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.
The writing standards for a university or college may be quite different to how you write in high school. English classes that are required to take teach you only a parts of writing, but when you reach college level there are new parts being discovered. Students who don’t speak the language well or haven’t studied in a while it may make it more difficult that it is to a person who is fluent. Most Professors want and expect that all their students already know how to write at the highest level by the time they arrive, but the truth is that not all do know. Because of this most students retake the class again or get a much slower remedial class in that same semester. Students are expected to know how to write at the highest level by the time
Most students in college will have had some kind of writing experiences in their life, most students will list high school is where they had most of their writing experiences and a bit from prev college classes, find out what their strengths are and what their weak areas are, most students will also learn to develop a pattern for how they will find their process of writing an essays, they will also learn what kinds of writing they do and do not like.
College writing is demanding and differs greatly from high school writing. While both high school and college writing have to be grammatically correct and subjectively enjoyable college writing requires more skill and technique, which I have listed below.
So many people graduate from high school without learn all the important knowledge offered during this educational period. Low levels in reading and writing would affect the student’s performance when their start college education. In order to succeed in any mayor in college it is fundamental to read and write properly. Therefore developmental classes as ENF1 and ENFE2 are necessary to improve, development and enhance writing and reading skills.
Learning the writing process has been one of the most helpful portions of this course for me. Before this course, I didn’t really have much of a process. If anything, my process was almost backward. I would write first and then organize and outline from what I had written. Understanding the steps of the writing process has helped me to improve my writing. It is more cohesive and organized.
In the words of Margaret Atwood, “If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.” As a writer, particularly one in an academic type setting, there are certain expectations professors have for their students; thoughtful responses, cohesive arguments, superb vocabulary, and proper citations. These aspects are deemed “perfection”, as they are the qualities that will most likely earn the student an A. However, “perfection” is rarely, if ever achieved. For me, I began this semester far from perfection. I always considered myself a fairly strong writer. I took honors and AP English all throughout high school, and while those years helped foster and develop my writing skills, I have learned that those skills are still developing to this day.
Although the Middle Ages is most known as a dark period for Europe, progress was still made in the field of thinking. The rediscovery of Greek philosophy, the creation of universities, and crisis in the church directly led European societies to the Renaissance era, a time of rebirth. Old greek texts
A school is considered to be the place where we acquire proper habits that help us during the whole our life. However, these habits are not always good especially when we are talking about writing. The matter is that writing is a rather special ability that has been common to each of us, however, not everyone is capable of telling that writing is really something they can do perfectly.
Before going to university, I have already been a lover of writing since primary school, all because of a childish reason: I scored high marks in writing exams. However, in retrospect, the real reason why I could pass the writing exams with flying colors every time, was because I always chose the safest topic, and churned out what my teacher likes best within the given time. After having twelve lessons of University English, my perspectives towards writing and learning have changed a lot.
Not everyone is a fan of writing, it’s true. Most of us may not have been born to be the next J. K. Rowling, but writing is still an essential skill to work and improve on while in high school. Strong written expression will help students do well in university or college or will help you find a career out of high school. Also, writing good writing skills in high school will help a student to get better grades to get into an excellent college or universities.
Upon registering for an English Class for winter quarter, I had one goal in mind: take the easiest English class I could, breeze through the class, boost my GPA, and finish my English prerequisite. Thankfully, this class did not fulfill that goal. As my first English class at the university, this class challenged the way I thought, and shed light on my strengths and weaknesses. In high school, I had a substantial amount of English experience under my belt, as I had taken all honors and AP English courses. While these classes provided a heavy workload, the essays that we wrote were not necessarily challenging. Most of the courses were straightforward and had a singular goal in mind, such as practicing writing effective English, and to learn to analyze compositions. These goals were mechanical and formulaic, and could be easily achieved by following a certain set of steps. Eventually, I
One of the course outcomes I’m going to be writing about in my final reflective essay is the actively participate as a member of a peer group/team. This quarter being my first ever experience of a college level education was more of an eye opener and learning experience for me and my life. It was nerve racking at first knowing that I was going back to school at Olympic College and going to pursue an education that could define the rest of my career and life. As a matter of fact I didn’t really think I was going to fulfill the requirements necessary to be a participant in the work related studies and assignments presented to me in my class/classes. The one I feel like I didn’t struggle but definitely grew in was actively participating as a member of a peer or group/team. For me this was new because I never participated throughout my high school in groups or