Looking Back Looking back through my papers that I have written for Dual Comp. English III, I realized that I struggled greatly with the use of transition words. I had always used the same few in my papers for other classes and did not understand their importance. I learned that transition words can make a paper really good if used correctly, or really bad if they are non-existent. While writing for Dual Comp.
With the assistance of classroom instruction, and practical application I have refined my writing process. In the first graded essay, I learned my paper was not written to capture a specific audience as I intended it to. Applying what I learned after the review, and practice of critical thinking helped me create a map of what I wanted to write about. I asked myself questions to help me clearly identify the audience that I planned to address, and outline the main points. Another observation I made after reviewing my graded essays was the lack of use, or placement of keywords throughout the paper.
I wrote this essay because I wanted to know how my grandma's life influences mine, and I wanted my readers to know that even the differences could become one's inspiration and supports. At first, I had a hard time to pick a role model, because I had so many of them that I didn't know which one would be suitable to write about. However, after reading Raymond Carver, Mentor, I thought I could write about people who are close to me. For this reason, I chose my grandma. While I was writing this essay, what’s interesting was I realized that my grandma's life is completely different from mine.
When I registered for English 111, I held the personal belief that the whole process of proper writing restrained and suppressed the cleverness and inventiveness of story-telling. I pondered the question, “Is it possible for me to write a proper essay that can satisfy my inner story-teller and fulfill all the requirements of a college level paper. Immediately, my unease was addressed with our class’s opening assignment a reflection essay that requested me to write about what I thought were the weaknesses and strengths of my writing abilities . In addition, I was asked to discuss my personal writing goals and what I hoped to improve on throughout the semester. My unease, preconceptions, and insecurities about learning and using writing processes and techniques were disclosed, declared, and visible by the essay.
This is where I learned the most about myself as both a writer and a reader. Initially, when writing my first draft, I focused on just the most prominent aspects of the article such as how Schulz framed her argument through a story and kept things factually and historically based rather than outwardly asserting her bias. Both subjects became the crux of my analysis, but my original draft lacked the analysis aspect a bit in that I had to dig deeper and provide better examples to support my stance. For example, in my original draft I focused a bit too much on bias and went to the extreme of saying that Schulz kept all bias out of her narrative and kept it completely objective. After further digging into Schulz’s background, and for what publication this article was established under, I had to rephrase this subject to acknowledge the bias but counter-argue why her credentials does not devalue the points she makes in “Citizen Khan.”
These grievances would almost always strongly imply that I, and not their child, was at fault for the poor grade. I would often find out that instead of assisting their child with these assignments, they would often do most of it for them. The result was the parents felt as if they deserved a better grade and it had little or nothing to do with their child’s effort. It was really about
The non-fiction drama titled The Miracle Worker written by William Gibson depicted the methods that Annie utilized to educate Helen on how to behave and converse with others. The drama expressed that for one to succeed in their endeavors, they must persevere through the hardships. Initially, the theme shown in The Miracle Worker is that one must overcome their obstacles to achieve their goals. This is portrayed by hinting at Annie’s traumatizing past.
Do you find that the writer exhibits academic habits of mind (making inquiries, seeking and valuing complexity, seeing writing as a conversation)? If so, quote some text that shows this. Yes, I think the writer exhibits habits of academic mind. One academic habit of mind he exhibits is making inquiries.
You have to know how to spend time with each one and remind them how important they are to the world and how they each have separate amazing qualities that make them stand out. I believe that Daisy was a good mother before and after Amanda was born but eventually had a hard time handling both of them. She had good intentions
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
The audience for the Rogerian argument could include Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana General Assembly, postsecondary institutions, students seeking higher education, and Ivy Tech administration. The tone or attitude of the Rogerian argument by the author toward the CHE, IGA, lawmakers, and postsecondary institutions clearly changed substantially within the parameters of grant reform in Indiana. The tone proceeded through the Rogerian argument with the choice of words and the author’s viewpoints portrayed on grant reform. The voice formatted in the Rogerian argument represented the discussion of “Debate about Grant Reform in Indiana,” in a semi-formal avenue and the author provided a specific points to convey the opposition’s viewpoints relative to current debates such as equality of funding, higher return on investment, and increasing completion rates.
Stephanie Young and Amie McKibban were new to the faculty at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in 2009. They mutually decided that there was a need for “Safe Zone” trainings at the University. The paper they published is distinctly written to explore the tensions that both authors experienced in establishing a Safe Zone training program at USI. The authors use qualitative methods of recording their experiences and how they relate to one another, and the wider social implications their experiences were based around. The bulk of the paper is spent discussing how they collaborate, sometimes with more success and other times with less.
Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers. It is about different strategies students can use to revise their paper.
I found myself asking throughout the story, if those kids which were fed the fixed mindset would be harmed. In other words would they be able to change back into the growth mindset or would they be permanently stuck in the fixed mindset? I feel like the kids future was not worth all the evidence she provided. From the reading standpoint, I believe that all her research was good. It made her novel extremely convincing.