Outline, planning, revising, rough and final draft, grading. This is the typical process for writing an essay, I however as a young high school student never followed this. I started with an idea in my head and go on from there. I never considered a need to plan and prepare an outline, just to write a rough draft that I would have to revise, draft, and draft again. It would just be easier to start writing the final draft first right? No. This class has taught me many strategies on how to accustom my writing to a college level. Over the semester in this class I have grown, learned how to effectively draft, and experienced argumentative writing first hand.
English Composition I has developed my style of writing and my skills analyzing and researching topics to write a piece about a topic. Throughout the course, I got better at analyzing articles and pieces to get the meaning of the topic. With that improved skill I was more able to
Writing used to be one of my strengths, but throughout my coursework in this semester, it was challenging to take the first step to approach my first draft. I was always taken a long time to think about the thesis and introduction because I personally felt both were very important for the entire essay in order to attract readers. Merely, I could not make my thesis clear and good as always. Therefore, I would get some inspiration from my friends or tutors, or watched drama and news; this would be my first step to write a first draft. Unlike in High School, we have assigned at least 1200 words essay, and greatly opened my mind to develop a deeper understanding of each topic. For my writing habit, when I first look at the topic, I would think about what professor taught us in class or search some websites for stimulating more inspiration. Especially working on critical response essay or opinion essay, these two types of essays were required to write an argument and to be more thoughtful. It is difficult to identity some controversy topics in my knowledge as an English learner. Although I have always been a thinker and I
Reflection of English 1101 The primary aim of English 1101 is to prepare the student to effectively communicate, and identify or create new knowledge in various spheres of life. English 1101 assisted me to have control over the writing conventions through extensive writing practice or reading, guided by evaluations and feedbacks
Initially, a writer should do an outline before starting any essay. An outline can help to organize his or her main points in order to build an introduction, body and conclusion. This method of pre writing was something that I had never been exposed to prior to receiving an example outline from Professor Vilceus. By studying the example, I went from zero knowledge about an outline to creating ones that made arranging essay material uncomplicated.
The assessment evaluated above was used in a 5th grade language arts class where students were assessed on their understanding and application of the eight parts of speech. The students had to know the eight parts of speech to answer every question correctly. The assessment was taken by 17 regular 5th grader students, 2 ESOL and one ESE. Proper accommodation was given for ESOL students and ESE student, such as extended time to complete the test. From the 20 students taking the assessment, 9 students were girls and 11 students were boys. The assessment has a high validity, for the questions are intended for students to identify the proper part of speech in each sentence.
One of the most important parts about writing is the process behind it. An essay should consist of an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Even though essays seems very mind boggling, it is actually an easy process if following the correct writing steps. It can be even easier if
There are many components involved in the writing process that are important to incorporate in your essay to make it a strong well constructed piece. Knowledge about the writing process is needed in order to succeed. Without the proper the knowledge there will be no direction throughout the paper. There are many different ways to write, but it is necessary to include in depth research, a strong thesis that pulls your audience into the paper, and organizational skills to create a backbone for a strong complete essay.
Looking back at project 3, I felt very happy with the essay I produced. I am not one to enjoy writing since I usually do not feel very confident in my writing. I felt the work I produced through project 3 was one of my best. I put a lot of effort into this essay and it showed in my final draft. With this being said, after comparing my essay to the rubric I gave myself a 3.64 overall on this project for many reasons. This essay in no means was perfect, but I learned from my strengths and weaknesses.
Within English 219, we have already learned a vital set of writing skills, that will allow for the improvement of essays, and summaries that must be written for future assessments. Some of these skills that would be relevant for achieving general writing improvement could be ideas such as thesis development, structuring and planning, or more specific examples when actually fleshing out the essay such as elements of grammar and style. Thesis development which is crucial so that ideas can be fully explained and related back to a point which can be interpreted as an overarching theme for the entire paper, and allows the reader to interpret the topic of not only the essay but of each paragraph. Taking a step back we looked in class at the subject
Before starting to write, sketch out the essay instead of straightway writing it out. Make sure each paragraph is unified, and elaborate paragraphs using strong transition words to captivate the readers attention, this will allow the essay to flow more smoothly. In addition, it is important to note that the introduction is the most important paragraph in the essay to either hook the readers attention or loose it. Therefore, each individual paragraph should be focused on the idea of supporting the thesis statement
STL Lab Reflection Question #1: My fourth experience in the hot seat was the same as my third run. I received 85% which is the same as my third run. The only difference is that I did not get any sharps violation. I seem less nervous and I understand the steps and the procedure better than before. I was so happy after my run knowing that I did not get any sharps violation.
Outline Draft (Topic- Reflection on writing) My personal background (Second languages student and how it affect my writing process and style)
A major area for development and improvement revolves around effective note taking and essay planning/writing. As a Higher Education student you will be required to plan and produce countless essays in relation to the course you are studying, and a key point of reference to help with this would come from “The Guide to Learning and Study Skills for Higher Education and at Work” who give the following advice and tips: ‘Identify the purpose of the essay and who the audience (reader) is and what is required for both – structure your work and develop your arguments/main points – proof read your work and improve language, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style – review what you did and use feedback to improve your essay writing for the future’ (Bingham, R. and Drew, S. 2012 The guide to learning and study skills: For higher Education and at work).
Writing an essay in an important aspect of learning English and fortunately I did improve in my English. In ESOL 40, we focused on how to write a proper essay but, it was complicated at the beginning but, after a while it got easier and it wasn’t hard anymore. Writing an essay is an important task and eventually when you are working at the office, you will need to know how to write an essay properly and accurate. When I took ESOL 40, I started to learn the essay’s structure more thoroughly and better than