and Germanna Community College. In the span of a few months, I accomplished the following
essays: an annotated bibliography, a summary and response, an argumentative essay, a literary
analysis, and a multi-genre essay. The argumentative essay and the literary analysis were
submitted to Smarthinking, a Germanna sponsored writing center, where professors critiqued
each essay in categories such as main idea/thesis, content development, grammar and mechanics,
organization, and word choice. All other essays were critiqued by my peers. With the help of
Mrs. Miller, the Smarthinking e-structors, and my peers, I feel that I have improved the quality
of my writing greatly over this last semester.
The process I go through to write a paper has significantly improved by becoming more
structured than it has been in years past. Each of the papers assigned this semester required a
heavy amount of reading before we could even begin typing out the first words of the assignment
and I feel that I conducted an appropriate amount of research for each paper. However, I do
admit, that the process in which I collected my research for each paper varied from each other.
The summary and response and the argumentative essay only required us to collect our data from
the They Say, I Say book that was issued to us in class, so I organized those papers based on the
structure of the book itself and arranged each of the articles by their similarities. Conversely, the
literary analysis and the multi-genre essays were approached in a more “stop and go” manner; I
would conduct a bit of research on a certain aspect of the assignment and then I would write that
portion of the paper onl...
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...al hook, but someone else’s. I also
struggle with adding new ideas into my concluding paragraph, which is something that I noted in
my last reflection, but I am beginning to learn to morph that new idea into a statement that
explains the purpose and the intent behind my paper instead of simply a floating idea. With
some more time and practice, I know that I will master the art of concluding my essays
I certainly still have some distance to cover in regards to my writing, but overall I am
impressed with the growth I have made so far. Although the work in this class was challenging
and even frustrating at times, I am grateful for the lessons I have learned and the improvement in
my writing I have seen this past semester. As I move onto college now, I will take the lessons I
have learned from this course and apply them to all my future writing assignments.
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- Cassidy, Ron. “The Clear Teaching of the Bible on Homosexual Practice.” Expository Times 115. 9 (2004): 298-301. Academic Search Complete. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. In my summary of “The Clear Teaching of the Bible on Homosexual Practices” I feel there are many ways to look at the context of the bible. The article is about what is acceptable and what is unacceptable in the Christian lifestyle. They do not want the reader to look at the bible at a literalist view. This means that the reader should not take the text as is but should analyze the meaning of scriptures and seek to see if they have more of an alternative understanding.... [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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- Research Topic: Organic and conventional foods are farmed differently, effect the environment differently, and offer different health and nutrient benefits. Annotated Bibliography Barlow, B., Hemminger, L., and Schlegel, B. (2006). Is Organic Food Worth the Extra Cost. Retrieved from Environmental Health Perspectives website: http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2006/114-2/ss.html In this reference work by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Community Outreach & Education Program, I gathered information mostly about pesticides used in conventional farming techniques.... [tags: Annotated Bibliography, environment, health]
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- Annotated Bibliography Lemley, Mark, David S. Levine, and David G. Post. "Don't break the Internet."Stanford Law Review Online 64 (2011): 34. 25 Feb. 2014 Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology and is also the director of Stanford’s LLM Program in Law, Science, and Technology. Lemley has also authored seven books and 133 articles. David S. Levine the second author listed among this article is an associate Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law, and an Affiliate at the center for internet and society at Stanford Law School.... [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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- Response to A God Of Small Things One of the main themes in Arundhati Roy's A God Of Small Things is discrimination in the caste system. Roy tells the story of the hardships faced by the Untouchables, the lowest caste in the caste system. Technically, the Untouchables are not even in the caste system because to put them in the same system as the other four castes would be offensive to the rest of them. Another theme in this novel is forbidden love. These two themes, discrimination in the caste system and forbidden love, come together when Mammachi sneaks across the river "to love by night the man her children love by day", to meet Velutha.... [tags: Literature Response]
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- Bloom, Harold. William Shakespeare's Hamlet. New York.Chelsea House Publishing, 1996. EBooks Collection (EBSCOHost). Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Harold Bloom interpets Hamlet as the most experimental play ever written. He dsmissed the notion of Hamlet, goaded by his father's ghost and motivated by the revenge to kill his Uncle Claudius. His Uncle was acended to the throne and married the Queen, Gertrude.(Hamlet's mother). Bloom also claims that something in Hamlet dies at the beginning of the play due to his mother' incestive decisons with this marraige.... [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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- A journal article’s goal is to inform the reader of a subject, but it also attempts to conjure a response or thought of any kind. “Housing, Baseball, and Creeping Socialism The Battle of Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, 1949-1959” by Thomas S. Hines causes a reaction from the start by failing to include an abstract to aid the reader. Had I not had a background in Chavez Ravine, this would be a crucial negligence. Once the essay begins, Hines delves straight into Chavez Ravine, the architects behind the housing project there, and the socialist controversy that doomed the project, provoking a number of responses from me ranging from frustration to sympathy.... [tags: American Society]
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- Response to Article on British Teens I recently read an article in the Independent about todays typical teenager. This article claimed that " the typical British teen is a clean, hardworking non-smoker, who spends generously on presents, but is somewhat prone to headaches and ill at ease with the opposite sex." The article went on to say " Their day starts with" and I quote "an excessive intake of alcohol, sugar and fat." This ridiculous article( obviously written by a short sighted old hag who was too wrapped up in her own world to realise what utter tripe she was slurring onto the paper) then claimed that "The winds down with a minimum of homework and readi... [tags: Papers]
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