Kind of. I can't go into a lot of detail still. I still believe most of it is pointless. But I do have a wider range of vocabulary which is good. I get mad at how I write because I can't extend sentences to make the essay longer. I get stuck and bored easily with my Work.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Over the past week I have been trying to create a humorous and thought provoking story called a Writers Craft. At the beginning of this process I was very sure of what I wanted to write. I was sure that everyone would understand, and even feel as though they were part of the story. I was sure that it was an original idea, and I was sure that ms.Leavitt would be impressed. I went through many frustrations going through this project though. If everything was the way I wanted it, I would have a greater rage of vocabulary, and be able to show everyone a better understanding of my work. When the due came closer I because more anxious. Knowing that I should do more and be better weighed on my mind. When I had to present my work I was disappointed in it, and became nervous when talking. After presenting, I told myself I did a horrible job, because I did. I didn't work as hard as I should have during this project, and it reflected poorly on my work.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I really am not understanding most of the literary terms. I'm getting confused easily. I do not believe that I have made any progress because everything is confusing. I still want to work on adding detail but I have realized that I hate detail, because it seems irrelevant when you are looking at the big picture. It angers me when people say detail is the most important part of the story because it really isn't. I don't care if the stool was old, and it has a cob-web on it. All I care about is that there is a stool. I still want to learn literary terms but they all seem confusing and again irrelevant; because it doesn't help the story if I put in two or more prepositions because I bet I will write the same story even if I knew all the literary terms.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
My Writing Goals
- This year, my writing goals are learning, and being able to use more vocabulary in my writing. I want to also be able to use more specific detail with my writing, I want to not be so "to the point" with my work. Punctuation is something I want to work on aswell. I need to learn more about the placement and meaning of punctuation.
- Strategies I would use for achieving my goals would be to study rich vocabulary, to understand what the different words mean, to be able to understand what Shakspear is saying. The way I would be able to go into detail would be to become more of a critical thinker. I also believe that the vocabulary I want to work on would help me put more detail into my work. I would work on my punctuation by studying what the symbols are and what they mean.