Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
On all my assignments I have used these tools and I have also visited the writing center on one of my assignments, which was very helpful. Another tool that I thought was helpful to me during my assignments was the synthesis matrix. The synthesis matrix is my favorite tool and I will continue to use this throughout the rest of my courses. It made comparing, contrasting, and combining different sources at one time very easy. It gave me a head start on the literature review and it made it come together more easily.
I was most engaged in this course when I was doing the research for this paper. Filtering through all the research and figuring out what is valuable information was the most exciting part for me. Additionally, finding information and connecting it to a suspect is the most satisfying part of my job. Writing the actual research paper has been the second most engaging thing during this course. It is difficult for me because I know I am not a great writer, but there are improvements in my writing since starting college.
Although my experience in AP World History continued to challenge and frustrate me from June of 2015 to the present, it changed me to make me a more responsible student, and changed the way I view the world. I was continually challenged and frustrated by many assignments that I completed from June of 2015 to the present. The work that I had to finish was much more than had ever been placed on me before, and at the beginning of the year I was incredibly overwhelmed by it. The homework continued to challenge me, but it became less and less overwhelming throughout the first part of the year as I grew used to it. By the time the high school swimming season started, which took up much of my time, I figured out to be the most efficient possible.
It was a very emotional event, but it was really cool to see the community come together to help others. It seems that doesn’t happen too much lately. To get the hours needed for volunteering, you have to know all the details about the event and get in contact with whom ever needs help. This has made me more responsible as a person, because I use to not like to contact people directly. However, now this is no issue and I feel confident with conversing with others.
This really helped me compose a great first draft because my thoughts were able to flow freely for six hours without any interruptions. Lastly, I knew that the final phase of the writing process was going to be the most important for me, since I have struggled with editing in the past. To ensure a good grade on this paper I self edited countless times. In addition to self editing, I also had several teachers, peers, and my parents edit my paper. I believe that my use of the writing process helped me excel on this paper.
Academically and socially, you go through so many different feelings and experience. Many people describe school as stressful. These past two years of my high school experience have shaped the person I am today. This year especially has affected me vastly in all areas of my life. School has driven me to be more ambitious and more conscious of my actions and experiences.
On the first day of school it was like my brain was about to explode. I have to be to the right class, with the right supplies, at the right time. Throughout the day I was at my locker so many times I could barely count! Following that, It 's inconvenient for teachers because they have to keep track of everything. Students, assignments,homework
When I arrived in the U.S at age 12 ½ it was a huge adjustment for me as I did not speak English. I was suddenly living with a family and not in the orphanage that I grew up in. it was hard for me to leave my orphanage in China I had lived there my whole life and thought of the orphanage as my home. After being adopted and now living in America I have so many opportunities I did not have in China. When I first came to America I had to have 8 surgeries and spent 6 months in a wheel chair but this was done to remove a potential cancerous birthmark covering my entire lower leg.