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. My high school English class never taught me any of the things I have learned in here, so now I can proudly say when I go off to college that I know how to write a college academic essay because of Dual English
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
u02d2 Repairing a Learning Experience – Sheila R. Darden An unpleasant learning experience was taking an algebra class online and needing to have a tutor. I did not like math when I was in high school; however, I needed a math class to obtain my bachelor degree and could do a face-to-face class. It was difficult for me to grasp the concepts used to solve the equations and the tutor tried simplify the processes so I could complete the equations. The problem with this class was I could not make any connections with what I was supposed to learn and other math classes. I was able to pass the class with the help of the tutor; however, I did not retain all of the concepts needed to solve the difficult equations.
Although I took history courses in middle school, the classes taught minimal information and caused dissatisfaction with the level of knowledge I was receiving. The AP World History course was my opportunity to learn and understand different cultures and religions, and it was an opportunity I was not going to let pass by. Despite the constant remark of the difficulty of the course and its workload, I was eager to get started. It was in the very first week that I realized I made the right choice by enrolling in the course. Learning about the beginnings of civilizations and up to the 20th century seemed like a tough challenge I was looking forward to.
In the first two days of Honors English II, you taught me a lot about writing that impacted the way I wrote on the second day writing assignment, from the first day writing assignment. The first writing assignment was less of what is expected for an Honors English class due to lack of originality, organization, and a good MLA format. I then took what you taught me and applied it to my second writing assignment. First of all, the sentences were too bland and unoriginal in my first assignment. It contained bland sentences such as,"This summer I read many books."
This Semester was poor, because I didn 't put a lot of work in this Semester, right now my GPA is a 0.90 and I feel really upset with that grade , because its making me look bad and its making me look unprofessional. My plans to improve my grades are that I have to put more work into this and I have to start concentrating on all of my work, I also need to start listening to the teachers, and start doing all my homework so I can turn in it in the days when its due, that will help me out a lot with my grades. My goals if for me to get a 3.50 or higher because I would like for me to pass the 9 grade and keep on passing till I leave High School, so it will make me look really smart and good, that 's what I would like to
The transition from middle school to high school is what shaped me the most and this adjustment has changed me in both good and bad ways. As a freshman, I enrolled in a private school, called Bridgemont High School. It was a very small school and did not have the same help as the public schools offered. I didn 't have an ELD class and classes providing extra help were limited. Eld means einglish language development, these classes are classes to help develop your english speaking skills even though i can speak english i had poor grammar.
With my current drafting process, I write my entire essay, read what I have written and add a little bit more if something comes to mind. I came into English, with very poor writing techniques. One of the reasons that probably caused me to not get full grades on essays in school is because my first draft is what I would submit, rather than reviewing and editing it to improve it. Something I take great pride in is my grammar and spelling. Although I sometimes
I used to have terrible handwriting. In my life, my handwriting has changed several different times due to the criticism of several different teachers. But when I first started to learn how to write is something I could never forget. I overcame the obstacle of learning how to write correctly, got better at writing, and realized that I couldn’t stop since then. In kindergarten we were learning about handwriting.
The structure of coursework improved my writing skills. In one experience, my peer editing session explained that my childhood story showed a simple and clear writing style, but it wasn’t concise. This feedback forced me to evaluate my story and see in what ways it could be concise along with other writing tools that I incorporated. I realized from the experience that this was the first time I focused purely on improving my writing skills rather than understanding the course content. The course enabled me to confront my weaknesses in writing that I couldn’t in other academic classes.