Reflection: “Don’t Put Me in a Box: Autoethnography about Being Primitive” essay I am so humbled for being considered a good writer at Xavier University. The truth is I love writing and most of the writings I do, are about things that I am passionate such as things that bring awareness to Social Justice, Racism, and Equal Rights. As a writer, my aim is to always write from the heart and to educate the readers. When my English professor asked us to write an autoethnography, I reflected about my life experience and chose one that would bring awareness to how international students are treated at Xavier while hoping that the anyone who reads my essay is informed about those issues and hopefully take action and do something to change them. I knew that at least three or
To the Younger Generation, oh how I wish there was an easy way to get through this thing they call high school. To be honest, I would search for that every day of my life as I go through high school and I can say that there is no easy way. High school is a necessary evil that is different for every single person that attends. It is fun and then it is not want you would like at all. As you venture through it you will soon realize these things and this is my way of telling you how to best go through it with the most ease.
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. I received a very good feedback from them after three or four days of submitting my paper, they said, “ my paper was pretty good. I needed to work on some minor mistakes such as spacing, omitting the work “that” when I did not need
The cover letter unit is really useful because I learned a lot of new things. One of the most important things I have learned from this unit is what to include in a cover letter. When I registered for this course, the first thing I asked my friends who have taken this course is how to write a cover letter. This unit taught me what the three paragraphs are and what goes into each one. Second, proving your skill section is critical because it really shows how the skills should be interpreted in an effective way.
The art of argument persuasion I’ve learned in this course is so beneficial for my marketing major. Other than that, it made me develop the essay writing skills necessary for success in my studies at the university level. This English course also taught me how powerful written words can be, and how the delivery of the tone is important for the reader. The tone of a narrative is different than the tone of a research, where the difference makes the paper. Also, the power in written words tells how much it is crucial to mankind.
I have also learned a lot about the Holocaust through videos we watched and in the book Night by Elie Wiesel. The expectations of this class is to pass the tests and I can do that by working hard on the classwork and homework. Empathy is an important aspect of many of these assignment because it would show that people actually care about each other. I
Last year, my junior year, was exciting for me because back then I knew that I was literally one year away from being a senior, but I also faced some very difficult challenges. One of the biggest challenges that I had faced last year was being kicked out of my first high school, Villa Angela- St. Joseph, for reasons that I feft were not as serious as the things other people were doing, but in reality, it was not about anyone else, it was about me. I was in trouble. I had to accept and own up to the responsibility and consequences of my actions. Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well.
I knew I was good at writing as I was often asked to write for the school magazine or website, but I didn’t know what makes me a good writer. Before attending university, I made a commitment to engage in English classes and join writing workshops, so I could refine my writing. I wanted to learn how to write better essays with a wider range of vocabulary and less grammatical errors. I knew this course would help me improve my writing, though I didn 't know much about the learning process and goals. Through this course, I have realized my weaknesses and strength as a writer and learned how to structure and write an academic essay.
I would have helped if I could,” she said concerned about me. “you were a very good student what happened?” I did not know what to say so I cried and told her the truth. That every time I sit for a test I end up failing it because I do not study enough. She comforted me telling me that I can do better next term but I ended up with the same grades as the previous term. Thus, my mother decided that I will change my school the next year so for me to transfer I had to really work hard in the last term, term 3, so I can get accepted as an 11th grader.
Now with this resource, I can add “after all”, “specifically”, “consider”, etc. I am also always searching my essay to find ways to make my sentences sound rather intelligent. With that being said, I know my vocabulary and sentence structures are not always up to college standard. However, there is a plethora of sentences mentioned in this section to assist with that. In regard to one of our class’ discussion, we had to reflect on a reading, stating whether we disagreed or agreed with the author.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
During my elementary school time, I had learned that this world is full of competition and you have to act out in order to stand a chance. I was quite intelligent in my classes, especially on the subject of mathematics. While I thought nothing of it,as I was bullied for that reason, my teachers saw it differently. Then, during the 4th grade, my teacher, Mr.Green, had asked me if I would like to join the school’s math field day team. At first, I wasn’t so sure, but after a few days, I was now a part of my school’s math field day team, along my twin brother, Anthony.
On the first episode of the show Alex woke up all confused and didn’t know what was going on. That’s how it was for me coming in as a freshman I was lost and very confused, because this isn’t high school anymore and looking at all of the work on the syllabus was very over whelming. Though Alex was confused now someone explained everything to her and she remembered what she learned in training. In my situation
Even though it can be stressful to have to tell someone that their work isn 't correct, it can still be very beneficial to that person. After the first peer review I became more accepting to the idea of letting someone tell me what was wrong with my paper. I think it’s a great way to get another persons view on your paper. Along with peer reviews are revisions plans and they too can be beneficial because that gives the writer the opportunity to see their mistakes and correct them. On all my assignments I have used these tools and I have also visited the writing center on one of my assignments, which was very helpful.
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then. As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it.