What kind of writer are you now?
The kind of writer I think I am is a person that only writes when they have to or it’s required lol. Example maybe a school essay, a resume or even writing paragraphs on cards for he family. But I'm not really an everyday writing type person. I usually write after I brainstorm what I'm going to write about so I wont have writers block. Honestly my attitude towards writing is ok I don't get happy when I have write something and I don't get upset either the feeling is mutual. At the start of the course I did not know how to write my papers in APA format and do in text citation in APA format. I honestly didn't even know what either was till I took this class. What was challenging with this class is the writing portion. Having to write a 6 page paper not even counting the title or references page, then had to write a 200–300 response to my classmates 6 or more page readings really had my eyes tired of seeing words lol. Plus I'm not a fluent writer so like that so having to fill those pages without getting stuck at some point was hard. Only thing that was maybe fun was going to see the work I had due for the week to find out there was no work due. I feel everything I learned was useful even though some things I might not use in my Everday life or in the future its still good to know. Maybe I can teach my future kid who wants to become a writer what I know.
I didn't really learn anything unexpected because I expected the unexpected lol. My only question is how do I stay interested while writing a paper the whole time. Even on a topic I am interested in I find myself getting tired of writing and needing a break mid way through. I don't like that and that prolongs the writing. I changed my mind on how I look at writing and that came from reading a book called Bad Ideas about Writing. We study composition to help students to improve their writing skills in preparation for further academic work. English classes is a required course that helps increase your academic writing skills and communication. I don't really have any questions I been wanting to know. A random fact I learned is that writing is not linear no one said it would be easy. Learned that from Bad Ideas about Writing. The profound insight I gained is knowing that writing is not easy, even some of the best authors out there had their hard times in writing. Failure is an option, you learn from your mistakes and come back 10x harder. Failure is not an option by Allsion D Carr is the most memorable because it was the first story I read in this course. Something I will remember in 5 years is how to format my papers hopefully. I feel the lack of focus on grades was a good thing because it helped me to actually put effort into my assignments instead of just doing it for completion.