As Jaime states, “While reviewing the list of historical figures, times, and places that you had asked to explain the most we had known about each, I was embarrassed to say that many of them I did not know”. However, as we went through this unit, I felt myself growing to understand the purpose of the unit. While, it is definitely good to know some important dates and people for history, it is more important to understand why we study history. As my peers now know, the answer to this question is extremely nuanced.
Being that this article was in explanatory it gave me additional information and a new, but existing peace of mind to look at. The article also helped label the many impacting flaws that the Department of Homeland Security carries along with its positive impacts. This also leads to new questions in my research proposal, for example, Is Homeland Security the most effective way to deal with many of the task that it performs, or should the jobs within Homeland Security be stripped down and put into departments of their
This paper explains different lessons that I have learned throughout the course. Currently, I am better knowledge-wise than I was before undertaking this course especially the Grantham experience. One aspect that I have learned is how people behave around the world. Human beings tend to have a natural fear of failure (Rippin, 2015).
This Writing and Rhetoric I course has transformed my writing style greatly. Through this course I’ve learned to analyze and synthesize my ideas in a better way. At first, I was quite reluctant about my writing and would often think that I was not doing a good job. However, Professor Karl and this course have lead me to the right steps that I need to follow in order to become a better writer.
What I learned from the reading of chapter 6 in the book They Say I Say was that an opposite point of view is always a good way to develop a longer conversation. Although I used to think that adding the perspective of a naysayer could make my writing to be less persuasive and could mislead the reader from my main idea, I realized that everybody has their own opinion and nobody would have the same thinking than I. Therefore, I was able to understand that in order to create a more interesting research paper for most reader, I would have to add other’s perspective to my writing that would make my claims to have more credibility and be more interesting even if a disagree with such claims. A perspective from a naysayer would apply very well to my
Agility and adaptability skills Exam When I first heard that our exam was going to be the open box I was kind of excited because I thought it would be easy. I later realized that it not as easy as it seems, yeah I can bring notes to the exam but I need to know where in the notes are the information I need. I used my agility skills (willingness to learn from my experience) and my adaptability skills (embracing change) in order to prepare myself for the exam.
For my career, I chose statistician. It can get a bit complicated to do, but I am up for a challenge. I feel it will good to have a challenge for work. Statisticians use information and put it in a more organized manner for other people to interpret better and easier. A statistician helps many companies big and small.
As a result of this I recognize the education at university is not enough as I thought and if I need to be a professional I should develop my skills in professional way. For this reason I decided to take this course. In this course I learned how to develop my abilities to be effective and more organize in order to encourage myself and my team for work. Before that it is important to rate myself to know where I am exactly and what I need to develop.
Eventually I was able to figure it out on my own with research and through asking peers, but it would've been a lot easier to just ask for an advisors or instructors help. The last peer review assignment completed was significantly more successful
Introduction: The understanding that I had on worldviews was changed over this period of time as I soon realised that it is not just my lens that I view the world and different cultures, but that I need to have an understanding of different ways at looking through another lens. In this reflective essay, I will say what I thought I knew about witchcraft and how it changed and if it actually has changed. I will focus on stereotyping in cultures and gender as I will disagree in some aspects.
Throughout the semester we have worked on multiple unit papers. Each paper had different categories of learning objectives to accomplish. These categories consist of rhetorical knowledge, critical reading/critical thinking, academic writing conventions, and the writing process. Two essays that I found to be helpful in completing the course objectives were the unit 2 and unit 3 essays. I met some of the course objectives, but also struggled with some.
The first essay challenges began as the book related back to the environment and the experience you get from it, so more detail was required than I’m used to using in my writing. My writing has a tendency to be broad. After getting this first essay back from Professor Saake, I understood there were a lot of things that I needed to work on but one thing I wanted to start on was getting my points across to the reader in a more effective way. I tend to be broad in my ideas so the reader is not capable of fully understanding the gist of the story/writing.
My grammar wasn’t up to that level, however, I learned new concepts that would make my paper much better. There were many parts of the paper that I would change after taking this course, but the most important lesson I learned was sentence structure and grammar. In the diagnostic essay that I wrote it had many grammar mistakes. “Looking back at
MLA format was something I had previously learned, but overtime forgot some of the main point within this format. Without knowing the proper use of MLA, it can cause you to loose points within this class. Now I feel more confortable writing papers in MLA because this class really helped me re-learn this format. Once we learned the proper way to format, we learned the proper way to find reliable sources within the Helmke Library Express Search. This is a resource used to help find credible and scholarly information.