From each of my previous English classes from summer 2014 to summer 2015, I have learned a new method on writing a good essay and same method that I have learned previously. When learning the new method of writing a good essay, it was hard as I got too used to doing the regular way of writing an essay. That would be the reason why I would struggle sometime to write a good paper as each English class I take would learn a new unique or same method. I am getting better as I steadily improving my weak points in my paper, but I would still have some problems with grammars in most of my paragraphs, which is the reason why I would go to learning center and have peers review to see where I should change and improved the essay. Learning same and different methods from each English class is difficult to get used to and it takes little by little to develop an excellent paper to turn in.
In the summer of 2014, I took English 269A. The classwork and essay were about right for me to take as I learned each lessons little by little to start improving on my writing. Another common thing in class is that we usually have a group to work with on classwork, homework, and peer review on essays. It works as I was able to receive a decent grade that I wanted as I was able to …show more content…
Having to write an book essay got me used to preparing to get the book material so I can prepare to read them and take notes on what to write about. The second similarity is the method is the teaching the basic step by step of writing a paragraph. It was helpful to relearn them as I would know if I am doing it right or not. The differences are so far is that English 1A does not do group, unlike my previous classes. Not having a group work would take time for me to adjust, but at the same time allow me to learn an new experience to make more effort to look over my work and see my
This trimester I began the class English 101 with mixed feelings. Depending on the topic and style, I could really enjoy writing. However, there were occasionally times where I just did not feel much inspiration, and consequently, my writing quality was not exactly remarkable. My previous course to English 101 was AP Literature, where I learned how to analyze writing and write powerful papers. Although, to my disadvantage for this class, the teacher was more concerned about content than presentation and grammar technicalities. I learned to create good ideas and responses, and while I did possess the ability to convey them with proficiency, I could not express myself at a college level. Nonetheless, I can happily report that I have acquired these skills throughout English 101, learning to curb my near addiction to prepositional phrases, in addition to halting my use of coordinating conjunctions to begin sentences. I find it pleasing to read and compare my first essay to my latest one, seeing all of the differences and enhancements. My writing has improved through the trials of in-depth analyses and short deadlines, enabling me to perform my best no matter the style or topic. Overcoming the oppositions found in the class and my own
Throughout this semester we have had to write many types of essays. Although this is a college English class there is still room for improvement. I made much improvement during the semester of the class. I was able to identify my weaknesses. I learned how to make improvements to the areas I was having problems in. Although each essay we did was different I was able to begin with one essay and throughout the semester turn it into two other essays. I was able to change my style of writing to fit the type of audience I was working with. I will continue to work on my writing and keep improving it.
In one semester of English 101 I have learned so many things about writing. I used to believe that writing was just putting words on paper, but have since learned that writing is much more than that, I now understand that writing is a way of exploring my mind and of making connections with other writers and readers. Over the course of the semester I have been learning to write in a way that uses the skills of reflection, critical thinking, and much more. I have used these skills to compose two academic essays that I am submitting in a portfolio to determine my final grade in English 101. In order to have a passing final grade my essays need to display skills I have learned in the course that are required by the Portfolio Assessment Rubric or
As the semester finally approaches the finish line, I revisit my past work to compare and contrast how this class has developed me into a successful writer at the college level. Throughout the year my writing style has developed and become broader as I have learned how to incorporate more of my personal views as well as reliable, unbiased information. This portfolio is a representation of how many things I have learned along the way while being an English 102 student.
When going through life learning is an everyday occurrence as each day is constantly filled with information that is used throughout the course of your life. Each day we get stronger and stronger in whatever we decide to put our minds to, weather that be academics, sports, our jobs we are constantly learning and growing on a daily basis. This semester I have grown in English as I personally felt that through the English 102 course I have been able to grasp some key concepts and writing techniques that will better me for the future. In this class there was a list of goals and outcomes that the instructor felt would be achievable and the best way to learn throughout the course. In each goal throughout this process I feel like I have improved to some degree but there is other things that I do need to touch up on a bit more to further my writing education outside the classroom.
Based on the term grads, effort, and attendance, I will make a 90 in English 110. I believe this will be true due to the progress I have made in my writing ability. When we started this class, I had little to no confidence in my ability to write well. Now that the class is at its end, I have a sense of assurance that I will be able to complete works in my future classes with little to no assistance from outside sources. The grades I did receive in this class never dropped below the 90s, but I do believe the effort and amount of checking I did on my composition three will be a metaphorical hole in my grads boat. I admit that I didn’t give it my all and have only myself to blame for whatever grade I do end up receiving on it.
