It’s already the second week of CS 1101 and I am super excited. This is actually the first course I have taken that is mandatory for my program. This week, I wanted to make sure that I stayed focus so that I can understand the materials correctly because it will be very important in my future. On Thursday evening after work, I started off by going through the Learning Guide as usual, and then reading the Introduction to Unit 2, just so I could get an idea as to what the rest of my week would be like. After going through the Learning Guide for Unit 2, there was a checklist at the end, so I was well aware of the task that I had to accomplish before the ending of the week.
In order to make sure I have sufficient time to complete each task, I have formulated time frames. My strategy is to complete homework Monday through Thursday and have the weekend free. This has allowed me to balance my studies with my personal life. The admission process in order to get into the into Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is selective and I am extremely fortunate to have gained acceptance. The program will help guide me through the
In the past, I have struggled in understanding what I have to improve on as a Pre-AP English student. Throughout this year, I hope to be able to comprehend myself as a student better to achieve my ultimate goal of success. I anticipate many challenges for the school year ahead of us, one of which includes my writing style. A key point that I deeply want to emphasize on is my efficiency and comprehension as a writer. In most cases, my struggle is when I am put under a timer.
This is my second semester as a distance learner and I believe that I did an exceptional job at my work. My strengths in the distance learning format is my ability to set goals and be well-disciplined enough to reach those goals by the deadlines. I kept a tiny notebook calendar on hand and wrote down each week what I needed to complete in each class. I tried to work on something each day to reach those goals. With the ability of being organized and self-disciplined will assist me in everything I do in college and at
My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
While I had a certain syllabus, I had been put in near full control of my school, and all I had to do was show my completed work. Being independent, began to teach how to schedule my time correctly as I would soon learn is a necessity in dual credit college courses. Flexibility also became a good asset when I started working at a nearby Christian Camp. My boss loves that I could work nearly anytime because I had such an accommodating schedule. Even moving twelve hours across the state of Texas was not consequential as far as school was concerned, I already had everything I needed to finish what was started and there was no delay in learning.
The English 121 class itself has been both challenging and rewarding. With the help of my instructor and those at the Writing Lab, I was given specific instruction on what needed correcting on my paper. Since a few different people viewed and pointed out issues they saw with my paper, I felt nothing was overlooked. Each time I visited the lab, I was made aware of any new or still existing issues that I needed to correct with my paper. There were many areas that I needed to address, such as MLA format, citation, grammatical and spelling errors, word choice, and style.
Having my high school at the AP program established under SCNU was always one of my luckiest things happened to me. At here, I was trained to be priorly familiar with the U.S. education system and successful after coming to the U.S. where all the students were supposed to go. In order to be prepared, I was trained to write different kinds of essays, including laboratory report, social science research paper and literature expository writing. I have started to write all these kinds of essays since grade 10, and every writing assignment has gone through the process of outlining, drafting, peer proofreading and editing. At college, my writing style hasn’t really changed, yet, the way I write an essay has changed.
English 1121 has made me realize that the audience has to be put into perspective while writing. In other writing classes in high school, I would write a paper for the purpose that I basically had too, never even thinking about an audience. I learned that with every paper I wrote I had either a different audience or a different goal. With an audience involved, I learned that I had to keep my word choice in mind. Being proper and always having a college level academic tone when writing was something that was very important.
I am pursuing much more and I am confident that I have found a path leading me to wake up before my alarm clock sounds instead of praying for more time. That path requires a great deal of time and effort to educate myself in understanding people. Any scholarship I receive will go towards that mission. With any contributions made towards the cost of living, books, and school materials, I will be able to spend more time thoroughly studying my textbooks beyond what is expected of me in the classroom, participate in any case studied I can get my hands on, search for internships, enjoying the privilege of being a student while taking advantage of all of VCUs resources.
I am trying my best to keep up with all my classes and to get out of all of them with new information and high grade. In order to success in Spanish 111/181 class, I will spend about two hours outside class for every hour send in class, as well as I will keep an agenda for all the homework and assignments dues to do not forget any. There is a homework assignments and preparation that I have to do before each class; this allows me to create a schedule to when to study and do homework. For example, I will spend an hour each day after school preparing for next class, doing any homework, and studying. To learn the Spanish language, I will need to practice speaking and listening to Spanish, so I will try to contact with some of Hispanic friends using Spanish, as well as, listening to Spanish songs and try to understand them.
A third example would be to keep your grades in check, and by that I mean you should always turn in your assignments. There are many things to do to be prepared. One of the many things I do to stay prepared is take my books for my next classes to my class before that. Other things I do are that I put my all my books in my locker before my WIN class so I can go straight to lunch. When I put my stuff in my locker before my 1st period I take my
Welcome to my WordPress in English 11000! This website reveals the progress I’ve made as a writer throughout this course. After reviewing all of my essays, reflections, and experience in the English 11000 course, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve made great progression as a writer. I extend my progression beyond reference to my grades and measure my success based on achieving all of the Couse Learning Outcomes throughout the semester. The first Course Learning Outcome I achieved occurred during my first essay, the Reflective Narrative, was “Reflect upon and describe the development of your composing practices”.