As much as I want to say I enrolled in this class because I truly thought it would be interesting, I honestly enrolled in it because it was one of the only classes that was available and in the specific time slot I needed. After sitting in class the first day, I now could not be happier that I am going to be a part of it. I enjoy writing and reflecting on my past and present experiences and encounters. After realizing that this class is composing a work of posts about myself, I became very intrigued and excited. The title of “Composing Self” initially intrigued me as the word “self” makes me tie things to who I am which helps me write with purpose.
- What will inspire me to write?
- What kind of voice do I want to have as a writer?
- Am I expanding my limits through words?
- Is there a common thread through my writing?
- Is my writing making an impact?
- Do I feel inspired to write right now?
- Am I writing with purpose?
- Have I created a throughline for my subject?
- Who is my audience?
- Is this engaging?
- Is there a visual aid to help capture the feeling or emotion of this post?
- What do I want the audience to remember?
- Do I have any examples that can help enhance my writing?
- Am I writing with intention?
- What’s the extra sparkle?
- Fleshing my thoughts onto paper
- Expressing myself
- Creative writing
Techniques I would like to explore:
- Writing on the spot
- Fine tuning my drafts
- Expand my vocabulary and word choice
- Writing raw and honestly
Success: I remember my junior year in high school I was assigned a project to research a poet and then write a poem that paralleled one from your poet. The poet I chose wrote mostly about how social norms have created created problems in society. Because my poet was so raw and honest in her writing, I decided to write one about myself, who I am as a person and how I was viewed in society. To me this was a success because I wrote about something that I was proud of and that allowed others to see me in a different way. It broadened others views around me and gave them a deeper understanding of who I was.
Failure: I think that a writing failure of mine was when I had to write a research paper on a topic that I was not interested in, I had no passion for the subject being written about which didn’t allow me to fully engage. I had a hard time writing an extensive paper on something that I did not enjoy writing about. I had a hard time finding a purpose or intention behind it all.
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