To Write Well or to Not Write Well In the article The Writing Revolution by Peg Tyre, the far too common unfortunate example of a school system failing to equip its students with the proper writing skills necessary to be successful students is examined. While this failure is a phenomenon that ails students worldwide, I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education that excelled in this area and helped prepare me for college and beyond. The first method my school used was to assign mandatory writing assignments every week, which forced me to practice repeatedly and prefect the skill.
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.
So I knew that this little sportsmen club in alpena would give me a run for my brain. All that was going through my mind was that I had to pass and make my parents proud. Some days all that I could remember from the class is that I would turn right, right before the airport and then turn on the gravel road and sit. In a class for four hours hours that I had been wishing I was at home. My mother always went with me to the class and she was brave she took me if the class was in day or night.
My plan was to start typing notes in college, after LSC 101, I have decided to continue my practice of taking notes by hand. Remembering the material I learn is the most important thing in most classes. In addition to remembering material, I will learn to think critically in college. Critical thinking is like a muscle, you have to work it out over and over before it gets strong.
You are also able to discuss personal problems during your session as well, like home life or self confidence struggles. When you first enter the program, you go through an eight week training period. The training includes confidentiality, building rapport, how to get a connection, and digging deeper into questions to get to know your freshmen. Throughout the year, your freshmen, or mentee, becomes a lot closer to you, and you build such
In lecture, we discussed that the parents in the working class make sacrifices in order to allow their children to get the education they need. According to Starbuck and Lundy, “...even when neither parent had finished high school, 28.6% of sons and 24.8% of daughters got some college” (pg 96). In comparison to Keith, I can relate because I am the first person in my family to attend college. Therefore, I am always motivated to do well at this prestigious university and help my family out in the long run. Although I had to take out many student loans and it’s not easy on my family, I plan on graduating and giving back to my family.
In Alex Johnson’s text, “Why Isaac Bashevis Singer, Truman Capote, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf (Among Others) Were Having a Bad Morning,” Johnson discusses the difficulties that college students and beyond face when writing essays. In reading Johnson’s piece, one thing that I found particularly interesting was when he discussed the product versus the process of writing (159). I found this part of the reading particularly interesting because I have found that the way I go about writing essays has changed drastically since high school. Generally speaking, as high school students, the key to success was to meet the deadlines set by teachers. For example, in my senior year english class of high school, my teacher had set various dates for
Why School Should Start Later I never want to get up at 6:30, shower, get dressed, and eat breakfast, especially when I’m being rushed while doing that, and I believe other people would agree. School is not bad at all, it’s the thought of getting up early that makes it depressing for most students, especially high schoolers. School should start later because it would be better for student’s health. It would also help with their concentration in classes, which would highly affect their academic performance.
These 10th graders have a limited science background, having only taken AP Environmental Science before entering my class. They are brilliant, though, and some of the most motivated students I have ever taught. While the College Board dictates that the AP Chemistry exam is identical for all my students, it is impossible to teach these students as I do the upperclassmen in the other class. I must find materials for use with these students that support their learning while also allowing them to gain the experience needed with the topic under study. I must create learning activities that enable them to remember these topics nearly an entire school year before the AP exam in May.
I will go through three examples: my discussion post for Dr. King’s amazing speech I have a dream, my latest discussion post about corruption in the gaming industry, and lastly – my creative writing. It took me a little over three hours to compile my thoughts together for my analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, I have a dream speech. My main concern was of my audience. Not only was this a discussion for the rest of the class, it was also an assignment and would be
13th Analysis “13th”, a documentary produced by Anya DeVernay, is about racial inequality. To strengthen the argument about racial inequality, DeVernay uses pathos, logos, and ethos in the documentary. Pathos, the use of emotions, is seen numerous times in the 13th. For example, throughout the film, clips of African Americans being thrown into jail or beings harshly treated are shown. This appeals to emotions because the person viewing the film gets a real life image of what African American’s are being treated like.
Rhetorical Analysis I alter use in the body paragraphs in order to show how Andy ( a lower class character) is an example of “heredity” since he takes over his late father’s position at the coal mine. In other words, the way I use quotes in my Rhetorical Analysis demonstrate that I have learned to take in consideration all parts of the quotes. Even though I have improved in considering all parts of the quote when using them as supporting evidence, I actually got to notice that I make arguments that are more than what I can possibly support with evidence from the text. This issue was pointed out to me in the comments left in turnitin.com by Dr. Danner. This problem in my writing was pointed out in my Rhetorical Analysis when I wrote, “under
Rhetorical analysis breaks down the parts of a certain piece of writing, picture, etc., and analyzes how each piece fits together to make it all work. A big thing that has always stood out to me was a visual. I was that person that cries at every Super Bowl commercial about drugs or drunk driving. In general, I am not a very emotional person but these visuals make me feel exactly what they are anticipated to make the viewer feel. The authors note how emotional arguments can become sappy, “yet emotions can add real muscle to arguments, too, and that’s worth noting,”(96).
“Ding!” somebody’s iPhone goes off everywhere people turn because everyone has an iPhone especially teenagers. Every year Apple comes out with a new and improved iPhone for consumers. The advertising of the new iPhone gets the audiences attention based on how well the commercial is, and it influences buyers to buy their new product.
Owing to its origin in Ancient Greece and Rome, English rhetorical theory frequently employs Greek and Latin words as terms of art. This page explains commonly used rhetorical terms in alphabetical order. The brief definitions here are intended to serve as a quick reference rather than an in-depth discussion. For more information, click the terms. Owing to its origin in Ancient Greece and Rome, English rhetorical theory frequently employs Greek and Latin words as terms of art.