In the past, my introductions and conclusions did not always fit with the rest of the paper. I would just bull shit my way through both of them, but now I make them connect to the rest of the paper and make sure they make sense. Also in the past I never used transition word or phrases; I would just go from one idea to the next with nothing connecting them. I would also never make a new paragraph when I started on a new topic. I didn’t have to follow those simple guidelines on how to write a paper because my previous teachers never
Sometimes, it helps a lot for someone else to critique your paper just so you can get someone other than your own opinion. Writing in college is way more complex than writing in high school. I always have to make sure that I revise and edit my papers now, because it’s crucial not too. Usually whenever I edit, I use a highlighter to mark out the text I need to correct. I also use tools that help correct my grammar and help me find misused words and punctuations.
In general—even prior to my communications class—I consider myself a skilled communicator and a friend that is more than willing to listen to someone’s struggles; however, I did not recognize how much psychology was behind the way we communicate. Prior to registering for the class I knew I had areas to improve upon such as body language, lack of self-disclosure, and attribution, all of which I created plans to therefore enhance, but I had no doubt in my capabilities to be empathetic, skillful at solving conflict, and confident while speaking in front of others. Throughout the class I realized that more often than my words,
This year I have learned to get ahead in my English work, so my essays will be perfect. I know I am slow typer so I make sure I get ahead, so I will not be behind on my English material. Students learn that they should not procrastinate because the students ' work will not be perfect. I have learned that I have to my best in English class because in order to get into a good collage people have to get good grades. This project has prepared for collage because I have learned time management skills.
I took English 111 because it is a required class and for no other reason. I came into this class expecting it to be just something I had to get through or check off to continue on with my degree. I did not expect to learn much either, but I was wrong. I have taken this class and I honestly think that it has helped me. I have learned new concepts and refreshed my memory on old ones.
Again, my third one is a mess. And my last speech, I wish I reviewed all my facts and tailored the outline a little better. I know for a fact that I did my research, but I was too afraid that if I discuss all my ideas that will make me go over the time limit again. As a problem solution pattern, I didn't deliver an actual solution, although I did have a solution, I sadly cut it from my final draft. I found out that I need to develop my writing skills more, improve the organization of my ideas and always pay attention to what is being ask in the problem.
Before going to university, I have already been a lover of writing since primary school, all because of a childish reason: I scored high marks in writing exams. However, in retrospect, the real reason why I could pass the writing exams with flying colors every time, was because I always chose the safest topic, and churned out what my teacher likes best within the given time. After having twelve lessons of University English, my perspectives towards writing and learning have changed a lot. In my qualtrics, I thought “One of my major strengths as a writer of English is producing interesting ideas.”, but that was not true, because the first thing I found out about myself from my learning experience, is that the intention and process I had for writing were ineffective. Our first classwork was to write whatever comes up in our mind, which is simple.
This is important because most courses in college have writing in them. As the semester has progressed, I have slowly started to understand where I am with writing and where I need to improve. Revising my essays is a great way to learn from my mistakes. Although my writing is not great yet I am slowly improving
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.
This year in Humanities my confidence in sharing my opinion with the class dramatically increased due to the great work environment you provided. Going into this semester being my first year in college I was not planning on speaking up and giving my opinion in class. I had been a to myself person throughout high school and to some extent I still am but what i've learned is when I ask questions and give my opinion not only does it help me but it also gives the rest of the class a different perspective. Now with my new perspective as a student I believe it's my job in a way to bring up points because there's a good chance someone else in the class has a similar question and if I remain silent as well as my classmates we are only hurting ourselves. As a class I believe that we had very good attendance, personally I didn't miss a class.
I have learned so much about writing in the last few months. I have gained confidence in my writing because of the many peer reviews and working drafts. One of my goals is to never settle for “okay”, to keep striving to be better. Once I am happy with how I did in something, I tend to become complacent. I do not want that to happen in my essays.
When I first started in this class I did not have the best writing skills. I came from school that did not teach very good grammar and spelling. This change over the course of time in this class. When you write essays as often as we did in his class you tend to get better.My three Learning outcomes were riding in the discipline, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility. When I first took this course I thought what is a macro teacher gonna do about my writing discipline.