The Value Of Writing Skills In The English Language

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When it comes to learning English, there becomes a great importance to the value of writing. To be able to write clearly and correctly is not a skill that everyone is able to acquire. Being able to write intelligently puts people at a great advantage; they sound more sophisticated and put themselves ahead of those who struggle in this area. In order to advance in writing, one must acknowledge growth. Without growth, writing cannot advance; there will be no improvement or progress without it. Throughout this year, I have further advanced myself with the English language by improving my writing arithmetic, critical thinking, and independent learning, which became possible by my willingness to change and grow as a writer. In the beginning …show more content…
My work ethic has increased dramatically over the course of the year because I wanted to prove that I am intelligent enough to take a higher level class, and ultimately succeed in doing so. My note taking skills have improved immensely, and I have taught myself to differentiate between valuable, and unneeded information. My notes have become more detailed and meaningful, especially when I needed to refer back to them for an assignment. Secondly, my test scores have improved tremendously. In the past years, I have not always been the best test taker, but I am proud to say that my overall test scores have greatly improved from my hard work ethic. I never believed I could write a paragraph to answer a question, and have it sound clear and concise, but; I have been able to prove to myself, on more than one occasion, that I am fully capable of it. Additionally, I have become better at setting, both, short term and long term goals. My short term goals were to overall improve my reading and writing comprehension, which my portfolio can prove I have accelerated in. My long term goals were to improve my sense of vocabulary, which for the most part, I have been able to do. Memorizing vocabulary words has always been a struggle of mine, but I have improved to an extent. My desire to grow has pushed me to be the best I can be. I have faith to improve myself, by myself. My experience with growth has improved my …show more content…
To accommodate my short term goals, I hope to further advance my vocabulary and create more thought provoking arguments in my essays. To accomplish these goals, I plan to read more and look up words that can be useful when writing an essay. As for my argumentative essays, I plan to use my annotations of the text and spend time thinking of a more valid argument, rather than just use the surface of the work being used, to create a more intellectual argument. As for my long term goals, I not only hope to maintain a high average, but I aspire to become better at identifying allusions within text and mature my writing. In order to become better at identifying allusions, I must read more and understand how the alluded text relates to the topic the author is discussing. This will take an extensive amount of practice, but I am ready for the challenge. In order to mature my writing, I intend to utilize my teacher’s opinion on what they prefer when reading a paper, and then utilizing the techniques I have developed throughout my time in advanced placement, and experiment with different ways of writing. This will take time, persistence, and patience, but I want to become the best writer I can. If one does not challenge themselves, they will never grow and prosper to their fullest capabilities. Overall, my biggest goal of next year is to have a better understanding of the English

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