This semester has had its ups and downs for me. There were many times when my mind was telling me to give up on English and stop trying, but others times when I really had enjoyed writing. I feel that if I haven’t come into the semester with such a closed mind I could have learned a lot more valuable information. I still know that I have learned a lot of great things that have and will continue to help me become a successful writer. My writing portfolio as a whole is not as good I would like it to be.
I feel that you will still be able to see my improvement as my writing goes on. Coming into this semester I was not a good writer and had no ambition to become one. Throughout the semester my views began to change, I was being to like writing and wanted to get better. I believe the reason for this was because I was improving, I wasn’t becoming the best writer but I could see myself making improvements. These improvements might not be seen in the actual writing itself, but that fact that I want to become a successful writer is an improvement to me.
I feel that I have even grown as a writer this semester. I feel the main reason is because I do like writing now, I don’t have a love for it but I do enjoy putting the effort into writing decent papers. Another reason for my growth as a writer is because my better understand of the writing principles. I don’t have a full grasp on everything but believe if I keep working hard I can become the successful writer I want to be. I feel that will be illustrated by the entries I have picked to write about. My first writing choice is the essay about my own favorite place.
I believe this is one of the first essays we have written. The assignment itself left a lot of room for your mind to explore and really describe your favorite place. Looking back I wish I would have done so. This essay shows some of my strengths as I start off well with a lot of great descriptive words. I also think it shows improvements. In this writing I didn’t take the time to finish the essay correctly and rushed it. In my later writings you will see that I can stay on topic for a whole essay. My next writing choice is the exemplification paper.
This was an assignment that I really enjoyed to do because of the topic. I believe the paper itself was one of my better papers I have written this semester. It shows improvement as I was able to stay on topic for the whole paper and not lose track of the topic towards the end of the assignment like my earlier papers. I still think I need to get better at proof reading as I still had a lot of basic errors that could have been fixed with proof reading. I feel that my improvements as a writer might not be as visible as the improvements made to my feelings about writing.
I do believe some growth is seen as I now list being able to stay on topic for a whole essay one of my strengths. It may only be a very little thing but some improvement is better than none to me. I still think I need some improvement to my understanding of the writing principles; they have enhanced a little but not enough to be a successful writer. I can be certain that I will go into next semester with an open minded and try to learn as much as I can and become a successful writer that I want to be.