January 22nd, 2001, I was born in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Naturally, people around me spoke English, resulting in my early speaking and language to be English. Eventually, my family moved to Finland where I learned Finnish, this became my mother tongue. Just about 8 years later my family once again moved aboard. This time to Taiwan, where I spoke English all the time.
The feedback was super effective and I was able to add information and finesse to my essay that I had never even thought of using before. I took the feedback seriously and took all thoughts from my reviewer into consideration and used them to better my essay. The only regret that I have is not getting more peer revisers. In the writing workshop, I participated as just a class mate as my essay was not being reviewed and I was not a facilitator. I treated the writing workshop as a peer review for myself as I took peoples thoughts and suggestions into consideration and applied it to my own
My English improved dramatically through reading many in-class assignments, essays, and various open class discussions. I learned many new words, idioms, grammar structures and expressions in this class. The course deals with reading, writing, and teaching how to use grammar properly, my vocabulary has definitely increased. I also have gained the knowledge that correcting each draft brings my paper one step closer to constructing a well-organized and perfect. Nonetheless, I did not complete a peer review assignment or do any
My language has influenced my life since I arrived in this country. I faced the language problem when I tried to communicate with other people especially with my children’s teachers and doctors. All the time that I wanted to communicate with their teachers and doctors I have to wait for a translator. Another way that language has influenced my life was when I got my first job in McDonalds. Since the first day at work I realized that the only way to succeed in this country was learning English.
With the assistance of classroom instruction, and practical application I have refined my writing process. In the first graded essay, I learned my paper was not written to capture a specific audience as I intended it to. Applying what I learned after the review, and practice of critical thinking helped me create a map of what I wanted to write about. I asked myself questions to help me clearly identify the audience that I planned to address, and outline the main points. Another observation I made after reviewing my graded essays was the lack of use, or placement of keywords throughout the paper.
These are some of the things I learned in high school that prepared me for life or my next step in education. But if you were to ask me if the writing instruction I received in high school was effective in helping me prepare for the next step in my life, the answer would be no. The writing instruction I received in high school did not adequately prepare me for college. The first reason that I believe I wasn’t taught
When I graduate I would like to work for a company that has global operations and potentially someday have the opportunity to work in a country outside of the United States. This experience would help give me an understanding of what it would be like to live and work in a foreign country in order to prepare me for future endeavors. I have chosen to take Intercultural Communication and The International Business of Sport during session one and Italian Cuisine and Modern Architecture during
Furthermore, I have acquired knowledge and gained emic, which importance besides etic constructs has been exposed to me (Helfrich 1999). As before the course, I would view cultures from a scientific point of view, I am determined to take the insights of native members of a culture into account in the future. I am specifically more interested in the way how people see and describe their own culture as to what the internet or books might describe. Group processes in Living Diversity Team For the Living Diversity Assignment, my team members and I chose to study Mexico as we all thought and still think this is an interesting country with its own unique culture. My team was very diverse as Joël and I are both fully Dutch, Elena is Chinese but lived in France
Thus, studying abroad not only familiarizes you with diverse, but at the same time also helps you realize the value of your own culture. Confidence is what highly matters for performing well in your academics as well as achieve success in your future career. When you are staying abroad, you start expecting the unexpected and you also get ready for them. This way, your confidence develops and you start overcoming all the hurdles. Ultimately you become a self-reliant
Gaining new insights, developing better communication skills as well as learning more about the cultures in the students` host country. These are not chances that would come by easy. It is best to do it when students are still studying as they have more time compared to a working adult. In all, studying abroad is something that students will benefit from studying abroad as it allows the student to learn things that school does not teach. However, it is best to plan beforehand as the sum of money involved is not a very small