For the past two months, it has been a great pleasure as well as a challenge taking this course on academic writing “CO150 College Composition “. Writing has always my biggest weakness in English and thanks to this course I have the chance and courage to encounter and to some extent, overcome it. After submitting my work on Project Two which include my annotated bibliography and argumentative essay on gender inequality in the workplace, I have received a rhetorical analysis from my classmate Nguyen Thanh Ha in which she give comments and evaluation on my Project Two. This has motivated me to take in to account all the implications of Ha’s rhetorical analysis and to examine the similarities and different between our understanding of my annotated
As I stated before, I believe physically and emotionally it influences us. Also, I believe our behaviors are directly related. This is only my second semester in college and I can always see and hear the negativity of others, especially on this topic. Some students are not engaged and focused on these classes, because of the fact they want to start with the classes for their degree. Time management is a huge thing in college, and when we are taking a general class and a class for our degree at the same time, most of us are going to spend more of our time on the class for our degree, because we believe it is more
As a student, there are times that I face challenges or problems. All these challenges become an experience in my life in which I strive to learn from as a student. Writing in an English class has to be a daily conflict that I face. Though writing may be my weakest point in school, it makes me someone who is determined to be the best in. Having writing as my weakest point makes my room for improvement greater and more achievable.
I would not say writing English assignment is very hard for me, but I mean I make some mistakes. We wrote four paper assignments this quarter, two of them about the story we read in class, one from a story and outside material and one about English 101 class at itself which is this paper. We must submit the rough draft before the due date of the assignment, which helps us to have clarification from our instructor and from a classmate. I am always improving after each paper I wrote, because I follow up with the comment I received, edit my paper then make an appointment with my instructor before I submit my final draft. These comments make me feel confident in the next paper.
Moreover, being a good writer will greatly impact your education, your career, and your personal life (Coulthard, 2014). I was taught the basics of writing during my elementary education. Furthermore, it was reinforced during high school. Consequently, I have forgotten much of what I had previously learned. However, during the first week of this course, I have increased my knowledge and understanding of basic writing principles and strategies through research.
I wound up changing different drafts of my papers in these classes. I feel like this is something essential that I have learned from these classes. Learning to reexamine and determine mistakes to have the assistance of my associates or my professor is something that will incredibly help the nature of my writing. I had a feeling that I was a solid writer coming into this class however now having the capacity to adjust my writing to distinctive styles and having the capacity to make fitting and compelling revisions to my work I have a feeling that I am a more finish English student. I was exceptionally stubborn to alter my work before these classes, on the other hand I now understand that modification are a vital piece of life as well as they are a critical piece of learning and writing.
For as long as I can remember, as soon as I complete a written work, the first person to review it is often my mother. Due to years of academic and professional experience, she is an excellent writer and an even better editor. However, there is one point of semantics on which we simply cannot seem to agree, and which leads to a heated argument almost every time it appears in my work: the gender-neutral, third-person pronoun. When my mother was in high school, the de facto pronoun for unspecified gender was ‘he/she’ and its conjugations – for example, “Every student did his or her homework.” In my generation, this pronoun has been replaced with the controversial ‘they’: “Every student did their homework.” This usage of ‘they’ always irks my
[My part of the story can be seen below.] However, one does not only have strengths but areas of improvements as well. In the beginning of this semester, I stated that when it came to essays, I had a difficult time applying my critical thinking skills to find well-thought-out and sufficient arguments and prove my evidence to my thesis and this resulted in me spending countless hours. Though it still remains my area of improvement, I have vastly improved this weakness throughout this semester. At the start of this semester, the class and I had a discussion about the topic of bias and perspective.
Year after year, many young people around the world enter college with a particular degree in mind they would like to pursue. Attending college is one of the first major life transitions of many young adults. Many students who start college never complete his or her studies. By its very nature college work can be very challenging and it can be hard to keep up with academic demand but, by choosing a program that builds on your strengths, managing your time wisely and setting academic goals a successful college completion is destined. Harris (2014) noted, “You will be more successful in college (and in your future occupation) when you focus on what you love to do and what you do best” (p.87).
"Your research paper needs some work, but 9/11 is an interesting topic." The quote as the event of my high school senior year was still stuck in my head as I look back to what I've got on my research paper about 9/11. If someone would tell me this a long time ago that when writing any essay, there are rules to follow in order to not repeat the same mistakes every time I attempt to make a rough draft. Consequently, It has been difficult for me to avoid grammar, spelling, and sentence structure errors. So, I questioned myself, "What it takes to finally be familiar with those rules?"