The first thing that came to mind was definitely you’re class, where I grew to be a confident writer. In my class we read about the importance of “shitty first drafts” which I think helped take the pressure off writing an amazing paper from the get go. I learned how to write for the genre and tried to hone in on my audience for the paper. Once I had my first draft finished there was a peer review in class, which is helpful because not only do you get feedback from them, but you also get to read their papers, which can give you ideas on what you could do better. After that, I took their feedback, revised, and then turned it into my professor to get more feedback.
The article by Stedman (2011), entitled, “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” provides students several great writing tips regarding the use of quotations, citations, and references. Again, the assigned readings for this section of the course helped me develop a logical argument for chance in my workplace. For instance, Deshpande’s (2010) proposal to improve campus accessibility uses interviews, observations and scholarly sources to support her argument. Granof’s (2009) proposal entitled “Course Requirement: Extortion” is another great researched proposal sample. I believe my researched proposal provides readers an organized logical argument for change in my professional
I remember how caring and helpful they would be when it came to college applications. Mrs. Leon was one of the teachers that impacted my life with her advice and guidance. She prepared me with what’s expected in college level writing and much more. I was the type of student that wanted to do everything perfect to college expectations to prepare myself for the real world. High school prepared me by being able to attend dual enrollment, which was one of the great thing my school had to offer to help advanced student academically.
The purpose of learning to write at university is not only to apply to the class, but also to apply it to future life. For example, after graduate, you have to write your resume to find a job. Before you see your boss, the only impression for you is your resume. Therefore, why not give your boss a better resume? A well-organized and smoothly language resume could give your boss a good impression.
They play a key role in pursuing a better future because it opens different pathways for one to succeed. Grades are important because the Job World uses it to determine what candidate is actually capable of and as a benchmark for their inner talent and intelligence. Education is what matters in the long run because companies who are recruiting people will first see the grades the student has, not the social life the student is engaged in. For example, many big companies have a standard in which they only accept resumes that have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Even if the student has some amazing talents, they would not be considered for the job if they have a low GPA.
Today, guest speaker Christine Harriger spoke with the honors college about what our Myers Briggs personality test says about ourselves and our career paths. My personality is termed the “Defender” (ISFJ-T). I am especially introverted, judging and turbulent, observant, and the feeling type. The “Defender’s” personality type is the backbone of the workforce and best suited for the service of others. I typically enjoy supporting my coworkers, as it gives me the opportunity to seek practical solutions to things and also calm my worries.
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
This makes me look more professional and will give me an upper hand on someone who doesn’t have their resume printed on resume paper. Something else I learned is that it is extremely important to do my research before attending a career fair. I need to look at all the companies who are attending the career fair, narrow down to which ones will be the most important for me to talk to, and research each of those individual companies. InstaCareer also taught me more about the importance of making a good first impression on someone. I will need to use a firm handshake, smile, and make eye contact with the recruiter.
2. QUESTION 2: DISCUSS TIPS IN FINDING GOOD ROLE MODELS Personal influences is important due to individual is proceed to learning everyday. Some people able to be success in their career and life, but some people unable to focus their career direction and even do not know how to evaluate themself. Terysa M. Shaffer (2010) indicated the successful person successes in career were built by finding good role models by follow everything they did as a guide to the success road. In other words, by finding good role models and learn what they does, it can influence the individual become the next success person.