The one that I will take the most away from the course is my realization of my own tone and voice that I possess in my pieces and how to apply them in a narrative.I have also learned how to develop a tone and voice for others when I am writing a piece from the perspective of them.As a result the stress level was greatly decreased and the improvement is substantial.
Grammar, writing in an active voice, and building my rewrite skills are three examples of skills I need to build upon to continue to improve me writing.
Even though my grammar has improved during the progression of this class, I still have a lot to learn before my knowledge of grammar can contribute to my writing.
I feel I have significantly improved on my aspects of punctuation in grammar; the progressions Leslie suggested to me on said aspects synchronized with the grammar lessons taught in my English Honors class.
I also feel that my vocabulary has developed extensively throughout the course, as well as my structural and organizational skills in my writing pieces.
My first essay in this class was less focused then the essays I wrote later in I have struggled with writer's block with often.
In the past, I've learned to take breaks while writing to help alleviate symptoms of writers block; however, during the semester I have learned to carry a pad of paper with me so that I can write down idea's while they are fresh in my mind.” and “what do I still need to learn in order to improve my writing? Answering both these questions will help me with my last step of my self-evaluation, developing a plan to learn new skills.During this semester, I have strengthened my writing by trying new writing techniques, learning about purpose, and finding new ways of combating writers block.Now that I have completed the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth course Crafting the Essay, I feel I have tremendously grown as a writer.Even after submitting the first assignment, I looked back at a position paper I wrote for school that I received an A on, yet I saw several flaws I wished I had changed.It is important, therefore, to pick a topic with a wide variety of information available.This is to make comparisons less tedious and broader.Writing down my thoughts has helped me avoid writers block because I have a list of thoughts about the subject before I have even started writing.When I struggle less to write it improves my essay's by decreasing my stress, this can be seen in my writing. It tends to reveal the goodness and badness of something. Go with a well-covered topic and has tackled a lot of information. It is similar to writing a review in the sense that you talk about the negative and positive sides of your subject of study.