During the past, few weeks and after attending class every week, I feel that my writing skills have increased drastically. I have gained more knowledge, and a better understanding of what I need to improve and how. For example, going back into high school, I would say that my favorite subject was English, yet, I would struggle with my grammar choices as well as my punctuations. My use of semi-colons would be placed in the wrong places, until now. My professor has taught us a better understanding of semi-colons that it can be placed when 2 main clauses can stand alone as their own sentences. Something I feel proud of learning and understanding is the use of parallel structure. I’ve gained some knowledge on what it is, and how to use it within sentences. The use of parallel structure has never come across in all my years of being a student until now. When I heard of it, I was kind of puzzled in a way because the saying itself seemed a little bit confusing. Once my professor started teaching the class about it and using examples for us to learn about it, it started becoming self-explanatory. During the process of writing my first essay based on the article, “Police in Schools: Keeping Kids Safe, or Arresting Them For no Good Reason” I felt pretty confident on my first draft and felt that I did such a good work. One thing I lack of as a writing is double checking my work, and re-reading my work. Although I did get good feedback on my first paper, I felt determined I did a great
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In, high school my teachers assign me with different kinds of reading and writing. The types reading that i remember is the Killing Mocking Bird and The Adventure of Odysseus in freshman year of highschool. I didn't like the two book that much. Next the types of writing i recall writing is an observation poem in my english writing class i had to observe an thing and write at least five line poems using the four key items(see, hear, feel, and think). I had to write a lot summaries on articles and writing prompts in four years in secondary school. Also, i did a reflection essay where i had created an claim, counterclaim, evidence, rebuttal, TAG (title, Author, and Genre) of information and quote of one of the scenes in the story of Shakespeare Hamlet before i start my reflection writing.
Think about your experiences of writing at college. Which types of assignments have you found helpful in strengthening your writing skills? Where do you want to improve your writing? What’s the most useful advice you’re received that’s helped you improve your writing. Be as specific as possible.
Upper school English teacher Ms. L.C. says her favorite smell is that of a melting popsicle in the summer. “I love the sweet fructose of the popsicle juice,” said L.C. “Especially the way it combines with the smell of the wooden stick.”
My writing skills have fluctuated throughout the semester. I feel, although, I have mastered leads and headline writing. Leads and headlines were the first writing skills we practiced and have continued to practice throughout the entire semester. The continuous practice of leads and headline writing throughout the semester, I feel confident in my ability to write concise, eye-catching leads and headlines. For writing assignment three I needed to provide a follow-up headline and corresponding lead for a criminal case. The headline had to focus on the upcoming sentencing hearing because it was the newest information about the case. In order to do so, as I mention in my blog entry, I had to write several drafts for both my headline and lead. [INSERT BLOG PICTURE] After many drafts of the lead I settled on a summary-lead because the article was a follow-up story about an established criminal case. I wrote the headline after I wrote the lead because the headline had to be a shorter, more intriguing version of the lead. After many drafts I finally wrote a six worded, eye-catching headline that was about the sentencing hearing. [INSERT WRITING ASSIGNMENT
When I sit back and I reflect on all the papers I have wrote, one stands out most to me. During my senior year of high school, we had to write an 8 paged defense on something we strongly believed in. In this rhetorical analysis, I will be analyzing my senior defense topic, outline, rough draft, revising process and final draft verse the papers that I am writing now. Before I dive into comparing the ways I did my papers then and now, I want to share some background information with you about myself, and how my writing process evolved as my identity evolved.
Writing is an evolving skill that may be fine-tuned through years of improvement and learning. As a product of the evolving nature of my writing skills, a primary difference between my writing in high school and my writing in college would most certainly be the quality of the writing itself. Thus, my writing should also see an increase in focus, depth and clarity as compared to its high school form. A major component of high school writing, especially in my experience, was the issue of predetermined length in writing. Often, this mandate of length required excessive amounts of filler content that was entirely irrelevant to the general theme or purpose of the piece. In contrast, my writing in college applications should see an increased
During this semester, I learned more about writing than I have throughout my whole high school career. The first thing we really covered was parallelism and that was probably the most used topic in all of our writing. To be completely honest I think this was the first time I had ever heard about parallelism and I still have no idea how to use it. We really focused on comma placement because in the beginning we were all just putting commas in random places, but now I feel as a whole we learned how to use them much more efficiently. We covered semicolons and where to place them, but still do not know how to use them either. During this semester I definitely improved my writing based on the fact that we wrote a ton, but I do not think my writing techniques have improved as much as I would’ve liked them to.
I think this semester of English was probably the most helpfully I’ve had in years from a writing aspect. In high school they just tell you to read a book and take test on it and maybe have one or two major papers thought the whole year. This semester really did help me further my writing skills and will definitely help me going in to my sophomore year and even further into the future. I have really noticed how much my writing skills have changed in a huge way. Comparing my papers from high school to now you can definitely see a huge change. In how I write papers and how they actual have a meaning at the end of them.
There is nothing like waking up to a blow job to get the day going. I opened my eyes to find Megan's blond head slowly up and down on me as the necklace lifter and fell on my leg while it dangled from my neck.
My writing skills which I have worked on over the few months I have been in English 102 have changed quite a bit in my opinion. There are many things which I have improved upon that were amongst my weaker writing skills when the year began. On the opposite side of that point, there are also many things which I still need to improve upon if I want to truly elevate my writing to a level that I will be confident in. Finally, I have gained new skills outside of writing from this class, particularly the activities which we did in class at various points throughout the year. These things all cumulate together to give me an appreciation of English courses which I did not previously have.
Writing is way that we can express ourselves, it is a way to interface ideas and thoughts and to prove a point. Throughout my writing experience or process I have struggled with writing especially using details or really expressing myself my work. In this course Facts & Fiction: Portraits in World Art I expect to gain more knowledge on how to write a perfect essay, story, letter, and assignment. I expect to learn new genres and rhetorical situations. I also think my writing will improve academically and I will develop my skills in writing. Also taking my writing to a different point of view, level, and writing something different rather than the usual. I look forward to getting feedback from my peers and learning their thoughts on my writing and how they can help me improve.
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 are decent, if I take the time to fully process my thoughts. When it is a timed assignment or test, my skills go right out the window, I concentrate more on answering the prompt rather than the grammar, punctuation, or structure. It’s like a jumbled mess of writing filled with lots of errors. When I’m writing my main goals are to answer the prompt, have good structure, and no grammatical or punctuation errors. These goals sometimes get in the way of me expressing myself freely; if a sentence doesn’t flow right with rest of the paragraph, I will re-examine my paragraph or paper to see if I can conjure up a sentence to finish out my paragraph before moving on to the next paragraph. Another example is if I feel like I don’t
All throughout my years of schooling, I’ve had just about, one paper that was about one page long, due every year. My papers never had to be more than one page in length. Therefore, I did not have to do much writing or do many essays. Surely not enough to remember any of the assignments. Writing has never been something I enjoyed doing, so I never bothered to many any memories of my writing experiences. I did not think it was necessary to remember any of them since I only had to do them to get a grade. The only writing experience I remember was the first assignment I had in this English 100 class about a writing experience. All week long, I sat there thinking about what to write about, but nothing came to mind as a topic. Then, one thing came to mind, but it was so very vague, I could not write the length that was needed for the assignment. I could only think of a few sentences to write for it. After sitting for a few moments longer, I thought, how about I write about how difficult it was for me to write this essay before it was due.