My Feeling with Writing
I feel comfortable with writing now. Before I took the ESL 106, I was afraid of writing an essay. However, writing is interesting to me after ESL 106. Writing is always difficult and complicated, especially to people whose language is not English. I am from Vietnam. My first language is not English; therefore, I had a lot of difficulties in expanding my writing idea and organizing an essay orderly. After studying ESL 106 class, I knew many essay styles in English; such as comparison essay, cause and effect essay, and example essay. Even though I had studied those essays before ESL 106, I still did not know how to write a perfect essay. Studying ESL 106 class, I had many experiences with writing; such as a memorable experience, a challenging experience, and academic writing experiences in college.
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That is also good skill. Not only did I get more idea for the essay, but I also improve my speaking skill. I could study more English grammar to support my essays ESL 106 class as well. Studying grammar is very good for me because I can write each sentence correctly.
Writing is always challenging me because each essay has different problem. My two first essays were like homework. I could use translator or dictionary to look for the work that I donâ€™t know to support the essays. However, the problem is that because I just started studying ESL 106 class not so long, I made a lot of mistakes in those essays. To the other essays, it was another challenging. Because I did three last essays in class, I was forced to finish them at the end the class. Probably I could not do it if I did not prepare before writing the essays. The last essay is the special one. It was scored by two ESL 110 instructors. In my opinion, they probably require the high advance for the essay. Therefore, it was difficult to pass the essay.
After ESL 106 class, I know a lot about academic essay. I have to connect sentences in the paragraph logically. I need to focus on each supporting idea, so that I am not digressed the topic sentence. Before ESL 106, I usually wrote a lot of simple sentences with no conjunction. I know that academic essay need compound sentence, complex sentence, and compound-complex sentence. Besides, I need to use conjunction and transition words correctly that I often used wrong in the past. An academic essay needs the thesis sentence in the first paragraph that the three body paragraphs have to follow and support. Finally, the conclusion paragraph is a summary of the whole essay.
In short, ESL 106 extremely helps a lot for my writing. All the experiences are the lessons for me to improve my writing skill. I donâ€™t know how well I write, but now I feel very confident when placing the pen on the paper. I will remember all the memory about ESL 106.