As a writer today, I am striving to develop my writing skills, so that I may become an effective communicator, both in life and in my career. Although I don’t consider myself to be an effective writer, I intend to progress my writing by setting achievable goals, building on new ideas, and developing new skills.
In my past writing assignments, it seemed that I was learning everything step by step. Whereas in college, more is expected from me as a writer. As a high school student it was quite easy to push everything off till the last moment. Those two o'clock nights were very frequent when a six-page research paper was due the next day. As a college student the requirements are more challenging and not something that can be pushed back till the very last second. Coming into this semester and taking WRIT, I was unaware of what was expected from me, but I believe as the semester progresses I will be able to get a better understanding of the course and how to look critically at myself as a writer. I know that these are qualities that I will use for many years to come. As a writer, I feel confident about myself in different aspects. I feel that as a writer I am able to give good detail when I feel strongly about a point. This is good because it gives my readers a real chance to envision what I am describing. Another strong point that I feel I model is, my ability to incorporate sources into my papers. Although this may be very little, I feel that it is an important quality that I have. The weaknesses I portray are very difficult for me to think of. I know that I have quite a few, but to change them is something that I have not full conquered yet. A weakness I know I have is sentence structure. I am not very good at putting sentences together and making them strong and well developed. Another weakness that is obvious is word choice. I don't always know the exact wording to use in different parts of a paper; this makes it hard to understand...
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