A vice that hates vices, can you imagine? I’m still not quite sure when it started, when I got this feeling that everything I do has to be impeccable. All I know for certain is that the instinct is there now and I’m not a fan. Whether it’s writing an essay or painting a picture, I get the feeling that if it isn’t flawless it isn’t good. I create something that at a glance looks decent, but then I look closer and see flaw after flaw until I can’t stand it anymore.
When I enrolled in college, my student advisor went over my degree plan, and made recommendations on what courses I would need in the pursuit of my degree. Thinking to myself, that I had not been in a school environment since 1991, I had my fears and didn’t know how I would conform inside a classroom with younger students who was straight out of high school or no more than five years removed. The student advisor recommended that I begin my degree with WRTG 101, and that I take this course online. Online courses appeared to be the path to take, because you can learn at your own pace without holding other students up and looking dumb while doing it. Taking WRTG 101 in an online format proved not to be the best solution, because I have always been a face to face, teacher present type of learner, and I am not a computer savvy individual.
We thought of multiple ideas such as talent shows, food drives, clothing drives, peer tutoring, senior shadow day, skills day, and field trips. All of them were detailed with descriptions almost down to the minute. It was up to me to convince the administrators why our ideas could better the community. I learned how to send formal emails to our principal for exactly that purpose. However, our propositions for the events aforementioned were denied.
While creating my rhetorical analysis paper I used all of my typical writing processes. I began this assignment by selecting a commercial that I thought would be the most appealing in the superbowl. After selecting my commercial I did some research at the library using EBSCOhost. I then created an outline on what my paper would be about and pieced all of its parts together. In the future I will try to recieve help earlier on because at first I struggled to understand what the purpose of the paper was.
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
During Science class students were given instruction during the first five minutes of class. These included class announcements and directions of plotting longitude and latitude coordinates. During this transition into the class activity Eric was on his Chromebook toggling between Google Classroom and basketball news/stats. When Mrs. Beal repeated the direction for a 3rd time that students are to be opening Google Classroom to the class, although directed at Eric, he then initiated the task and remained focused for 5 intervals. Within these five minutes of on-task behavior Mrs. Beal checked in with Eric and engaged with him as he started plotting the coordinates.
When it went in I turned around and looked at coach and he gave me the same nod he gave me before the game. We ended up winning that game and coach told me that he could see me getting better already. I had this nervous but happy feeling in my body. I was nervous that I still wasn’t quite good enough to make the team and I was happy that i’ve gotten better and coach realized that. Cole, Tim, and I advanced to the finals of the 4 on 4 tourny.
We got US and even though I didn 't like my teammates the most we ended up doing a pretty good project. My teammate lizette took lead and we got everything done by the due date. When we presented I was a bit nervous but eventually got my nervousness to go away and we pretty much aced that project. This let me grow as a student because I learned about what everybody did in the war from the us to
Consequently, I received an awful grade on the rough draft of my entrance essay. Because of that, I knew that at the very least I needed to add more to my conclusion than a summary, even if it didn’t bring about a new, colossal idea. This was my first conclusion, and now that I look back, I can recognize that it could be boring to the reader (“Understanding Writing”
I wanted to give the student a zero, but according to the “Six Trait Writing Scale” he/she had done well in the areas that it covered. To be honest I graded it the night before and then the next morning read it another two times trying to convince myself that I could only go by the “Six Trait Writing Scale”. Upon finding out that the paper was plagiarized I felt betrayed. Someone had a wrote a paper that I was to grade but used other’s work to do so. I would much rather have a student tell me they need help or that they needed an extension on a paper, than to get a paper that is not their