In room 303, I have had the great opportunity and pleasure of learning some of the most influential as well as important poems ever written. When I approached room 303 at the beginning of the year I had the same negative attitude towards the class like I do all the others. I quickly found out that Mr. McGee has an incredible gift of teaching. He makes it interesting as well as enjoyable and I appreciate that very much because I have a hard time in school. I want to get out as fast as I can but, everyday I look forward to the lectures that are given to myself and my peers.
I started to play the game of how successful I could get without letting barriers stumble me. During my first years in this country I was put in classes that would help my dialect evolve, I was very attentive and eventually was able to grasp the English dialect, my Spanish accent almost unrecognizable. I always enjoyed learning, but this was a new challenge. A new language, new expectations, and all I could feel was the isolating sensation that burden me. All my peers seem to master the subjects at school and I would always admire those who shot their hand high, while I held my hand down on my lap.
The essay “Proficiency” by Shannon Nichols is very effective. In this essay, Nichols provokes the reader to think about how this “proficiency” test may affect students by giving the example of how it affected her while she was in high school. She not only expresses the way the score made her feel and the negative effect it had on her attitude towards writing, but also points out how the score contrasted with that of her high school English classes. Nichols states that until the test, “Until that time, I loved writing just as much as I loved math. It was one of my strengths.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for what was the most challenging as well as refreshing English class I have ever taken. I thought the choices of authors were a wonderful representation of a range of modern literature; I have definitely taken down a few of the writer’s names so I can check out more of their works. In a way, this class was what a student dreams that college classes are like: discussion-based, complete with a tiny class size; the professor acting as guide to the daily discussions, allowing the students to lead the flow, something you did masterfully. You pushed me like no professor has before, and for that you have my sincerest thanks. Taking a Sousanis approach to the Langston Hughes analysis was a really fun way of
One part of Jeff Kinney’s writing style that I appreciate is how he set the mood and scene of a middle school and a middle school student, which makes it feel like the book sounds like an actual diary. The genre Jeff Kinney used was another type of writing style I appreciated. He specifically used realistic fiction because he probably wanted to express his own experience of middle school into a book, and the struggles he probably faced as well. One more writing style Kinney used was implementing pictures (sketches) of the main character and his family, because the picture helps the reader visualize and apply the drawing onto the text. Also, the time and pace of the book series, overall, slows down and moves faster when the main character, Greg, runs out of ideas to add to his diary, or has a lot to talk about.
In conclusion, the essay was very well written. The student did amazing on getting to the point on all of their points and keeping it simple. The one thing that the student could have done was explain more on why Agatha Christie is the Queen of fiction in the student own opinion, and be more descriptive in the essay, and lastly made a comparison of two authors and why Agatha Christie is better in comparison to Stephen
I am a very enthusiastic person and it is an academic goal to continue learning to show my enthusiasm at the right time and answer questions at the right time. I have an academic goal to continue to have good listening in class. Math is my favorite class and I have an academic goal to keep doing better and better in math. To continue to improve my grades from progressing to independent is a goal of mine. This year we have read a lot more books and I have really started to enjoy reading, I want this to
In Freshman Composition II with Professor Shaw-Tillmon, I have learned so much about how to become a writer. When it comes to reading and writing, I would prefer math or social studies because reading and writing have always been courses that somewhat struggled in. However, I enjoyed being in professor Shaw-Tillmon class, even though I was not very enthusiastic when it came to writing essays. I honestly do not remember if I ever wrote an argumentative essay in high school, so hearing ethos, pathos, and logos were something new to me. Professor Shaw-Tillmon’s writing class has taught me how to achieve many of the goals when it comes to writing papers, such as establishing satisfying critical thinking skills and using of ethos and logos appropriately;
I am writing to you on the past semester that we 've spent together. I enjoyed taking this class because I think that it helped me improve my writing skills and helped me become a better writer. Before taking this class I didn 't believe to think that I could to be a good writer. But you had a great system with different forms of writings to help conquer me and my fellow classmate’s fears in writing. I enjoyed the short writing assignments the most, because it was entertaining and different.
Overall I believe English 2 is a really effective class. I learned the correct and efficient way to search information from the school library database, present arguments with complex issues and support with effective evidence, and the use of both deductive and inductive patterns for argument in the assignments. I believe if the academic semester is longer, I could learn more than just these
Julio graduated from Pasco High School in 2006 with a diploma. He has always enjoyed school, received good marks, and was in excelled classes up to middle school until he began to “slack a little bit” when he would skip class, but his family and teachers helped him understand the importance of being responsible and on time. These are values he wants to instill in his children along with being respectful to teachers. Julio really enjoys studying and taking things apart to see how they work. He also enjoys reading manuals to see if there are any secrets or tips in there.
Math was always my favorite subject in school ever since Elementary school. The subject fascinated me because it was not only about numbers; rather, it enabled me to think critically and analytically about the world itself. When I took Math 20-1 last semester, I, along with many other people, struggled with the course because it progressed much faster than Math 10-1. However, Math 30-1 has become much easier as I understood the material within fast pacing. The class reduced from its size from 50 students to 20 students because of the pacing, which was fine by me as I enjoyed classes with small amounts of people.
Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples. There are other areas in my writing that I have improved on. I have improved on my grammar, verb constructions, use of verb tenses and organizational skills to make my writing flow better when reading. My overall progress in completing this ten weeks course was wonderful. Every steps and skills I learned in this English class will help me to improve on my writing skills in my other classes and will also help me in my future
Throughout the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, there are many important things portrayed that coincide with the fact that the book is a wonderful literary piece and should be read by many students. A Separate Peace is an absolutely amazing novel and should be a required book read by every high school student because of the following: it relates to High School students, it demonstrates how hatred can turn into something very evil, and it teaches people how to forgive someone despite previous problems. A Separate Peace by John Knowles relates very closely to students in high school because of the characters in the book being in high school and going through many of the same things that high school students do. “Like all old, good schools,
What’s a coincident Maria, I noticed from reviewing your subject’s profile that both our subjects have several things in common. Both like to read “The Diary of Wimpy Kid.” Both don’t like to read at play time. They like to watch T.V., and both are eager to be better in reading. It’s great that Sarah is one of your students so you get to work with her constantly; at the meantime you shall notice the improvement in different areas. You mentioned that the school offer support and assistance for her as an ELL students, that a wonderful and helpful!