Aug 29, 2014
My high school my writing process was very alike to the process my classmates would practice. I would get my ideas from my life experience or classmates. A tool that really help me organized my thoughts was the web organizer with all the ideas I would brainstorm. I would let out my thoughts and would try to organize them the best way possible following the outline that I was going to utilize. I would ask my teachers and sisters, who have much more experience to proofread my rough draft. A problem I saw in my writing was my usage of words and my punctuation. As following the writing process it extended the essay a week more but it was well done. Problems that I would approach with, was organizing my writing in a form to make it clear. My strengths were the ideas and the details I would use in my writing.
In the feature article "Shitty First Drafts," the author, Anne Lamott, explains her opinions and thoughts about the writing process of first drafts. Lamott starts off with what she believes in and the process she uses to write a paper. She explains how she develops all her thoughts into a paper by the visual she gives us when she mentions “It was almost just typing, just making my fingers move. And the writing would be terrible.”(12) This shows how Lamott begins and gets all her ideas. She also makes me understand how important these rough drafts are, rough drafts can improve and could help you develop a better essay. Rough drafts can help you overlook common grammar mistakes and help finish your final draft with less mistakes and better organize ideas.
Lamott states “almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts”(13) I can relate to this because my final draft comes from a “shitty” rough draft that doesn’t contain any organization, therefore after being revise and edited it ends up being a well-organized and detailed essay. Another example I can relate to Lamott is when she comments “I’d start
Cited: Lamott, Annie “Shitty First Draft” Composition and research: Third edition for the University Of Texas At San Antonio Eds. Mary Lynch Kennedy. Hadley M. Smith. Laurence Behrens. Leonard J. Rosen. Boston: Pearson. 2014.10-14. Print.