Developing Writing Skills

Developing Writing Skills

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Developing Writing Skills

Writing is a fundamental medium of communication where the writer is capable of expressing emotions and symbols non-verbally through this practice. It is an essential part of the growth and development of skills of expressions where there is no face to face communication. It takes the significant role in building courage and creativity especially within the students during the writing and presenting assignments as well as developing their communication skills which are vital in expression even after the schooling course. Writing can be referred to as genre that of language that requires dedication and much practice to develop when it comes to presenting assignments and projects among many other formal presentations. As in any other field, there are challenges accompanied by writing and the more experience one has, the more perfection and confidentiality one acquires as well as advancement in writing skills. In this paper, the experiences gained in writing in perspective of its importance, its development and impacts it has enhanced in the semester as well as the challenges faced are elaborated into a profound extent.

In life, writing is an inevitable thing that one has to come across at every level of growth starting from the primary education to presenting information at various careers that one acquires in future. It makes education vital as the illiterate people experience many challenges especially when it comes to expression or finding a worth opportunity in the society. For instance, a high percentage of assignments, examinations and another project in school are presented in the form of writing apart from the bit that requires oral presentation. The primary part of the studying this course in the current semester was developing techniques and acquiring the required skills in writing (Engin, 2014). Well, all this has been achieved as there was adequate experience in tackling different types of writing. However, the big question remains how does one deals with the challenges which naturally leads to adamant performance?

Among the major types of writings that are commonly applied to the learning program includes, descriptive, persuasive, narrative and expository. They are all crucial as in each of them there is a specific approach to take in bringing out the point and the intended explanation. To start with is the expository writing which at all the times explains a something in the procedure. Furthermore, it is logical and in a particular sequence as well as it is supported by figures and actualities. The core purpose of descriptive writing is describing something such as a place, character among many others to a more in-depth extent. It takes a wide range of using the senses in visualizing facts such as through tasting, smelling, feeling, hearing and seeing as it is at many times poetic.

Additionally, when it comes to persuasive writing, the primary purpose is convincing the readers to get what one is talking about and accepting the facts that are being presented. It makes the writer capable convincing others making them understand and agree with the author’s point of view. It is crucial especially when presenting projects and other school work as one has to convince the tutor that there is a good understanding of the work being done as there are whys and wherefores and justifications. Good examples imply in writing review of books, films, and music as well as writing sentiments and other editorial work that tends to persuade. The other type is a narrative which can be referred as a genre that deals with storytelling and developing of such entertaining narratives. It has not been widely touched in the semester’s work, but one cannot ignore it as it as an essential category as other parts of writing. The author has to tell a story that has characters, dialogue, rational and perfect start, intervals and endings (Fidalgo & Torrance 2015).

Throughout the learning session, there have been adequate experiences in writings that can be mostly considered as constructive as the impacted a positive change and improvement of skills as well as knowledge. Among these experiences touches self-life, the school, fun, and friends in various ways. To start with is the self-life where there has been a recommendable advancement in the way of thinking and developing the writing skills. Writing is crucial in enhancing creative thinking and has to a greater extent played a significant role in developing the urge of the writing of various articles and poems touching the personal experience, the everyday life and the society at large. It is through writing that one is equipped with that confident of putting down facts and expressing the feelings in a way that every person can understand. The school has much benefited a lot from writing as there are many things and accomplishment that has been achieved through the ideas that members put down in the form of writing. For instance, many students have great ideas on how to apply the modern technology and other beneficial things that they cannot be able to stand firm and present face to face. However, it is evident that through writing many people have been able to speak out their minds clearly through the projects and other research work that has significantly benefited the institution in general (Graham & MacArthur 2013).

Furthermore, has been advantageous and has created an excellent experience for a friend and other people in the school as well as the society. In consideration of friends especially the schoolmates, many of the writing skills has been developed due to their interaction and support. In the beginning, when I did not have an idea of how to the start writing a project or other research work the great help came from a friend whom would try to explain and provide samples of what is expected. It is through writing that the bond remains strong and after becoming an expert in the field there follows a sound interaction where there developed a kind of competition to determine who is the title holder in writing. It provokes the thoughts and develops creativity as one tries to write the most impressive and eye-catching work and towards the end of the session everyone has been perfect in presenting work in the form of writing. When doing all this practice with friends, fun comes in as everyone enjoys when doing the work passion and finally appearing as the best among them.

In consideration of the experience gained through the various writing projects worked on for GSW1110 this semester, there has been a significant change regarding developing writing skills. The impacts of knowledge gained builds to a significant change regarding the difference between now and the beginning of the course. There before, the writing was a challenge and one would take hours figuring how, when and what to write when tackling a project. However, with time things change as the experienced gained through systematic practice eased things and instead of writing became a passion. All the necessities and significant parts of projects have been undoubtedly scrutinized and understood in the letter. It creates a positive mentality of readiness and competence in writing a project which was not the case there before at the beginning of the course. There were many challenges regarding the formatting technicalities there before, and this has significantly changed with the experiences throughout the session.

Mainly, the writing projects evolve as a result of the tutor feedback, peer review, own reflection and learning (Hyland, 2014). After every project is written, there were some remarks from the grader which one has to put in consideration when writing the next one to avoid the same mistake. It gradually led to perfection in writing up to the point that there were no more faults and the work was in line. The peer review also played a vital role in developing the skills as their correction tend to be very touching to a profound extent that one could make sure that there are no any more errors when writing the next project. On the other side, own learning and reflecting have been essential in developing the knowledge in writing. It is through learning that one learns new things and get new ideas that are crucial ingredients of every writing work that one undertakes. Reflection or the previous projects were among the best technicalities used to avoid accumulation of mistakes and repetition of the same errors. It is a vital part of learning as one is capable of detecting the points of weakness and work on it simultaneously.

As discussed above, writing is an engaging part of the learning and developing communication skills. For instance, it requires research and proper analysis of the findings among many other things before one comes up with the final copy of the particular work. Therefore, it takes an extra effort and student’s dedication to come up with a good project and develop the writing skills. The goals for continuing to develop the confidence and ability as a writer is working out of the course boundaries by writing individual projects and other articles as well as teaching others on how to excel in project writing.

References

Engin, M. (2014). Extending the flipped classroom model: Developing second language writing skills through student-created digital videos. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(5), 12-26.

Fidalgo, R., & Torrance, M. (2015). Developing writing skills through cognitive self-regulation instruction.

Graham, S., & MacArthur, C. A. (Eds.). (2013). Best practices in writing instruction. Guilford Press.

Hyland, K. L. (2014). Materials for developing writing skills. Developing Materials for Language Teaching.