In this paragraph I will be sharing my writing skills I have improved on throughout my first semester and goals I will be setting to keep on improving in my writing. For my past prompts and essays I have typed were great because I was slowly but surely improving on my writing. One this that for sure helped me on my prompt and pieces of writing was a site called Paper Rater. Paper Rater very much helped me on these writing pieces because it helped me on my Spelling, Grammar, Word Choice, Style, and Vocabulary Words. In Paper Rater it scores you either a A, B, C, D, OR F depending on how bright-eyed your writing came to be. In my writing piece makings, existents I have improved on would be my Vocabulary, Word Choice and Grammar. I have improved
In writing, making a good paper isn’t as simple as putting some words on a paper and calling it good. It is something that takes time to perfect.
This is the second writing course I’ve taken in college, and it has ultimately helped with my writing abilities. Something significant that I have learned throughout this course, which I didn’t previously know, is the complete writing process. I was unaware of the distancing period. This certainly helped give me a renewed outlook of what I was trying to accomplish in my essays. Similarly, this course has brought to my attention revising resources I was unaware of. I found the smarthinking website to be very useful in completing my essays, and I know it will be beneficial for future
Coming into class this year I felt that my writing abilities were adequate but needed improvement. The feedback I got from my previous teachers was generally that I should add more details so that my writing pieces are longer. Therefore, my grades ended up being B’s and C’s with the occasional A. My writing goals for when I graduate are that my essays, narratives, etc. will be longer and more detailed. I hope to write at least a high school level.
Review of my course, I have learned some new techniques that have improved my writing and learning how to tone, grammatical errors, and writing format such as MLA style, and how to use them in my writing. Looking for appropriate essays for my research essay was the hardest part since I must read every essay related to the topic thoroughly, and look for points that can support my arguments. As for the argument part, I have learned how to provide an argument, and how to look for reliable sources in OC library and to properly quote and paraphrase. My improvement of writing skills can be seen in each essay. Before class. I have to read a lot of readings and it made me nervous. This is like an impossible mission, but I am glad that I finally go
As a student in High School, my writing composition was not very well developed. Although, I got help from my teachers, in addition to that, on my free time I went to the library to make extra corrections that were needed. My dad also helped me all throughout high school by reading over my essays and making comments on what I need to improve on, but even then I believe that my writing could have improved. I have tried to find strategic ways to improve my writing and I believe that I may slowly be getting there.
At the end of this course, I feel that a lot has improved with my writing. When I first started this course, I was struggling with a lot of writing mechanisms. One of the things was transition. I was just writing without thinking of how to connect my thoughts. After completing numerous writing assignments, I am fully confident with my ability to have a paper that flows. Another thing that I struggled with was organization. Although I still have a lot of improvement to make, I think this aspect of my writing has improved. One of the things that helped me immensely was creating an outline before writing my paper. Another aspect of my writing that also improved has to do with run-on sentences. I see a lot of changes in my writing and writing run-on
This semester has proven to be challenging and time consuming, but upon completion it was worth it. Throughout this diminutive semester I have gained a vast deal of knowledge in literature. The topics I have explored this semester introduced me to new information and concepts. Writing a paper can be deemed as a personal challenge, writing is more than mindless thoughts tossed around on a piece of paper. It is a personality of its own, writing is its own art and it truly introduces creative thought. Writing is truly a gift, and will only continue to develop.
Coming into this class I did not know what to expect. Also, I did not know I would learn so much about myself by just reading deeper into literature. This class has definitely opened my eyes to a new style of reading. I wouldn't say I focus on every word when reading books now, but I would say I think deeper about the meaning of a few lines. I do this because of the specific words that are used and the order that they are placed in. I’ve definitely taken what we have learned it class about reading in a different manner and applied it to my everyday reading.
I have never considered myself a writer. I honesty would try to avoid writing if at all possible. My weakest subjects throughout school have always been reading and writing. I would dread having to sit at my computer and attempt to produce a paper. I only would read required material for class; reading was never fun for me.
I am writing about my classes which included quite a few writing assignments. Among these classes, Geography 300A was a seminar style class which included only writing assignments. There are two lessons that I learned from my previous writing class. The two lessons which I took from my previous writing class would be learning how to paraphrase and learning to compare and contrast same articles by two different authors. I am going to write about the lessons I learned in my previous writing class.
There were goals in English 109M that lets me know that I will learn in the class to help prepare me for the writing intensive course. These goals, let me know what the expectation is for the class and how these goals will help me to improve my writing proficiency in the writing intensive course. However, it was not an easy journey for me. I did have my struggles with writing essay for this class due to insufficient of English grammar rules but I manage to do better than I thought. My essays might not be the best but I do notice that I did improve better than before. This class taught me how to plan, revise and editing based on the feedback that I got from my classmates and instructor. The four goals that are from the course which illustrate my potential as an academic writer are “engage in writing as a process that includes planning, revision, and editing based on feedback from peers and instructor,” second, “critically read and comprehend academic texts,” third, “understand, identify and analyze specific rhetorical choices of academic writers, which may include genre, format, evidence, citation, style, and organization” and the fourth goal is to “develop an awareness of and preparedness for the writing they will do in their majors through research, exploration, and/or practice of the discourse community’s conventions.”
English has never been my best subject, because often times in the past I would overthink even when it came to the first draft. Eventfully this would create restrictive mental chains that wouldn’t allow me to edit my draft to an extent that I thought was adequate. As result I found that I waiting a lot of time getting past my mental barriers. I had to learn the hard way that letting my ego influence my writing was not going to fly in college. Took this class once already with professor Moore and I did not respect the editing that he would do on our first draft. I began to procrastinate due to my frustration and the laid back nature of his class, which I had never experienced.
Throughout the Mid-SEE I have written reflections on my writing and participated in group activities. I have received comments back from my peers and suggestions to help with revising my paper. With the help of my professor, Professor Church and my classmates, I was able to comprehend their suggestions to me to make my essay better and by revising my classmate’s essays, I was able to point out mistakes that I might have made in my essay, which made myself go back to my essay and check and see if I had mistakes that just flew by my eyes.
This semester of my writing class, I have grown a new perspective on the word freedom. When starting off, I only believed there to be one basic definition of this word. Now, I have learned that there are two descriptive definitions and they are used in different ways. With all of the assignments I have completed, I have found my strengths and weaknesses within my writing and have examined methods on how to improve them efficiently. Along with that, I have used writing a tool to develop my thoughts and process new ideas rather than just brimming the surface of the topic. Instead, I dug deep into the readings and analyzed them in depth. Lastly, when I was stuck in any piece of work, I sought help and used feedback that was given to me from my classmates, teacher, and the writing center. Without my peers, I wouldn’t have accomplished as much as I did this semester.