Reflective Academic Paper Writing a timed essay can be nerve racking, time consuming, and accompanied by many trial and errors such as an art project. First step is quickly generating an idea which can be the biggest challenge of all. Then you have to decide on what evidence to incorporate and its correct placement. You begin to throw colors and shapes together, or in this case details and evidence, in hopes that it will transform into a pleasing design. Being challenged to create an artwork, whether it be an essay of painting, in sixty minutes becomes extra pressure. After a month into school, I was able to experience the dreadful event of generating an essay during the class period. Being faced with this challenge has not only helped …show more content…
Having a limited amount of time, I did not allow myself to spend much time on one concept. This lead to a noticeable mistake. For example, in the second paragraph, I wrote, “members have different perspective, ideas, and solutions,” but never explained my reasoning as to why. It is noticeable I rambled on about differences in perspectives without giving an actual analysis or links back to the thesis. Without an analysis, the reader will think of the writer as an unreliable source. In the future, I will take my time with stating my idea and then move on to providing an analysis as to why I believe just concept along with evidence as …show more content…
When an essay is scattered, it exposes the author’s difficulty to construct the paper which will cause the reader trouble to understand the main ideas of the author. Although there are errors in my introduction and conclusion, my body paragraphs display the organizational patterns that should have been used throughout the essay. For example, paragraph four starts with a clear main point, provides relevant information with two separate examples, and then ends by linking it all to the thesis statement. By providing a well-structured paragraph, the reader was able to read with ease and follow the flow of my idea. When the time comes for writing another timed essay, I will remember to create an essay with easy movement by referring to the M.E.A.L structure. After finishing the timed writing, I surprisingly found the prompt and the range of provided texts in my comfort level. From listening to previous students discuss how falling the WPJ will result in an extra course and the time constraint, I entered the classroom a little worried. Since there were more than two texts as references, I was able to read them all and decided which ones best fit my arguments. As for the time constraint, I stuck to a fifteen-minute brainstorm, forty-minute draft, and five-minute
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The first four weeks of CR510 have prompted this student to reflect on her years of teaching in the public school setting. Having experienced many similar complexities to the ones in the text, this student is sympathetic to the challenges facing those in the education system and is eager to find opportunities to offer a better solution for all involved. CR510 has strengthened this student's belief that a third party neutral can provide valuable benefits to educational systems at all levels.
In my first draft for “Death Constant Beyond love”, my points were vague and seemed to be repeated in different parts of the paper which seemed that I had multiple statements. However, I did a deep analysis through my paper and located the key points of my ideas to create an outline that will drive the reader to only one conclusion, my thesis statement. In this essay I found my weakness but with hard work and multiple writing assignments I improved in a way that now I can focus in only one idea. For instance my thesis statement in this essay was contrasting as I wrote:
In the world of education, assessments play an integral role in student learning. To get the most out of assessments, they must be aligned with the standards, accurately measure what students know, as well as promote student learning (McTighe and O’Connor, 2005). In order to do this, it is important to include students in the assessment planning process. This should begin at the beginning of a unit with the pre-assessment and should be carried throughout the formative and summative assessments. Dr. Anne Davies believes that “when students are involved in the assessment process, they are more engaged and motivated, and they learn more” (Davies, 2007, p. 31). In my interdisciplinary unit, I attempt to include students in every stage of the assessments
Towards the end of the clarification paragraph, I suggested how each brain works differently in grasping objectives, thus providing group members with a chance of someone understanding and explaining a certain course objective no one else understands. This was relevant information because it backed up my main point on the positive aspects of group work by showing a reward. By applying relevant information, you ensure that the reader will grasp the data easier versus writing unimportant repetitive statements. Another example of relevant information, is my personal experience statement. I described how the process of memorizing and retaining information is much faster when you teach an individual versus receiving information, as a reward to
In summary reflexivity relates to judgements made from one's own personal experiences. By being reflexive and recognising that I am part of the research data and through exploring my own practice with the intention of understanding my practice, I show how I am part of the research. With this new knowledge I continue knowing differently that my story is my data and as such the application of reflection/reflexivity, in such a way as Bolton, Freire and Cuncliffe suggests, will make it all the richer and more valuable.
Second hand smoke is a different combination of air and the smoke that comes from the cigarette and the smoke breathed out by a smoker. This happens when a non-smoker is around someone smoking, therefore, breathing in secondhand smoke. According to the various research which were done by W H O, second hand smoke have been proofed to contain more than 7000 harmful chemical and 250 of these chemicals are known to be harmful to one’s health.
As I shoved my notebook into my backpack, I heard my writing fellow murmur something about an essay. I wasn’t worried. After taking every Advanced Placement English class my high school offered, I felt equipped to handle a simple essay until received Dr. Carver’s email with the prompt and instructions. I blinked at the screen and rubbed my eyes; thinking I had misread the message, I read it again. I was supposed to have the essay finished in approximately 42 hours, but I had never written a decent essay in less than four days. I was in a state of panic; all of my ideas had evacuated my imagination leaving me with a painful case of writer’s block. To me, most of good writing is good editing and proper editing requires having a window to forget your writing before returning to it: a window that 42 hours just couldn’t provide.
This semester entering English 102 I thought of myself as a bad writer with a lot to say and no idea how to coordinate it or express it. A big reason why I took English stretch composition was to strengthen my writing skills. I feel like I have a better idea of where to put my ideas but I really need help with the technical writing and how to do research papers correctly. My concerns over the semester are not the same as they were at the beginning, they have changed. One of my concerns was that I wouldn’t know how to organize a college essay, but that concern is gone now. A new concern I have this semester is my run on sentences and the punctuation and the lack thereof.
Initially, my writing was plagued by a series of fundamental issues that compromised my ability to effectively organize ideas and emphasize the primary purpose of a piece of writing. These issues included extensive grammar errors, primarily comma splices, as well as excessive use of language that distorted from the message or explanation I was aiming to convey. I would have described my early writing to be as dull as dishwater. My writing was convoluted, lacking adequate structure and sophisticated word choice.
Initial Reflective Essay When I first thought of what I wanted to do with my life after college, the first thing I thought of was helping people. The next step in deciding what I wanted to do with my life was to examine how I could accomplish this goal. I started pondering and I was thinking about how much I love to take care of my body. Health care and personal hygiene has always been an important factor in my life. So I decided to major in Health Sciences.
In the Learning Support Classroom, I observed different learning aspects in all the students. Some students have ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, or academic challenges. These students face challenges in all settings in the classroom. Each student receives an hour time frame of practice and review in the Special Education classroom every day. The classroom routines are set up with three stations including; sound review, writing, and speaking components. The stations focus on one-on-one support and hands-on concepts for students to practice their growth and allow the teacher to progress monitor their skills. In the morning, there are three students at a time from 9-10am. Two are in Kindergarten and one in first grade. These
As the first term of my freshman year is coming to an end, I now have time to reflect on what I have learned and what I have been reminded of in English 101. Throughout my high school years, it was emphasized to the students on how to put together well, thought out sentences and ideas. As I entered this college course, I have learned it is more about than how to formally write a sentence, but how to formally express an idea that is not only grammatically correct but also pleases the reader.
Writing to convey experience – reflecting on my student teaching at PS105. On the first day I walked into the building, I was thinking to myself, “was I really ready for this?” “I have never worked in a building so huge and I have never been in a school with over 1000 students.”