I’ve been surrounded by words my whole life. My parents would speak to me before I was even born and continued to talk to me after being born. Without words there would be no such thing as a sentence. We wouldn’t be able to have an intellectual conversation or be able to write. I’m not sure if a conversation would be a thing. Words are the main component of the English language or any language for that matter. The world would be completely different without the use of letters and words. I’ve never really enjoyed writing and often times my writing is very choppy. I am known for writing lists and I have a difficult time being creative while writing. It is definitely not my strong suit and that could be the reason on why I don’t enjoy it as much. I am a firm believer that practice makes perfect. If I took an immense amount of time to work on my writing I have no doubt that it would improve. Although, since I don’t have a true interest in writing, it makes it difficult to put time in improving it. Even though I am not a huge fan of writing, I give immense amount of credit to the authors and people who are able to express and grab a reader’s attention by just putting words on a piece of paper. However, sometimes they are not words, instead they are phrases or sentences that just make the reader as if they are the main character in that book fighting off the bad guys. Authors have a special way of using words that make them seem so magically. For example, Dr. Seuss he makes
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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.
During my past writing experience, I have struggled with formulating and initiating interesting points of discussion, grammar, and transitions. I have often sat down to work on a paper and found myself completely drawing a blank on anything interesting to write about. Whether I am given a specific prompt or general topic to discuss, I constantly struggle with finding a starting point. Once I do, I become too focused on trying to create a poetic sounding paper, rather than focusing on the main discussion points. In some ways, focusing on making my papers poetic have added detail and depth to my writing. However, this frequently distracts me from my papers main theme. One of my biggest drawbacks with writing has always been proper grammar usage.
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
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.
The only thing I really remember about reading and writing instruction when I was little is being read to. I was in preschool and when it was time to read we all sat on the rainbow rug, and our teacher would read to us. I don’t have the best memory. I’m sure there were more attempts on getting my interest in reading and writing, I just can’t remember.
“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.
Throughout this semester, I have personally developed and improved as a writer, through the weekly writing tasks set for the writers Journal. This procedure of composing Journal entries and assessment tasks involves critical reflection on the information provided and on myself developing those skills. During my school years, books were always as a part of my life, reading gave me joy, swept me towards my memories and took me along Journies never been before. However, I never thought of myself as a writer, composing short stories, writings and texts for others to read. I have realised that my goal is to become an influential educator to children who are yet to discover their potentials, goals and interests. Loan and Muir (2017) say “as teachers,
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing, both inside and outside of class. While I haven’t always been drawn to reading classics, I have spent a lot of time reading in general, and it always seemed to encourage me. I was easily inspired by the words on the pages coming to life in my mind, and even more fascinated by the fact that the image almost certainly looked different to every individual who took the words in themselves. I’ve always enjoyed being able to paint images in the minds of others and intrigued to learn just how much different it must look to each person who took in the words that I wrote. Did they look different to other people, or did everyone have the same general idea? How close were their own images to mine?
As a person who enjoys the subject of English, I feel safe to say that I do have a love for reading and writing. Reading helps me escape to another world, and developing a well-written essay is very satisfying. My favorite genres are historical/science fiction, and I’m a fan of dystopian novels. Oddly enough, the wretched societies and brutal experiences within these books cause me to look at life with a better perspective, and it opens my eyes as to of what could be, and what is. My strengths as a reader include my ability to decipher a piece of text, and read quickly enough to complete a book within a couple of days. Contrarily, I find it very difficult to get myself through books which I may not feel a connection with, and that tends to
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.
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
At the beginning of this Writing Composition course, I hardly had any expectations besides the excessive amount of essay assignments. Up until this course, I had only considered that this was any other ordinary writing class. My experiences with writing classes and essays have not been a fun one because I have always seen it as an annoying task. Recently, this narrow perception of mine has gradually deteriorated because of my experience in this course. I have realized that writing isn’t just another assignment, but it is a place where one can express their opinions, emotions, and experiences. This course has helped me develop my strengths like my development of thoughts and organization skills while being able to acknowledge my weaknesses like having trouble stating two positions and having biased opinions. Due to this recent realization, I have been able to get a better insight of my writing skills and a new perspective of writing classes.
Writing, it has it’s good, and it’s bad. Regardless of who you are however, you have had an experience with it. College, High School, Middle School, etc. We all have written something at some point in our lives.
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.