Reflective Letter on MWA #1 I believe that the purpose of major writing assignment number one was to improve our interview skills and solidify our understanding of genre as used in the context of our class. For this writing assignment I created a Weebly website that is meant to teach the class about the most important genre used in the field of computer science. To successfully do this I first gave a brief description of what computer science entails and that what it does not, I then followed up the description with a few questions and answers from my interview while also describing my professor that I interviewed. Finally, I began writing about my genre—developmental collaborative writing on a whiteboard—and gave its purpose followed by a few links. These links lead to the descriptions of my genre’s audience, rhetorical factors, structure, and style of writing; with all of the information presented on my website there should be a good enough description of developmental collaborative writing to help my fellow classmates understand what it is.
Secondly, I grew to love helping others in their writing through the use of peer editing. In the end, there were things I learned through this class that I can apply to who I am as a writer, how I have developed as a reader, and what I have learned as a critical thinker. As a writer, I have learned that I need to condense my words and be able to effectively communicate what I am saying and to be able to write in various different styles using one particular method and approach. In my particular case, writing is a gradual process, and I look forward to continuing to grow in composing assignments more effectively. I have observed that I can write an effective paper but it may take me longer to fully
As a reader one has to know what to look for and identify the main idea and understand what the author is trying to argue. Before taking Writing 10 I felt I was a good reader and able to identify the main idea in a prompt, but little did I really know. After going through the research process and trying to identify reliable sources I have essentially cut out the unnecessary information and I go straight to the idea or argument being made by the author. As of before, I would focus on every detail of the writing. Having been assigned readings and having discussions about the readings during class, I soon realized that writing is about an argument being made with supporting evidence.
I my happiest memories of the classroom to help myself describe what he was like as a teacher. Writing Processes for Sharing Experiences - Organizing your ideas and details: I used a topical outline to organize my original thought about what to put in the essay. From this I
They have taught me that structuring your paper is the key element to good writing. Somehow, I have learned a great deal last semester, which was difficult but I will be able to put towards me up and coming writing intensive courses. The readings throughout those two classes have helped me to understand the dos and
Understanding my peers strengths and weakness helps me translate what I can do with my writing. A writer that has stronger writing skills gives me the advantage to improve my writing skills just by proofreading. When I am reading my essay aloud, I do not notice writing errors until someone else reads. When reviewers are confused with parts of my paper, I take what they say into consideration and change what I wrote. In this class, we had a peer revision for our writing process essay.
Therefore, in my mind it was acceptable to just get through the class, because I felt that the material was not necessary for my future career. Of course, I can remember a few things from Chemistry, but nothing like I should be able to retain. I know that when I am just memorizing the material and not learning it or just getting through the class to get an A is not a good habit or ideal in any way, but I still do it. I now regret not focusing on learning the material, and I have been really trying in all of my classes following the Chemistry class to learn and retain the information given. I also think about how much money my parents and I have just thrown away, because I cannot remember the information that was taught.
Everything I learned in this class has helped me in some way from learning how to do an interview, making a resume, talking about myself in a short manner. To start my search off I used the Vandiver center for career development resources, indeed, and Charlotte agenda to locate internships. I received call backs for the Special Olympics of North Carolina Development/ Programming Internship, a marketing analytics intern, and lastly an internship for the admissions- even though I did not accept any of these internships they all said that my resume was well formatted and impressive. Learning to send follow up emails were also helpful because it allowed me to find out more information without pressing too much. Also I learned that when you are not prepared for pone interviews then you should not answer the phone and call back when you feel prepared and
GENERAL REFLECTION Throughout this course, I learned several things about the material covered in class and also about my strengths and weakness when writing. I have become a great writer who thinks critically and uses all the knowledge I have at hand. But even if I improved I know there are many things I could do to enhance my skills as a writer. During this course, several of the assignments tested my analysis skills as well as my reasoning skills. I challenged myself by choosing subjects that required an immense amount of research and consideration while also thinking of how I could set up the paper.
These presentations have and will help me out during school because many courses require you to present in front of your class. The more you do something, the more you get better at it. The second skill that Gls has helped me with is my interview skills. If you guys recall we had an interview assignment not too long ago which I found really
The annotated bibliography is an important part of the research process. The annotated bibliography helps students identify credible sources and summarize the valuable information they can pull and incorporate into their writing. This type of assignment “also provides insight into the research process undertaken by students due to its reflective nature…students used the annotated bibliography assignment to reflect upon their searches, and demonstrate evidence of research strategy revision, which was not as easily ascertained from final written papers” (Carbery and Leahy). By assigning an annotated bibliography, I can make sure students are taking their research seriously and I can monitor their progress on the final writing assignment.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
Geoffrey Sirc wrote “The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a Basic Writing Text” to convey to his students and all students of literature that this book “teaches the importance of passion and strength of character” that these are “essential attributes to growth as a writer.” This journal article reaffirms the reason why all students should be required to read the book and Sirc states that autobiography allows the student to develop a deeper understanding of how to be inquisitive when confronted with stereotypes or ignorance. The affirmation comes in the form of a quote from Malcolm X in the epilogue of the book “People don’t realize how a man’s life can be changed by one book” (X and Haley 400) and the impact that statement would have on future
Jonathan Zimmerman is saying that while many people believe as technology evolves and advances that it will make education better and better. Students claim there is nothing wrong with being on social media while doing school work is not detrimental to their education but instead claim they are simply, "mutitasking". Students now believe that everything in education can be done easier and more efficient through using their computers and cellular devices. But when it comes down to the facts, studies that have been conducted over and over again have shown that those who claim to be "mutitaskers" preform worse than the average person in just about every skill tested. Other studies show that just by reading something off a computer screen or a phone screen causes you to retain and comprehend less of what you are reading.