In my literacy Narrative I will be tackling two problems. The first being my illiteracy in fanti, and the second being my struggle with speaking and pronunciation when I was little. I will be covering a small moment from preschool when I first started to struggle with pronunciation, and discuss how I fixed my english, but at the same time lost any linguistic connection I had to fanti. The second problem will more primarily be focused on in the introduction and conclusion, while the first will be the subject of my small moment.The defining moment any particular will be when my teacher talks to my parents, about me having a literacy problem with speaking english properly.At this point I still need to do some research and talk to my parents, as
On the first paper I made 6 mistakes, the second paper 4, and the final paper none. The constant decrease in mistakes comes from, learning to challenging myself to reread my paper numerous times until I feel that it is as perfect as I can make it. The grading deduction for every grammar and spelling error really pushed me to make sure that I hadn't left any mistakes in my paper. I also have gotten into the habit of having my peers and my parents read my paper, following the peer evaluation. I like to hear as many peoples' opinions as I can before I turn in my paper.
ENC 1102 was a challenging course I had to overcome. As I was walking into class day by day, I learned and picked up something new each day. I considered myself a low-skilled writer, but after this class I can say I’ve improved my writing techniques tremendously. Although this class didn’t teach me everything I wished, this course did teach me how to research, how to write a thesis statement, and open/closed form essays, which I would carry throughout my career.
Looking Back Looking back through my papers that I have written for Dual Comp. English III, I realized that I struggled greatly with the use of transition words. I had always used the same few in my papers for other classes and did not understand their importance. I learned that transition words can make a paper really good if used correctly, or really bad if they are non-existent. While writing for Dual Comp.
Through Dual Enrollment English, I have learned how to write a well thought out paper while managing my busy schedule and have learned many lessons along the way. Dual Enrollment English 111 began with a pretest and it crushed me. The letter grade is not what crushed me but the weaknesses of my writing that it exposed to me. I was not aware of how unprepared I had been in being able write top-notch papers within a time limit. I decided it would be my goal to practice and excel at writing papers with efficiency.
I work harder than the rest of my classmates due to my limitations with my English. When everyone else in the class is chatting or on their phones, I am reading articles and learning new words. When I unexpectedly received an A in this AP class, it gave me the confidence to believe that I can actually do anything if I just put my mind into it. This motivated me to do more and accept more challenges causing me to take more AP classes to further prove myself. I am not doing this to please my 9th grade English teacher or other people.
I thought this essay was going to be one of the hardest essays I would have to write in this class because I ever really understood the rhetorical analysis triangle. I always had trouble figuring out the difference between logos, ethos, and pathos. In high school, my teacher made the rhetorical analysis triangle really difficult to understand so when I had to start writing this essay I was really nervous that I would have trouble using the rhetorical analysis triangle. Throughout this essay, I had to put in a lot of research in each part of the triangle so I was able to understand the triangle and be able to write a good essay. While I was writing this essay I learned how important it was to incorporate the rhetorical analysis triangle into my essays
I had to go to the writing center a number of times just to understand what my assignment was really about. Overall, I learned that everyone has their struggles in college, not everyone understands it. I learned that even though I struggled every day in this class, I learned what I needed to work on the most and that was applying myself more. Not only have I discussed how I transitioned into the role of a college student, but I will always be discussing the processes I followed to be successful in English
English has a different alphabet than the arabic alphabet. The school that I went to offered sheltered classes for the people who did not know english and they were taught english. I wanted to learn english fast and go to regular classes so I worked hard and studied a lot. I would spend at least two hour a day studying in order to leave the sheltered classes and go to the regular class. I was able to get out of sheltered classes the second year which is fast compared to other people.
As a student, there are times that I face challenges or problems. All these challenges become an experience in my life in which I strive to learn from as a student. Writing in an English class has to be a daily conflict that I face. Though writing may be my weakest point in school, it makes me someone who is determined to be the best in. Having writing as my weakest point makes my room for improvement greater and more achievable.
Many of the younger children had a more difficult time understanding the process of the hearing screening and what was needed of them. After a while myself and my classmates began to come up with different ideas to help them to understand so that the process could go by faster. We came up with the idea to practice with the children and for those who were afraid to put the headphones on, we would but them on ourselves so that they could see that it was okay and not going to hurt them. At the School for the Deaf and Blind I got the opportunity to help with gathering students to get their heights and weights. It was interesting to interact with them because I do not know sign language.
Amongst my writings, three major flaws stood out. The three major problems in my writing were my inability to cite my sources correctly, my poor use of vocabulary, and my constant use of run-on sentences. These three problems showed up repeatedly in my papers. With the help of my teacher, I have been able to learn from my mistakes. I can now take my new skills into future papers to prepare for college.
Since I was little reading was a struggle for me. Which caused writing to be difficult for me as well. Teachers and my parents doing everything they could to make reading and writing and overall learning easier for me; however, all this extra help I did not like. Help consisted of eye therapy, doing extra outside of school, and special help in