This essay taught me that even though I was learning a lot from this course, that there was still room to improve. Likewise, I ended up with the assumption I had done great on this essay since I wrote about a topic I enjoyed, makeup. I was proven wrong. The evaluation paper called for evaluating and expanding on the quotes you had provided in your paper, something I wasn’t as familiar with until this class. I didn 't do so well on this particular essay but I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.
Ironically, 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
As I thought about this assignment, and heard other students discuss their ideas, I was concerned I wouldn 't be able to express my true feelings regarding my reading experience; it seemed that my experience was negative while everyone else’s appeared to be positive. After reading some of your student examples, I was assured that I could honestly express my experience. After being reassured, it all started to flow. I do believe the literacy narrative was the only paper that I have been able to write in one sitting, in my entire life. In my narrative, I used many different writing techniques that were new to me, I can see the difference it makes when compared to my high school papers.
Thomas Osborne in Late Nights, Last Rites, and the Rain-Slick Road to Self Destruction states “I strive for a good grade, and will work as hard as possible to achieve one, but there is a voice in the back of my head that is effectively scoffing at the ridiculousness of some assignments and expectations that I have had to complete and live up to.” My voice sometimes gets lost in assigned essays when I try to fulfill certain standards that are put upon me. Thomas and I both struggle with writing what we need to write in order to achieve the grade
In this essay, I will be covering how ENG101 helped me advance my way of writing; as well as how it has affected me and what that means for my future college career. Before I started this class, I was concerned that I wouldn’t learn much due to it taking place online. Let’s just say I was by no means disappointed. With each different assignment I felt myself improving, all the essays given in the course were of genres I had never truly touched on. My beginning essay, which was a narrative on my writing process, was beyond rough.
This was a big issue for me as I was confident in my thesis-writing abilities at the beginning of the quarter. However, when I received multiple papers back regarding my claim, I was discouraged. Although I didn't have any specific goals for my own writing at the beginning of the course, this immediately became a goal for me to work towards. I needed much additional help, and found the Odegaard Writing Center to be particularly useful. I took what the tutors there had to say directly into account, along with Allison's recommendations.
On top of that personality test results will help us... ... middle of paper ... ...chieve our goals. Personally I have chosen the MBA program, an especially US based one, to differentiate myself from others, to create a competitive advantage on the human resources market place and to use the gained knowledge to help my organization being more competitive. References Barger, N. J., & Kirby, L. K. (1995). ‘The challenge of change in organizations: Helping employees thrive in the new frontier.’ Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing. Fitzgerald, C., & Kirby, L. K.
I was intrigued with it, however, it was not passion. For years I believed my writing was not good enough because I could not properly express my thought process in a manor of which others could comprehend; I believed my writing was very weak. In the beginning of this class, the reason I was late for many papers is because I did not want to hand an assignment that demonstrate my lack of writing abilities. However, as the class progressed and I continued to complete the assignments, the more confident I became in my writing. Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote.
The growth that I experienced in this class has been a result of several factors. To begin with, when I was introduced to the elements of ethos, logos and pathos I felt that they were very abstract ideas and that a writer eventually tends to write what he/she feels irrespective of facts, logic, emotion or an attempt to establish his/her credibility. However, this notion of mine was proved wrong when the class discussions started. I understood that the reader and not the writer finally judge writing and hence it is important to include all elements of ethos, pathos and logos is the required balance in order to create an interesting, thought-provoking essay with good arguments or opinions. This also taught me the importance of including personal anecdotes in my essays to grab the attention of the audience.
Throughout English 101 we have written several discussion boards, replied to others writing, and essays. Thinking back on the class I have liked some of what I wrote and some I feel like I could not quite grasp how to write it. I had several hopes coming into this class. I have never felt like I was a good writer or a strong writer. Both of those are reasons as to why I decided to be apart of the Freshman Academic Seminar.