Over the course of this semester, I have learned many things to improve my writing. Having taken the course before, this semester has been an excellent opportunity to expand on my existing knowledge. Although I had written many essays before, there is still much to be learned and improved. Two factors of writing that I had learned or improved on this semester were transitions/topic sentences and how to properly structure a conclusion paragraph.
With the anxiety flowing throughout my body, I knew the time was near of facing my English 1301 class. Being told that I needed to improve my writing during my grade school days, I knew that I didn’t feel at ease going into a college level English class. But, with this in mind I had to pull myself together to encounter the challenges that I will face. However, having the privilege of having an amazing professor I believe my writing skills improved, also I was able to find my confidence.
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.
Over the course of this semester I learned a lot about myself as a writer. This English 101 class has really allowed me to expand my essay structure and ways of thinking. This was my first college writing course and it has given me much more freedom when writing because in high school I felt limited and like what we were writing was not very important. In high school I would write essays to just to fulfill the required word or page count and to a degree I still feel like this but maybe that is why I am an engineering major but in this course I actually was able to express my ideas and for the first time really test the limits of my writing capabilities. I really enjoyed being able to incorporate my voice more in my essays and I believe
Over the course of this past semester, my ability to write has improved tremendously. Prior to undertaking this course, my expertise in writing was not as fine-tuned as it should have been. I had never previously been enrolled in a class specifically tailored to writing-- which was quite clear. Upon reading my past works, it becomes apparent that my writing style consisted of fluff, small words, and inconsistently structured sentences. These problems have, for the most part, been remedied with the coursework I have tackled in College Writing. Rather than long, drawn out papers that take an eternity to reach the primary point, my recent work is much nicer in terms of composition and grammar. I credit these improvements to the three primary
My Writing Skills have improved Over the Last Semester While attending writing class, I learned about the 4 steps in writing, bases for revising, organizing, and connecting specific information, and I also learned about the different types of essays such as descriptive, narrative, process, cause and effect and argumentative essay. I have been a student at Milwaukee Area Technical College for 1 semester, and over the course of my enrollment I have grown and learned more that I knew prior to attending this writing course. Participating in this writing class has taught me so much more than stuff about literature and language, it has taught me another way of expressing myself. I have learned here how to write and express myself, how to think for myself, and how to find the answers to the things that I don 't know. Most importantly I have learned how important technique, outlines and organization are. My goal in this paper is to inform writers about how my writing skills have improved.
The beginning of my junior year seems like it was such a long time ago. This may be because of how much I have grown since the start of the year. When I began AP English, my writing skills needed improvement. For instance, I often used incorrect grammar and struggled with staying on topic. In just one semester, my writing has improved immensely. The more than I write, the more I learn about how to craft a good paper. I have worked on improving my grammar, using rhetoric, addressing my subject, and many more elements of writing. In addition to improving my writing, I have gained many skills to become a better student. I have learned about effective study techniques and time-management skills that allow me to be the most successful. Since I always try my best, I know that over time I will continue to grow in my studies. This year I have gained countless skills that will help me succeed in English in the future.
Reflection Essay Throughout this semester I have learned many valuable resources, and tools. The big thing you taught us was how to write and argument paper. Also I have learned different tools on summarizing, how to better my skills for peer reviews, new library skills, and MLA format. Most of these I already knew, but you taught us them more in depth, and you gave me better understandings of them.
Throughout the course of freshmen year I have developed different skills and opinions on writing. I feel I have created a more mature style of writing and a better understanding of literature. I have changed my view of writing over this semester and acquired a strong liking for it. The
During this semester in English 107, I have progressed more as a writer. Before I went to University of Arizona, my writing was rigid. I wrote five-paragraph TOEFL style essay all the time in my high school life. After I attended in English 107, I was not confident about my
At 11:15 on Monday, August 17, 2015, my first official college class, English 1101, began. In general, I had no idea what college classes would be like let alone how college English would be. Even though this class taught me a great deal in one semester, it took a large amount of time and effort to make the adjustment from high school. The simplistic writing style of high school was put to rest the moment the first college English class began. As a result, I learned quickly that college writing is complex and less systematic than high school writing. Five paragraph essays with three strict body paragraphs were no longer the norm for writing. Even though my professor helped guide my writing, I was no longer coddled through the whole writing
Throughout this semester I believe I have grown a whole lot more than just being a better writer. I have become a better researcher, interviewer, and observer. In all of my previous English classes, the writing process was a four-hour typing session followed by one other person quickly reading through my paper. It really wasn’t much of a process at all. Over this last semester, I can honestly say I have learned a tiny part of the “process” of writing.
Writing is not a profession for me, it's more like a path to reach Zen. I'm a budding creative writer who focusses on coming up with meaningful contents which can help my readers in some way or the other. So, needless to say, I don't do crappy jobs at all.
English has always been my second least favorite subject. No matter it will always be a subject I don’t like because of all the writing. Since junior year in high school however, I think I have been enjoying it a lot more. Throughout this class I learnt new things, not a lot of new thing, but new important things. I have improved in my use of quotations, something I have struggled with since sophomore year of high school. I still have hiccups from time to time, but that’s just part of the writing process. All the revising made me realize I make a lot of the same mistakes in each paper, so I should work harder to eliminate those mistakes all together. We wrote a lot of things, we revised a lot of things, but the essay I will be talking about are Writing Task B and Essay 1. These two essays mark two different stages in this class and I am going too discuss how I went about writing these and how the final product, in my own opinion, came out.
Reflection Essay During the summer of 2017 I was able experience my first experience of college level english, as it has been known, it's not easy. College level English was definitely gonna be tricky, since I kinda knew what to except, and I knew my writing skills were not the best. I knew for a fact that I have bad grammar issues it's how it's always been for me and it did show on the first difficult assignment I was assigned. Every assignment was important but the paper take the crown on utmost important since they make up most of your grade. On my first assignment I was asked to create a narrative about an experience in my life.The expeireince for the narrative had to cover no more than an entire day if possible. The day I was given the assignment, I went home and immediately started to brainstorm ideas. The brainstorming process was no easy task. I had a few ideas in my head but i wanted to go and try to organize them as much as possible before I began to start writing my paper. I used a master note set up where I would first outline how the story would be laid out and then I'd go into adding further details to support each of the paragraphs. The only feedback I was able to get was If the story was acceptable. After my research I began to start writing out my rough draft. I did do some research on narrative papers to try to get an idea of how to go about presenting my story. My first story was very narrowed down because I had a feeling I could not tell the best story