Writing in my high school English classes never really came to tough to me. There was always a ton of time to work on each essay or prompt. I also had some very good teachers, which I am sure helped out tremendously. As for what the writing was actually about, we had many different options. Sure they were had specific length and grammar requirements on each paper, but we always had many different routes to take when it came to how we wrote.
I have learned if there is an opportunity for a greater contribution in life, go for it. I am interested in pursuing a place in English 1102 due to my work ethics and my interests in analytical and argumentative writing. In my past three years of high school, I would only take the high level classes in order to challenge myself, but I never knew the true meaning of being in an honors class until I started attending East Mountain. My incentive to be in multiple honor classes started my freshman year. When I started attending East Mountain I experienced an immense amount of reading assignments compared to a regular class, but it didn’t stop me from doing my best.
Anh T Vo Dr. Oxendine Engl 1301-81057 18 December, 2015 Reflection Before my English 1301 class started, I made a commitment for myself that I would get an A in this class. In order to achieve this goal, I make some short-term goals, try my best, and consider my behavior. All actions and thoughts, which I have made in this course, give me a fresh result as the end of the semester is coming. Being an ambitious student offers me opportunities to keep encourage myself study hard and believe that my effort will be paid off. Before this course started, I bought a required book.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for what was the most challenging as well as refreshing English class I have ever taken. I thought the choices of authors were a wonderful representation of a range of modern literature; I have definitely taken down a few of the writer’s names so I can check out more of their works. In a way, this class was what a student dreams that college classes are like: discussion-based, complete with a tiny class size; the professor acting as guide to the daily discussions, allowing the students to lead the flow, something you did masterfully. You pushed me like no professor has before, and for that you have my sincerest thanks. Taking a Sousanis approach to the Langston Hughes analysis was a really fun way of
Although my grades were not always consistent, I never earned less than a B for a final grade in my English courses. Often my instructors privately told me that my papers were the best in the class and shared my work with others. My writing secured me a free trip to London and Paris with my business club as well as my acceptance into multiple colleges. I am certain my extracurricular activities, including cheerleading, volleyball, community service projects, fundraisers and employment also played a vital role in these accomplishments. Of all the schools to which I applied, only VSU waitlisted me probably because of my phobia about standardized examinations, which caused me not to perform as well as I should have on the SAT.
The Hero’s Journey is something that every human being goes through whether they realize it or not. We all go through different obstacles, some being more difficult than others, but at the end of the day we are all connected by the Hero’s Journey. We start with the separation stage, move on to the initiation stage, and then end up in the return stage. I myself have just gone through a cycle of the Hero’s Journey, when I happened to get my first B in a class, AP Spanish Language. It all started last year, freshman year, when all of the students were picking their classes for the following school year on Naviance.
I started to play the game of how successful I could get without letting barriers stumble me. During my first years in this country I was put in classes that would help my dialect evolve, I was very attentive and eventually was able to grasp the English dialect, my Spanish accent almost unrecognizable. I always enjoyed learning, but this was a new challenge. A new language, new expectations, and all I could feel was the isolating sensation that burden me. All my peers seem to master the subjects at school and I would always admire those who shot their hand high, while I held my hand down on my lap.
Since I started working in Gateway High School two years ago, my view of changes has been limited. As a teacher, I was, most of my time, enclosed within my classroom. However, since I started the internship for the National Louis University Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, I have seen how the school is being slowly but steadily transformed from a violent school, with lots of discrimination towards a safe and inclusive environment. If I have to measure the success of the changes, I have to say that the process is taking time, but the changes are palpable.
We all make mistakes, and most of the time we learn from them. From my Preliminary Writing Assignment to my Paper One, I have made numerous improvements in my writing but also many mistakes. Coming into College Writing One, I did not have papers to write to improve my skills in my upcoming years in college. Within the two papers I have written, I have expanded my word selection for more detailed paper, reduced fragments, and reorganized my thesis method for a better outcome. I came into this class thinking it was going to be just like high school.