PRIOR KNOWLEDGE (Before the Unit) Prior to this cornerstone project students should have finished Unit 3, "My home and Community" from the Elementary 3-5 Scope and Sequence. Students should have delved into learning ways to express where would they like to live and what do they value in a community during this unit. A list of key vocabulary as well as language structures that should have been covered during Unit 3 are below.
Reflective Letter on MWA #1 I believe that the purpose of major writing assignment number one was to improve our interview skills and solidify our understanding of genre as used in the context of our class. For this writing assignment I created a Weebly website that is meant to teach the class about the most important genre used in the field of computer science. To successfully do this I first gave a brief description of what computer science entails and that what it does not, I then followed up the description with a few questions and answers from my interview while also describing my professor that I interviewed.
We took into consider what our classmates said about our drafts and set to work developing our 3 page essay. Once we were confident with that work, we submitted it to our professor and awaited feedback. In regards to both peer editors and my professor, I did not
The three assignments that I have selected from the research toolbox assignment are annotation practice, peer reviews/revision plans, and synthesis matrix. These three research tools have been very helpful to me throughout my last two major assignments, the literature review and research prospectus. The annotation practice was a great way to prepare me on how to cite my sources properly. It also helped me to practice on summarizing sources and putting the authors ideas into my own words.
Academic Rigor Reflection Paper: Choices of Successful Students & 21st Century Learning Review the information discussed in class related to: the choices of successful learners, 21st century learning, and the Pierce College 5 Core Abilities. Using the rubric on Canvas as a guide, address the four areas below in your paper. Your answers should be written in paragraph form using complete sentences.
Rhetorical Knowledge - Purpose: I feel that I successfully fulfilled the purpose of my paper which was to write about the impact of a teacher. I was able select three reasons that this teacher had an impact on me and create supporting details. Also in my opinion the paper all the requirement that were in the writing prompt. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing - Reading and research: For this paper I relied on the memories i had of being in Mr. Bolts classroom. I my happiest memories of the classroom to help myself describe what he was like as a teacher.
As our final assignment for cornerstone we were tasked with revising our rhetorical analysis. I received a B, 81%, and by the end of my revisions have “A” quality work. During recent assignments and papers for other classes I realized the thesis was one of the first few sentences in the paper. As I was reading my paper I noticed that the purpose of the author writing this wasn 't until almost halfway into the first paragraph.
The way I prepared myself for this book was on every page I had at least about three sticky notes stating the important facts and at the end of the chapter I had a one sentence summary stating the main idea opic of that chapter. This method I have found out has helped me the most it helps me remember certain things better due to my short-term memory loss. For my writing method, I tend to make outlines so I don’t get off topic. Both of my reading and writing method I have discovered for myself throughout my school years has helped me learn better and just in generally better myself academic wise.
My instructor Jennifer Jackson said this time “ Bravo! This is one of the strongest revisions I’ve seen yet.” This essay gave me so much confidence and made me feel I can actually write something interesting. Also, I sent my paper to The Writing Center, after I submitted my paper to my instructor to see any other mistakes I could have to improve my writing skills.
Through self-reflection and academic readings, I have discovered that I identify with three different leadership theories. During the first meeting in a Strength Based Leadership class, we were asked to write our leadership history. The class then began an ongoing exploration of various leadership theories. Upon reviewing my leadership history from the first class and synthesizing the information from the theories that were examined, I discovered that I most resonate with the Trait Leadership Theory, the Skills Leadership Theory, and the Path-Goal Leadership theory. These theories are leader focused, describing the process and techniques a leader uses to accomplish goals.
What stood out was: that even with the unique styles of programs and trainings, several core factors were consistent with all the centers. To further my research I read three tutoring books, The Bedford Guise for Writing Tutors by Leigh Ryan and Lisa Zimmerelli, The Master Tutor by Ross B. MacDonald and The Harcourt Brace Guide to Peer Tutoring by Toni-Lee Capossela. Researching and observing for twelve weeks lead me to a series of ideas for Centralia College Writing Center.
While reading the assigned articles, Begley and Heilbroner, I left comments in the margins as well as underlining quotes that stuck out to me that I could potentially use in my essay. Another objective that I struggled with is the idea of properly combining my ideas with the ideas of others. I understand that doing this can make your paper stronger. It can help open more doors and help you go someplace in your paper you didn’t think you could go. I feel like it was easy for me to add quotes and to explain more of what I wanted to talk about, but it was a challenge to figure out paraphrasing and summarizing the ideas of others that I could use in my unit 3 paper without
The movie takes place in New York City, in the year 1926. Newt Scamander, a british magizoologist, sailed to America on his way to Arizona. He encounters Mary Lou Barebone, a woman who leads the New Salem Philanthropic Society, who claims that witches and wizards are dangerous. As Newt listens to her speech, a Niffler escapes from his suitcase.
Dan Ariel discusses how people own decision can be influenced by others. For example, he uses the organ donor example to show how some countries in Europe had far better organ donors than other countries in Europe. His argument is based on the fact of how different the two forms were written for getting participants being part of the organ donor program. European countries that have high rate participants of the organ donor program has a written form that mentions to “To check the box below if you don’t want to participate in the organ donor program” So many people don’t check that box various for reasons.
Barry uses repetition to emphasize the importance of proficiency needed to successfully be a scientist during the flu epidemic. For example, in the second paragraph, Barry repeats the term courage to declare that in order to be a scientist, one must “accept—indeed, embrace—uncertainty” (Barry), signifying the unknown dangers that arise with the profession. He elaborates that one must have courage to perform in the laboratory with the uncertainty of aspects of science unknown to man. Barry explicates that scientists must embrace uncertainty because “’science teaches us to doubt’” (Barry).