English 102 so far has been interesting for an 8:30am class; I did not expect to be so awake for a class so early. Professor Denton makes the class attention grabbing, something few professors I have had, had been able to accomplish well or at all. However, I do not particularly like the portfolio grading style enforced by the English department; it leaves too much in the wind. Professor Denton removes the feeling of not knowing how well you are doing until the very end, by giving us suggestions for revisions and a letter grade to go along with the paper. This is extremely convenient, because it does not leave your paper or your grade up to speculation. So far, we have completed an editorial and evaluation papers. I liked the editorial paper …show more content…
It may be beneficial for the class if Denton discusses further, how to properly format a paper in MLA. Professor Denton mentioned that she does not circle people’s comma usage since she is not the best at it, as horrible as it sounds, that is beneficial to me. I am not the best when it comes to comma usage, so her saying that she does not care about how we use commas as long as they are not used in ridiculous …show more content…
I would like to learn more about word usage because I tend to have difficulties determining where certain words should be used and not be used. I think a lesson on word usage can be beneficial to much of the class, since we were given a piece of paper with a list of what not to use. The comments Professor Denton leaves are extremely helpful for revisions; however, it takes a bit of effort to decipher what some of the suggestions say. If possible, it might be more convenient if they were written a bit more clearly. Additionally, the flexibility in Professor Denton’s schedule is very opportunistic since it gives everyone the ability to have a full discussion and not just a three-minute session. Many professors have time gaps but are not willing to use those gaps for students and instead have minimal amount of office hours, which are difficult for some students to attend. Overall, English 102 has gone better than I had expected it to, although, I will not ever be scheduling an 8:30am class again. It is too early to be
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Upon arriving to Miami Dade College, you will never imagine all the resources offered to students to succeed during their scholastic years. I’ve been lucky enough to been advised by some of the best staff at their Interamerican campus. From their advisement office to their profoundly knowledgeable professors. As a current student of ENC1102, we were required to attend one section with a tutor at the writing center. I always thought I had sufficient knowledge of the English language and taking time out of my busy schedule to attend a section with a tutor was absurd.
In writing 121 I have faced many challenge and luckily with time I have over come them. When class first started I felt that we had a huge work load; it was hard--still is--to finish in time. The homework and essays required such critical thinking and cross analyzing that it made it challenging for me to complete my work. However other factors, such as what was going on in my outside of school, or family life contributed to the problem as well. Despite that I was always taught to finish what you started, so I never gave up and did all the work even if it was late.
I took English 111 because it is a required class and for no other reason. I came into this class expecting it to be just something I had to get through or check off to continue on with my degree. I did not expect to learn much either, but I was wrong. I have taken this class and I honestly think that it has helped me. I have learned new concepts and refreshed my memory on old ones.
I would recommend this course to someone else as I thought it had a lot of great information. I enjoyed the look at my own paradigms, the way I see life. What I believe about what you think helps sculpt the way I think about it, or “I am what I think you think I am” (Landvatter, 2013, para. 1). This was a huge idea when I was first exposed to it. Hard to understand, and harder to try and relate to others.
The weekly reading assignments were very helpful. Some of the topics were great refreshers of common mistakes made when writing; these knocked some of the cobwebs in my mind loose. The other topics with sample writings gave me an idea of what to do. The instructor feedback and the revision recommendations were probably the most helpful tools in my composition process.
I have grown as an academic student in college and career readiness, as displayed through my English 101 class. This was my third college class on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College, so I thought I was prepared and ready. Yet in my English 101 class I had to come up with my own prompts for my essays and merely came into class to listen to lectures on the basics of English. This was the first class that the teacher did not give me the rules on what to do for the assignment, I had to come up with it myself. Professor Diaz-Cooper did not hand out How-To papers or grading rubrics - she expected us to know and acquire all this information on our own.
