Self-Reflection on Writing
This form of writing has always been the most difficult for me. I prefer to write more structured pieces or pieces that serve a purpose. As I write poems, I think I sound silly because it is not the way I talk. I love reading it and I think it is beautiful. After this course, I feel comfortable writing poetry it there is a format to follow. The one I enjoyed the most was the “Bio Poem”.
It was fun to write the expressive pieces. I felt like our class collaborated and learned from each other on these projects. I also enjoyed the technology we used with these projects. When I am able to write the way I talk and to an audience I know, l feel more comfortable about my writing. I love letting my mind come down onto the paper and then going back rather than struggling to get anything down.
The expository was a challenge because I have not written like that since college. I had to go back and think about my language and how to tie in research and current trends in society. I liked that it was more than just a research project. We were able to add in our opinions as well as write in a scholarly tone. After I got a good start, I really enjoyed writing the informal essay. Researching the site was also fun and I feel like it is good to write like that often so I don’t lose that ability. This type of writing is much easier what it is practiced frequently.