The ideal doctrine of religion adjusts itself to the imperfect world in ways that some times do not command respect. The actual practice of the doctrine allows flexibility, which is often abused. In Dom Casmurro, Bento and Jose Dias imagine that a journey to see the Pope will undo Dona Gloria's promise to God. Eventually they settle the matter much more conveniently by resorting to the local church. As shown in Escobar's speech, the characters are constantly manipulating with the power of the religious authorities: "Consult the protonotary about it and if he hesitates, we'll speak to the bishop" (171).
Rainwater, I wanted to know more about the teaching of writing. I interviewed her for the next assignment, the interview, I wanted to learn a little bit more about how she facilitated her writing classroom. Because of the broad range of topics that we had discussed in the class, as well as the questions that I had thought about during the other days in my practicum experience, I asked questions that were somewhat general. Ms. Rainwater, because of answering me through email, did not elaborate as much as I hoped she would. Due to both of these things, I found it hard to really narrow the focus of the assignment and so I struggled with the first draft of paper.
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst, I walked in to English not knowing what to expect. English 111 was boring at times but in many ways helpful. College Composition I main objective is to teach students the fundamentals of academic writing and critical thinking. Aside from learning how to academically write, recognizing grammatical errors, tone, and different styles such as MLA, APA, and CMS, are some other things learned in the course. This essay will be evaluating the book as a whole, self-reflections, essays, my strengths and weaknesses and my professor.
I was mistaken. Therefore, because of the rigorous essay work each essay brought, I learned more about how to write different pieces and grow from my “failure”. When enrolling into Composition 1, I had a fixed idea that it was going to be an easy A, since I wrote in my spare time. This class
Materials are limited to the textbook and the occasional link the professor sends. The things I find help me get the most out of this class is note-taking while going over the text, reading my essays and reports aloud to others, trying to remember important facts by auditory repetition, having my instructor explain things in detail if I do not fully understand, and researching the topics in the curriculum further. While going over the curriculum, I find that I retain more when I allow myself to pause and take notes where needed. I tend to take notes on things such as definitions, examples, and descriptions. In Criminal Justice I have to write a weekly essay.
In contrast, I found that the professor and the course were not at all intimidating as I assumed, the professor took time from his busy schedule to help his students to further improve their writing and the writing topics were very stimulating and thought provoking. Composition 1 has helped me learn more about myself and my writing skills, which allowed me to further self-evaluate myself, find where I need improvement and become motivated to change. As we approached the due date for the first essay assignment, the professor asked us to share our introduction paragraph aloud to the class. Since I barely knew any of my peers, I found the aspect of participation terrifying at first. However after becoming familiar with my surroundings and fellow mates, I felt at ease sharing what I my thoughts and receiving positive feedback.
As she went on to read through other papers, she would agree with some of my grades, but strongly disagree with others. I found this interesting because, while we were both reading the same essays, we were focusing on different points or concepts, which shaded our perception of the piece as a whole. In retrospect, I believe that afternoon spent rereading essays with my mentor was one of the best teaching practices that I have come across. Once in a while, teachers needed to refocus their grading instincts by, in effect, orally defending their stance on grading policies.
The writing lab on campus is another great resource that I learned to take advantage of. Again, I was embarrassed to have others read and critique my work but the workers at the writing lab did nothing but help improve both my work and my confidence. I think if I would spend more time peer reviewing and reading over my paper before just turning it in, I would likely get a better grade on my early and final
Writing for college is not a game that anyone can play along. College writing becomes difficult as time passes but students these days aren’t ready for that kind of college writing. Coming to college prepared for writing is one of the biggest challenge everyone is facing these days. Writing has become so hard that students are going away from it day by day besides getting closer to it and acknowledging it. Being a college student and having no credit English class is getting too common because high schools aren’t preparing the students for the real life challenge.
However, the assignment was not asking to tell the story, the main theme is to write what shaped you as a whole. As a result, I got a poor grade and realized that this college level course was not the same as a high school writing course. In high school, I was only satisfied in completing the essay and receiving an A. What really ... ... middle of paper ... ...lized that there were many mistakes that I needed to fix in order to perfect my writing. I need to consider more about focusing on the topic and organizing for my writing, because it appeals to the audience more clear to the point.