This summer was much less exciting than I anticipated. However, I believe it was an important transition from the past to the present. I visited my aunt and uncle at their quaint home in rural Vermont, as I had not been in many years. Since a large portion of my childhood memories were made there, it was refreshing to see everything through more mature eyes. It felt like an eternity was spent there, when in reality it was only a long weekend.
When I was in the fourth grade I began struggling on focusing on my homework and classwork. It was a hard time for me because I had been great at school. My teacher who had decided she was a doctor called my mom and told her I was special needs and that I needed to to not be in her class, all because I wouldn't focus on reading a book. My mom didn't want to give up on me and was going to help me succeed. What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies.
AP English III proved itself to be a very challenging class, but throughout the semester, I greatly improved my writing skills and ability to comprehend and analyze pieces of literature. I believe that my writing skills have greatly progressed since the beginning of AP English III. Most notably, I learned to use word choices to my advantage and write in a mature and academic way in order to make my purpose clear and impact the reader with my words. I also learned another fundamental aspect of good writing; I learned to draw the reader in with an exceptional and detailed introduction paragraph, and that without this “fluffed up” paragraph, the writing to follow in the paper will lose meaning and importance. Once I learned the importance of word
My writing extravaganza began in second grade when my world was changed, thanks to the teachings of Mrs. Clutter. The most distinct memories I hold from that year includes the colorful, giant list of homophones hanging on the wall, and the purple writing journals we kept throughout the year. The fire for writing that I developed in this class continued with me as I traveled to third grade and the rest of my elementary experience, but quickly died out when it came to middle school. Through a random app that I had learned about from my cousin, that fire easily rekindled and I was back to writing by eighth grade. These memories are just a minuscule fragment of the whirlwind of words that is my writing style.
My journey in this English 3001 course during the past ten weeks, and over the course of taking is English class I have grown and learned more that I thought it is necessary for me to know as a student. I have improved in my overall writing skills because if you look at my second in-class essay and the rest of my essay you will see that I have made progress and improvement compare to my diagnostic essay and the first in-class essay. Moreover, now that I have completed the English course my skills are better that I am capable to meet the university standard writing requirements. This English course additionally taught me how powerful the composed word and language can be. This quarter my ability to compose essays and express my thoughts, ideas,
The readings and concepts that I have read and analyzed over this semester have really opened up my eyes and ears on what I have to have knowledge of before I enter into the classroom. Some very important issues I have learned about really show why I choose this profession after all. The topic of the history of disabilities and how far this world has come to provide equal respect and accomodations is amazing. Other topics I found inspiring were the diversity, the gender issues and equality, and especially the people with disabilities that played sports. With every topic I have read about over these past weeks I have learned more about the people I will encounter and accommodate and how much more learning I have to complete.
Whenever you have the opportunity to critique someone else’s written work, you can see it from a different perspective and with a fresh set of new ideas. Sometimes when the work is all your own, you subconsciously already have a preconceived thought process that can be tough to deter yourself from. It also assisted in helping me to better understand the instructions for the assignment, the criteria that was expected, and taught me methods on how to better critique my own written work. As a result of this assignment, I was able to see my paper in a different light. My classmate’s critique offered me several different positive viewpoints in regards to the body and flow of my paper.
Writing can be very challenging. But with the right help, education, and support writing can be fairly easy. Everyone has been taught differently on how to write every type of essay and have had different teachers, who taught them differently. I have seen my growth in writing, but that was achieved by asking for help and getting practice. Writing character analysis essay was never easy for me, but I was able to get the help I needed to improve my writing for this type of essay.
This module and coursework requirements were directed to present some crucial and effective experience for me. During the entire course, I had learnt a number of different learning, which can be proved quite helpful for me to build a successful and attractive career ahead. I can present the significance of the coursework activities done in terms of my learning from this subject. The reflection of the coursework learning can be presented as below: Problems faced during the research work: Although I have been able to finish my coursework requirements within the time frame.