English III, I learned new transition words, how to use transition words, and how to add them into my papers to make them more effective. In the first paper I wrote for Dual Comp. English III, I had some difficulty with transitions. I was not sure how to add in a transition word to make my writing flow together and where I did decide to add transitions in my paper, they would be the same one, which made my paper sound repetitive. In the first essay I wrote called, “Helping Others While Helping Yourself” I struggled with my transitions greatly.
At the beginning of the school semester I did not think I was going to learn anything new or improve any part of my writing process. I assumed it was just going to be another class for me to drudge through as part of my degree program requirements. I soon discovered there is more involved in creating a well written paper than just putting words in print. Initially I was both surprised and disappointed in myself for turning in the Process Analysis Essay with a misspelled word in it. Furthermore, during the instructor’s critique of my essay, Ms. Flynn stated the paper “Needs more focus on a particular audience”, and more audience engagement.
Few classes are taught in this manner, which often makes it difficult to learn effectively. The majority of classes go through one concept at a time, and spend time ensuring that that one concept is mastered before moving on to the next. Learning like this leaves me bored, as the majority of the time I already understood the concept being taught. As a result of this, I often jump ahead in the textbook of whatever subject is being taught and end up reading and learning concepts that the professor does not cover for quite some time. I have found that this experience is less pronounced in college, as professors usually spend less class time on a single subject, relying on students studying at home, more so than mastering the concept in
Reflection In this semester, I succeeded in finishing several assignments and some in-class writing. During the writing process, I learned a lot about these different kinds of writing formats and realized my own weakness. As for the four essays that I wrote: summary and response paper, rhetorical analysis, argumentative essay and reflection essay, I’d like to introduce my past English learning experience first, then discuss each assignment individually and express my feelings and reflection.
Reluctantly, today I am sharing this in hopes of getting a better grade in English. Have you ever put substantial amounts of work into something and yet it wasn’t working? Or something was good but it was the wrong time for it? Narratives are meant to capture emotions and time.
-Guided Intervention During my internship, I took part in the lessons helping students understanding and completing some exercises that my mentor asked them to do. I focused especially on those students who showed more difficulties in the subject or who showed less interest or motivation. I was also asked to correct students workbooks and writings in 1st ESO as part of their daily work mark. I had to check that the exercises of the firsts units were done and corrected and assess them with a criterion of excellent, very good, good or
She did bring up one teacher at her school in Kindergarten helped her finally understand writing. Samantha stated, “Mrs. Sharp made an impact on my life,” explaining how Mrs. Sharp and her sounded out each word until she understood. While she doesn’t have as much time to be able to write like she used to, Samantha enjoys writing to express her pent-up emotions, allowing her frustrations to flow onto a paper. She uses a letter format to express herself; however, she does not allow anyone to read it. Samantha is no longer in school, yet still uses writing to her advantage.
I wound up changing different drafts of my papers in these classes. I feel like this is something essential that I have learned from these classes. Learning to reexamine and determine mistakes to have the assistance of my associates or my professor is something that will incredibly help the nature of my writing. I had a feeling that I was a solid writer coming into this class however now having the capacity to adjust my writing to distinctive styles and having the capacity to make fitting and compelling revisions to my work I have a feeling that I am a more finish English student. I was exceptionally stubborn to alter my work before these classes, on the other hand I now understand that modification are a vital piece of life as well as they are a critical piece of learning and writing.
It was mainly because I learned a lot of new concepts in my Gender Studies class, and I have enough material to talk about. Ironically, the whole experience of taking Writing 39A and my Gender Studies class in the same quarter has been disorienting. In writing 39A, I was constantly been told to ask rhetorical questions while in my Gender Studies class, I was asked to stop ask rhetorical questions because they are “bullshit”. The writing class urged us to tweak our language and our appeals to persuade those who disagree with us that we should get more people to listen to us, however, the professor in Gender Studies class said that we should only argue with people who have their own argument, and it’s a waste of breath to even talk to those who disagree and don’t listen to us. I think this might be the reason why there is an inconsistency in my draft.
Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers. It is about different strategies students can use to revise their paper.
Writing is a way of expressing one’s language into words in a visual form of a paper. Writing involves recalling words, forming sentences, and writing. Reading skills are important, but it is not everything that is needed to be literate. As to being able to properly communicate in writing is an essential part that goes with reading. Ever since I was going to school I was able to learn how to write.
After I wrote my first draft, I had to go back to revise a lot of paragraphs and add to my ideas. Again, I feel that the in class peer review did not help very much. Most students do not take the peer reviews serious and only do the bear minimum when revising each others papers. I had my girlfriend and my mother proofread this paper for me and that helped me clear up the ideas. Also, reading the paper out loud helped me clear up my ideas and grammar.
I did not have the correct knowledge on how to make a lesson plan. Now that I did that assignment, I now know what it takes to make a good lesson plan. Some districts banned and challenged many books. A challenged book is identified by a person or group as materials which should be re-evaluated for appropriateness, usually for children or young adults in schools.
Some of my strengths I improved upon were hooking my reader into my paper, having enough information, and grammar. In high school teachers didn’t pay much attention to the grammar mistakes that I was making, during the English 101 class I noticed that grammar was being emphasized more, if I didn’t fix my grammar mistakes I would do poorly on all of my papers. In the diagnostic essay my paragraphs didn’t have a good structure. The introduction of my diagnostic essay was lacking because I didn’t mention everything I was going to talk about. At the end of my conclusion I wrote, “All of the weaknesses can be toned down if I just proofread my essays and think to myself if the paper met all the goals I was aiming for”, instead of putting this at the end of my sentence I would have put a solid thesis statement instead.