My Strengths and Weaknesses as a Writer in English 099
In this letter I am writing about my strengths and weaknesses as a writer in English 099. When I signed up for English099 It came upon me that I needed help with my writing abilities to become a better writer at the end of the semester. I also needed this class because I knew I would need it through the rest of my education and maybe for the rest of my life. I have strengths and weaknesses as a writer and I want to experience the steps to become that better writer. One of the struggles that make me a weak writer is when I write I do not know where and when to put the punctuation marks to make the writing sound enhanced. Another weakness in my writing is creating a thesis statement to state what my paper it talking about.
I never understood how to start these or what to put in them or what they are even meant for. Some of the strengths I have as a writer are my organization, word choice, and looking over and revising papers. Before I write my papers, I like to make some type of organizer so it makes it easier for me to write and so I have a well-organized paper. Word choice is an important piece to writing a paper because it can enhance the way it sounds.
Revising my papers is one of the strongest for me as a writer because when I write the rough draft and look it over, I see many mistakes that I did not see while writing the paper. Revising helps me see what I did wrong and learn from the mistakes I made so I do not make the same ones in my next paper. It also helps me become a better writer. Through this class, I was able to clearly define a layout from start to end that fit my needs and writing style in order to present a cohesive final product. I could not be more thrilled with the grades that I received throughout the semester and I would like to share one of my strongest pieces and weakest pieces of work with you. They vary in tone and subject matter and I truly hope that you enjoy reading them.
My strongest submission was from our second assignment, the narrative essay. For my topic, I chose to tell my life-changing story. For anyone who has had a life changing experience or even someone who has not can be filled with mixed emotions. I wanted to be able to share those emotions and the experience with the readers. I feel that my narrative essay shows that I have a clear understanding of the importance of showing a mix of specific details with general propositions. When reading pay close attention to the description of the experience that actually happened to me as a child. I feel that this section is very vivid and causes the reader to want to continue to see what the end results will be.
My weakest submission is the third assignment, the compare and contrast paper. I put this paper in the weak category because this was the weakest piece I wrote in this course because I had trouble with not addressing the same issues with my life before and my life after the activity. I would also say this is one of my weakest pieces because there were many mistakes in grammar and many mistakes with using past and present tense correctly. I am also submitting this piece as it was one of the more important papers that use most of the writing techniques and helped me become more aware of the mistakes I made and look for these in the future. These mistakes made me become a better writer and an improved reviser for my papers to overcome my goal of becoming a more advanced writer.
I feel that I have learned a lot from this course that I can use in both my academic, personal, and professional lives. The two most important things that I have taken away from this course are proper sentence structure and how to appropriately organize a paper from beginning to end. I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading these works as much as I have enjoyed writing and developing them.