My writing experiences have been minimal. So far I have only learned the basics of writing, like forming sentences and forming sentences to put into paragraphs. I can tell that my writing has improved throughout the years. I hope to improve in writing essays, paragraphs, stories, and speeches so that I have no errors with editing and creating the final product. I predict that I will be a well rounded writer when I graduate from Newman University.
When it comes to writing I have a mental breakdown, I get nervous, overthink, and emotionally stressed. These three words describe me as a writer. In high school I would have a difficult time starting papers, often times my weaknesses was grammar and sentences fragments. How I feel about writing is how I feel when a love one dies. It's like as if I'm at a funeral and my paper is the one being funeralized. I think the reason why I am how I am about writing is because my college English teacher in high school was so harsh on my papers, and ever since then I've been traumatize to write papers.
My experience with writing has been very up and down because I have a hard time focusing on the topic. I would say that’s something I need to honestly work on because my attitude is if I'm not into it then I'm not doing it simple. Some of my past teachers in high school said that I could write but I honestly don’t know about now. I'll admit that I've gotten lazy in the sense that if I'm not into the work then I'll just pass it with a D or just retake it. I need to get out of that and just suck it up and get it over and done with.
I grew up in Panama City, a beautiful country located in Central America, like many other kids I learned how to read and write in home, and in the school at a very young age. However, I learned how to read and write in Spanish which is my native language. Books have been part of my life since I was a kid, I remember reading story books, comics, and classic stories with my parents almost every night after school. Both, my mother and my father would prefer reading a book than watching television, nonetheless, reading was a common thing to do in my home. Even though, I love reading, I have never been a good writer; writing have been the thing which I have struggled the most in Spanish and in English. I first started
I think as a writer I am okay but not as good as I had hoped to be when I reached college. I do love history and history involves a lot of writing most of the time, but for some reason my writings in history and literature never seemed to transcend to English language or writing courses I have taken since coming to BU. I definitely think that one of my strong suits is getting my point across, however, my execution of my points sometimes is lacking a bit and the development of my ideas I tend to struggle with as well. I definitely feel like I need to work on grammar in my essays, especially run-on sentences. It always seems to be the one thing that I lose most points off. As this is a class based on how the topic of marijuana has progressed
In the past few years, writing has become something I enjoy doing, both in academics and in my personal time. Mainly, I write poetry, which is something I would like to continue working on over the course of the semester. As a musician, I feel comfortable writing poems because of the similarities they often share with songs and songwriting. I am also interested in working on comedic pieces and short stories. Last semester, my COM 201 professor told me that she thought I should be on Saturday Night Live. This could have been her way of saying I am too disruptive in class or I should not be majoring in advertising; regardless, I took it as a compliment. Performing and making people laugh brings me great happiness. Unfortunately, I struggle with channeling my love for comedy into my writing. I have read memoirs of comedians such
I previously attended Texas A&M University and received a degree in Political Science. I found myself writing many papers for this field but mostly research papers. Although I have this experience in writing, they were mostly just regurgitating information in an organized way.
I believe that everyone should chase their dreams and never give up no matter how hard it gets. Two years ago during my sophomore year my friend, Janet, introduced me to a writing app called Wattpad. I fell in love with the app and my friend had written a story on their as well she encouraged me to publish a story I had been writing on Wattpad too. After some debate I decided take her advice and publish the story other people I knew ended up reading the book and told me to keep writing. So I continued to write throughout my sophomore year it was fun and easy at first until I ran into writers block and the story grinded to a halt.
What I’ve experienced with writing so far is that I have limited skills. But the funny thing is that I am constantly writing something just about every day whether it be an email, or summarizing meeting minutes at work, or proposing an idea for a church program.
I know the feeling all too well of how life seems to move too fast. When I was in High School, I spent most of my summers at writing camps, and internships. By the time I knew it my senior year was beginning. It was the time for me to apply for the serious scholarships that would get me into prestigious colleges. So for me this was an opportunity I could not screw up, but in the back of my mind I knew I would never be a senior in high school again. The idea of all this troubled me for the beginning of my senior year. When the submission date of my scholarships came near, the stress was eating me alive. So with most issues people try to face themselves, most end up asking someone they trust. The person I trusted the most was my mentor, and Father. Who
I immediately went to my professor’s office hours to get advice on how I could perform better on my next paper, she told me to be more concise and I should use the resource “writer’s help”. Being the Stubborn teenager I am, I only focused on being more concise, but completely ignored reviewing writers help, hence my next grade was a seventy-nine percent. Though I was disappointed with the grade I received, I could only be disappointed with myself because I did not take the advice my teacher recommend to me. Determined to do better on my last paper, I finally read over “writers help”. I must admit, using Writers help was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. The program taught me how to properly form a thesis, how to be concise and
My journey of becoming a good writer, I have faced many challenges. English being a second language, sacrificing time needed for a good essay paper, and being consistent in writing, has been many of my challenges of becoming a good writer. Repeatedly, I have come to understand that writing is a process, and I can become a better writer by writing more often, and reading novels and magazines.
I’ve never been the type of person who was able to envision where they were going to be in the future. Quite frankly, it’s one of my biggest weaknesses (man, I really hope no potential employers are reading this). I guess I just always wanted to wait and see where life would eventually lead me. While success is important to me, I never wanted to take a second thought of how exactly I was going to get there. I've always been this way. So when the Leadership Institute started, I honestly wasn't expecting to get much out of it. Some extra money and some job experience. That's it. Thats really all I thought I was getting into.
Writing is the death of me no matter what other people might say. I struggle through procrastination and the creativity needed to write a good piece. Most people would say it’s easy and there is nothing more to it than putting down words and thoughts on paper. But for me, it’s different. It takes a really good idea that will spark something in my mind that will cause the wheels in my head start spinning and my fingers to start moving and forming words and letters on paper. Then after the spark I was able to write a paper that I thought was good and why make changes to something when it is perfect the way it is? That is until someone else reads it and you realize there actually is a way to make it better. From my childhood up to now, the specific