As it may be deduced from my response to this prompt, I am currently enrolled in an integrated Advanced Composition course. Through this introduction of my goals for this class, my future career, a description of what writing is to me, and a recent life lesson, I hope to reveal who I am as a writer and as an enthusiastic pupil. My goals for taking this class are no doubt typical: I want to succeed. My main goal is not, however, to just “get an easy A”, because what would I gain from an education without comprehension? This class will hopefully fulfill my wish to become a more knowledgeable writer, and teach me how to succeed in life past this class, past high school, and past university- at least when it comes to writing.
I want to help children be able to succeed in every way possible because of what I saw my cousin go through. I am willing to go wherever help is needed as a speech pathologist to help people succeed. I do not know if I will pursue a higher degree than masters, but I have considered it as I realize that if I want to help teach it will be necessary. I plan on earning my degree in three years since I will spend my first year studying prerequisite courses which I wasn’t able to take in my undergraduate work. I have attended Southern Virginia University where the motto is “Preparing leader-servants” and a large focus is on developing service minded graduates.
Covering the first four chapters; “they say”, “I say”, “trying is all together”, and “In specific academic context” I will showcase how Graff and Birkenstein’s book aid students to better express their personal thoughts. A writer must explicitly clarify what his or her thesis is responding to. Graff and Birkenstein open their book with a clear realistic example of a speaker’s argument that never indicated the opposition’s claim. The authors insist that, “ to keep an audience engaged, a writer needs to explain what he or she is responding to.”1 Through positioning this information at the very start of the book,
It is essential to captures the reader 's interest and this will be done by finding how to well write a thesis sentence that will want the readers to keep reading and find out more about the thesis. In “Does Texting Affect Writing?”, Cullington used voice markers to demonstrate what others had to say about texting. For the reader, the voice markers help to integrate quotes of what others stated connecting it back to the argument. This made the text run smoothly for the reader and not lose focus. “To avoid confusion in your own writing, make sure that at every point your reader can clearly tell who is saying what” (71).
"An Hour with Abuelo" by, Judith Ortiz Cofer illustrates the theme of hope and high ideals or goals. In the story it says "And I think he could've been a teacher if he wanted it bad enough. Nobody is going to stop me from doing what I want in life. "(Ortiz Cofer596) This shows high ideals and ambition. Also it says "I always wanted to be a writer with my heart and soul I knew I wanted to be around books all of my life.
After this class I really plan on to continue working on my listening skills. I believe that listening is a very big part in our culture and being able to pay attention to what they have to say will only help me out in the long run. This goal is important to me because I want to be the best at what I do and not listening will not get me anywhere and I have the motivation to do my best at everything, and being a competent listener is one of those things on my list. My last goal is to become very knowledgeable in my studies so when I am able to get a job I will be able to communicate with the people in my field. I think that if I am above others at communicating in my field and comprehending everything that they say and or ask that I will be a high valued asset in their company/ business.
Becoming a successful writer is my ultimate goal; success meaning having my voice heard and being a voice for my generation. This objective coincides with my academic goals. I strive to study composition and journalism related classes to help me succeed in becoming a writer. Academia has always been
This week’s assignment we were asked to choose between three sections of the book. I have chosen to write on the importance of Interpersonal Communication. I have had many years working and have found this topic to be of great importance in any relationship. We need to be able to listen and communicate clearly with others in order to maintain a progressing work environment; as well as, relationships of any kind. We need to understand that communication can be broken down into three basic concepts and by knowing what these are and how they affect how we understand each other.
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
Besides viewing this process as a foundation for future knowledge and abilities, I have been anticipating this stage of gaining deeper and professional knowledge in psychology for a long time. To summarize, this goal is elicited from my passion and enthusiasm for psychology, to remain focused throughout these three years, instead of gaining fame or impress others. After graduation, I want to engage in a job related to psychology, allowing me to serve others by applying the knowledge learnt. It may not need to be anything very great; I just hope to contribute to the society’s wellbeing, whether it is in the clinical setting, corporate world or any other aspects. Most importantly, I hope to raise awareness and acceptance towards mental disorders.