The essay has good evidence, accurate grammar and spelling, and a fresh conclusion, as to not bore the reader. However, the author still needs to work on organization, word choice, and sentence fluency. These will help the essay become a more meaningful and powerful piece. Organization means to organize the essay onto an organizer. This may help the writing composition flow easier, and the reader will not get lost in the essay.
As stated in Chapter 8, the use of rhetorical features is a great way of synthesizing and analyzing ideas. Incorporating the use of pathos, logos, and ethos has taught me much about the different ways I should analyze an article when writing an essay. Furthermore, it helped me structured my essay in a different way and I believe that the use of rhetorical features will be very useful with my future assignments. For instance, when analyzing my past essays, my best work was my visual analysis because it was the assignment where I incorporated new techniques. For instance, I analyzed the two ads and went in depth to each of the ads’ meanings.
Despite the fact that I knew I was good with words, I hated the thought of writing something that the whole school could potentially read. What if I wrote something that was incorrect? What if there were obvious spelling errors? I fretted about this for a while but begrudgingly went through with the assignment. In the end, it turned out fine and I produced a nice, well-written article.
After a few days he had totally had it. As soon as he told me his crime and how he was falsely accused, feelings of pure terror and guilt ran through my body like a gushing waterfall. Now Stanley was one of the few miracle campers or most commonly known as prisoners. He was literate, now I knew that I have an ability to do mathematics somehow I just understand it. The music of math’s plays harmoniously in my mind, but honestly reading and writing, not so much my forte.
Inferior is how the rest of the world and people around him see Charlie, simply due to his lack of intelligence, however, when Charlie starts to become smarter, another feeling creeps into their hearts. Fear. One of Charlie's co-workers, Fanny, the only one in fact who did not sign a petition to fire him from work, says on page 14 and 15, “...there's something strange about you, Charlie. Them changes. I don't know… Who knows what you done to yourself to get so smart all of a sudden.
When reading Hardin’s essay, I never considered your viewpoint. Upon reading your opinion I can see that your argument is extremely plausible. One suggestion I have for improvement is to work on your transitions. At times your essay appears a bit choppy due to you changing from thought to thought. Overall, this essay was an excellent
Jones claims that these assignments drops student’s grade when in reality the exact opposite happens. Many times, teachers assign easy, open book, worksheets or study helps as homework, which receive high grades simply for completion. This raises the students overall grade and protects them from getting a failing grade for simply bombing one test. Additionally, students rarely stress over small study assignments but 80% of them experience anxiety, depression and restlessness during finals, especially if much of their grade depends on one single exam or project (Ali). Thus, homework indeed aids student’s grade and overall
English was never my good side; I’ve always been a math and science type of person. I began to ask myself, “why did I decide to take honors?” When I look back on the beginning of that year to the end, my confidence in inferring and just being able to get more out of a story skyrocketed. Without really telling me, Mr. Clayton taught me, in the simplest terms, not to give up. This inability to understand was almost like a learning disability for me and he really made me realize I could overcome anything. His class and him as a person has made me a better reader and I can see it through things that happen in my daily life.
My freshman year continued with much confusion. The only reading that I was doing then was just reading Fanfiction, but those stories are just written by kids like me, with the same english skills as me. I found it extremely entertaining, but nothing about it was making me a better reader. I just needed to read more books that would challenge me. Reading is not my favorite activity.
He was weak in all the areas, but that was not his fault. With a little scaffolding I was able to teach him how to solve many math problems and how to spell and read. We were able to go through the worksheets in no time, so I eventually started bringing my own worksheets with me. I focused on solving word problems, because he was able to work with just the numbers pretty easily, but when words were used it seemed to confuse him. We continued to practice them throughout the semester and his ability to solve them improved every week.
Fairmont Heights has had a long history filled with many questionable decisions and people making those decisions. An honor code is put into place to better build the integrity of people and the school they attend. And by making Fairmont Heights have an honor code would be the biggest waste of time the school would ever think of doing. Honor codes belong at already established schools that are better than Fairmont and will always be. The main reason an honor code would be foolish to instill in the minds of the student body would be due to the fact that Fairmont Height students have about as much integrity as Benedict Arnold.
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
It is fast and easy and greatly helps when writing essays, research papers, etc. However, when I read the list GRE word lists, my head spun a little. Very few words on those lists are used in everyday conversation. I think it would be arcane for most as well as an aberration to arbitrarily incorporate them into a sentence. (OK… I admit, I had fun trying to fit these vocab words into a sentence… I am pretty sure, it was an epic-fail, but would love to hear what Professor Cline thinks!?)
Being honest, I didn’t look at any of my notecards but having them was making me feel more secure and less stressful since I shouldn’t worry that I am going to forget some concept or formula at the time of the exam. It is also very important for you to understand the material not just memorize it. Otherwise, you probably will forget most of the information right after your final exam. So much energy in this class. Every time when walked out the class I was ready for new goals and achievements in my life.
As a writer I still have a lot to work on to become the best possible writer I can be. The skills I need to work on enable to become a better writer are punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, imagination and process. If I can improve my areas on weakness I will only be bettering myself. To improve these skills I can read different types of literally works from magazines to novels to improve my skills. Also reading an assortment of writing will widen knowledge on the different formats people choose to write in.