Have you ever noticed that the voices of others build up your own response? Gaining a perspective on this question is not an easy task to reflect on especially when people’s arguments determines your own. Gerald Graff’s and Cathy Birkenstein’s book, “THEY SAY, I SAY”, abridges their perspective on difficulties students face with persuasive writing. By deliberately including academic templates, the book assists students to overcome their inability of constructing their own arguments, based on what others have said. Covering the first four chapters; “they say”, “I say”, “trying is all together”, and “In specific academic context” I will showcase how Graff and Birkenstein’s book aid students to better express their personal thoughts.
“Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” somewhat focuses on descriptions of observations and experiments, and Vess gives reasons as to why she chose to do this or why she chose to do that, such as when she tells the reader that “When I made decisions without students, I did my best to explain my decisions and obtain their buy-in” (4). Throughout the duration of the article, Vess uses colorful language, and is descriptive and personal. The article presents itself as somewhat of a personal narrative of the experiment. Vess describes her feelings towards certain aspects of the experiment, for example: “Listening to other people’s stories made me feel better about my own. I’m sure it was a relief for some of our interviewees to get those stories off their chests and I’m glad we gave them a chance to” (5).
Finally we had to present it in front of the class. Many artifacts will represent several Student Learning Capacities. Explain how the attached evidence proves your achievement of the capacities that follow. Write about ALL that apply. Critical Thinker and Inquirer I was a critical thinker because I had to think of what scene I was going to do and if it was horror, comedy, or anything else.
Punctuation is still a work in progress. My peer editors find many misplaced or forgotten commas. I will continue to use my peers as a resource to help eliminate these errors until I have a better understanding of how they are used. When reading aloud It is often hard for me to tell if a comma is misplaced or not. Writing in my discipline will require me to have a complete understanding of APA, which I learned how to do in this course.
This gives me a jump start, or flow of ideas that can later on benefit my paper. In the article, Writing What Matters: A Students’ Struggle to Bridge the Academic/Personal Divide Emily Strasser uses the following sentence to highlight and pinpoint the real true value of writing “Writing can and should be much more than sophisticated sentence structure and nuanced word choices. The devices of grammar and rhetoric remain superficial skills until a writer employs them to express important and powerful feelings, thoughts and ideas” (WaW Pg.200). I enjoy writing about myself because it helps me express my feelings. A paper may include correct grammar and word-context, but until the writer can intertwine powerful thoughts and feelings into the work, the writer is unable to accomplish the overall intended goal.
The following paper will attempt to analyze and dissect several key factors of what took place during my informational interview. I will be covering a list of topics that will include evaluating what took place during the interview, things that I did well, and objectives that could have been covered better. Additionally, I will cover the good and bad interview skills I learned throughout this course exercise. Lastly, I will include within my paper the aspects I learned when it comes with dealing with teamwork functions and how losing one person greatly affects the outcome of an assignment. During this interview I fill like I did several things well.
As life goes on you continue to see a lot of stuff from the past and how life repeats itself. I was reading a book about Emmet Till called “Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of The Emmet Till Case.” I really feel like college students should read this book. This book teaches us stuff about or past that we just do not know. I truly feel like this book would have a great impact on my students in my class. We are at the day and age where you still see racism every day.
For instance, in “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” she brought in personal experiences that she had as a child, making her to want to become an advocate for the growing issue of language interpretation. We first see this problem in the beginning of the article where Gloria states, “I remember being sent to the corner of the classroom for “talking back” to the Anglo teacher when all I was trying to do was tell her how to pronounce my name” (Anzaldua 167). This showing how much of the language issue is rooted in the teacher. If the teacher has a particular bias on a subject, she will most likely teach this bias to the class. Speech classes have been created at many universities for immigrant students, with the goal of getting rid of the accents these people have (Anzaldua 168).
Hernandez, I don’t understand what the prompt is asking me to do”, “What does this word mean”, “Do i have to do this”. These were some of the responses students addressed to me while taking their diagnostic assessment which consisted of reading a short excerpt and writing an argumentative response. I motivated my students apply effort and made them aware that it was crucial that I evaluated their current skills and use the assessment to guide my teaching. Respectfully, students proceeded to work, and used the entire class period to read and partially complete the response. Walking up and down the aisles, I watched students struggle with grade level material which also meant I certainly had a lot to teach that year.
Previously, in Dr. Boyce’s literacy class, we rigorously studied and learned how to apply reading strategies to specific texts. Thus, the text ‘Stupid Lady From Denver’ by Chris Tovani (2004) struck me as especially familiar. Everything that was stated in the article brought back memory after memory of all the various reading strategies we covered last semester. Tovani (2004) states that “Good readers separate themselves from struggling readers when they recognize that they are confused and do something to repair meaning”, which rings especially true to my memory as well (p. 5). She encouraged us to seek out challenging portions of the text that confused us, use our marks to label what was unknown, and then use the strategies such as ReQuest,
The passage is mainly talking about Professor Wolfs and what he teaches his students and what he tells him what to do when in a scienctific related problem. Professor Wolfs talks about a method, "the process by which scientists, collectively and over time, endeavor to construct an accurate representation of the world." This is what he tells his students. For the limitation of a scienctific method, you must look threw some research, form a hypothesis to use in the future for studys and tests. Use the hypothesis you made and expirement with it to see if the results are true or false.
Having students analyze evidence and create meaning from the text for a cumulative assessment seemed to be my largest instructional obstacle in teaching. Students demonstrated knowledge in reciting evidence from the Great Gatsby and I often accepted their answers assuming that they were able to analyze the language to create meaning in relation to the American Dream. Students were able to verbally discuss and compose written pieces summarizing evidence and the story line in the Great Gatsby. Overcoming the instructional challenge of teaching students how to analyze text and how compose written responses was initially difficult for me. Questions I asked demonstrated levels two and three of the depth of knowledge.
My first Everest goal is to be a risk taker by trying new things in school and ask questions about things that I want to know more about. My second Everest goal is to work hard in Social Studies because I find that class boring and I need to try harder and pay more attention.I will do this by focusing on my work and turning things in on time. My third Everest goal is to get much better grades by studying for tests at home and doing my homework before I play video games. One thing that I am good at being is caring. I care about power and always go and check for lights that are on to save power.
My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.