Before starting school, I incapable to write or speak English at all. Because English is my second language I had a hard time understanding how to read and write in English. My parents and older siblings would often teach me the basics of having to know my numbers, ABCs, and by making me memorizing saying simple sentences and questions. English is everyone in my family's second language and because we did not grow up learning how to speak, read, and write in English which made it difficult for me when school started.
I feel that keeping the order of how writing should be done is important and helpful. I think that the best way to get students to understand how things really work with the writing process is to complete a paper with them, using all the steps of the writing process. Show them how it goes and how frustrating it can be for you as a teacher. Once they see that you had a hard time, but in the end had a good result then they will know that no matter what they can do it do. Having them to help you along the way will help too. I never learn by just watching so i am sure plenty of students need to get involved in the lesson. I will teach the students the three ways to do prewriting and allow them to choose what they prefer to use. Rough drafting might
Jordan Rosenfeld wrote, “Perfectionism instills fears that you will never live up to a standard set in your mind or one that’s been set for you by others.” This quote accurately describes my relationship with writing. A significant part of my fears and apprehensions about writing relate to creating that perfect paper. I consume too much time judging if what I have written is good enough for the reader, as well as for myself based on my standards. It is important that I recognize how the value in expressing my ideas in writing could potentially influence others viewpoints. Thus, awarding me the ability to create something I can admire as well. While I have no difficulty in the writing required in my career, ultimately the goal is to become
Throughout the course of this semester we have learned various writing techniques that have helped me grow and improve as a writer. By acquiring the necessary skills for writing from this class and pushing myself to further improve on these skills, I can now apply my knowledge to future courses that I may take. For instance, while I may not be required to do the same project, I can use the same principles that we learned from units, such as, argument analysis or revision to complete another assignment. While I might have had some experience with the lessons from this class, I still had room to improve and the evidence for this can be seen throughout my course work. In this essay, I will present several artifacts as evidence to prove how I applied
Writing is fundamental. It is a great aspect of life. Though not everyone is fond of writing and if they are that’s good for them. If you were to ask me to write a paper I guarantee you it won’t get done and if it does it’s not good. As you can tell I don’t have a passion for writing and unfortunately for me, it’s required to write a long essay for school English courses. Now you can imagine how difficult that must be for me if you’re in the same boat as I am. Atop taking an eight-week writing course bloody hell did I have some long rough sleepless nights and oh yes, I did want to cry and say freak this as well as give up. However, throughout this eight-week course I learn so much about my writing and have gained a better comprehension of
When I was a little kid my parents and family were always trying to teach me how to read and write. Its been something I’ve known how to do without even thinking about it. When I was around 6 or 7 years old we would go to Mexico and visit my grandma, who had lived there at the time, and the neighbor had a granddaughter a little older than me. She would come over and play, one day I had brought my toys and some books and she had asked me what they were and I told her they were books. She went on and explained how she didn’t know how to read or write, how her grandparents couldn’t take her to school due to them be elderly and how far away they lived from a school. I was kind of confused because in the United States I hadn’t ever met someone
There are many actions, characteristics, and goals that are set throughout life that help people become literate in something, whether it is in a sport, a school subject, or a hobby. Recognizing any strengths or weaknesses and setting out to make them better are also a large part in one’s journey to becoming who they are today. Subjects such as language arts are especially helpful when doing this and help bring out the voices of writers and readers, young and old. For me, the activities and decisions I have made up to this point, including reading and writing, have made me the person that I am today. Reflecting on this and my personality, strengths, and weaknesses have also contributed to my growth over the years and have pushed me
From birth to death, as humans, we learn, re-learn, and are taught again how to engage in specific, everyday life functions. Every individual has their own style, this goes for writing, drawing, singing, dancing, the list goes on and on. All throughout our lives, we as students have been taught how to write and what style of writing is ‘acceptable’. This essay will challenge what was taught about writing in high school. It may end up make writing more interesting. Who knows, a newly found passion for choreographed dancing may emerge after reading this essay. This is only a possibility due to the innumerable number of topics that an essay could be about, as the writer can write about anything and everything that they choose.
One of the most important priority for a law student is managing their time. Is a challenge, however, spending time writing and reading is productive. As a law student we must know that we must conducted ourselves in a professional matter. Having a great academies support team that will guide me to move forward is something to take advantage of starting from day one. As a law student we must know that when writing, analyzing comes after. We need to know the subject, the verbs, and the objects. Legal writing is completely different than what we are used to, but not impossible to accomplish. By reading a case we need to set our minds to think like a lawyer. The skills we learned in law school are key tools for success. One of the best formulas to analyzed a case is the elements + because + fact(s).
Having the ability to write about something you enjoy could possibly be one of the best things; not only for yourself but for everyone else. The human mind is a crazy thing, and someone can bring a thought or fact to you that you have never thought of. Being able to choose you own topic creates less stress, and more enjoyment for the scholar. I believe that teachers need to allow students to write about a topic of their choice instead of just giving every student one topic to make their grading life easier.
How important is writing to you? Some people believe that writing is not important on a daily basis, others believe it is extremely valuable to know how to do. There are different ways writing is beneficial. You use writing on an everyday basis and sometimes don’t even notice it. There are many different ways of writing. I personally believe that writing is very important. I discussed this topic and other writing topics with a professor at Shawnee Community College.
The physical act of writing is mostly thought to be lost in the modern age. Anymore everything is done electronically the need to type is even becoming a thing of the past. The disconnection to the actual act of writing is causing it to seem less important. Writing is an incredibly important tool in modern society and in general. It offers great benefits intellectually as well as creatively. HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com published an article in the form of a poster to convey the importance of writing. Their efforts to convey this message to through the visual means as well as their appeals to logos, pathos, and ethos is very effective to a specific audience and still effective on a larger scale.
There is a magic in beautiful writing that makes it delightful to read. A good writer’s medium is the written word. He or she is able to weave a story, and capture the essence of an idea with ease. As of now, I am not that kind of writer. Truthfully, I am lost, scatter-brained, and unaware of how to make my point in most cases. I ramble on for sentences before realizing my writing is one big mess. But, I give myself credit for taking time to write, and accepting feedback and criticism with a “thank you”. I listen to the external and internal voices that drive me. Although I am not a remarkable writer, I am willing to learn and improve. As author Stephen King wrote in his memoir On Writing, “While it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it’s equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible to make a good writer out of a merely competent one” (142). I am not afraid of putting in work only to fail. In the end, I want to write to be understood, and commit to my writing, regardless of skill.
In addition to poetry and writing I do on my own time, I write very often for school. I typically receive high grades on my work because of the supposed skill or talent that I may have. This skill, however, only goes so far. The time I have spent editing, re-reading, editing again, and double checking each individual word borders on obsessiveness, but it is the only way I can improve as a writer. And, as any individual who spends much of their time practicing a skill, difficulties and obstacles become a common sight as time goes on. My biggest difficulty throughout my writing career has been style.
Writing is an activity I have done most of my life, but still have no idea how to do. High school didn't effectively teach me how to write because the teachers go off the assumption that we already have the correct skills to do so. Because of that, countless papers and essays have been done just by being told what to do, but not how to do it. It was compressed, the writing process usually took about a week. One day for brainstorming, another day for rough draft, two days for peer response and editing, and finally the last day for the final draft. Luckily now, I’m being forced to read and learn how to write, and more importantly how do decompress the writing process