As a student at Iowa State University, I have been introduced to a broader realm of English mechanisms at the professional level. During the semester, I was able to apply the skills I have learned in this class and others to my papers. While working with MLA guidelines, I was better able to clearly define my sources during research as well as better organize my own WOVE articles. Throughout my English 250 process, I have learned a fair amount about the basics of English at the college level.
The Vocabulary Quilt strategy allows instructors to incorporate content vocabulary instruction at students’ English language proficiency. This strategy also allows students to work with others which promotes social-cultural development. The U-C-ME strategy allows instructors to uncover existing connections that students already have with content, concentrate on critical concepts, and monitor/evaluate the students understanding of a concept (Herrera, Perez, Kavimandan, & Wessels, 2013).
English 102 through the Alabama Early College Program has taught me the importance of writing skills. When I first began online classes for English, I quickly started learning techniques that I needed to keep up throughout the semester. Each assignment and essay is due at midnight, therefore starting or finishing an assignment early allows the writer enough time to turn in the assignment. Throughout the five modules, I have learned how to write an argument and rhetorical analysis, conduct research and write an exploratory essay. In each module, I learned writing techniques and skills that I never knew before.
Literacy Narrative Assignment When deliberating the word “literacy”, customarily the reading and writing components taught throughout English class come to mind; however, these are just examples of one particular form of literacy. In addition, literacy comes in several styles that don’t obligatorily involve reading passages and analyzing details from the text; in fact, it consists of several styles of cultural, environmental, and financial. Nonetheless, job literacy has specifically availed me throughout the workforce while availing me prosperity in interviews, acquire a well-paying job, and incipient skills I can utilize towards the everyday task.
There are many parts of Dead Poets Society that tie in with transcendentalism. One of the first ones is the English class. In the very first class, Mr. Keating says “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, the latin term for that sentiment is Carpe Diem” (Dead Poets Society). Mr. Keating then asks what “carpe diem” means, and one of the students replies with “sieze the day.” Mr. Keating wanted the kids to learn on the first day, that it’s okay to go after your dreams, even if it’s stupid or you have people saying no.
This in turn helped me improve and made me the writer I am today. One of my first ever essays in the 11th grade english class was a rhetorical analysis of the novel In Cold Blood. I notice now that I tend to repeat certain words, repeating “cold-blooded killer” every other sentence. This creates sentences which sound awkward. This could also be attributed to my poor sentence structure.
The textbook also stressed the need for complete sentence structure, as well as, multiple descriptive words. While not bad instructions, in and of themselves, these unnecessarily structured essay assignments stilted my growth as a writer and did not allow me to flex my writing skills. Instead of taking another year of middle school English, I jumped to a high school English/Literature class with high hopes for a broader base of learning. I embraced this higher level class. The focus of the class was essentially on reading, but I wrote a required, in-depth research paper at the end of the year.
Through the past two semesters, I have learned a great deal about my writing skills. Before this class, the truly only wrote; filling my papers with the opinions I held myself. “Just writing” was my only option because that was all I had been taught. However, ever since I had attended GSW-1110 and GSW-1120, I have learned to adopt the formal writing style. Through the past two semesters, I have obtained many skills that will be useful to further my educational career, but there are skills that I, nevertheless, must improve on.
The term learning is defined by the Oxford dictionary as the process of acquiring knowledge from reading and studying. This is a very formal view on how we humans learn on a daily basis. However, Bandura’s Social Cognitive Learning Model proposes that learning may occur just by mere observation of one’s surrounding. This process of learning may be also referred to as informal learning. This way of learning has been in practice since the beginning of our civilisation as a method to pass on the wisdom of the elders to the younger generations in order to perform day to day tasks.
In the fall semester of 2015, my English Composition 1 class with 3 classes-per-week started. To conduct this paper I will briefly describe me. I am a freshman with the major of Petroleum Engineering. This information is relevant, in fact, because I will compare my expected major writing and the writing I am using right now. In a way to introduce me to future academic writings, the course of English Composition 1, indeed, has taught me important skills that can help me cope for future non-major required courses for me and in some aspects of my major.
They are called, Long term memory and Short term memory/working memory. With Long term memory, you are able to remember things from your past and past events as well as key terms that you may have learned in the past. An example of this in my life would be, remembering knowledge that I first learned in school and still being able to remember it, such as my multiplication table. The second one, Short term memory/working memory would be used when you are only remembering some information and using it for a short time frame. Working memory would be when you are using both short term and long term to do sudden actions.
Through the analysis of the numerous arguments that we have read throughout the course, I have learned how to effectively catch logical fallacies in arguments. Although the use of appeals was a review from high school, I had trouble telling the difference and distinguishing which appeal was which. I have learned how to differentiate and distinguish emotional from rational rom ethical appeals in literary works. I was able to apply what I’ve learned to the presidential debates, which shed light on the candidates’ arguments. I learned that using fallacies can be dangerous, especially in an important event.
When doing this task I made sure to use real life example for the words, so they could get a better understand of the word. Once they start to recognize the words it was easier for them to spell and comprehend the meaning. I word have to direct the class to pull ou the book and make sure they were reading after they finish their work. Also, I went of many of the kids wam ups and exits tickets. Activity 7
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. Audience The real world audience is my community Columbia Falls . The product will be revealed when the books get sent in somewhere around( February 26 ) .The final product will be revealed to the audience by giving one copy to the Columbia Falls Public Library, one copy to my school library, one copy to Senora Koch and and one copy for my personal