My Writing Course Analysis

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Throughout this course there has been many obstacles that got in the way of my writing. When I first came into this course I was average at writing papers, although I did find that I had a difficult time incorporating the text or planning my ideas out in such a way that was organized and put together. As I went and did revisions on my first two essays I noticed that I was missing words between punctuation and had run-on sentences. These were simple mistakes, the mistakes that were harder for me to fix were the ones that incorporated the text and the meaning. Understanding these complex essays in The Ways of Reading, was the hard part for me to be able to create a well organized essay on my thoughts. Over the next three essays I wrote I was …show more content…
Annotating the text allowed or me to write my ideas without having to re-read the whole essay, the little annotations guided me with the big ideas of the text. It elaborated the text for me sentence by sentence if I didn’t quite understand it. One thing that surprised me in my work as I read through it one last time would be how in detail and passionate I get into the text when it’s a topic that I truly understand and side with. For example, Pratt’s essay, as I wrote more and more on my two hometown communities I was able to go into great detail because it was a large topic that I was involved in while in high school. This goes along with how interesting it was for me to go back and see the emotions I tried to incorporate into the text as I wrote about family and my community within Pratt’s essay and Rodriguez’s essay, “growing up watching my mother struggle day by day,” was easily one of the hardest things to do as a child. Although I may not be the best at essay writing, titles, or quoting, when you put me into a text that I can understand and relate to I can get myself to sit down and truly relate it back to my own learning and life. This is something I learned to adapt to this year while learning to read these far more complex …show more content…
Editing and proofreading it something I find a lot easier to do when I have someone next to me guiding me on what is proper and what is not, which is why the learning commons was a good place for me throughout this course. By seeking help from another person besides me, helps me read out loud and find the silly mistakes I seem to make when I proofread too fast. Proofreading has been helpful to me when I read each sentence about two to three times out loud just to make sure it all goes smoothly. If I read if once and moved on, I found that I would miss errors. Titles have never been the best part of my essay, although I found that creating the title and thesis after I write my paper is the best way to make sure you incorporated everything into the title and the thesis. If you set your title of thesis first, then it may alter and limit your essay abilities by not being able to expand your ideas in the way you might want to. For example, in essay three I didn’t put a title until I did revisions, but for Pratt’s essay (essay two) I was able to create a title that fit right into the subject I was covering, “Two Communities Adapting as One.” This may not be the strongest title but as the course went on, so did my writing abilities and the way I learned to expand my ideas. I hope to be able to expand my ideas even more next semester as I continue on in

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