I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper. That is why I am grateful for this class because it helps me write papers for others classes and do well. In the end, Dual English Comp has caused me a lot of stress but it has also opened my mind up to writing a successful college paper. I learned new things from writing a thesis to the correct apostrophe positions, to how to cite things correctly. My high school English class never taught me any of the things I have learned in here, so now I can proudly say when I go off to college that I know how to write a college academic essay because of Dual English
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
My Writing Experience In previous courses, my writing skills have been mediocre or just enough to pass the class. Throughout the duration of this course, I have written a variety of papers using different techniques and skills. Previously I would write assuming that the only audience would be my instructor. This course has helped me realize that there are many steps and skills involved with writing a well-organized and easy to comprehend essay. My expectations coming into the course were high and remained high throughout the duration of the course.
When it comes to improving these skills, I believe that the only way to do that is to practice and work on incorporating those skills into each essay. I will not become comfortable with those skills unless I force myself to use them. I also found myself struggling to meet the word count requirement, I would easily be able to write a good portion of my essay, but I struggled to stretch and add to my ideas to reach the length requirement. In order to improve this, I need to further develop and elaborate on my ideas in each essay. Prior to AP Language I really enjoyed writing, but during that class my love and ease of writing went away and I often found it to be dull and like a chore.
Looking back through my days of writing in high school there was a lot I did not understand about the writing process. My writing was much unstructured and overall very poor compared to what it is today after this class. I believe that I have always been a good writer I just have not had the tools and knowledge to create a well written and knowledgeable paper. This course has helped me to meet the learning outcomes of learning to conduct factual research, making original and unbiased papers, writing different genres of papers in a professional way, correctly implementing the academic writing process, learning proper grammar and mechanics, and implementing critical thinking skills into my drafts. Essay three was the essay that helped me to
The first essay in my portfolio is the “Non-Academic Discourse” essay. This essay was very hard for me to write because I don't have many communities outside of school so I really had to think about what I should write about. When I was writing this paper I was really trying to focus on my punctuation which has been probably the hardest thing for me to understand in English. After writing this essay, I learned that I really need to focus on many things in my writing such as my transition, punctuation, and format.
A semester have passed in a blink of our eyes and we are heading toward the end. Therefore, it is time to reflect upon my writing skills. Earlier in the semester, I aimed for an A in this class and I also wish to become a more efficient writer. In order to do so, I planned to use a lot of the available resources such as the writing lab, Learning Curve, and the Bedford handbook. I also planned to read a lot and spending more time in composing my essays by going through multiple drafts.
I have spent most of my student life assuming that since I fluently spoke English back home and had the ability to understand different circumstances I did not realize that writing was a part of it obviously, I thought I did not need to study it as I would a foreign language like Chinese or French, but it was a whole lot different thing when I get in here two years ago. On enrolling as a freshman, I immediately realized that I would need more language skills, especially reading and writing skills. I understand that I have to learn how to use the language effectively because the bulk of my course work require reading, research, analysis, and writing skills. English 1301 class affords me a timely opportunity to acquire proper writing skills at the beginning of my college education. The class will prepare me effectively for academic scholarship, to fulfill my future career being a doctor, and, everything that I am going to do in
I had to go to the writing center a number of times just to understand what my assignment was really about. Overall, I learned that everyone has their struggles in college, not everyone understands it. I learned that even though I struggled every day in this class, I learned what I needed to work on the most and that was applying myself more. Not only have I discussed how I transitioned into the role of a college student, but I will always be discussing the processes I followed to be successful in English
My Process of Writing Writing can be a difficult thing if one hadn’t ever really wrote before. It takes a lot of thought and experience to be great at doing so. I only write when told to do so, or when it is a requirement to do so. My final essay last semester, of my English class was one of my last writings that come to mind. I wrote a final essay on a past event that had occurred in my life.
This is important because most courses in college have writing in them. As the semester has progressed, I have slowly started to understand where I am with writing and where I need to improve. Revising my essays is a great way to learn from my mistakes. Although my writing is not great yet I am slowly improving
These groups differ in the types of diseases are most prevalent in each community. For example the leading cause of death in one group maybe cardiovascular disease but in another group the leading cause of death could be HIV. Access to health care also affect how each socioeconomic can be affected by the same disease. It might be considered a major threat to one community and minor threat to another. Overall we can never truly feel as one as a nation but as separated due to the inequalities of our health care
Before this class, I perceived myself as a poor writer. When someone has never been taught the proper way to write a paper, you struggle through college SOC 300 (Dr. Stephen Adair) and hoped to get more out of SOC 478 (Dr. Fumilayo Showers) as you attend classes. I never thought about the process that it took to write any paper before these classes. However, these two professors have been very inspirational toward my writing. They have taught me that structuring your paper is the key element to good writing.