Again, I am assuming that I will perform many mental status examinations, especially while working for the Red Cross. I would appreciate being able to experience what one of these examinations could look like in class. I am also looking forward to completing another professional contact. For the first contact I met with my Aunt and discussed her current job, and I am looking forward to potentially meeting with a trauma counselor (maybe someone specialized in EMDR therapy) for the next and final contact. Overall, I am enjoying this course and am learning more than I originally anticipated.
The structure of coursework improved my writing skills. In one experience, my peer editing session explained that my childhood story showed a simple and clear writing style, but it wasn’t concise. This feedback forced me to evaluate my story and see in what ways it could be concise along with other writing tools that I incorporated. I realized from the experience that this was the first time I focused purely on improving my writing skills rather than understanding the course content. The course enabled me to confront my weaknesses in writing that I couldn’t in other academic classes.
I think my growth is very evident in my final paper. I applied many of the new techniques and styles of writing that I learned into the rhetorical analysis aspect of my paper. My final paper is more analytic and focuses on my own arguments. I incorporated the new skills such as synthesizing my own argument through past examples into the essay. Furthermore, I was very careful with my work to eliminate grammatical and citation errors.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for what was the most challenging as well as refreshing English class I have ever taken. I thought the choices of authors were a wonderful representation of a range of modern literature; I have definitely taken down a few of the writer’s names so I can check out more of their works. In a way, this class was what a student dreams that college classes are like: discussion-based, complete with a tiny class size; the professor acting as guide to the daily discussions, allowing the students to lead the flow, something you did masterfully. You pushed me like no professor has before, and for that you have my sincerest thanks. Taking a Sousanis approach to the Langston Hughes analysis was a really fun way of
Mock Reflection I started the interview process by applying on Magnolias website. It was a fairly easy process since there were only certain aspects of the application I needed to fill out. I then waited for Mrs. Mcdolnald to call to give me a time and date of my interview. After she called I started to prepare but looking at different websites and the handouts that were provided on Blackboard. My first interview was canceled due to Joint Commission being at the hospital, but it was quickly rescheduled.
Brown’s hand, gave her eye contact, and greeted her. Then, we sat down and she asked me questions and I answered the questions thoroughly, and at a very good pace, I was also very honest while answering my questions. My interviewer was not as harsh as I would have expected for her to be. Ms. Brown is an EC Director for Weldon City Schools, so when she asked me to tell her about myself and what career I may choose, I told her that I tutored EC students for a semester, and I would love to look into being a EC teacher, and she was very impressed because many students are not interested in being a teacher for a EC children so she felt that I had same intentions that she did, that we both want to see EC children succeed in life and not be brought down, to encourage them but also people who have misunderstandings about the children. Ms. Brown and I discussed how passionate we are towards the children and how we got involved with wanting to help them which I felt that was the main reason as to why the interview went very smoothly with her, and her wonderful personality.
My greatest strength relies on my adaptability, as I create solutions to novel problems through repurposing the resources that I possess. Within class, the prime example of this strength lies in the reading analysis essays throughout the year, specifically with the one concerning Pudd'nhead Wilson, as while I read the book, I marked the pages with the most significant quotes relating to character analysis or central message. In writing the essay for Pudd'nhead Wilson, the prompt required an essay supporting, refuting, or qualifying that "social justice breeds irony." With my marked pages, I could quickly access the most important quotes from the book, and my adaptability allowed me to connect the examples of character motivations and the work's
In addition, I started to read the biography of the singer and comments from the singer’s friend to find evidence and information that can be used in my essay. After this simple but because of my topic so it becomes complicated assignment, I believe I learned how to effectively locate, interpret, and evaluate evidence in order to support my idea. In addition, writing assignments are not the only way I learn from the class. The professor also teach the students different types of logical fallacies, inductive and deductive patterns to be use while composing our essay. Overall I believe English 2 is a really effective class.
I have learned a lot about how to improve my writing and make it more engaging over this past semester. When writing the first paper I learned a lot about how I write and how to improve my writing. At the beginning of this paper I learned how to plan a paper, by writing down ideas and notes down on a separate sheet of paper. This really helps to narrow down the ideas that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper.
Overall, I have a pretty good mindset towards writing even though I have my mistakes I know if I study harder I can become a better writer over time. Being a part of this course has helped me improve my writing in different areas such as my grammar, editing, and planning. Being that, when I got back my teacher 's essay edited the first thing I noticed was all my grammar and my paragraph structure were all off. As a result, after I turn my essays in I always review my paragraphs and sometimes I even ask my friends to read over my essays to see if I need to improve either my paragraph structure, thesis or conclusion. Another, way I tried to improve my grammar, editing skills, and planning is
Assisting students with resumes, which, is awesome, as I don’t know how to make a resume. The mock interviews are a great asset for students because some may have never been in a job interview there entire life so that is something great to run through and practice and at the end of your time at northern the help you find employment through career fairs and searches but if you don’t find something before you leave northern as an alumni you will have use of the career center whenever you need
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.
My teacher really has my fellow classmates and myself ready for reality. She taught us everything we needed to know from the simplest to the most difficult techniques and has us prepared us for college. From the way she would teach us and also the way she treated us was an excellent way to show how the real life of a college student really does face on a daily bases. I’ll leave the class by having the prior knowledge of knowing what and how to write an argumentative essay and know how to simply justify the reading side and confront my face my fierce. This year taught me so much that I use certain techniques to help me in other subjects.
I had to collect information for John Hancock 's all staff center and organize it so that my Boss can see where to make changes. Information must be brief and organized to better manage your time.I held a notebook at meetings and always tried to keep up with what was being said. If I stay on top of collecting enough data I can make better and bigger contributions . I learned to you note online and it is a great tool here at John Hancock since messages through sametime erase overtime you can simply write and save it on note.
Hiring at all the writing centers I observed was conditional on commitment to initial mandatory training. Agreeing to mandatory training shows the drive of the new hire to be invested in the commitment to the Writing center. One my favorite interview techniques as to have the applicant consult on a small paper. The goal of the consultation session was not to be perfect, but to observe if the applicant was invested in helping people. Being polite, friendly, interactive and eager to help were the skill sets under observation.