As a student at Iowa State University, I have been introduced to a broader realm of English mechanisms at the professional level. During the semester, I was able to apply the skills I have learned in this class and others to my papers. While working with MLA guidelines, I was better able to clearly define my sources during research as well as better organize my own WOVE articles. Throughout my English 250 process, I have learned a fair amount about the basics of English at the college level. As a general education requirement, English 250 has provided me with a basis of knowledge as it pertains to effectively summarizing articles, websites, and other forms of communication found in our modern world.
In this paper, I will be reflecting on my first year as an Occupational Therapy student at the University of The Witwatersrand. While preparing to write this paper, I have come to realise that my viewpoint and understanding of the profession of Occupational Therapy and the importance of occupation to Occupational Therapy have developed exponentially throughout this year. My previous understanding of OT and occupations in OT was very basic and shallow compared to what I understand of this topic currently. This growth in understanding has come about as a result of many learning events such as lectures, fieldwork and activities. However, two of the most significant learning events I have personally experienced this year have had a major impact
For example, when I was fifteen my family and I moved from our country, Iraq, to live a better live in the united states. Learning a new language was the biggest challenge that I have faced in my life. I have faced so many difficulties during my high school years regarding to the language. Studying, getting involved in some school activities, and communicating with people were the hardest things to me because of the language. Later, I remember that I started to improve my skills by practicing seven to eight hours a day.
The readings and concepts that I have read and analyzed over this semester have really opened up my eyes and ears on what I have to have knowledge of before I enter into the classroom. Some very important issues I have learned about really show why I choose this profession after all. The topic of the history of disabilities and how far this world has come to provide equal respect and accomodations is amazing. Other topics I found inspiring were the diversity, the gender issues and equality, and especially the people with disabilities that played sports. With every topic I have read about over these past weeks I have learned more about the people I will encounter and accommodate and how much more learning I have to complete.
I was unsure of my overall writing skills upon entering this course, but with each individual skill that was taught to us, I was able to connect all necessary components for success. In my previous semester in college I took several general education courses that had lengthy writing requirements and I was able to get these assignments done but not without many struggles and sub-par final products. By actively participating in class and completing all of the assigned work, this course has laid the foundation for me to continue to improve my writing skills. During the entirety of this course I consistently worked on all the of the technical parts of my projects. By utilizing both required text books, I made sure that each one of the major assignments met the
When I look back, I will be grateful for the opportunity to overcome one of my fears-public speaking. In AP English, I learned several useful lessons. First, I learned that time management is crucial. The time given to complete an essay must be used effectively. Many times I found myself waiting till the last minute to complete an assignment.
The components of my reflective writing portfolio parallel my developments as a writer who is more in tuned with herself—a creator. My revised essay was a piece that I wrote in my freshman English course. As I reread it for the first time in about two years, I was unclear as to what was the question or prompt that I was trying to address. That possibly speaks to a lack of clarity within my writing. However, while revising this piece, I was able to offer an extended, more evolved perspective; my goal was to better articulate to my audience the feelings that I possessed towards the subject.
Reflection Essay I was excited when I learnt that part of my course work this semester is English 1301, a writing class. I am aware that there are specific writing requirements for academic writing for college level work. I was concerned about my ability as a foreigner to fulfill the academic writing standards for college level assignments. This class promises to teach me how to meet the writing standards for this level of study. The course outline indicates that at the end of the course, I will acquire critical reading, rhetoric analysis and writing skills.
While self-accessing my overall performance in English 111, I would say I have done fairly well. I learned a lot about English and mostly about myself. I learned what I needed to work on and improve. Reflecting on my overall performance, I will start by explaining my participation in class, my performance in two areas, how I transitioned into the role of a college student during the semester, what process I used to be successful in English 111, and my overall skill development. This past semester has been a real challenge for me, as well as a huge eye opener.
Writing is a learning process. I hope to get better each time I prepare and finish an assignment. It has only been about a year that I have started to feel more secure about my writing. I am extremely critical about my writing and I still believe I have issues with using good grammar. This keeps me on my toes and makes me more vigilant and attentive about my papers.
To make a significant change in the world, countless hours of preparation, of work, and proactive cooperation with others are crucial for success. I partake in few extra-curricular activities, but I have dedicated years of my life to them all. On a regular week, I have to balance French club and National French Honor Society secretary duties, community service for National Honor Society, and additional choir practice for at least two hours after school each week (while sometimes performing community service with the choir as well). I want to become an engineer; so I take AP classes that are useful and interest me because I will need to know advanced math and science concepts in college. All of these extra-curricular activities and academics will become even more relevant when it is time for me to advance my future goals of pursuing a higher education and making significant efforts to aid the world by designing helpful technology with medical applications.
Currently I work in the Directorate of Resource Management (DRM) as a Resource Management Analyst. I also have an additional duty as the IT person for our organization; handling all computer related questions. With my degree it gives me the opportunity to better assist within our organization. My immediate goal at work; is to complete my Level 2 DoD Financial Management FM Certification by July 2016. As an adult student trying to balance family, work and school is challenging.
English has always been a subject that has stood out to me in my life as a student. Going from regular English in Freshman Year to IB in Senior Year has been quite an adventure. I have been given the chance to write personal narratives, analytical papers, creative writing essays, grow my creativity and much more throughout my four years of high school. From either writing essays, preferably creative writing ones, to interpreting a story to imagining up a narrative, English gives me the freedom to soar away from society 's standpoint and run wild with my imagination. It has granted me the ability to put my imagination and creativity into these personal insight questions and other stories I have written.
In the fall semester of 2015, my English Composition 1 class with 3 classes-per-week started. To conduct this paper I will briefly describe me. I am a freshman with the major of Petroleum Engineering. This information is relevant, in fact, because I will compare my expected major writing and the writing I am using right now. In a way to introduce me to future academic writings, the course of English Composition 1, indeed, has taught me important skills that can help me cope for future non-major required courses for me and in some aspects of my major.