Writing has never been one of my strongest areas in my academic career and to be honest I was quite nervous having to take writing in college. I would always hear in high school how challenging some professors would be and through my first years taking a writing class I didn’t always produce the best papers. I always struggled with putting my thoughts into words and even into a paper, but as time went on I received the essentials that it would take to create something special. I put more effort and time into preparing for my papers/projects, whether it was creating outlines or rough drafts and building off them, or better time management. The problem was that in my previous writing classes I was always told what I would write about; topics were usually something that interested my professors more than myself.
I walked into my final writing class with Doctor Wielgos a little nervous of what to expect, but as the time went on I learned he was a very understanding/fun individual that wasn’t like any teacher I experienced before. All the other writing classes I took were the typical courses where all we would do is write constantly, but his class allowed us to incorporate visuals into our writing to enhance our thoughts and means of communication. I fell in love with the class because I was able to relate more to what I was writing, choosing my topics and mediums that I felt best would validate my papers. We began class with a paper explaining what shaped us into the people/writers we were, a stepping stone for this portfolio. By explaining who we were and how we got there was the foundation for what we wanted to become, our first “free writing session,” something I would grow very accustom to while attending this class.