I, first, met frustration in 10th grade when I scored D in first essay in my life and it was when I first realized I needed to try harder than what I did in the past. By recommend from my counselor, I decided to take first regular English class in 10th grade; I still got help from ELD class but having regular English class with my 2 years of English knowledge, it was very challenging. Nevertheless, there’s no “give up” in my vocabulary. During class, I could maintain same pace with my classmates by helped from my pink electronic dictionary and at home, I frequently stayed up late to preview the lecture for tomorrow or studying English. As a result, I finished English 10 with A, and the status between my classmates and I totally changed.
Back when I was a freshman, I had the lack of fully analyzing my evidence in order to backup my claim. As I continued to grow up and enrolled myself with AP English Literature, I had developed the skill where I deeply analyze my claim. This improvement in my writing was necessary for my AP courses as my class and I are getting prepared in taking the upcoming AP exams in March. Even though I have seen an improvement in my AP English Language in my junior year, I have made more room where I had the ability to critique my own writing skills in ways I can improve from them. In my AP English Literature course, my class and I have read many work of literature and have done multiple of timed write essay.
Another thing that helped me in this class is the journals, even though I did not feel like doing them they help me spot a lot of my silly errors and grammatical mistakes. Even though I have a lot more improving to do these class assignments help my writing to become more coherent and unified. Another thing that helped in this class was when our TA Mr. Shelford took over the class and taught the class a technique in proofreading our papers. Because our brain works faster than we can write at the end of writing my essay I read from the bottom up so my brain can
It imparted various techniques through its various assignments and writing task. Each task was systematically placed to teach us the tool required to develop us as writers. In the start is was really worried as English had always been my weak point but the notes and the guideline given by the teachers improved my work a great deal. I can really see the progress I made from the first assignment to the last one. Now I feel much more confident about my writing.
Our teacher asked us to listen to an English song, try to write the lyrics and catch the meanings. The teacher prepared the answer sheet with some lyrics, so we could guess what we needed to fill in the blanks. It was not just a listening practice but also a reading practice. I liked this type of subjective classes at Junior high school. However, the English class was getting boring as high school examination approached.
In the writing 102 I was able to improved my writing knowledge. Throughout the writing 102 course I was able to improve many critical thinking skills such as. expressing my ideas clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas, including my reflective and independent thinking, Understanding the links between ideas, and determining the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas. In addition to the critical thinking skills I learned a lot about the process of academic writing. I learned how to find, gather and manage my ideas.
One way is to be very organized. I learned every year how to be organized and I learned new techniques to improve. AVID helped me significantly to be organized. I feel like organization is a key to college because if I was not organized, it will be hard for me to find my assignments and I do not think I will do well. All my teachers love my binders because it is neat, organized, and easy for them to find assignments.
My first essay was the “Memoir” and I could honestly say my writing was not very good, luckily I had a few things to guide me by while writing this essay. My teacher helped out a lot by giving each student handouts that really helped with this essay. One of the handouts she gave us really helped me out because it was about the “Sensory Words”. Since the essay
I feel like I have learned a lot for Patrice in this semester. He has tough me how to be a better public speaker by being a good listener and telling the class to be a good audience, I also learned how to be a better student Patrice is a good teacher he teaches us that to be a good student the teacher has to teach with tough love. He tells us the truth he came up to me the first week of class after I gave him the first reflection paper I thought I was done and I did a good job. After I got the paper bake he asked me “can I see you after class” he was very upfront with me he gave me a second chance to fix my mistakes he told me I could do better. I also advocated for myself I failed my midterm, and I told him everything and even asked for extra credit opportunity he gave me the hard truth another example of tough love was when he asked me “what you would do in this sitchwation you become the teacher,” I told him what I would do he said I was being to hard on my self he told me to do my homework study harder and go to the extra credit opportunity.
I knew I was good at writing as I was often asked to write for the school magazine or website, but I didn’t know what makes me a good writer. Before attending university, I made a commitment to engage in English classes and join writing workshops, so I could refine my writing. I wanted to learn how to write better essays with a wider range of vocabulary and less grammatical errors. I knew this course would help me improve my writing, though I didn 't know much about the learning process and goals. Through this course, I have realized my weaknesses and strength as a writer and learned how to structure and write an academic essay.