Back then, I never would have thought I would get good grades in any english course. Today, I can recall how and why I was failing and how I learned to improve from it. In sixth and seventh grade I wasn 't the best english student. Many literary works were hard for me to fully comprehend. I would study for long periods of time in order to understand the themes, and techniques used.
This goal is one I am still pursuing, as I have a few tasks I am still trying to become proficient at. The goals I am still working on are punctuation, sentence structure, and becoming accustomed to writing in my discipline. One thing I have tried to improve my writing is reading it aloud. This has solved many of the sentence structure mistakes, such as run on and nonsense sentences. Punctuation is still a work in progress.
During this semester, the peer review sessions have been most helpful, and especially helpful when paired with students who are more knowledgeable than I. Moreover, when going into these peer review sessions, most of the time I had a very rough draft of the assigned essay, but after the session, I knew exactly which steps I needed to take to improve my work. Additionally, when polishing my papers I would turn to the tutor before making the peer review suggested changes, but in retrospect, I now realize that I should make the suggested amendments first and then turn it into a tutor for
Being new wasn’t bad, and the transition to public school wasn’t bad. I had tried to just avoid the academic side to school, as silly as it sounds. I loved being around the other kids and having friends, but I hated being compared to them. That day, however, I couldn’t shy away from the intellectualism that school revolved around. That day my fatuousness was painfully evident, and I couldn’t stand being academically inferior to my peers or even my educators anymores.
I dedicated myself to passing geometry in order to be accepted at CSU Channel Islands. Unfortunately, my admission was rescinded because I did not meet the geometry requirement because I went through a lot of stress meanwhile geometry being a challenging subject for me was not helping the situation. I was close to meeting the requirement, but I was not able to improve enough. As I previously mentioned, I went through a lot of stress during my senior year because I was going through personal issues. I never had any problems passing other subjects but math has never been an easy subject for me.
I didn 't let myself be defined by test scores and I surrendered all the broken pieces in my life to Jesus. It was (not THAT easy but still) easier to brush off the 56% on a physics midterm because I knew who I was in Christ and that I am still loved and valued regardless of how bad I do on exams (but not going to lie, I almost cried during and after the test). After my life started looking and feeling different, I started doing better in school for some reason. My grades were not so pretty until about week 6 and God just pulled me through. Honestly I don 't think I could 've achieved anything without Him.
"This note is going to be incredibly hard for me to write, so I 've decided to just get right into it and make it as short as possible. So here it goes, I had always been normal. I was a healthy boy growing up. I never had any major health problems, I played and acted just as the other kids my age did. I was raised in an average family with a dog, a couple cats, and both my father and mother present in my life.
Heim, This semester has shown me the importance of happiness and communication through the written, oral, visual, and electronic aspects. I feel Like I have progressed in my writing, but I still have a lot to work on with organizing and delivering the writing. Improving on these topics in class has helped me feel more comfortable when writing and showing those writings. In the oral aspect I have a lot of work to do. In both of my oral presentations I felt very nervous and quiet, this can always be improved with more practice.
I have learned a lot about how to improve my writing and make it more engaging over this past semester. When writing the first paper I learned a lot about how I write and how to improve my writing. At the beginning of this paper I learned how to plan a paper, by writing down ideas and notes down on a separate sheet of paper. This really helps to narrow down the ideas that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper.
Everything was going smoothly until the word “island” came up, and I pronounced it “is-land”- I was so embarrassed. Well as embarrassed as a first grader reading to his Mom could be. Although this story is such an insignificant part of my life, for some reason it has always stuck with me as my earliest reading memory-and perhaps ignited the negativity I have towards reading and writing. I have never particularly enjoyed reading or writing, not because I’m not good at it, but mostly because it is a tedious and almost excruciating task, especially after long days of school and sports-something I know far too well. Much like Malcolm X, I have never enjoyed reading as a kid.
The tone in both the A paper versus the R paper is the same. I always try to be positive, and especially with the R paper I always make sure to point out what they are doing well to ensure that they don’t get overwhelmed by a failing paper. I often (if not always) reference back to the marginal comments, as well as specific page numbers and paragraph. After I talk about what is missing, I immediately provide some suggestions on how they can be more successful in their writing. In my global comments, I can work on providing more examples from the paper itself and contextualizing my suggestions even more.
bland, and unsuccessful for me, I feel as though i have come a long way from where i was in the beginning of the year. I think a big part of reaching my goals this year was taking the time to correct myself. The sound essay, to put it bluntly, holy crap was there an improvement. The original was a one-paged mess with absolutely zero point to it. I am very glad that I have had a teacher like you, while i have loved most of my english teachers in the past, they often turned out to be pretty simple people.
English class has never really been my strongest subject, in regards to fully understanding the work and criteria. The lack of confidence coming into this year was unreal but I feel as though I’ve improved significantly. Having never been taught claim, data, warrant I was a little apprehensive when it came time to writing papers. Improving my writing skills was actually a goal I had strived to meet, and after realizing the college level would be much more difficult, I found it imperative to strengthen my writing capabilities. I grew more confident in expressing what I had to say and how I said it.