Linh Dao Phuong Le
26 May 2015
Essays and Journals’ Benefits
Writing contributes significantly in the way we communicate with each other, both casually and formally. But since the life standard is getting more ugraded, more and more people can stand a chance to attend schools, we tend to have more demand for rhetorical compositions. In order to become more skillful and fluent in a specific field, in general, and in composing, in particular, it is essential to practice the skill on a regular basis. And taking English 101H of Professor Axtell does provide me with a source of writing exercises so that my scripts look more amended.
The biggest change in my writing style is in the way I select suitable words for a formal paper. The more I finish the assigned readings, the more scholar writing styles are absorbed in my mind, for I have to face them regularly. Compared to my high school time, the number hours I spend on composing is so tremendous that I cannot help thinking of what to write next and the assignments gave me more opportunities to apply more what I had learnt about English language for the compositions. Another attribution to my change comes from that the professor was so patient that she pointed out my mistakes consideratly and suggested me some ways to fix them.
What I still struggle are mainly in citation and word comprehension parts. It is true when addressing that I had not done any works cited page before registering for this class. So I was somehow confused and frustrated at the beginning when my essays required works cited pages. In addition, my memory does not serve well all the time and occationally after referring to some outside source, I forgot to take note of it or included it right away in the list of works cited. Besides, I was not born in the US or any country in which English is the official language in any means of social activities. Therefore, my mother tongue is not English. That is why reading...