This is an influential demonstration of how peer pressure can make a person neglect their own morals and consciousness just to please those around them. In George Orwell 's short story titled “Shooting an Elephant” presented an event that changed a countries civilization. George’s life in Burma, and the prejudice placed by the people he oppressed inspired his writing through the uses of setting, style, and theme. In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” Orwell no specific event influenced this piece rather it was an accumulation of many small events of prejudice and hate by an opposing group of
When doing the proposal, I had to figure out how to properly state my thesis and have it linked into the rest of the paper. When working on the proposal, I had to rewrite my thesis many times until it was able to relate to the audience and purpose of my paper. Another way that ENC1102 has helped me with my struggles has been to be able to go deeper into explaining my points. Whenever I had points I had to make in an essay or any work for my classes, I have
For almost a year I would daydream about different outcomes and had made my own ending to the book. Sooner or later I had finally had a moment of truth and realized if I had wanted that outcome that badly I would have to make a story with one. It had taken me a year or two to portray my vision thoroughly. I would start the story and continuously delete hundreds of pages because I strived for more. Bombing hope had a bountiful amount of changes over the
During my senior year at federal way high school I was allowed to participate in the running start program at Highline Community College. Although I was only in the program for one quarter I continued attending Highline for another six quarters. Regretfully I also began to work and soon started to fail my classes. So I decided to work full time and put my education on hold for the time. After working a few different places and being laid off I soon decided it was time to look toward my future.
Twenty-four hours divided regularly into three groups: sleeping, learning, and free-time for five days a week for eighteen more weeks then, I must manage all my time. With six weeks until I am eighteen years old, I have been preparing myself for life after high school for the past couple of years, in the real world of time management and responsibilities and to wash clothes and dishes, clean my room and car, cook meals and purchase groceries, and numerous other parts to becoming an adult. Adults also must handle the responsibilities to prepare for the future in their education, career, and family. It starts for me by further improving my education in college which starts with filling out college applications. This process has been a time consuming, and demanding, with countless questions to answer and several short essays and essay to write for thirteen colleges.
Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Have you ever looked at something or someone and started reminiscing negative comments in your head about them? What about cared what others thought of you and tried to play hero to get them to like you? George Orwell’s essay, “Shooting an Elephant”, is a great example of this scenario. This essay secretly hid three key points that most written documents may or may not pinpoint on. It explains how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, animals should be treated just as equal as humans, and always be yourself.
I truly enjoyed taking the English 1302 class with you, thanks for making this class easy and not stressful. During my High School year, I hated to take English because my grammar is bad, however, this class has allowed me to stress less over my grammar and focus more on my arguments. In addition, every discussion and journal have helped me learned how to think critically when analyzing poems and stories. Thanks for being an attentive professor. Which essay was your strongest?
I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future. From this class, I’ve broadened my vocabulary and found new ways to check my pieces that I have wrote. I could always use more work with grammar because I have always struggled with that concept. I came into
English writing 101 I was able to fully understand how to fix these problems for those essays and in the future. In my Self-Inventory Essay it is very noticeable that my organization is a problem. It is visible that I don’t have good transitions into and out of each paragraph; first off I use “my first strength”, “my second strength” which are very plan and simple. In my Comparative Analysis Essay we can wee that I have come up with better transitions to make the whole essay seem more organized, for example I used more specific transitions like “In Amy Tans Mother Tongue” and for the paragraph after it I used “This shows that the” which make it flow better and be more concise. In my Self-Inventory
However, I did learn through my years of schooling that being able to read is key to success in any field of employment. I had a personal drive to be able to understand what I am reading, no matter what it may be such as an article in a magazine, a memo from supervisors or policy and procedures of a company. In my spare time, I would read as much as I could to learn new words. Since I come across words every day that are spoken to me that is not understood, I would research the words to better understand what was being discussed. Still to this day, it has become a habit of mine to read any random piece of writing to ensure my understanding continues to grow.
This is where my deep thoughts come out and all put onto paper. When I write I am in my own world and everything else is blocked. A writing experience I am going to talk about is a time where I had to write a personal essay on my life during my senior year. During the writing process, I struggled on how to start my intro being said that it has to be interesting. My teacher said that the intro is important because that is what keeps the reader going and if it is not interesting they will stop reading.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
Hello, I am Connor Love. I am writing this letter as a soon to be former student of Katy Leuschen 's "Waves of Change" writing 111 class. The first semester of my collegiate career has taught me many valuable lessons, from learning how to better succeed academically to how to deal with the flu without my mother. The lessons I have learned in writing class have not only helped my writing abilities grow, but also have helped me improve in other aspects of my life. During "Waves of Change" I learned how to revise my work, more importantly, that uncertainty during the writing process is normal, and revise my thinking.
I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too. The way I was writing before and after has really upgraded. I would see my work before and after and now am really shocked to see how much I’ve changed. Starting from the very first days in the class doing pre-writing journals, then moving to bigger assignments like doing different essays like the Memoir and analyzing Rhetorical Analysis were a drastic change. Learning certain chapters and lessons my fellow classmates taught us really helped, for example learning
We have reached the end of the semester unconsciously. During this semester, we’ve practiced and improved our writing by outlining, composing, editing, and revising. Throughout the process, I discovered my strengths and weaknesses, meanwhile, I tried hard to refine my writing skills. By now, we have focused on a few types of writing: rhetorical analysis, critical analysis, and argument. Remembered our first in-class essay was a rhetorical analysis of an argument.