I find myself using more of reading and writing than any other learning style in this class. To help myself retain the aural part of class, I take notes on key points, and doodle for the in between. The key-point notes help me to remember more of the topic being spoken of when I made the note, whereas doodles help keep my mind from wandering. That may seem a bit oxymoronic, but without doodling my brain goes off on its own tangents. Doodling sort of anchors me to pen, paper, and the lecture.
One major method that has improved my academic skills and quality in education has been the use of the Habits of Mind. During this semester I have had many struggles, but having a positive attitude towards the strategies and Habits of Mind has improved my academic intelligence. The knowledge I have learned these past days, have been extremely important that I am planning
I didn’t quite do that until I learned it in your class. This improvement will make me keep learning even if I feel like I have learned it because it will just make me better and better. With these improvements, my performance on exams should result in great
Starting college has affected many of my habits, mainly study habits. The first couple months of classes went by so smoothly and I felt like I was adjusting fine. I attended class regularly and took notes from the lectures. I knew that college was different than high school but I continued with the norm. Now, that the mid-term grades have been posted I have realized that College required more time management and consistency within the study habits.
Thanks to this writing process, my work has improved in a very tremendous way because I have been able to reflect on my work before and after I turn it in for a grade. The blogs have given me a sense of guidance through my writing process strategies. Another strategy of mine that has improved is my ability to conduct extensive research, during WP2 which was our collaborative writing piece, I was taught how to conduct credible research to help me draft for my topic. The research I have conducted during this course has been extremely beneficial to me because I now know what credible sources are to ensure that my research is trustworthy. I have learned where to find the best research through the use of different databases.
That essay helped me reflect over my weaknesses and strengths. I was able to outline strategies to use in order to be a successful college student. Due to the past few months in Ms. Dubbe’s class, I have learned much about myself and I have improved my vocabulary and essay writing skills. First, I have learned effective study strategies by making study cards and using web sites to practice and learn new vocabulary words. In fact, for every new word I come across, I make a study card in order to help me remember it later.
During the course of this semester; the variety of writing styles and essays assigned to me in my communication skills class encouraged the development of my writing skills, as well as provided me with more self-assurance in my abilities. My writing, research, and presentation abilities enhanced through practice, determination, and the understanding I gained during this course. With every single writing assignment, I learned new innovative approaches and skills, which enhanced my abilities to improve my thoughts logically, enabling me to write more clearly, and to organize my papers more effectively. At the beginning of this semester; despite the fact that I already knew the terminology MAP: message, audience, purpose; I never really understood the significance of MAP. For this reason, my writing lacked clarity, organization, and my writings appeared less focused on the topics.
All through my life, there have been a great deal of experiences that have helped me enhance my methods of reading and writing. In all my past years, I have always done well in school. Like every class, I paid attention in English. I did not struggle often; however, there were a few times when I needed assistance. From receiving this aid, it motivated me to pay even more attention and to improve my reading and writing.
Jared Lawrence 4/23/2014 College Writing 101-04 Critical Rationale Essay As I reflect on my experiences throughout the semester of English 101 I’ve come to figure out that I have met very important requirements that I feel were very valuable for me as a student. I have become a better writer; I have also learned valuable information on the proper rhetorical choices as well as understanding the materials we have went over throughout the semester. During this process, reading and comprehending the materials given were not only a difficult task for me but I also needed much improvement in this area. As far as my portfolio layout goes, I decided to use a layout which shows my gradual improvement as a writer throughout the entire semester. Other aspects of the writing process over the semester such as the revision stages were also something that I continued to progress in.
Dual Enrollment English has helped me immensely with my writing skills. During the first semester of this course, I have learned many new and important talents. This course provided me with plenty of handouts and helpful tips for us to excel in a Dual Enrollment class. Throughout the first semester, we have worked out of two textbook/notebooks: The College Writer and Vocabulary for Achievement. The College Writer provided us with tips and exercises to help us amplify our grammar.