To conclude on my learning process in Grade 8 English, Ive chosen to present my creative writing task towards portraying an alternative ending for Rad Bradburys All Summer in a day in my portfolio. This is because that I personally enjoyed the creative writing unit and wished to present something that I am proud of, but also interested in. I remember that this piece was written right after the January exams. This impacted me because I was still in exam mode while writing the piece, which meant that it could possibly encourage me to present a decent piece with the best of my ability. This piece of work is significant to me because I believe it reflects my improvement in descriptive writing throughout this year, which then attracted me to include it in my portfolio. For my first draft, I chose to write about a imaginative setting on Venus, with a unexpected twist on the original story. In my opinion, my story seemed quite compelling because I applied detailed descriptive writing skills along with some skilled use of verbs; e.g. Devastating hurricane, It was the colour of blood, and danger. The colour of intimidation.It would seem quite descriptive. However, it wouldve been even better if I applied some more literary device, sophisticated vocabulary, and dialogue between characters to improve my second draft.
On the other hand, my second draft enhanced those drawbacks and shortcomings. I tried to form a different story, with another style. The storyboard completely switched up due to the fact that I wish to construct a fresh story. Moreover, it would be even more challenging for me as a whole, which is an excellent opportunity for me to develop into my writing. After gaining some reliable feedback from my fellow classmate Luke, Ive decided to use more literary terms in order to assist conveying my ideas. Some examples include, without warming, all the frustration been welling up inside Margot exploded like a volcano, like a balloon being popped with a needle. Every drop of tear also took away a small shard of the pain that had been piercing her soul, until there was no pain left at all. These devices lightened up my writing. The negatives of my second draft would probably be scenes of chaos in the storyline, some parts were unclear; I could have added some more details to make smooth transitions between scenes during the writing process.
This work could certainly demonstrate on my improvement over the past year. This is because that it reflects on my creativity and production in writing texts using literary devices, and varied range of vocabulary. At the start of the year, I was not a good writer. I seemed confidence lacking in English. I had problems with everything related to English. Over this year, I wrote more, experienced more, and read more. This boosted my confidence and I am now able to write with passion. To conclude, this work could portray my skill in descriptive writing, and using complicated language. This is definitely one of my best published texts in G8.