I have always just gave myself the excuse that I am not a good writer and that’s how I am going to live. After reading chapter one I recognize that I have been letting myself live without giving myself a chance to catch up and learn what I need to know about the subject. After learning what is taught to me in this class I will need to keep using my new writing skills or they will be lost. My strengths are reading and understanding the assignment, typing the paper on the computer and generating creative writing skills. My weakness are using correct English grammar and punctuation, staying on topic and citing and references.
The way I improved my paper was taking my instructors constructive criticism and making the necessary corrections, to the best of my ability. I had obvious problems with the comma usage, dangling modifiers, and it was no question that I have to improve my vocabulary. Referring back to the text book and using the Thesaurus definitely helped me make the best revisions that I can make. The most challenging part of this assignment for me was to expand the use of my vocabulary. 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.
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
ENSP 703 At the beginning of classes in ENSP 703 I had simple goals that I want to reach, because this subjects it enhancing reading skills to improve writing abilities and improving character. First goal I want to improve my idea how to write and compose an better essay by following the basic pattern in composing essay, because this one is my weaknesses when I composing some essay it’s like a full of troubles that everyone’s cannot understand. Second one I want to improve more confidence in using the English language in daily conversations, because when I talk and speak in English like I said it’s full of troubles and it cannot understand. For the learning in this class, I learn some many skills from our professor that he virtuous when he
Chapter 1. “They Say” “They Say I Say” by Generald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst, tell us how to write a reasonable argument by using certain templates. To make an argument sound professional you need support, words that are professional with meaning, and make sure your readers know what you’re talking about. “They Say I Say” isn’t just the title of this book, but think of it as a template with blanks you need to feel in. In most literature nowadays authors like to argue or set controversy so it receives the readers attention.
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.
While this book has some weaknesses in helping you select the direction you should go in, it is superb in helping you pursue your goals once they are set. The early chapters of the book focused on creating awareness to the idea that being truly successfully results from choosing a job that sparks passion, risk, and excitement in life. Combs gave excellent advice in aiding students to find what they are truly passionate about. While reading the sections that included reader interaction, such as pulling out a pen and jotting
To me she used a pacing that kept me wanting to read and get to the ending so that I could see what would finally happen in the end. Orwell’s essay tended to get away from me at times and took more than a couple of reads to get what he might have been saying. Even now as I think about Orwell’s essay I’m left with a cloudy interpretation of what his story could have been
Jordan Taylor 4/24/12 Composition II Polites Reflective Statement In this course, College Composition II, I have learned many forms of writing effective argumentative pieces. The main thing I learned this year is how to effectively use sources to aid me in my argument. Along with that I learned that some sources are not credible and will not influence my writing much, if even at all. This helped me get better support in my arguments because I had credible sources that supported my argument. This course helped me utilize my sources better, made me realize my true freedom as a writer and understand how text may represent and have different meanings to other readers.
Critically analyzing these text gave me a better grasp of some of the more conceptual ideas about language and writing. Lederer’s “The Case for Short Words” helped me understand that often long, complex words are not always preferable. Whenever I was revising my papers I always looked for words that were unnecessarily so. Some of the essays we read didn’t directly tie into my writing but helped me understand how certain choices influenced my consumption of the written word. Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stoopid?” and Naughton’s “The Internet: Is it Changing the Way We Think?” showed the impact technology has had on us related to reading and critical thinking.