My experience in English 1010 was great. My writing skills were very poor at the beginning of the semester. I did not know how to write correct sentence structure. I had great difficulties making my sentences flow smoothly and clearly. I was not able to edit a paragraph for mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
English 1301 has definitely grown me as a writer and I can see how I have improved as a writer. One aspect in how my writing has grown is in the ability for myself to expand on my ideas. Honestly, the first paper that was assigned to me frightened me a little bit because of the four page minimum requirement. Never have I wrote a paper this long because I typically just write the basic requirements and never expand and elaborate on my ideas. However, it forced me to expand my ideas and as time progressed, this became very simple to execute.
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.
This paper was probably one of the hardest paper I had to write just because I felt like I was on my own. I was scared at first but i felt like this helped me learn how to properly look and analyze a speech or a writing in general. One way this helped was I highlighted what I thought was a rhetorical device and I had to properly analyze it and see what he/ she is trying to accomplish through his or her writing.
According to The Community College of Aurora website, English 121 is an English composition class that: Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. (CCA) The final project of this class is a portfolio which will include three essays written during the course of the semester.
In my first assignment” Summary and Response of the essay The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society” I learned how to effectively analyze and assimilate the key points of a text. I also learned about the concept of “economy of writing” which helped me to better express myself on paper by eliminating anything that was not necessary to the argument. The second paper I worked on was the rhetorical analysis of “Richer and poorer accounting for inequality” written by Jill Lepore. Throughout this assignment, I learned to identify the strategies logos, ethos and pathos.
The grade I would give my current English 111 class is an A, because it has been a beneficial learning experience for me. The essays given have improved my writing, and it has opened my eyes to the things that I often miss while proofreading. From this class, I learned that Proofreading is highly important, and that re-reading my work numerous times will help in catching some of my mistakes. I also confuse both present and past tense when writing, so from this taking class, I have learned to separate both tenses. From the essays, I also learned that it is important to write by using the English rules, despite writing what only sounds better, which had been my former style of writing.
This assignment taught me a lot about rhetorical techniques that can be found in a lot of authors works. I tried to target a wide audience because I wanted to reach more than a specific group of people. I did not want my paper to be gender specific
I believe that completing this course has changed the manner in which I approach writing. For one thing, I now plan out my writing assignments in some way before completing a final draft. The class has also taught me to better “stay on target” when I write. It has taught me that papers must have a clear focus to pursue. It has also taught me to actually “look” at the writing of others rather than just lightly reading over it.
Skipping English 3 in high school, has made taking English Comp 1 harder than it really is. While the seniors are refreshing their memory, I am learning everything from scratch. Even though this paper was new to me and very difficult, I got through it finally. I had to do so much research I did not know I would have to go through that much trouble. I did not even use half of the research I had.
The grade I would give my current English 111 class is an A, because it has been a beneficial learning experience as a student considering a career in writing. Each assignment-the essays, business letter and resume, and the research project- all have their benefits. Out of all of the assignments completed so far, the essays have been the most useful. Every essay that I've written has opened my eyes to the things that I often miss while proofreading. From this class, I have learned that proofreading is highly important, and that re-reading my work numerous times will help me find some of my mistakes.
English 110 class truly helped her grow as writer. She took the structure and conformity she learned from her high school and applied it to a creative and freethinking side she learned from college to formulate her own personal writing style. Her attention to detail has improved causing her grammar and word choice to be even clearer. Most importantly, her enthusiasm for writing has drastically developed. Mary Anne knows the next three and a half years of paper writing will be a breeze because of the proper English introduction to a great liberal arts
2253751 Into the Reflecting Pool This semester in English class has provided me with more than I had expected. As I am a writer, I was prepared to bull crap my entire way through the semester since writing papers that are worthy of an A is easy. This is what I was prepared for, and this is what I did. This semester helped me master the art of speaking without saying anything, or in this case, writing without saying anything.
Throughout my years of writing in high school, I was focusing only on writing to fill the basic requirements to pass English. Over the time interval of the course WRI101, my writing completely transformed. Analytical thinking, balance, and flow were the focal skills taught in WRI101 by Dr. Daniel Fredrick. Through learning about what are considered to be the two most important skills in writing, content and style, I was capable of elevating my writing in a manner that distinguishes it from the typical college paper.