Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Goal Progress

              Something that I did that met one of my writing goals was working on my summaries. In my writer's craft I wrote about a rock climbing experience that I had, and it was a summary of the end of one climb. I thought it turned out really well, because I didn't ramble on like I tend to do with summaries. I did a good job at keeping it to the point and not getting side tracked while still having a good amount of detail. In the essay I talked about the last twenty feet, the most agonizing part. I easily could have talked about the entire climb, but by the end it would have started to seem really repetitive and boring. I did a much better at keeping it in the length that I wanted in the first draft. Normally I have to go back and take out parts that aren't as important.
             Next time I might work more on using more vocabulary and using words that describe emotions or events in a more interesting way than what I've been using. Ive always tried to work at this, but next time I write I'm going to focus mostly on that. It's always nice to expand your vocabulary, because I often find that I can't find the right word to describe something.

4 comments:

  1. I thought it was a good idea that you only wrote about the last twenty feet of the climb. It would of been harder to keep the story going if you talked about the whole climb.

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  2. Nice job identifying your problem Coooooper! I think adding more vocabulary might spice up your pieces a lot broski! Maybe looking at a dictionary might give you a few ideas. - Austin Bowen <3

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  3. I think that it's great that you are learning that rambling on is a bad thing. It's also nice that you are trying to be more awesome and have more vocabulary.

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  4. I thought you did an excellent job with you writers craft. Although you only portrayed the last few minutes of your climb I felt like I was there with you the entire time. I suppose you could more descriptive words though, as you had mentioned, but I don't think that you necessarily lacked descriptive words in the story that much. Excellent work.

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