Describe My Writing Process

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I think of writing as an opportunity for me to express my opinions, find out more about myself, and connect with others. To me, writing is more than just printing words onto paper; writing can inspire, move, and drive the actions and thoughts of individuals. The process behind writing varies from person to person and can be easy for some but difficult for others. For me, my writing process has been morphed and crafted into systematic procedures over the years, largely by California public school teachers. To this day, I struggle with not implementing the writing techniques and strategies that were taught to me in grade school at the university level. A large part of my struggle began developing during my early childhood years. Spanish was …show more content…
I found it very difficult to not implement the writing techniques and strategies that were taught to me in elementary school into high school papers because of how programmed I was to follow them. During my early years of high school, I was often given templates and various examples of what my writing was supposed to look like. I was basically expected and follow and model the writing of other writers and adhere to strict templates and guidelines. The templates and writing examples that I was instructed to follow made it difficult for me to develop my own writing process and discover my own writing strengths and weaknesses. As I began to take advanced placement writing courses in high school and writing courses at my community college, I began to realize that high school writing has a different level of standard than college level …show more content…
Being enrolled in community college classes during high school allowed me to develop some of the critical writing skills that were essential for me to succeed at the university level. I soon began to realize and understand that writing is different for everyone, and that the writing processes and techniques that were designed and tailored for students in high school are largely irrelevant and unsubstantial. I also came to the realization that a writer must discover for themselves what works for them and what does not. The introductory writing class that I took at my community college gave me a better understanding of what was expected of me at the high school level versus the college level. Today, I apply the knowledge I gained from the class to my university level

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