Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company. One of the biggest things that I have learned from taking this course is that good content is more important than sophistication. Both are very important in essay writing, but it is more important to have clear content and material so that the audience can understand your position. Last year, I always seemed to lose points on essays for not having sophisticated enough prose, so I came into this class under the impression that the most important things in a
These changes made the essay make more sense and gave it better overall readability. One sentence that I changed in my opening paragraph was, “With my mind anxiously looking forward to the adventures to come in my military career, these stories of travel and adventure kept me going and wanting more.” As I read this now I see how it is very vague, and by elaborating on this one sentence it sets the tone of the rest of the paper and it allows the readers to understand the details of my relationship with literacy. The penultimate paragraph in my Literacy Narrative was meant to try and explain my relationship with literacy and how others may be able to use this same idea to have hope and to prepare themselves for situations they may encounter in the future. Again, I was very vague while trying to explain this to the readers. The changes I made were to not leave questions unanswered but to directly state the benefits that I personally gained from reading these books and how others may benefit from this type of reading as
My writing process has stemmed from what I was conditioned to believe makes a “perfect essay” in high school. The first year of high school I was not taught how to build a strong essay but instead a well constructed outline that showed my ability to critically think. Sophomore year was dedicated to building our lexicon and syntax when writing. We were to learn how to take the most basic sentence and turn it into a well orchestrated paragraph. Junior year was when I began timed writing sessions, being able to construct a well written essay in forty minutes.
Why I Write and What I Have Learned so far? “I write because I love writing. I think I became a writer in order to explore my ideas and responses to the world around me, which I often found it difficult to share with others.” Alex Miller. Writing is a complex feeling, thoughts, or experience that describes our different feelings about many events or the thought or experience that could help others to solve their problem. My desire and passion for writing was influenced by authors of old such as George Orwell and Alexie Sherman who used techniques such as ethos in their writings.
My learning experience in WRTG 101 has been an informative experience. It may be more accurate to say the experience has enlighten me with a few new understandings. My first revelation that I realized very early on is that writing is a perishable skill. I also had to learn that there is more to writing than proper grammar. For me at least, writing takes a lot of pre-planning in order to organize an effective paper.
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.
I also believe openness is importnat in everything. Next is engagement, this is “a sense of investment and involvement in learning.” In my papers I think I have shown involvement. In the rehtorical essay I spent a lot of time putting that together and enjoyed learning about that particular style of learning. Creativity is “the ability to use novel approaches for generating, investagating adn representing ideas.” This is what I lack in papers can sometimes put a creative intro in my paper but it is usually only when I love the topic. I also struggle putting authors together and creating a new idea and piecing them together.
Reflection How to Read Literature like a Professor was definitely a ‘thought provoking read’ like the table at Barnes & Noble said. Although at first, I have to admit that Foster’s writing had bored me a bit, until I realized fact that I had subconsciously been thinking about what certain items symbolize and how they were important to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the work; Foster’s book is truly “A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines.” I liked the references Foster constantly gave to novels and movies, that helped me with visualizing what kind of ideas he was talking about, since I personally learn better through visualizations. Finding out about the classic fairy tales becoming modern ones, surprised me a bit;
Through Dual Enrollment English, I have learned how to write a well thought out paper while managing my busy schedule and have learned many lessons along the way. Dual Enrollment English 111 began with a pretest and it crushed me. The letter grade is not what crushed me but the weaknesses of my writing that it exposed to me. I was not aware of how unprepared I had been in being able write top-notch papers within a time limit. I decided it would be my goal to practice and excel at writing papers with efficiency.
In the numerous of drafts, you write, and edit is when you find out what you generally wanted to vocalize. When you’re given the chance to step back, you realize that you are the best editor for your own work. Otherwise; you tend to crucify your paper. While scanning your paper, it is important for you as a writer to keep your eyes out for critical information, the meaning, and who your audience may be. While editing a draft an individual should do a quick scan then eventually analyze word by word.
My journey in this English 3001 course during the past ten weeks, and over the course of taking is English class I have grown and learned more that I thought it is necessary for me to know as a student. I have improved in my overall writing skills because if you look at my second in-class essay and the rest of my essay you will see that I have made progress and improvement compare to my diagnostic essay and the first in-class essay. Moreover, now that I have completed the English course my skills are better that I am capable to meet the university standard writing requirements. This English course additionally taught me how powerful the composed word and language can be. This quarter my ability to compose essays and express my thoughts, ideas,
During my first few weeks in English 103 I learned so much from my professor. The JITT posts help me become a better writer because I was exploring different styles of writing. When doing the JITT post sometimes we look at different authors writing styles and purpose in the text. When analyzing sentence structures in the text it help me to better understand the reason why the author might choose those specific words in a sentence. It helps me better understand that certain word choices helps to create a tone and an image in the readers head.
The annotated bibliography was a big part of the research paper, using the reliable sources I learned new and interesting facts/quotes that I added to my paper. Some other features that helped me were outlining, and drafting. Outlining and drafting helped me organize and compose my research paper, giving it a nice flow to my three main argumentative
I have learned during the last two weeks, from working on finishing up our power point presentation. It is interesting to see how previously experiences acquired from our interaction with the CCF team, literature review, and data analysis have had a positive impact on preparing the presentation. What was unclear at the beginning, was taking form, little by little until we had our final result, and meet our project objectives. 2. What difference has the learning made in my intellectual, personal, and ethical development?
The reading strategies we discussed in class and in the courses content made me a better reader by showing me many different ways to read and write and understand it very well. It uses all these methods such as the KWL charts, writing a memo and reading the novel I selected helping me improve my skills greatly to become a better reader. Putting together the reading, writing oral communication and examining media all connected in helping me become a good reader and helped me to comprehend the understanding of making a personal connection to the world around you. That 's what help 's you in the future to make the the best choices possible so that later on when you make a mistake in reading you can look at the experience you had and learn how to properly correct yourself because at the end of the day they all deal with different skill set 's but all help you to become better in everything you