Not just the template explanations but actual instructor approved write ups of the assignment. Preferably selected from former students who showed exemplar understanding of content so that learners can have examples on their current level to help with the assignments. Discussions Discussions may need to be altered to incorporate the new information being provided. Not so much how you would use the information provided, but why and would it fit into your particular project. The discussion summary may also contain reminders of the examples and expectations from the assignments which is something easily
I always start out with higher order concerns in their comments (after providing some positive feedback) before moving into lower order concerns, if that is necessary. I also do use the terminology of higher order concerns (focus, development, organization are the most frequent). Mostly for the papers that are really struggling or failing, I tend to move away from lower order concerns and focus on helping them with the bigger concerns. However, if there is a serious issue with lower order concerns, I usually include that in the end with a note that reminds them that while this doesn’t have a huge impact on their grade, it is still important information for them to keep in mind while writing. The tone in both the A paper versus the R paper is the same.
I gave my focus back to Mrs. Cullen at her desk. From Mrs. Cullen assigning the narrative, putting my thoughts on paper, and reading it to the class, this has been a traumatic experience. “For your first assignment you will compose a personal narrative and read it to the class. Like my pinto story, your narrative should be creative and unique. It can be on any event but remember to have fun.” Mrs. Cullen told the class with excitement.
My Comp I class allowed me to develop some of my writing skills that already existed. It also taught me new concepts that I had never learned before. Before this class I never knew how to use APA citation. This is now how I’m citing my last major essay. Out of all the major papers we wrote, the major narrative was my favorite.
The difference between our processes is that I don’t do as many of writing process that they describe like looping, drawing, or clustering. Also I don’t go into great depth when it comes to planning my essay. I like to quickly generate some ideas in my head and start writing my paper in a quiet environment. I could improve on my prewriting and planning by taking more time to write my ideas. PART B: Free Writing In just a split second everything in my life can changed.
It was tough because, I did not want to let my parents down. So I had to go and there was a couple of my friends in that class as well. We had excitement to learn. We as a class learned all about the rules about the hunters saftey way and we were given a book to read learn and study from and it turns out. That book would.
It was a silver microscope with plenty of instructions on how to use it and what all of its features were. Since of that moment, I dove into the scientific world and all its’ wonders that surround us. The following week I went to my teacher and she explained everything I didn’t understand about the instruction manual and where I could find books that would let me understand more about anything I could study under a microscope. Until I found a book all about bugs and for my tiny hands it was a ginormous book to read that also had pictures much like the current books they would make us read. As for what I called my “experiments” (seeing weird bugs under a microscope) I read more on insects, especially local ones I would find a lot of in my garden or in the basement.
Referring to yourself as “he” or “she” can help you think of things from an outside perspective. We often take advice better from others than we do from ourselves. Looking at things from the outside allows us to give ourselves advice but in a manner that makes it seem like we’re taking it from another person. Third person can help us learn more about ourselves because we are explaining ourselves to our reader. This means we can’t take information for granted.
Skepticism Writing allows people to communicate and reflect on their thoughts. To write out one’s ideas allows the writer to reflect upon and reinterpret their interpretations. To feel a feeling, to think a thought is only surface level - to really explore the thought or feeling one must write it down and look at it objectively - not as their own as an idea removed. It is like evaluating someone else’s answer to a question. The removal from one’s self allows a writer to be more free.
Ensuring adequate time would have diminished my feelings of being rushed, allowing me to feel more comfortable in the role of facilitator and therefore more effective. With adequate time I would have been able elicit further opinions and discussion from the group. When reflecting back on the manner in which I presented my discussion questions I think I subconsciously changed a few from an open ended to a close-ended format in order to save time; which is counter intuitive to the facilitation process. Question format was also indicated as an area that could be improved on by a member of my group, going forward I will ensure that I ask the questions the way they are written. For the winter facilitation I will select a day where there is only one other facilitation to ensure group energy levels are ideal for participating and contribution.