I learned to use a planner and cut out time for classwork and studying. This will help me in highschool and college by ensuring that I get enough time to do my classwork and get good grades. This will help me in life in general by making sure I am on time to everything and that I do not over-plan my day. The college 101 class I took helped me change for the better. It helped me mature and realize what my priorities are.
English 1121 has made me realize that the audience has to be put into perspective while writing. In other writing classes in high school, I would write a paper for the purpose that I basically had too, never even thinking about an audience. I learned that with every paper I wrote I had either a different audience or a different goal. With an audience involved, I learned that I had to keep my word choice in mind. Being proper and always having a college level academic tone when writing was something that was very important.
Some of my sentences were fragments with incomplete phrases. English 1010 class helped to improve and change my level of writing. The grade that I think to earn in Eng 1010 is an A. I practiced writing more frequently by keeping a daily journal. The journal helped to make writing a familiar part of my life and served as a continuing source of ideas for papers. I also wrote many helpful and important essays in
I came into my first college writing class feeling prepared thanks to you and your investment in me as a student in your AP Lang class. I developed as a writer more than I ever had in your class, and it definitely helped me in my college writing class this semester. I already knew how important it was to revise and continuously critically think about my writing, as well as the importance of multiple drafts and peer review. My English 110 class this semester was very similar to yours because we also did multiple drafts where I could revise my paper as many times as needed. The big difference was that the focus was on different genres and how to appeal to those, which was something new compared to my high school English courses.
English 102 through the Alabama Early College Program has taught me the importance of writing skills. When I first began online classes for English, I quickly started learning techniques that I needed to keep up throughout the semester. Each assignment and essay is due at midnight, therefore starting or finishing an assignment early allows the writer enough time to turn in the assignment. Throughout the five modules, I have learned how to write an argument and rhetorical analysis, conduct research and write an exploratory essay. In each module, I learned writing techniques and skills that I never knew before.
What in your previous personal/professional/academic experiences has prepared you to pursue a graduate degree in American Studies? My academic experience has prepared me the most for a graduate degree in American Studies. This past year I wrote my senior thesis. Writing a thesis has improved my researching, writing, and argumentation skills. Senior thesis also helped with my ability to look into deeper themes in American history.
When I began Writing 101, I was not familiar with much of the course material and my writing skills were not developed; through the assignments and learning resources, I have now developed the skill set to develop thesis statements and complete coherent essays. In week one of Writing 101, the class was introduced to the writing process for college level writing. We focused on reading and note taking strategies to help assist us with starting and finishing the writing process. We also learned how to identify and correct sentence fragments. Our first writing assignment was due in week
During this semester, the peer review sessions have been most helpful, and especially helpful when paired with students who are more knowledgeable than I. Moreover, when going into these peer review sessions, most of the time I had a very rough draft of the assigned essay, but after the session, I knew exactly which steps I needed to take to improve my work. Additionally, when polishing my papers I would turn to the tutor before making the peer review suggested changes, but in retrospect, I now realize that I should make the suggested amendments first and then turn it into a tutor for
To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes. I felt I am not ready for writing class. However, I decided to enroll to this class because it will be very helpful to improve my writing, and the readings will be good references when I start writing my dissertation in the end of this program. It was good choice and I am glad I registered for this class. The readings are very useful and filled with information that help you overcome your fear of writing.
When I first started Dual English Comp I was narrow-minded and stubborn. This course opened up my mind to English but also taught me how to write a successful college essay. Before this course I had no idea which kind of punctuation to use or when to put a comma before but or and. When I look back on my first paper I wrote for English Comp I can definitely see a difference between my first piece of work and one of my last essays I wrote and how much I have improved. My initial goal when I first came into this class was to get an A no matter what.