Emdad Khan. ENG 1101
Portrait of a writer. 02/18/2019
The things that make me stuck when I write anything is analyzing paragraph or easy. Come up with complete ideas and thoughts with realistic evidence. Mostly I get stuck in introduction when I need to write down thesis statement. Come up with right thesis is really hard sometime. When I write down good thesis then I can easily write body paragraph. So I think it is hard for me to get nice introduction.
There are also grammatical weakness sometimes keep me away from becoming a good writer. Among the grammar rules subject and verb agreement are important. Even though grammar makes hard to tell our complete thoughts, but when we talk we never follow grammars. So, why do we learn grammar ? Because it helps us to get exact information that without grammar it seems impossible. For example, many grammar learners get difficulties to understand past tense and past perfect. So, when someone is telling you a story and he doesn’t follow the rules about grammar and he just mixed the grammar like past and past perfect. As a result, the listener will get hard time to understand the time and may get wrong information.
For this reason learning grammar is important. Even though we should not focus in grammar, punctuation, machanics of grammar so deeply that once get uncomfortable to write down his or her complete thoughts. Because grammar will give our writing harmonies and it doesn’t have any power deal with our thinking. Previous time people doesn’t know any grammar and they never took lessons to learn grammar, but still people understand each other. Because teaching grammar and learning grammar started only several 100 years before. So how people communicate successfully ? If grammar was most essential for learning and teaching.
In the present time, we see our school and college students brainstorm before they write something. Even they are told in the school and college before you write something please brainstorm. The brainstorm mean once write down his or her thoughts without looking grammatical errors and they are being told to write down their complete thoughts in paper without stop for grammatical errors. Because teachers love to know their students complete thoughts instead correcting their students grammatical mistakes. Because if teachers stop their student then students may will not share their complete thoughts. As a result, they may be disqualified before they proving themselves as a genius student.
So our teachers do not want that their students get disqualified without presenting themselves entirely. Because only you can judge someone when you know that he or she is completely presented themselves to you. Otherwise those judgements can be wrong and will lose it value to judge others.
Furthermore, we are language learners not fix our grammatical errors. Even if you look into your own grammar and use of languages then you will find there are many grammatical errors. It is not acceptable that someone will not share their thoughts for grammatical errors. There are many foreign language leaners who are very talented than many people who born in the USA. So it will not fair if we judge someone by their language leaning skills.
Finally, I think learning grammars and speaking powers are skills that anyone can achive by practicing. There are extrovert people who talk more then introvert people so it doesn’t mean that extrovert people are more smarter then introvert people. I may introvert people do not practice their social activities unlike extrovert.
Nazwa H Munia
Prof Jackie Dona Blain
25 Feb 2019
Portrait of a Writer
Writing in English has always been tough for me as I’m a bad writer. Most of the time I run out of words to express my words into paper. I feel like I’m completely blank I don’t know what to write or how to express myself.
I think this is the reason I’m taking this class and this class is making my job much easier as our professor always pushing us to talk and express ourselves and giving us hints that how easily we can do it if we really want to.
I am a writer who is not good at grammar. I am bad with punctuations, tenses and many more. But, people on this school have been so helpful enough to increase my knowledge about English by pointing out my mistakes. I will be always grateful to them. I find out writing gets better with reading. If you want to write you should read and I think reading is not just for enjoyment. Read to make yourself smarter and get some words to use in your writing or get some ideas to enhance your knowledge.
I didn’t know I can write before I started writing. My literacy sponsors are my mom, sister and my husband. They influence me to write and read and helped me to discover myself. They inspired me to go ahead and try everything nevertheless I’m good at it or not! When I started writing I just find out I’m not that bad writer that people will not understand me. At least my writing is a way to communicate with people . I believe the more simpler way I can write the more easy for me to make it understandable. During writing the thing annoys me a lot are rules and regulations. I feel rules are made to make writing skill limited and complicated.
Freedom of writing is the easiest way to write something immature which could be annoying for some people but I believe this is the fuel of great writing. Because the more garbage you write the more you try to correct yourself hence that’s the way you will practice more and write more. The more you practice to write the more you need to read and learn about topics to write. Someday you will end up with writing something meaningful and useful. During my classes by discussing with my classmates I got lot of ideas and shares a lot of ideas to make a story which seems so easy just because we share our knowledge.
Finally, In spite of all this I believe I should try harder to make my writing skill oriented and more organized so the reader doesn’t get bored of it. According to Marcus Tullius Cicero “while there’s life,there’s hope “. So for me I hope by a good practice and working hard my writing would make me a better writer one day. And I believe if you want something from your heart you will get it, maybe I will fail lot of times but I will eventually reach my goal.
I think that as writer, I have always been good at doing what I was told from ever since I started. Teachers from elementary school through high school had all made what they wanted to see in our writing very clearly and I was able to give them what they wanted. I have learned to get used to writing like that and enjoyed doing so; barely putting my thoughts into it which leaves me, the writer of said piece, out of my own writing. I enjoyed the feeling that my teacher and anyone else in class that read my writing would not know who wrote my work unless they gazed at the top of the page and saw whose name was there.
I would much rather write about work that can be cited and proven through the use of facts from a text than to write subjective pieces of literature that puts my mindset onto a piece of paper. I don’t like the idea of writing something of my own opinion for it to be openly shared. People tend to get really agitated and go really hard when you bring up your own opinion so I like to stay away from that. Writing about facts instead of opinions is also an easier process to me, all the information is from a text so it does not require me to put myself onto the paper. I tend to change my mind about things very easily so doing opinionated pieces would probably serve no purpose if what I wrote doesn’t even apply two days later after I have changed my mind on what I wrote. I know something like that can be edited easily but I am the type of guy that would like to do things once, go over it once, and leave it be. That is also how I am on test and why I usually fail them; I like to stick with my initial answer and believe that any doubt I have on it will have a negative effective. It may seem that I went off topic but I believe this and how I feel about opinion based writing are very similar. If I change my mind on an opinion based piece that I wrote, I would, in all likelihood, keep that change to myself and leave the paper as it is knowing that I am just torturing myself by thinking of how what I wrote and what I now think are two different things.
Though these claims are not based on experience since I can’t think, off the top of my head, of when I wrote a serious, opinion based piece of writing. This is all how I feel it would go if I did have to write an opinion based piece of writing which I most likely will do in the future of this class. Maybe I can get better and rethink this mentality I have by actually practicing to write in that way but for right now, this is how I feel on the matter of opinion based writing.