The one that I will take the most away from the course is my realization of my own tone and voice that I possess in my pieces and how to apply them in a narrative.
I have also learned how to develop a tone and voice for others when I am writing a piece from the perspective of them.
Some of my pieces were started only a few days before the assignment was due, and I wished I had had more time to edit and proofread.
I have gained many insights I have gained about descriptive and narrative writing over this course.
A good self-evaluation is neither a defense nor an apology.
Rather, it's a way of becoming more aware of what you go through when you write and of what troubles (if any) that you regularly run into.Ollie also has to complete a self-performance evaluation.Being a good self-evaluator is as critical as being an excellent performer.Writing a brief self-evaluation each time you have completed a writing project should make you more aware of your strengths as a writer and help you see more clearly what skills you need to work on.Finally, if you decide to share your self-evaluations with a writing instructor or tutor, your comments can guide your teachers as well.Now that I have completed the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth course Crafting the Essay, I feel I have tremendously grown as a writer.Even after submitting the first assignment, I looked back at a position paper I wrote for school that I received an A on, yet I saw several flaws I wished I had changed.When his quarterly performance review with his manager comes around, he’s confident that his work will speak for itself.His manager’s review is not the only performance evaluator, though.In a study specifically designed to investigate the effect of teacher comment and self-evaluation on revision, Beach ["The Effects of Between-Draft Teacher Evaluation Versus Student Self-Evaluation on High School Students' Revising of Rough Drafts" in , 13 (2), 1979] compared students who used a self-evaluation guide to revise drafts, received teacher responses to drafts, or were told to revise on their own.After analyzing the amount and kind of revision that resulted with each of these instructional strategies, he found that students who received teacher evaluation showed a greater degree of change, higher fluency, and more support in their final drafts than students who used the self-evaluation forms.