My experiences with writing started from a young age. It all started back in elementary school when a local author, Marlane Kennedy, who had written a book about the Circleville Pumpkin Show came to my school and read it to us right before Pumpkin Show break. I loved how I could picture almost every word, and decided at that point in time that I wanted to be an author too. Thence began my short stories. Up until about 6th grade I was writing short story after short story and would give them to my mother to take to work so that she could share them with her friends. But once 7th grade hit, I became distracted with school activities and the stories stopped. Later on, when high school began, I started a completely different chapter in my writing labeled “reports.” My freshman and sophomore years were more of an introduction to what I would be expected to write during my junior and senior years.
At the end of sophomore year, my English teacher had recommended me for the AP English course for junior year. I decided to take it, but struggled with it due to my lack of seriousness at the time. In the years before that, I had always been an A student in my English classes, never really putting much effort into my work. But just like that, AP English jumped out of nowhere and opened my eyes to the work that I would have to put in to my assignments. I will not lie, I did have a D for two grading periods, and for the other two I had a C. Though I did not do so well grade wise, I did
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While writing might seem like a simple task, it can be a daunting task for a lot of people. Sometimes it can be hard to express the ideas in your mind in the words of a paper. This results in a disconnect with what a writer may actually think. A great writer is one that can transform his thoughts into words perfectly. This is a craft that takes many years to perfect, which is why writing is troublesome for a lot of us. Many students also have had bad experiences with writing. Maybe they had a teacher that didn’t try to support them and their writing. They might not have ever gotten the help they needed and may feel that they are in a hole where their writing can’t get better. At this point, they just accept that their writing will never get better.
Throughout my experiences as a writer, I would say the issue I have faced the most is being well-organized. While writing essays I can begin to write on a topic but it gets difficult for me as I start to discuss or argue on my topic which can cause confusion to readers as they read my writings. It is a setback that I have adapted into my style of writing and has needed improvement in order to have a strong structured foundation academically. Over the past years as I encountered different perspectives from teachers that have led me to incorporate their style of writing that I have adjust to my own. Though I may have my difficulties, my ideas can be great but the lack of knowledge I have organizing my paper it has created a foundation that is not
Lacking experience in writing and reading, English is my most feared subject. It is the one and only vulnerable spot in my in my mind. I hate writing and I hated reading, other than sports pages in the newspaper or sports books. My earliest time that I started reading and writing was extremely abhorrent for me. Sometimes, you could even say that some of these experiences bothered me. It was quite hard because I wasn’t able to focus on what I need to do. I was even struggling to write my own name. The young mind that I had, it was so easy to get distracted on what I need to learn and also accomplish, especially for the future ahead of me.
My journey into the unknown world of composing has proved to be just that - unfamiliar, alien, and foreign to me. In the past I had once or twice, possibly more than I am willing to admit, patted myself on the back for what I thought were well prepared compositions. Never would I have conceived that I was more of an amateur composer rather than a skilled and experienced writer.
When I was young the last things I ever wanted to do were to read and write, I just never had the desire. When I made it to first grade it was discovered that the main problem with my lack of desire to read and write was the fact that I was unable to see clearly. I was diagnosed and sent to get a pair of glasses that I was to wear full time, then I also spent time in vision therapy so that I would be able to better comprehend what I was seeing. The main reason I was left with my bad vision so long was because I never knew that there was something wrong I only had my frame of reference on what I was supposed to see the world as and since I was used to it being fuzzy or blurry I never realized that there was a problem with my vision. Another
Reflecting on my peers work, I noticed a wide variety of writing quality, It varied in length and quality. Comparing it my own I can’t say that my personal writing is better. Since the people ranged differently. Some of my peers writing was better than mine and others were better. I did realize that most people put in a lot of effort and comparing my writing to that it shows that I need to put in more time to get the quality of writing. Furthermore, I was surprised when there was a minimum of 500 words some people went beyond the requirements while other did it. During the debates, some individuals did put in the effort to make a good argument and that showed through in their mid-term. And since it was a group debate assignment a lot of experience and levels of writing came together to come up with the best outcome.
