To improve my speech, I would first and foremost talk slower. I talk at such a fast pace when I get nervous and it is distracting for my audience. Next I would place my first object in a better spot so that it does not fall while I am talking. Additionally, I would better use my notecards. I had them for this speech but I practiced it so much I seemed to just memorize it and did not even bother to look at them. If I had looked at them I would not have forgotten what I think was an important sentence in my conclusion.
I came into my first college writing class feeling prepared thanks to you and your investment in me as a student in your AP Lang class. I developed as a writer more than I ever had in your class, and it definitely helped me in my college writing class this semester. I already knew how important it was to revise and continuously critically think about my writing, as well as the importance of multiple drafts and peer review. My English 110 class this semester was very similar to yours because we also did multiple drafts where I could revise my paper as many times as needed. The big difference was that the focus was on different genres and how to appeal to those, which was something new compared to my high school English courses. I found that
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Obamas political speech was about putting racial differences aside and focusing on more important issues. Such as health care, climate change, terrorist threats, and a falling economy (Barack, 2008). The thesis of Obamas speech was connecting races and pulling the differences into the light. The main purpose of the speech was to answer for racial comments that Reverend Wright had made. The speech barely touches on that and focuses more on the subject of race in America. I felt the speech was slow moving and carefully executed. However, since it’s a political speech, it means he has to pay extra attention to what’s he is saying and what the people are taking away from it. I myself felt the speech was persuasive. Its premise reminded me of what
I also improved on my writing of theses and introductory paragraphs. As far as presenting, I learned invaluable skills such as memorization, comprehension/interpretation of texts, and physical presence/vocal projection. And I realized that a more difficult task isn’t always something to fear, but an experience to learn and strengthen skills. For the future, I aim to further strengthen my language skills, and to strengthen my writing of arguments and overall structures of
I have grown as an academic student in college and career readiness, as displayed through my English 101 class. This was my third college class on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College, so I thought I was prepared and ready. Yet in my English 101 class I had to come up with my own prompts for my essays and merely came into class to listen to lectures on the basics of English. This was the first class that the teacher did not give me the rules on what to do for the assignment, I had to come up with it myself. Professor Diaz-Cooper did not hand out How-To papers or grading rubrics - she expected us to know and acquire all this information on our own. When I turned in my first paper, I received a “D” for not having proper MLA format. She told
Giving a speech whether being for the public or not, offers personal, professional, and public benefits for the individual. The individual might find it easier to obtain a profession, build better relationships amongst peers, or even propel social movements by carefully constructing and delivering a well thought out speech. A speech needs to be excellent in order to do such things; it needs to have a clear concise thesis, a preview statement, a great organizational pattern, supporting material, memory, delivery and good representation of oneself. Thus, during the process of constructing and delivering a speech, one must have those aspects. This will ensure the speaker will deliver a powerful and moving speech. Within the upcoming paragraphs
During the course of English 102, I took this year of the spring semester. I have accomplished a variety of goals I once thought were impossible. I have not only grown as a writer and a student but as an individual as well. I feel that through my experience of this English course, I have achieved knowledge and self-confidence to step out into the real world. In putting together my portfolio, I could definitely see that I have made an incredible progress from the foundation of this class. My practice of grammar, words and the general structure of my papers has improved massively. Reflecting on my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, as well as things I have learned in my own writing process is a big accomplishment.
After being chosen as the President of National Honor Society, the most active club at my school, one of my duties was inducting the new members each year. I remember the butterflies in my stomach as I looked out at all the NHS members and their parents sitting in the huge auditorium. My principal and head of school were both keenly listening to me speak as I prayed not to stutter on any words. However, with every word that left my mouth, I felt my level of confidence rising. After finishing off strong and hearing the roar of applause, I realized that effective public speaking is a vital leadership skill that I definitely
In the speech, I announced the terms that previewed the actual chords and the main points. While I did this, I spoke at a quick pace, but nevertheless with clarity for the audience to catch every word that I spoke. Speaking too quickly, the fast motions, and a few careless pronunciations really made the speech less appealing. After watching the video, I noticed how much I used void fillers. I would say “alright” and “so” quite often. I believe that these two words were said very often due to my focus on not filling the gap with the word “um” or “uh”. In turn, focusing on not saying those words left me saying other filler words. Speaking slower and slowing down my hand movements would help me focus on the content of the speech and not worry about filling spaces with sound. I believe that if I worked on those setbacks, I would perform much better in front of an audience. The performance of a speech is highly important; altogether I think I performed quite well for one of the first speeches in my college career, and to say the least, there is always room for
During the course of this semester, I feel that I have grown substantially as a writer. I think that I could improve even more with practice as well as using a few resources. This class has helped me drastically by improving my writing structure but I think it could have been even better if I had spent my time more efficiently. Overall this class has been very beneficial to me and I think it will really help me in the future.
This semester has been an ongoing challenge for me but has been an enjoyable one and I have not been presented with any impossible tasks. I have never been much of a writer, and during the course of this semester, I 've struggled to meet length requirements on the assigned essays. However, I do understand that not everyone is an excellent writer or even has to enjoy writing to get a good grade in this 1A class. From the start, with the first essay, I pushed myself to do my best and looked to multiple outlets to polish my writing, such as the online tutor, the writing center, the internet and the writer 's handbook. Additionally, I now see where I can make improvements in my writing to become a more refined college level writer and use what I learn here to help me with various degrees of my life outside of the classroom. For this portfolio, I revised the first essay we did in the class, the "Summary and Response" essay. Furthermore, this essay a mere five pages seems like it should have been so easy, but then it was most challenging.
Writing essays and other types of posts has always been difficult for me. But, throughout this composition class, I have learned many interesting and new things about the different types of writing styles. When starting this class, I considered myself to be an average writer with run-of-the-mill vocabulary, ordinary sentence structure and typical finished products. This class has helped me greatly improve my writing skills in a variety of ways. I have learned multiple things by taking this class, such as new ways to approach writing and that there is much that I still need to learn about composition.
I recently did my demonstration speech on how to make a lava lamp. In my opinion the speech went very well. The specific purpose of my presentation was for my classmates to be able to make their own lava lamp to help them take care of kids they have to babysit. I believe I did a very good job at explaining the procedure of making a lava lamp step by step. I am confident that after my presentation was over everyone in the class would be able to make their own lava lamp.