However, the assignment was not asking to tell the story, the main theme is to write what shaped you as a whole. As a result, I got a poor grade and realized that this college level course was not the same as a high school writing course. In high school, I was only satisfied in completing the essay and receiving an A. What really ... ... middle of paper ... ...lized that there were many mistakes that I needed to fix in order to perfect my writing. I need to consider more about focusing on the topic and organizing for my writing, because it appeals to the audience more clear to the point.
Errors like these have shown me that although I have improved on many things, I still need to spend more time editing and reviewing my own papers. When I first learned we would be peer editing in this class I was honestly a bit nervous because I have always been so self-conscious about my work. In my literacy narrative “New Beginnings” I shared personal information and did not want others to think differently of me, which made me hesitate weather or not peer editing was a good idea. I now realize there was nothing to worry about and peer editing did nothing but strengthen my paper. The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of.
I just had to think back to what happened and the circumstances, take out anything of unimportance and write it on paper. This also was the most enjoyable essay to write and brought me to realization of how much I really don't need my dad. One of the last essays of the semester, the informational essay, "Slide into Style," was my weakest. In earlier years of high school the teachers didn’t seem to put much emphasis on things such as grammar and MLA format and citation. So when it came time to write this paper I had to learn how to cite it correctly within the context and really focus on the citation and format, it was too much.
Before taking English 1A, I was a discouraged writer because as an English learner, I did not believe that I had any ability to be an acceptable writer. Therefore, I did not have any joy while I was doing writing assignments. However, I have gradually loved writing through this semester. I fortunately got plenty of helps from my classmates and professor; thus, my writing skills have gotten improved a lot. I currently can feel that writing is a quite enjoyable process, and I like delivering my ideas to other people by writing, too.
Although I didn’t do amazing throughout the sem... ... middle of paper ... ...eresting in my hooks. This semester was a great semester for me to grow my writing skill and learn information about myself that I never learned before. I have learned quite a bit just by looking at my own writing, especially the essays I did not put much effort into. The amount of effort on my essays did correspond to the grade I received. This course not only made me a better writer as a whole, but made me realize that I really learn better by looking back at my own mistakes.
This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup. I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. I didn 't do so well on this particular essay but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.
This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup, but I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. Personally, I didn 't do so well on this particular essay, but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. A get out of jail free card was given when Mrs. Robinson said we could rewrite one of our first three essays.
Even though I had to revise them, I got to see how I gradually did better on my paper. Also, with the essays, I put all my time in those before I do anything else in this class, because to me they are more important. The workshops can sometimes be a pain in the rear end, but doing those helps me make sure that my paragraphs are running smoothly, as well as my last sentence. Plus, it shows us if we have thesis in the introduction of the paper. My least valuable would have to be the in-class assignments.
Ending this class I feel some what satisfied because although I may not have gotten the read I expected and coming in I was scared I'm satisfied because I got to understand where I go wrong in my writing and the feedback that was given for every essays we did is very helpful and it lets me know what to fix and what I need to improve on as a writer and reading which is gonna to come in handy when I go to college after graduating high school next year. As a reader from the starting of this course to the ending of this course I have come across many vocabulary I've never seen or heard of and so I can say my vocabulary has increased a little. As a writer my writing has improved not as much as I want it to be regardless I feel as from when I started to now I've had a breakthrough because now when I am writing I know what to do and what not to do which I think is an improvement because before I would just write just to write but now before I write I gather my thoughts and ideas first and the flow of my writing has to flow well when I write I also make sure now when I write to make sure everything is not long and
Why do we learn writing? Writing is a very crucial part of the learning process, because when we write we consolidate our understanding by going deep into a particular subject area. This process stimulates our thoughts to express our views clearly and logically. Many students at Montgomery College are eager to pass the writing classes to take their major courses. Writing can be a challenge to foreign students, but taking the writing courses and understanding the writing process are very important and stepping stone for further education.