I used to read more books that talked about the reality I lived in or science fiction. The way they were written it was amazingly interesting for me, like I would spent days and late nights just to get to the end. The opportunity to read showed me that there were so many ways that I could learn both fun and educational faces of the reading field. When I was in the fifth grade I started to write poems inspired from the readings I did. The school principal and later on my English proffesor followed up with me in my career as a good reader.
Therefore my first goal for this class is to refresh my memory on writing a good paper. I want to learn to be a better and more effective writer. Then I want to be able to take what I have learned from this class and put it to use in the future classes. It has been 26 years since I have taken an English class. I am having a hard time remembering what strategies I have used in the past to become a better writer.
Miriam Hawkins Intro to Literature and Criticism Essay 1 - Reading Process Research Report 02/09/2015 From the Diary of An Almost Four-Year-Old I could have easily picked one of the other poems from the list of the three but this poem spoke to me in a lot of ways. One thing that I purposely left out of my log when I was writing it on this poem is the personal connection I have to this poem. Perhaps that is why I was ready to write on it when several of the classmates that I spoke to were not so ready to write on it. Not only will I reveal my connection to this poem and the stirrings that I experienced because of them when I read this poem as well as some of my thought processes after reading it a couple of times and what I believe this poem means based on what it says. At the first look at the title I was a excited about reading it and I felt a little trepidation.
When I left the hospital I would begin an aggressive chemotherapy for at least the next six months. I was worried about losing my job than about the treatment. Unbelievably, however, I was granted long-term disability with pay. This relief allowed me to engage in what I love: reading. I decided I would use my convalescence to learn a new hobby, something engaging and something I could share.
At the beginning of the semester, I had poor writing skills and critical thinking skills. Various class activities explored avenues and styles of writing. I learnt how to incorporate creativity in writing to satisfy the readers. Skills acquired in class shaped my perception of gothic literature as a noble genre that applies creativity and critical thoughts that change the society. After undertaking this course, I have high regard for literary discourse that promotes positive thinking in society.
My Greatest Writing Experience Thus Far Until recently, I never thought of writing as an enjoyable or therapeutic activity that I could use to help with any daily struggles I may be dealing with. However as I continue to grow older, I am becoming fonder of writing for fun. Whether it may be just to put my thoughts down onto paper, or wanting to write a story for entertainment, writing or typing in any form has proven to be beneficial to my journey through college. Growing up with a learning disability caused writing to be difficult, and sometimes a nearly impossible to think about having to begin such a tedious task. Having severe speech problems as a child, combined with handwriting and spelling issues, I found myself keeping more to my own thoughts and never being able to express my thoughts on paper.
I leaned that sometimes speaking your mind no matter how intimidating can usually pay off in the long run. Writing an essay for my GED was not such a pleasant writing experience. I wrote my essay on my grandmother, and even though I felt it was passionate and detailed the instructor was looking for more. It seems, when writing for a grade, they were looking more for form, punctuation and proper grammar. Disappointed as I was I realized its not always the subject as much as it is your form and process that gets the grade I learned to pay more attention to my technique and process.
Running Head: GRADUATE STUDY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES 1 Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies Jasmine Hodges Introduction to Graduate Study in Criminal Justice & Security AJA 501 University of Phoenix Dr. Cora Anderson September 22, 2014 GRADUATE STUDY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES 2 There are many benefits of going back to school. As for me, the challenge of returning to school brings me the delight of learning and the experience of something new every day. My years in the workforce have prepared me for dealing with different situations and many different types of people. Going back to school affords me personal growth. I have found out that many people lose sight of who they are after so many years on the job, and also lose sight while trying to balance family life.
Achieving success in college is not an easy thing to do. A handful of people succeed, but many fail and drop out. I have thought many times about dropping out, but realizing what college can do for me has helped me stay. I have sat down and thought about all the windows that would be opened for me once I have a degree. To achieve success in college, you need to schedule your time wisely, have strong self-discipline, and keep calm and try not to stress.
When it came time for me to go to college it became stressful, challenging, and frustrating. My perspective on writing started to change. The expectations in college were set to a higher level, and there was a variety of different writing that I wasn’t used to. My very first experience with writing was in elementary school. The teacher allowed me to write on any topic of my choosing.