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.
My previous professor was big on self-reflection. So shortly after I typed this essay I had to reflect on what I had done. Each time I have analyzed this paper I have found something new that I should have seen before, and I have learned how to improve from that point. I really don’t like now how passionate I was in my paper. It is hard when you really support something to take a step back and convey your argument clearly.
In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors. Throughout my education, writing strategies persisted to be a challenge for me. I dreaded writing because I could never find ways to transition my thoughts from my mind to the paper. Ironically, a class that petrified me due to the amount of required writing ended up helping me in numerous ways. English 1301 and my professor prepared me for college and real life by giving me a foundation of effective learning strategies.
With such a hectic schedule during the season I knew I always had to find time to get my school work done, whether that meant trying to do my homework on the bus rides, stay up late after games to finish projects and online assignments that I couldn't do on the go, staying in the locker room to do my work while my friends went to watch the younger teams play. I learned to make sacrifices to keep my grades up, from losing sleep for studying for a physics exam or staying home on the weekends until I finished all my dual credit assignments that had to be done online. Keeping my spot in the top 5% of my class and achieving a 5.232 GPA out of 5.0 is challenging with being involved in so many clubs and being a student
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.
Last spring semester, I took GOVT 2305 - the Federal Government- and found myself involved in discussions and debates. I immediately registered for the next government class and thought it would be another interesting class. Not many students have an opportunity to study government during the most intense and exciting time in America - the presidential race. Considering it is an Honors class, I thought it would be a challenge with many assignments and exams that are due weekly. By taking my academic progress to a new level, I wanted to challenge my time-management skill and improve my writing skill; I also want to get a special recognition from the Honors institution on my transcript and separate myself from other students.
I was unsure of my overall writing skills upon entering this course, but with each individual skill that was taught to us, I was able to connect all necessary components for success. In my previous semester in college I took several general education courses that had lengthy writing requirements and I was able to get these assignments done but not without many struggles and sub-par final products. By actively participating in class and completing all of the assigned work, this course has laid the foundation for me to continue to improve my writing skills. During the entirety of this course I consistently worked on all the of the technical parts of my projects. By utilizing both required text books, I made sure that each one of the major assignments met the
I was determined to surpass her in every academic endeavor we took part in at school. All my emotions were translated into a drive to improve on my lingual inadequacies. In our reading class, we had a bulletin board that keep track of everyone’s reading point―they gained it by taking quizzes on the books that they read. At that time I had 50 points, I always thought that it was impossible for me to become the top student of the class, so I never really tried. After the incident I pushed myself to read more every single day.
Looking back on it now as a high school senior, I'm almost embarrassed to say that was my first piece of writing, but everyone has to start somewhere. The entire year we filled up our purple notebook with stories that flowed straight from our imagination, and I was having the time of my life. Writing came so easily to me, and I could write for hours on end about anything in the entire world. After second grade ended, I didn't stop writing. I continued to compose wild stories about my friends and family going on extreme adventures.
Having writing as my weakest point makes my room for improvement greater and more achievable. Experiences and challenges allow myself to feel more determined in achieving the same level of success in writing as in other subjects. I have had many writing experiences in the past years, especially at this school alone. The best writing that I remember producing was last semester in my Humanities class. We were supposed to write a compare and contrast essay on the movie The Shawshank Redemption and the book Just Mercy.
When researching, one gets so caught up in all the information that they want to share with others that it can get a bit overwhelming but I think I executed it successfully enough. Looking back on it, I do not think there are any drastic changed I would have done to my project, he incarceration rates are always changing after all. I am even proud that I was able to reconnect my project back to the book because almost everyone in the class failed to say where their research came from and I did that and
My topic is about homework. As a student I’ve never considered homework as a big problem but when I found out that homework had been an issue for a long time I got curious on why this is a considerable issue for other students. Homework had always helped me as a student and I can’t see why some people consider it as a harmful thing. However, I chose this topic because I got interested in knowing more about it. Whether they’re in elementary school, middle school or high school almost all students have homework to finish every night.
2253751 Into the Reflecting Pool This semester in English class has provided me with more than I had expected. As I am a writer, I was prepared to bull crap my entire way through the semester since writing papers that are worthy of an A is easy. This is what I was prepared for, and this is what I did. This semester helped me master the art of speaking without saying anything, or in this case, writing without saying anything. Other than that, the class has not greatly affected my english.
I take a lot of time to do simple things from taking notes to creating rough drafts for all of my homework assignments. Second, I do need time to think and sort my thoughts without this my way of expressing my thoughts or ideas can become convoluted. I take time to make sure that all my work will be understood by all who read it even though I a big fan of vocabulary. Third, I also have to take the time to read and review all of the work from each course. I will continue to do all of this as I further my education.
After I wrote my first draft, I had to go back to revise a lot of paragraphs and add to my ideas. Again, I feel that the in class peer review did not help very much. Most students do not take the peer reviews serious and only do the bear minimum when revising each others papers. I had my girlfriend and my mother proofread this paper for me and that helped me clear up the ideas. Also, reading the paper out loud helped me clear up my ideas and grammar.