Azinaide Vera Cruz ENG110 Steve Bookman September 4th, 2010 What are your experiences in writing classes? For the entirety of my High School life, I had the ability to successfully write an essay. On the whole, I felt that my writing skills was successful due to the fact that, I always wrote about exciting topics and the High School writing techniques were not so demanding. However, when I started college my writing expertise and experiences were not so pleasant. Fear and frustration are the first feelings that pop in my heart when I have to write a paper.
My experiences with reading and writing My earliest recollections of both my reading and writing experiences are not pleasant and to date these experiences have not changed. Prior to my kindergarden days my mother would teach me at home the letters of the alphabet in the hope that my entry into school life would me smoother. I am not too sure that she succeeded. I recall my first day in the kindergarden class, the teacher started off with figures; I thought to myself smooth sailing. I thought that all day this is what I would doing, little did I know that reading would be next.
In September writing was my biggest problem but now it has gotten much easier to punctuate and organize all my writing pieces. But on another note I feel as if I should have put more effort toward all my work I did, I never hit those A+ grades everyone said I should have gotten so next year I will do everything in my power to prove them right because I know I can do better I just need another chance next year. All the strategies I was taught will stay with me forever I will use them through high school and even collage because they helped me and others
Portrait of a Writer Before taking [ENC1101], I had never considered looking at myself as a writer or comparing my writing style and habits to those of other writers, both good and bad. Looking at myself as a writer and the processes I go through when writing might help me identify my weaknesses and adopt new habits more conducive to good writing. Not only has this class changed what I define to be a good writer, but this past unit has also taught me many new writing strategies that could help me become that good writer. Prior to taking this class, my definition of a good writer was rather basic. I considered a good writer to be anyone who could effectively convey a message to a reader.
Revision Strategies Strategy 1: The Motive Statement My Primary motive in writing this paper is to explore and reflect about the history of my literacy and who was involved in it. Strategy 2: What Do you want to know About What You Learned? Step2.What Do I understand about this topic now that I didn’t understand before I started writing about it? I realize now that I didn’t before I started writing this was that how of a big impact my father had in my history of literacy. Step3.
In this essay I am going to explain key influences on the learning process of individuals. I am doing a BTEC extended diploma in health and social care right now at college and I am enjoying it so far. I did As levels last year in applied science, media studies and communication and culture and did like the subjects which made me go off track I didn’t attend lessons and my attendance dropped poorly. However when I came to pick up my results and I didn’t get the grades that I needed I realized that I need to put my head down because I don’t want to end up doing a boring/retail job all my life. My career goal is to become a radiographer which my dad first introduced to me and I found rather interesting, but my plan B is social work.
Looking back on my English experience here at Torrance High I believe I have learned a lot. In my last year at middle school they had us pick our scheduled for the next year at Torrance High, I decided to go into the honors program for English( it was one of my stronger subjects). I got I think the best English 1 teacher in the school. Mr. Duvall taught me a better way to organize the information I had read. I got a B first semester.
As I continued in high school, we had to read "A Gathering of Old Men" by Ernest Gaines and "When I Was a Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago over the summer and write what was required of us. "When I Was a Puerto Rican" was the book that I found was more interesting and I felt that essay was better than the other. As my high school year went on, I noticed that my essay writing skills began to progress due to all of the writing provided. In the middle of Sophomore year, my English class started reading "Black Boy" by Richard Wright and had discussions which eventually lead to writing another essay. In History class for sophomore year there was a Global History Regents required.
I’ve had an experience in which the minutes I took weren’t written effectively, therefore everyone ended up going in different directions & then had to meet again for the same original purpose. Whereas if the meeting minutes are written well, everyone gets the same notes and are all on the same page. Everything that I’ve learned in school and even on my job has helped me in my adult life to be able to write resumes, cover letters, applications, etc. Even in my personal life as a mom, everyday my son comes to me for pen and paper. Because He’s only 23 months, He scribbles all over the paper but I still feel that it’s my obligation as a parent to take his hand and guide him.
While taking this ESL class I am looking forward to learning how to write effectively, improve my grammar and become a better writer. Over the next semester