my writing skills were poor and I struggled in various areas of writing. Being that this class required writing papers, I was greatly concerned with writing perfectly, but I was also excited to learn how to write better and improve my skills. Looking back, however, I have realized how taking this course along with receiving the feedback and advice from both my classmates and tutors has helped me improve as a writer while also increasing the confidence in myself to complete and accomplish future tasks.
Over the period of time that I was in this course, I thought it would be a very simple and easy to finish class. But as time went on, I found myself to be demanded more of what I think, what I feel, what must be relied on my ability to understand the concepts and conventions of not only the essays, but of what goes on in the writers mind when writing.