I do not have any misconceptions about writing I'm just very out of practice and I'm sure with time it will become a lot easier and feel more natural. I need to focus on staying on topic, grammar and punctuation. I tend to go off topic once I get another idea something similar but not part of the idea I was going for in my paper. In order to improve this weakness is by keeping my ideas organize will help me stay on topic After reading chapter one it gave me a new motivation to learn about writing. I have always just gave myself the excuse that I am not a good writer and that’s how I am going to live.
That is the time I think more about the writing assignment and how to write it like what topics to cover, the outline of the paper and whatever it needs to be addressed. I am never really that much of a writer, nowadays. I write only if I need to. I do like writing and my writing skills are pretty okay for me. It’s just that I don’t
I know a lot of words; I just don’t use them in my everyday conversation, thus making it more difficult to incorporate in my essay. The other parts I was dissatisfied with were my introduction and conclusion. After the revision of my paper I noticed they needed tremendous work. Therefore, I completely changed the introduction and conclusion completely to better fit my essay. Sincerely, Kimberly
In fact, every time I just hope that my brain will come with something creative that I could start with. Writing assignments, sometimes it makes me feel as the world is conspiring against me; on one side of my brain are the negative thoughts and fear that keep me away from writing a great paper, and on the other side, instead of positive mind, I encounter with the thoughts like, “Do I ever going to present a really great essay?”, “Will I pass the class?” But, not everything had been unfavorable on my writing experience. Although of all these dissection, I have accomplished great things as well. For instance, I learned more about myself; I have learned things I needed to improve and change on my writing, and about my fears. Additionally, I have noticed tremendous progress on my writing skills, that is, I write much faster now, therefore, I get better papers and grades.
“‘I spend a lot of time at my desk groaning, wondering why on earth I'm putting myself through it. I spend a lot of time in a state of panic. But when writing goes well, it's marvelous.’” (Pevere 3). To me, this is the most interesting and thought-provoking excerpt in the article because it proves that much of writing is hard work. These words are also very encouraging and eye-opening to me because I used to think the emotions described were a sign that I was not truly a writer.
Ever since I have taken a higher English class such as AP it became more challenging for me. As such the class need good writing skill beyond my capabilities, and causes me to struggle once again. Despite the setback, I shall not give up on such an issue; I definitely make my writing skill become better. Therefore I begin write to the best of my abilities and often ask other people around to help peer editing my essay. After many try of writing an essay, I got better understanding of what to fix when write and quickly know to make my own sentence sound best.
I did not realize how easy it is to unintentionally use bias language. Specifically, careless use of pronouns, subject-verb agreement, using open-ended age definitions, or how the order of presentation of groups can show superiority over others is all examples of errors I commit in my writing. Chapter 3 of the APA Manual will serve as a useful resource not only throughout my career, and for future writing I undertake. It provides a clear explanation of the essential components of sound expository writing and I walk away with more attention, and to pay careful attention to in my future
My second issue would be my ability to proofread. I always miss something when I proof read, once my other half reads it, he finds it right away, but I just cannot see all of my own errors. I would say my third problem is tone. Sometimes I am not sure which tone to use and if it is being conveyed correctly. I plan to work on all of these things, I am sure this class will help me learn all the skills needed to make my papers better.
Cari Buckley At the beginning of the semester, I thought I had a general knowledge of how to write a well thought-out paper with interesting hooks and developed paragraphs. Although I am still nowhere near a perfect writer or even qualified as a great writer, I feel that I have learned the skills necessary to hone and improve my abilities. I am almost positive that it will take a lot of work and dedication to perfect language as a tool of power, but I know that my newfound knowledge will help me on my journey. Throughout the entire semester, the research paper and the radical revision really helped open my mind to language as power. Because I wrote my paper on something that I feel very passionate about, I realized how easy and hard it is
So I have no problem giving credit to where credit is due. All in all COMM 150 has been helpful to my academic career, but more so the teacher. I believe without COMM 150 I would still be trying to Wikipedia for my research assignments and receive a low grade on my papers. So I am truly thankful for all the annoying assignments I had to complete. I also look forward to doing more papers in the future on my career and other things; since the more knowledge you have the better off you will be in