When I signed up for ENGL 191 I did not know what to expect as I had never token an English class at the college level. The English classes I was used to be taught at the High School Level and they went like this, Teach them grammar rules then hold their hand with worksheets for every possible step of paper writing all the way from idea generation to submitting the final draft. This arbitrarily cookie cutter process frustrated me as I did not want to write down my sources in MLA format on a note card then paraphrase the source over 10 notecards then paraphrase the note cards onto my draft. Because of the way my English Class were I had an expectation of what was done covered and in an English Class. I figured that college would be similar with allot less handholding and when I signed up for 10 to 11:40 Tuesday, Thursday section I thought that it was going to be an hour and forty minutes of tedious discussion of Grammar Rules and the writing process according to the instructor. After six weeks of ENGL 191 my idea of what English is has completely changed. My new idea of what English is totally different then what I came into the class with. I thought English was teadoius
Throughout the semester I have learned an astounding amount of information. The English 101 curriculum has not only taught me how to write in general, but also taught me a variety of ways to get my point across to the reader. Before I took English 101 I was an average writer at best, but now that I am taking a class that focuses on writing strategies I feel that I have been able to improve as a writer. During the course we were taught how to write an informative essay as well as how to write a persuasive essay. The type of writing that this class has taught me will most definitely help me with future classes as well as my future in the real world. Throughout the English 101 course I have been able to improve as a writer by composing essays
Once William Gibson said “Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye”. I had the privilege of taking English 1301 as a junior student in high school and was a unique experience. I learned important techniques that I will use throughout college. Some personal experience that significantly impacted me while taking English 1301 was learning about the writing process, being responsible, and always be on time. These experiences will be with me throughout my life and college.
English 102 taught me a variety of important lessons. In one aspect, I learned how to work better with others. Similarly, the literary research paper deepened my understanding of other cultures. Lastly, my writing abilities have improved. The assignments and projects were an effective means of providing learning and growth.
Writing has never been my strongest suit. While I have always done sufficient in writing and english classes, math and science are subjects that I take to with more ease. Because of this preference I have never loved anything I have written, nor have I felt confident in showing others my assignments. Through AP Language and Composition as a junior in high school, I was introduced to many of the concepts I would later see in English 101, but neglected to understand them to the extent I now do. Learning how to properly analyze a piece of text or a picture for rhetoric would have been a chore in the past, yet through this class I have learned to enjoy putting together the puzzle pieces an author gives. While analysis came easily, and I quickly grew to enjoy it, synthesizing arguments and opposing views was more of a challenge. Consequently, it took many drafts and trial and error to grasp this concept and feel confident in the work I produced, but can proudly say I did so. The work I have had to put into this course has not been wasted, and I have learned so much. I now feel confident in the writing I am able to
I came into English 101, a little afraid of what it was going to be like and if my writing abilities were strong enough for me to take it. Once I started the semester though things got a lot easier and I was able to really enjoy writing. The terms on the PAR do not look as discouraging. I am able to put works of literature into a conversation now and find how they connect. I also know what lines of inquiry are and I am able to find them in others essays and put them into mine. I can also find passages from texts to support my statement. Overall, I believe that English 101 has made me a better writer and I think that I have improved tremendously in my writing skills since the first day of class.
In the first semester of English 101 we were required to surpass three course goals, in which my senior class did. The course goals enabled my senior class to be able to summarize, respond and synthesize. In college students are asked to write many papers, one of them being a research paper. Students are asked to summarize the information and respond to it, therefore adding in their thoughts. I have learned and comprehend all of the essentials of writing a paper. I know the difference between all of the course goals and can explain them to great lengths. However, synthesizing brings in all the components from other sources and links all the information together.
I feel as though this class has helped me become a more polished and professional writer. When I first entered English 110, I was extremely unsure and lacked confidence in my writing. I believe that this point can be partly attributed to the fact that I had always had my instructors holding my hand and helping me through the writing process in high school. My senior English teacher always reminded us that college would be much more challenging than her class was and then she would go on to tell us stories of professors who gave out zeros for tiny oversights within a paper. This combined with general apprehension about college life left me terrified. I had always been a strong writer in high school; I know how to form an argument and support