My attitude towards writing is very unfavorable. I just don’t enjoy it at all. It’s a very tedious task when you factor in all of the revision steps that it takes to produce a quality essay. Writing requires a long amount of time spent planning and preparing that is not for impatient people like myself. However, I believe that with a little bit of some confidence and patience, I could learn to enjoy myself when I write. I think it’s a great outlet for some but just hasn’t ever really been something that made me feel relaxed or stress-free. Writing just clouds my head with confusion and anxiety. I guess I can blame this on the fact that all my previous experiences writing has been academic and in a time-restricted environment. However, I am excited to see how my impression of writing changes throughout my college career now that I am not confined to a forty-minute window.
My Writing Wall Writing isn’t for everyone, yet the number of people writing in this exact moment is pretty monstrous if you google it. Writing has basically been there for me since I was born, it was there when they wrote my birth certificate, when i was learning how to write my name, when i wrote my first essay, taking the STAAR tests, practicing for the AP test, to my first writing assignment for college. People are gifted with creating such rich, breathtaking, emotional, and deep work that last for generations and generations (not me), but writing has not always been a friend to me. The process of writing is not just write and your done, no you need to take time and let your ideas gush out (duh you already knew that) but also to edit and revise to make those final drafts. Writing can be a huge pain in the buttocks (ass), but it isn 't that bad. Here are some of my issues and strengths about writing and my take on it.
I love to write, but sometimes I really struggle with starting. I know that once I sit and write, I will get into it and I won't have to worry about getting distracted. It's always the initial shock of switching from life to paper. From focusing on everything around
My relationship with writing is hard, my writing doesn’t always flow well. My writing also doesn’t always come easily to me. More often than not, I have to sit and think for long periods of time, for to come up with ideas on how to start my essays. When I start with paper and pen my hand will start aching, and that makes it difficult to concentrate on what I am trying to express through my writing as it takes my mind off what I am currently thinking of writing down. Writing is the course I have always struggled with the most throughout high school, and through my first year of college.
My experience with writing has been very up and down because I have a hard time focusing on the topic. I would say that’s something I need to honestly work on because my attitude is if I'm not into it then I'm not doing it simple. Some of my past teachers in high school said that I could write but I honestly don’t know about now. I'll admit that I've gotten lazy in the sense that if I'm not into the work then I'll just pass it with a D or just retake it. I need to get out of that and just suck it up and get it over and done with.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy literature, it’s just I’m not the best with it. The star reading test is what made me realize I’m not the best with literature, in middle school all my friends would always get advanced scores and I would just have basic scores. Sometimes this
Category Areas of strength Areas for growth Genre: What does the student understand about writing in this genre? Michael’s understanding of this genre is very clear. He wires his statements in complete sentences and with a variety of words. He uses evidence from the text to support his claims.
Should writting in cursive be part of a school's curriculum? I think that cursive writing does help a student be more knowlegable to other type of writing, it also can exercise their brain, and can help them remember what they've wote. I do think cursive writting is very important to teach in schools and shouldn't vanish from their education. I know we live in a different world where all we use is technology. We need to teach our kids what we once were taught in school.
I learned a few interesting reasons regarding my overall feelings for writing. Up until now, I never examined why I disliked writing. Looking back at my past experiences with writing I now have a better understanding on what was holding me back. Self-confidence certainly played a large factor in my avoidance of writing. After writing the essay on my relationship with writing, I can use what I have learned from that exercise and apply it to my future writing adventures. I need to be more self-confident, and not worry about any judgments. I need to realize that I am able to express my thoughts through writing. This exercise gave me a very good perspective on my avoidance of writing and will help propel me to write more in the future.
Writing is an essential way of communicating, what one has to convey. It is also a process, great writing doesn't happen over night, it takes practice. Writing for a grade is not an easy assignment, there are some highs, some lows, and even some peaks. Writing in college is a challenge. The medium plays an important role in the way we write and express our thoughts.
The experience I had with writing that I found difficult may or may not be common for most people, but for me it was. Writing has never been my strongest area in school. I always wanted to be somewhat good at it though , so I tried and still do. People have their weaker subjects and some have their stronger ones. Friends and family members of mine love to write, and I always try to keep a journal or diary. I just always found it hard to write it on paper. I’ve had so much to say that I keep in my head or want to use for a topic for a paper to share with class but could never write it. Until one day I got a reality check from one of my writing professors. Last year I was given a writing assignment to write about an experience that changed my life. To me doing that was difficult because I had to relive my past and explain my emotions on a piece of paper; at the time that was hard for me. I was given this assignment twice. The first semester I dropped the course because I had mono and was missing class, and couldn't put the effort in. The professor understood and read my idea and said, “Next time you take this class, stick with that idea and write, don’t hold back.” Now this story isn’t about that professor, but rather about the next one I had. He told me the same thing as her and thats when I knew I had to come out of my shell and just WRITE.
My feelings about writing are something a teacher does not want to here. Personally I do not like to write because I struggle at it just like reading. Another reason why I do not like writing is because it is very time consuming and I do not have the patience. Writing takes many steps and processes to have a good piece of work when I would rather skip them all too just a couple steps. When I am trying to writing I feel like I so many ideas and topics to write about, but when time comes to write. Boom nothing comes to me, and I sit there staring at my blank piece of paper stressing. Trying to focus is another reason that makes me dislike writing. Before I start the paper I am think I am going to sit down and get this paper done and over with,
Writing is used everywhere all the time by millions of people. It is important to learn how to write because it helps you with communication skills. Learning how to write in schools helps students get good grades and prepares them for future jobs. I personally like to read and write. I think it is fun to write detailed stories for narrative papers and I like making good, strong arguments in persuasive essays. However, I do not think that I am the best at writing, but I also do not think I am that bad at it. I feel I am somewhere in between. My grammar definitely needs work but as for detail, strong paragraphs, and organization I think I do well.
I want to be truthful, for me, writing was frustrating before I began college. Many times I had trouble writing about anything. The main reason why I had so much trouble when writing, was because I did not concentrate on my work enough. Even when I tried my hardest to concentrate, my mind seemed to wonder around to different directions towards other thoughts. After my thoughts wondered, I forgot all about my work and just thought about various things such as
When I was in second grade everyone in my class was taught how to read and write in cursive. It was a new experience, we had all just mastered writing in print and then this was thrown upon us. I remember being confused at first as to why we had to learn this, it was like learning a new language. Slow at first until we started to get the hang of how the letters flow.