“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” Lines like these were always running through my mind when I got involved with my school’s journalism program. It was my sophomore year, and I remember walking into school with my usual, and sometimes excessive, self-confidence. This inflation, I think, was rooted in my new position in the school’s newspaper, editor in training. Hitherto, I was just a reporter and I gained a lot of experience in journalism. “How can I make this story as interesting as possible for my reader?” I would ask myself. I wrote quite a few. From short stories about espionage, to a quick tip on how to heal a sports injury. My experience grew pretty broad, and I was eager to use it all in designing the newspaper as head editor. However, amidst my enthusiasm, there was a failure I didn’t see coming.
Reading and writing has always created a sense of understanding for me in my art. Reading in the literal sense is a way that we understand text or symbols in our minds which in turn create meaning. Writing also in a literal sense is our way of communicating our knowledge and emotions to others through symbols in text. The human experience for all people includes communication and through reading and writing this experience is created. From the beginning of this course, my only prior experience with reading and writing were high school level course over literature and reading. I had an average level of rhetoric,reading,writing and language overall however, understanding the significance of these subjects was never put forth in such a way until I took this course. I discovered through this course that reading is a combination of not only our “visual information” but also our “nonvisual information”. My comprehension of reading has evolved from reading
Literature to me has been uplifting, motivational, and therapeutic; I was hooked from my very first book. No matter what occurred in my life I always had a book or writing as an outlet. My love off reading was the catalyst for my interest in writing. Reading such beautiful novels created a need within me to learn such a craft. My first attempts on my voyage ultimately ended in cringe worthy disasters; however I do believe I have come a long way in my stride to learn all I can on literature. My writing has become much more structured and articulate, I have also seen my literary understanding expand; I do still have a few weaknesses I need to work through, such as my struggle with concentration through timed writing, as well as my less than noteworthy
English has always been an awkward subject for me. Growing up in a Russian speaking household, I always felt at a disadvantage compared to other students. Throughout high school and the start of college I chose to stray away from writing by pursuing a majority of math and science courses through engineering studies. I despised writing essays and I never enjoyed spending my time reading and writing. As someone who claims to be a logical thinker it was hard to translate my thoughts and opinions into writing. I tried escaping English any chance granted to me.
I’m a practiced freelance writer and editor, with experience working for numerous clients and sites. I have authored numerous blog posts, research papers, critiques, psychology and psychiatry, technical scientific articles, product descriptions, press releases, health articles and more.
Writing has been in the human civilization for thousands of years ago and it has been a way to convey messages and laws. It has evolved as time passes by. Now, writing is used for everyday activities. Some people really are passionate in writing. However, some people do not feel the same. They tend to be stressed when they write because they do not know what to write, and I am one of them.
In the modern age, many people live in the United States, a culturally diverse country. Most people that I have come across here, especially students, believe that writing is a gift of God received at birth. "I am not a good writer!" they say. It is not uncommon for me or my friends to often find themselves struggling with writing a paper, or even a simple email. However, I feel, that we all forget to acknowledge the fact that writing is a challenging task and requires practice. Even a good writer can have a hard time in expressing himself. No one is a qualified writer from birth. It is an individual's dedication and hard work that makes him better in his skills of writing. It is very important to be a sound writer since it plays a vital
All throughout my years of schooling, I’ve had just about, one paper that was about one page long, due every year. My papers never had to be more than one page in length. Therefore, I did not have to do much writing or do many essays. Surely not enough to remember any of the assignments. Writing has never been something I enjoyed doing, so I never bothered to many any memories of my writing experiences. I did not think it was necessary to remember any of them since I only had to do them to get a grade. The only writing experience I remember was the first assignment I had in this English 100 class about a writing experience. All week long, I sat there thinking about what to write about, but nothing came to mind as a topic. Then, one thing came to mind, but it was so very vague, I could not write the length that was needed for the assignment. I could only think of a few sentences to write for it. After sitting for a few moments longer, I thought, how about I write about how difficult it was for me to write this essay before it was due.
Another development during my writing journey also occurred in elementary school. In seventh grade my teacher assigned my first research paper. At first, I was excited, after all, I had older siblings who had written research papers and seemed to enjoy it. However, my teacher had again written all over the pages in red pen and essentially rewrote my paper for me. This led me to reason that because my teacher (someone who I respected and looked up to) thought that my paper was so erroneous that it needed to be changed that drastically, I must simply be a bad writer. Although I am sure that my writing was full of problems,