Over the course of this semester, I have improved as a writer. At the beginning, I would like to think I was fairly decent, but I didn’t have much experience in anything but English and the occasional history papers. This year was difficult, as it forced me to learn new ways of writing. As I got more comfortable, I clearly improved, with my writing and content improving. Essays like the Prairie Meadows scholarship and annotated bibliography were remarkably different than what I was used to, and I benefited from writing them. The beginning of this year, I wasn’t incredibly concerned with my sentence structure or the impact of the words I used. As I learned and wrote more, my sentences got more complex and I -for the most part- stopped using
My weaknesses in writing are what cause my writing process to get stuck in the mud. I have always had the problem of finding exactly what to say. I usually start out the writing process from a blank, no draft, no structure, just straight forward free writing. I start to get worried about what I am writing and then just write things down till the word count button reads the minimum amount of words that the teacher has set forth. I find it very hard to be creative with my writing when I am just worried about how I am going to get it done.
My relationship with writing is hard, my writing doesn’t always flow well. My writing also doesn’t always come easily to me. More often than not, I have to sit and think for long periods of time, for to come up with ideas on how to start my essays. When I start with paper and pen my hand will start aching, and that makes it difficult to concentrate on what I am trying to express through my writing as it takes my mind off what I am currently thinking of writing down. Writing is the course I have always struggled with the most throughout high school, and through my first year of college.
When I sit to write, I have to think about what I want to say. This is not easy for me as I tend to think about several things at once. Clearing my mind and focusing on the writing task is a challenge in itself. I do not consider myself a strong writer and find it intimidating especially when I know it will be critiqued. The sense of failure when seeing the paper I worked so hard on look like the newest local headline of a recent murder is disheartening for me. I assume I am being overly critical of myself but those feelings seem to be redeemed when I look over the aftermath of what was my wonderful work of mental art.
My writing has improved greatly over the years. Now, I am able to write much longer papers, my writing is more detailed, my writing is straight, I am able to write in different styles, and my letters aren't shaped weirdly anymore. All and all, my writing has improved a good amount. I still do not enjoy writing that much. I am really enjoying math and science right now. The writing that I do like, is writing about a subject that I choose with no guidelines. My past writing pieces that I have done, have been the personal narrative (in 6th grade), and the researched based writing project (also in 6th grade). Both of those projects I did not enjoy that much, because we worked on those two projects for a long time. Even thought I do not enjoy writing
Ultimately, I have learned to consistently work hard on my writing and completely disclaim my old habits behind me. My little faith in my writing proficiency remains the same, but I am willing to surpass and overcome those obstacles. Writing is my most disliked subject, but an essential to everyday life. Although, My grammar has grown stronger compared to my past experiences. I want to continue to become confident and persistent with my writings. I hope that I can achieve to maintain my writing abilities and not be on and off with proficiency in writing.
I have never really considered myself a good writer I have always had problems with starting a paper and sometime even finishing it. I also have problems writing sentences that are too long or finishing a thought, as well as figuring out where to put a semicolon or coma because I tend to just write whatever comes to my
The number one writing issue that I have and is needed to be improved is to use proper vocabulary to illustrate my feelings because there were several feedback that state this both by the instructor and writing tutors. For instance, I referred leaving comfort zone as “experiencing magical power of unknown” and the instructor stated that these words don’t go well together even though she gets what I
he title of Toni Morrison's short story, Recitatif," means, among other things, "a recital" of some sort, and the protagonist, Twyla, provides us with a "recital" of her connect with Roberta, also placed in the shelter where Twyla once lived. Morrison’s parents taught her much about understanding racism and growing up in predominantly white America. Her father was pessimistic about whites and blacks learning to tolerate each other, but Toni's mother was much more optimistic. It is no surprise, then, that Morrison's themes would address these issues.
My writing style throughout junior year has changed drastically. With each essay my motivation to write better went down. I started to do the bare minimum with each essay. I did not do a rough draft or double check any of my work. My first essay I wanted to do a decent job so I can start the year off with a good start. I wrote very clearly and did what the prompt said. After that essay I did not care so much about what I had to do to get an A again. Yes, this is very irresponsible of me, but as the year went on I lost my drive to do better. I think as a writer I have gotten worse, because I did not write to my full potential.
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.
I have many talents but I would have to say writing is not at the top of that list. I am not a terrible writer, actually I have been told I am pretty good. It is the fact that I am not confident in my writing abilities. When I am given a writing assignment it takes me awhile to fully know what I am writing about, I take forever to start a essay but once I get my ideas on paper it turns into a piece of cake. I guess it is because I have so many thoughts and opinions running rampant and I have a hard time taming them all. Because of this I can take longer on a a essay than needs be. When I took AP Literature last year I would always have trouble finishing my essays, they would start off well but towards the end, they would not make any since. Tell me to
I always have something to write about I never get stuck on a thought or an idea. I am a free writer wat ever comes on my mind I write it down. As I mentioned how I used to read all those books I always thought of the process of how long it toke to write something like that whether it was a book, magazine or even an article. With that inspired me to start writing more and see if I can actually put my own thoughts on a paper, and maybe one day I can write my own book. Although I have the ability to write as I please I do have my struggles of organizing my thoughts, and the paper I am writing. Sometimes I can be on a thought and stay with it until I can’t find other words to replace or think of something else. At most part I can fill out a paper no matter how long is it but the problem is my thoughts all are over the map, but I am working on that with my professors, and my previous classes and hopefully in the future I can write a paper with a cleared mind and know that I can write without having to worry about the organizing or the fact that my thoughts are not in there right places. Gladly I saw more improvement on my drafting lately and I am just pleased with
I’m not trying to make my life all depressing because it hasn’t been all bad. And I realize that people have had things a lot worse happen to them, in their lives, and I should be thankful for what I have. But no matter what I have I just never seem truly happy. I always have this front up, and it seems like everything is going great, but deep inside, I’m falling apart. This comes out in my writing, and I think that writing is a good release from all of this. I always try to do my best when it comes to my class work and my writing, but I know that my writing isn’t the best by any means. I always find it important to the best job that I can do, on school work and also in life.
Writing has always been something I dread. It’s weird because I love talking and telling stories, but the moment I have to write it all down on paper, I become frantic. It’s almost as if a horse race just begun in my mind, with hundreds of horses, or words, running through my mind, unable to place them in chronological order. Because I struggle to form satisfying sentence structure, it takes me hours, sometimes even days, to write one paper. It’s not that I think I’m a “bad writer,” I just get discouraged easily. Needless to say, I don’t think highly of my writing skills. When I was little I loved to both read and write. I read just about any book I could get my hands on, and my journal was my go to for my daily adventures. Although it’s