A semester has passed since I started college and my journey of becoming a better writer. It has been a very important semester for my future college career, and I would not be here without the things I have accomplished. The composition program has really helped me to prepare for what college writing is all about. Now standing here and looking back I could not imagine how it would be without that class. I believe my English, and my writing is better than it has ever been, and all thanks to the composition program. As an international student and going to school in Sweden I haft to admit that it has not been easy. We have a totally different education system and it has therefore taking me some time to understand the new American school …show more content…
I wrote about my journey and how it affected my view of life. In this writing project I learned to write a story with a purpose and show my readers a learning movement. By using different kinds of writing tools I could give my readers a more complex story. I learned how to write by showing and using details (the senses) to really give my readers a deeper understanding and emotions. I also learned in how you prepare for writing an essay. The importance of building your idea (pre-write), write, revision, and finally editing the paper. The last writing project I did was an Argumentative. I choose to write and argue about the television and its effects on children. What the consequences are on playing violent/aggressive video games in young ages. Using credible sources and prove by evidence I could convince my reader about my opinion. In this paper I had to be fare and show both sides of the subject to give the reader a reliable opinion. The most important thing I learned was how to use all the sources and present them in the text. Using MLA format was something new and different for me. I realized the importance of presenting the sources in the correct format to keep the high credibility in my paper. I also understood that the MLA-format is very useful for paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting in my text. What I believe has helped me through this year, and made me to a much better writer than I once
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The first few years of college student’s lives are not necessarily the most enjoyable time, having to take the basic core classes. Unless someone is planning on getting their degree in something that involves the basic core classes like; Math, Psychology, any Humanities, or English. English has not been my strong suit and I know that I still have work that needs to be done to make me a better writer, but I believe that I was able to meet and achieve the goals and requirements of this Composition two class.
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My journey through reading and writing started once I started school. I don’t remember the early years but they laid down a foundation for me. It got me to where I am today. I love reading for pleasure but I want to be more open to different types of genres. I’m not the best writer but I try my best to write well. I have a strong approach to writing an essay but when it comes to actually writing, I don’t feel too confident. I hope that this year will help me become a better reader and writer.
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What is writing? is it a form? can it be taught? To me, writing is something in which a person writes about either themselves or over something one is knowledgeable about. To be honest, I don’t really consider myself a writer, but by definition, I am one. Even if it an essay for school it’s still writing. The only thing I do write for myself is poetry because it isn’t as structured because all the rules are out the window. For example in essay’s you always need your intro, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. My journey of becoming a writer has affected me. I won’t say my writing is the best, but it isn’t the worst because when I was younger it was much worse. Since reading was always difficult for me because English isn’t my first language.
Writing takes time and patience to succeed at doing it. I just think about how long the average American learns how to write. For instance, whenever I first started to write I was in first grade. Fast forward 15 years and I am still trying to perfect my writing. That is not to say I have not made great leaps and bounds throughout my journey, but there is still work to be done. Coming out of high school and going into college is like being thrown back into first grade. No more writing to practice you for a state test, I am now practicing it to help me succeed in life.