Prof. Stefan Karlsson
24 June 2015
The Writing and I
Writing is always difficult and takes a long time, this is my first impression about any writing class. Not only because of its techniques, but also the language was a big obstacle. I don’t see myself as a good writer and writing for me is just a required task I have to get it done. I moved to the United States three years ago. I have taken English as a first foreign language in my Egyptian school beside Arabic –my native language–. When I moved here and started school, I placed in an ESL class for a quarter and then moved to regular English classes after that. When I start the writing courses here at UCI, I wasn’t happy about my placement. After, I was taking a regular English classes in high school, I placed in AC English 20C/D. I wished that I had gotten placed in a more advanced writing course. But after finishing these academic courses, I can admit that my enrollment was not a waste and it was the right choice. During these courses, I have improved in many different areas. Doing the essay in three drafts required me to go over and reconsider my essay…
How the reader participates in revealing the truth from the different genre of writing. Writing depends on different literal and rhetorical techniques that used to be a mean for the author to state his/her evidence. This evidence help the readers making their assumptions which are the Truth or the moral of writing.
The third skillset I have learned is the rhetorical techniques, using critical and analytical thinking. Rhetorical device or technique is a technique that the author–the rhetor–uses to convey to the reader –the audience–a meaning with the goal of persuading him or her towards considering a topic from a different perspective. This course pushed my limits and made me do things I never thought I would have done…